Located at 555 Seventh Avenue in New York’s Fashion District, ‘The Garment Worker’ by Judith Weller is a life sized bronze statue of a Jewish immigrant working at a sewing machine. Weller based the figure on her own father, a machine operator in New York’s garment industry. The permanent sculpture was created in 1984 to commemorate Jewish clothing workers, the backbone of Jewish life in New York at the turn of the 20th century.