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Good morning and happy Tuesday. The drizzle should stop shortly, to be replaced by clouds for the rest of the day. Temperatures might just get to 40 degrees this afternoon. Tomorrow should be sunny…

The Garment District Alliance has released an ambitious new residential study and rezoning proposal for the historic area — which, if enacted, could add as many as 3,225 new apartments to the neighborhood over the next decade. Read more…

Men pulling racks of clothing on busy sidewalk in Garment District, New York City] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Ravenna.


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Migrants have refused to move from The Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, some citing the long commute and destabilizing transfers as detrimental to their efforts to start a new life in NYC. Read more…

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What we’ve been reading

The city is six months late in rolling out new street vending permits — but enforcement has been scaled up. (Streetsblog)

Does the TikTok approach to finding an apartment really work? (Architectural Digest)

The medallions on Avenue of the Americas are getting a spruce-up. (NY1)

Don’t expect subway elevator repairs anytime soon… (New York Post)

Up late? There’s no need to feel embarrassed about it. (The Guardian)

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Garment District Needle Frederic Lere

Artist Frédéric Lère is also keeping his eyes (and watercolor brush) on what’s happening in the Garment District. “Eagerly awaiting for the official upping of the Button…” he said on Instagram. The famous Button and Needle sculpture at W39th St and 7th Avenue is nearing completion.

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