Garment District protests high rents

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As the city considers rezoning the Garment District to allow for the creation of more Class B and C office space, some textile businesses in the West Side neighborhood are campaigning to stanch the loss of fashion-related companies in the area. A coalition has declared today “Save the Garment Center Pin Day” and is distributing fabric pins meant to raise awareness about how rising rents are pushing workers associated with the garment industry out of the neighborhood. more [AMNY]