What is "Bankers' row and sleight of hand at Seventh Avenue fashion houses" referring to?

I searched Google Maps for Seventh Avenue and 6 Seventh Avenue in the US, awkward.

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  • Those are not literal addresses. The author writes of "boondoggles (useless projects) on bankers' row", and of "sleight of hand (magic tricks) at 7th Avenue fashion houses." Commented Jul 26, 2020 at 18:29
  • So its only nonsense jargon?
    – Juan
    Commented Jul 26, 2020 at 18:30
  • It is not nonsense, but illustrative. General examples of the financial stories that the author has covered. Commented Jul 26, 2020 at 18:30
  • Bankers' row means a street with banks?
    – Juan
    Commented Jul 26, 2020 at 18:33
  • Yes, that's right, but more generally. For example "Wall Street" might refer to stock market trading, though they might not actually be on Wall Street, New York. So "on bankers' row" just means "in the world of banking". Commented Jul 26, 2020 at 18:34

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Boondoggles on bankers row means the tricks bankers play on investors to get them to put their money low return investments. Bankers row here refers to banks in general. Slight of hand at Seventh Avenue Fashion houses refers to how these high fashion houses are skilled at deceiving customers and giving them low quality goods which are purportedly good.

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