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Looking forward to the holiday season in #Flatiron...we are thrilled to announce that Inaba's New York Light will illuminate the Public Plaza. More info at www.FlatironDistrict.nyc #nyc #publicart
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Looking forward to the holiday season in #Flatiron...we are thrilled to announce that Inaba's New York Light will illuminate the Public Plaza. More info at www.FlatironDistrict.nyc #nyc #publicart
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Our excitement for the #Flatiron  <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/LEGO">@LEGO</a>store can't be contained!
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Our excitement for the #Flatiron @LEGOstore can't be contained!
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The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the area's reputation as one of New York's most vital and exciting neighborhoods. 

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111New York Light Designed by INABA to Illuminate Flatiron for the Holiday Season

New York Light Designed by INABA to Illuminate Flatiron for the Holiday Season

In July, seven artists and architecture firms were invited by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute to submit proposals for this year’s Flatiron Public Plaza holiday installation. Today, the winning installation was announced - New York Light, designed by INABA, will illuminate the plaza.

Download the full press release here.

111Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Discusses Civic Technology at BID’s Speaker Series

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Discusses Civic Technology at BID’s Speaker Series

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer spoke about a variety of issues affecting New York City and the Flatiron District, including the technology and food industries, during today’s Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District Fall 2014 Speaker Series event.

Brewer discussed civic technology, calling for online data to be more accessible and used to develop innovative solutions to civic problems. She also touted the City’s new .nyc high-level domain and a new program in which her office will train paid interns from CUNY to use data and work with Community Boards on neighborhood issues.

“Civic technology is definitely something that’s part of your community here,” Brewer said. “In Flatiron you’re in the center of the technology sector. You’re also part of the civic technology movement by being part of the .nyc Founders Program. The Flatiron BID should be very proud.”

The Flatiron BID became part of the .nyc Founders Program, announced earlier this month, when it rolled out its new web address, www.FlatironDistrict.nyc, using the City’s new .nyc high-level domain. Brewer called on local businesses to reserve a .nyc domain in advance of the program’s public launch on October 8.

Brewer also addressed the City’s efforts to expand public WiFi access, which the Flatiron BID has facilitated by offering a free WiFi network in its Public Plazas.

“We are working hard to figure out how to have more connectivity that’s free and available for people and small businesses in the neighborhoods,” Brewer said. “It’s something that will be great for businesses and individuals, and for tourism too. It needs a much bigger approach. I’m really focused on it, and I know the BIDs are too.”

Other topics Brewer discussed included food and farming, community boards, and arts education.

Held at the TD Bank on 260 Park Avenue South, the event was part of the Flatiron BID’s periodic Speaker Series that draws representatives from local businesses, as well as residents.

Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, and previously served on the New York City Council for 12 years. In 2002 she became the founding chair of the City Council’s technology committee.

Download a pdf of the press release here.

111SD26 Celebrates Five Years, Five Days

SD26 Celebrates Five Years, Five Days

SD26 turns five next week! For five days, starting on Monday, September 15th until Friday, September 19th, SD26 will celebrate their anniversary “Five Years, Five Days.”

During these five days, guests are invited to stop by the bar from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for anniversary cocktail specials and bar bites! Spring44, Hangar One, Fever Tree, Ca 'del Bosco, Moretti, and Montenegro are partnering with SD26 to offer specialty anniversary cocktails paired with SD26 snacks. Don't forget to also try their anniversary cocktail Cinque Citrone with Cachaca Leblon, Citrius & FeverTree Ginger Beer.

As part of the celebration, there will be The Best of SD26 3-course prix fixe menu featuring highlights from the last five years for $45. An optional wine pairing of 2 glasses from Sommelier Eleonora Tirapelle for $30 or 3 glasses for $35 will also be offered.  Sample menu items will include Baby Goat with Rosemary Potatoes & Braised Artichokes; Bufala Mozzarella, Golden Beets, Grilled Tropea Onion, Arugula Pesto; Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Chicken Livers & Crispy Sage; and more! The prix fixe promotion starts on September 15th and ends on October 15th.

SD26, 19 East 26th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue, (212) 265-5959.

1112014 Flatiron BID Community Survey

2014 Flatiron BID Community Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete our 2014 Community Survey.  We want to hear your thoughts about the Flatiron neighborhood and the work that we do in the district.

As a thank you for participating, the BID will randomly select four respondents to receive a $75 gift certificate to a Flatiron District restaurant.

Click here to take the survey.

111New Neighbor: Belgian Beer Café NoMad

New Neighbor: Belgian Beer Café NoMad

The much anticipated opening of Belgian Beer Café NoMad (BBC NoMad), an authentic Belgian bar and restaurant, has finally arrived! On Thursday, August 28th, BBC NoMad celebrates their official grand opening. The 205 seat space spreads over two floors and was designed by Belgian-based Creneau International.

The Brussels-style Brasserie offers a large variety of old world and up-and-coming craft Belgian beers, both on draft and in bottles. The beer served will maintain the highest standards with respect to proper pouring rituals and the proper glassware with each brew being served in a specific glass that best promotes the flavor and notes of the beer. Bottled beers will be offered at three different temperatures: cellar, chambrée, and chilled.

There is an extensive menu of Belgian-inspired cuisine, spearheaded by Executive Chef Bill Peet. Menu items include salmon bacon quiche, steak tartare, and Belgian dining mainstay traditional Moules-Frites, mussels served with hand-cut Belgian fries.

An in-house beer sommelier curates beer pairings to enhance the dishes on the menu. As an example: the Witloof Salad, a traditional salad prepared with red and white Belgian endive (witloof), blue cheese, and candied walnuts, pairs well with a St. Feuillien Triple, a rich golden beer with subtle spice and citrus.

Hours are Monday and Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Belgian Beer Café NoMad, 220 Fifth Avenue, corner of 26th Street, 212-575-2337.

Photo by Oleg March

1112-for-1 Broadway Tickets During Broadway Week

2-for-1 Broadway Tickets During Broadway Week

Bummed that NYC Restaurant Week is over? Look to NYC & Co.'s latest production: Broadway Week! 2-for-1 tickets went on sale Monday, and are available for performances from September 1st through September 14th.This means that you get 50% off each ticket with a minimum of two tickets purchased!

There are 21 plays and musicals to choose from, including Best Musical Tony Awards winners: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (2014), Kinky Boots (2013), and Once (2012); as well as fan favorites, such as Wicked and Mamma Mia.

Along with the 2-for-1 Ticket Offer, there is availability to upgrade your seats. Many of the upgraded seats are located in sections with higher-priced tickets. 

To see a full list of available shows during Broadway Week, visit nycgo.com/broadwayweek.