Sandwiched in western Midtown Manhattan, the Garment District is a sometimes overlooked but critical neighborhood in New York City. A longtime center for fashion-related industries much as its name suggests, the Garment District has long been a key staple in the city’s economy. But is it the right location for your company?
Home to fashion designers, wholesalers and clothing producers for generations, the neighborhood has long been New York City’s fashion and clothing manufacturing hub. Though somewhat diminished compared to years past, these industries continue to thrive and have recently been joined by a wide array of businesses in technology, creative services, digital marketing and the like thanks to its relatively affordable office space and convenient access to nearby transit options. Read on to see why relocating to the Garment District could be a boon for your business!
Excellent Transportation Options
The neighborhood is within easy walking distance of Penn Station and is also conveniently accessible from Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. It’s also convenient to numerous bus routes, the West Midtown Ferry Terminal and major subway hubs at Herald Square, Times Square and Bryant Park.
Economical and Flexible Office Space
Compared to Midtown East and Midtown South, the neighborhood offers more affordably-priced office space in general, making it a good deal for companies looking to save money on their lease. In addition, its large collection of prewar office buildings offers large floorplates and flexible, open floorplans, making them ideal for companies in industries such as fashion, design, technology, media and advertising.
The Garment District enjoys a very convenient location in Midtown Manhattan, centrally located and easily accessible from the rest of the city. Suburban commuters will find it to be very convenient as well as given its proximity to Grand Central Terminal, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and especially Penn Station.
High Concentration of Local Talent
The neighborhood is home to the Fashion Institute of Technology, one of the premier fashion and design schools in the United States. It’s dense concentration of fashion designers, clothing producers, marketers, artistic professionals and increasingly tech-centric professionals make recruiting simple for various industries.