FCBIDFashion Center Business Improvement District (Manhattan, NY)
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The figures were compiled from pedestrian counts conducted on behalf of the FCBID by economic consultant Robert Pauls.
The October counts were compared with counts done in September 1996, according to the FCBID.
The Eighth Avenue location saw a 26 percent jump, from 21,257 to 26,756, the Seventh Avenue location saw a 14 percent increase, from 28,683 to 32,750, and Broadway saw a 16 percent increase from 26,463 to 30,727, according to FCBID.
FCBID attributes the increase to the new types of businesses that have moved into the ne neighborhood, which has traditionally be n home to fashion and design businesses.