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Not only is the Garment Center losing manufacturers and designers, but it's in danger of losing two murals commemorating them. In 1962, artist Jack Lubin decorated the walls of 1375 Broadway at West 37th Street with two mosaics celebrating textile workers in the neighborhood. Real estate firm Savanna bought the building last year, and now preservationists are worried that they're going to get rid of the wall art. Says one concerned citizen, "Destruction of these murals would be a tremendous loss to the neighborhood and to New York’s fashion industry." [City Room]