Sunset Park to welcome large-scale fashion hub
Move over, Manhattan.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced on Thursday, December 4 the birth of Brooklyn’s own Manufacturing Innovation Hub for Apparel, Textiles and Wearable Tech, a development that will do just as it says – serve as the epicenter for the fashion ecosystem – right in Sunset Park.
The hub, located at the privately-operated Liberty View Industrial Plaza at 850 Third Avenue, will occupy 160,000 square feet and provide research, design, development and manufacturing resources for the city’s emerging designers and apparel manufacturers.
“This has been a several years long project,” said NYCEDC President Kyle Kimball as he announced that the City of New York, via NYCEDC, will invest $3.5 million to the project through its Industrial Modernization Initiative to allow for the fit-out, modernization and subdivision of the currently-vacant space owned by Salmar Properties, “between getting the building in the control of the city and then also thinking about how to tenant it in a creative and sustainable way.”