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I moved to New York in 1975 to study music, but went straight away to work in the theatrical costume shops there to support myself. Having moved from California I couldn't help but be amazed by the bustle in New York in general, but especially in the Garment Center. At all times of the day the sidewalks were filled with people pushing carts of uncut rolls of fabric, bins with piles of scrap fabrics and garment racks filled with finished clothing all covered in plastic.
OH, that makes me sound old, but what can I say. I remember what it used to be like!
But, as I said in a blog about shopping for fabric. We all have to adapt to the new normal. And there are great places to find fabric now, many on line.
Here is a link to an FIT page that will help you find the current stores in New York's Garment Center.