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8 Disappearing Districts and Neighborhoods by Untapped Cities

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See what our friends from Untapped Cities have to say about the 8 Disappearing Districts and Neighborhoods of NYC!

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Our friends from Untapped Cities posted a great article about the districts and neighborhoods that are disappearing in NYC!  Since we love to learn about the city’s history, we want to share the great work they’ve done!

Plus, maybe if we write about them here too, we are able to keep their story and their tradition alive!

Read the full post and breathtaking nostalgic pictures!!!

1) Music Row was located on 48th Street between 6th & 7th Avenue. If you were a musician in New York City, this area was the place to go. Whether it was rock & roll, R&B, punk, classical, jazz or whatever, this once thriving block was a one stop shopping for any instrument, sheet music and instrument repair.

2) The Meatpacking District, located west of 9th Avenue and south of 14th Street, once housed 250 slaughterhouses and packing plants. By 1930 it produced the third largest volume of dressed meats in the country.

3) Bookseller’s or Book Row was an area of used book stores located on 4th Avenue from 8th Street to 14th Street that had 48 bookstores. This mecca for second hand books started in the 1890’s and lasted until the late 1960’s.

4) The Flower District is located on 28th Street between 6th & 7th Avenue. This area became a magnet for flower and plant businesses likely due to its proximity to Midtown, Madison Square Garden and Macy’s, all a driving force behind recent low cost hotel development.

…and still:

5) The Kitchen Restaurant Supply District is located on the Bowery between Houston and Canal. The Bowery is the oldest thoroughfare in Manhattan and was once one of New York’s most elegant streets.

6) Shoe Row was an area of 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues that housed many mom and pop shoe stores. This was a bonafide footwear destination with over two dozen shoe stores mostly catering to the younger clientele that began to take off in the 1980’s.

7) The Garment District occupies one square mile between 35th & 40th Street west of 5th Avenue. New York is known as one of the world’s fashion capitals, so it makes sense that it has a vibrant Garment Center.

8) The Fulton Fish Market was one of the largest wholesale fish markets on the east coast. Started in 1822, at South Street, fish were delivered by boat right to the market from the East River.

It kills us to know that so much of New York City’s historical spots and facts are dying. We are part of the group of people that have as one of the goals, to keep it all alive!

The stories are endless, the details are breathtaking, the facts are infinite! Lets spread to word to keep it alive!

If you area also a big fan of keep these stories alive, and you want to have a private tour of any Borough to learn more. Contact our experts so they can organize it for you! We also work with Corporate requests!

NOTE: The Image Gallery above illustrates only The Garment District – Place #7.


Text by: Untapped Cities
Photo Credits: Andrew Herman Federal Art-Project/Museum of the City of New York, Arthur Brower/The New York Times via Redux, Bettmann/Corbis and Cyberwearz

One of the Best NYC New Years Eve Party in Manhattan

Events Up Coming Best NYC New Years Eve Party 2017

Looking for one of the best New Years Eve Party!? Let us tell you about the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom party! Oh! We have special ticket prices for YOU!

On December 31st, The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom is hosting an amazing event, with a great crowd, outstanding place, and countless features.

You can expect:

  • 5 Hour Premium Open Bar from 9pm – 2am
  • Champagne Toast at Midnight
  • Live NYE Countdown
  • Multiple DJs
  • Photo Booth by Sharing Box
  • 10 Fully Stocked Bars
  • Midnight Balloon Drop
  • Festive Party Favors
  • and several other surprises!

The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom is one of the best venues in New York City, in the Garment District neighborhood. It’s been host to countless celebrities including Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Mariah Carey, etc…

Wow! Fantastic and powerful list, right?

There is no where else you would want to be when the clock strikes midnight!

Click here to purchase tickets! And note! Prices will go up this Friday!

A little bit more about the venue:

Meticulously restored and soaring 75 feet above the main floor, the hand painted ceiling holds numerous rigging points suitable for production lighting, sound, or set design. 

The 12,000 square foot room has unobstructed sight-lines from any viewpoint.  Two balconies each have private salons combined with six opera boxes allowing for flexible seating and room design. 

Last, if you are coming to NYC with your friends & family, or still, you are gifting your clients a priceless trip, let our experts assist you!

New York City will never be the same after this party, so be sure you are part of this experience!

Location: 311 West 34th Street
Hours: 9pm – 2am
Discount Code: NYE5 – exclusive for our BTSNYC followers!



Video Credits: Courtesy of the party’s organization.

Life in Couture with one and only, Maggie Norris Couture

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Maggie Norris is a legendary New York designer that lives a life in couture. Her exquisite work has been feature in the most renowned publication, and her work is coveted by the most fashionable women on the planet!

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“I have an affinity to the Haute Couture craftsmanship because of its unyielding perfection.” ~ Maggie Norris

Maggie Norris was born in New Orleans, but quickly moved to New York City to study Fashion at Parsons School of Design.

She became a legendary New York designer that started her career as Ralph Lauren’s Creative Designer. In no time, she quickly assumed the post as Senior Design Director in charge of the Women’s Collection during 13 years.

After leaving Ralph Lauren, she spent a few years in Europe. She returned to New York City in 2000 to launch her own custom-made couture line. Maggie also because part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

Now, imagine a glorious studio in the Garment District, with fascinating couture samples spread throughout the space. And yet, amazing beadwork all around, fantastics colors and fabrics sheltering plane spaces. Simply breathtaking and certainly a unique experience! This is what Maggie Norris Couture is all about.

A few names that are part of her very exclusive client list are: Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Alicia Keys, Diane Keaton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Beyonce and First Lady Michelle Obama!

Every client has the possibility of booking private appointments, so Maggie can dedicate her time exclusively to them.

It is the place to make your wildest and deepest fashion desires com to life, through the hands of one of the world’s most coveted artistic hands! But, we do advise to really allow Maggie to explore her special talent and create for you!

So, be sure to enjoy this unique and memorable moment! It is certainly a priceless experience and the outcome will be mind blowing!

If you want help to book your appointment at Maggie Norris Couture, let our team of experts take care of it for you!

Plus, you might enjoy reading about the 8 Disappearing neighborhoods in Manhattan, one of them being the Garment District! Amusing article!




Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jan Klier, Capture Fashion and Maggie Norris Couture

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