Just north of Chelsea between Fifth and Ninth Avenues from 34th Street to 42nd Street, the Garment District has been the center for fashion design and manufacturing in the United States since the early 20th century. While much of that industry has moved offshore in recent decades, over a third of the clothing manufactured in the United States is still designed in the Garment District. While the emergence of small ethnic enclaves in the neighborhood -- a block of West African shops and restaurants here, a vibrant multi-block Koreatown there -- has given the Garment District new life, the business of the Garment District is still, unmistakably, business.
Still, there are luxury rental apartments available in this high-energy 'hood, most of them in converted warehouses and some in new construction luxury apartment buildings. A central Manhattan location, prime mass transit access, iconic shopping and an ongoing office-space boom have ensured that the Garment District has retained an enduring appeal, and its fortunes as a residential neighborhood are on the rise. Glenwood Management's new Emerald Green, for instance, offers luxurious, LEED-certified rental apartments from a peerlessly central location.