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- 1903 - York Hotel at 35th St and Seventh Avenue. Built in 1903, it benefited greatly from Penn Station which was to be built a few years later, as well as the entertainment industry. By the 1960s the York Hotel was occupied mostly by traveling salesmen in the garment industry (entertainment moved north to Times Square). In March 1968 a young designer took room 613 in order to market his first collection—a total of nine designs. It was Calvin Klein’s foot in the door of the Seventh Avenue fashion industry. In 1986 it was purchased and converted to mixed commercial and residential space with 108 rental apartments.