The future of the Fashion District in New York City .
"The district is in danger of disappearing , with its factories and workers forced out by landlords seeking higher-paying tenants" - Wannette Lepore , NY Times Opinion Piece . "Some City officials and industry leaders worry that if manufacturing is wiped out , many of the designers who bring so much luster to New York will leave , along with the city's claim to be a fashion capital rivaling Paris and Milan ." - Charles Bagli for the New York Times. aug. 19 / 2009 "Over the past few years no industry has been more vital to New York City than Tourism." - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. 2014