Wednesday, March 226:00 - 8:00 PMParsons // 560 7th Avenue (corner of West 40th), second floor auditorium
INTRODUCTIONWilliam Morrish, Dean of School of Constructed Environments, Parsons
BRIEFINGJerome Chou, Director of Programs, Design Trust for Public Space
PANEL DISCUSSION, moderated by fashion designer Stan HermanJoe Ferrara, CB#5 Board Member & Garment Center Supplier AssociationAdam Friedman, Pratt Center for Community DevelopmentEric Gural, Newmark Knight FrankEdgar Romney, Workers UnitedYeohlee Teng, YEOHLEE Inc., CFDA, Board Member MASMadelyn Wils, NYC Economic Development Corporation
Last year, the Design Trust partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to produce Made in Midtown, a study of the Garment District's role in the fashion industry and its value to New York City's economy, identity and sense of place. We found that today's Garment District functions as a research-and-development hub, producing innovation and incubating new talent. This research is credited with stamping out a rezoning proposal that would have jeopardized the neighborhood's industrial character -- but questions about the Garment District's future still loom. So we ask you: What's next for the future of the neighborhood?
Sponsored by: Community Board Five, Parsons, Pratt Center for Community Development, Design Trust for Public Space, Save the Garment Center, Municipal Art Society (MAS)
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Hey hey hey.... as ardent supporters of the local New York economy, and specifically of the Garment District, we are big fans of the Made in Midtown project. We've been using the talented folks in midtown for our clothing production from the get-go, and we'd love to see this industry surviving (and eventually thriving again) in NYC in the future. Check this out!