Garment District

Chinatown Garment Industry Hanging by a Thread

Posted May 17, 2022 at 5:08 am

Once a hub of manufacturing for the city’s garment industry, there are only a few remaining factories in Chinatown from a peak in the hundreds. The localized industry, which once employed thousands of immigrant women and men, sparked an area restaurant boom in the 1970s. Yet, began to decline in the late 1980s when manufacturers started […]

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Streets

Gotham Fine Yarn Moving from Orchard Street

Posted July 23, 2010 at 6:30 am

Just a few months shy of a year at 148 Orchard Street and Gotham Fine Yarn is already throwing in the towel.  Or spool, if you will.  Three DIY signs taped to the windows currently advertise moving sales.