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.
Chelsea Explosion Follow-up, Thank You & "Ready New York"
Last Saturday evening, our community became a focal point for the region and the nation when an explosion occurred on 23rd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, just west of the Flatiron BID's boundaries. Another device was found several blocks away on West 27th Street. Fortunately, no lives were lost, all of the injured have been released from the hospital, and the suspect has since been apprehended. While we may never know why the Chelsea neighborhood was targeted for this senseless attack, we do know that our first responders, elected officials, neighbors, and every day New Yorkers responded with courage and conviction.
By yesterday morning, West 23rd Street was reopened to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Local businesses along the corridor that were closed during the ongoing investigation have since reopened, and the BID encourages you to patronize them and show your support.
Our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of the first responders from the NYPD, FDNY, OEM, and EMS, as well as the FBI and all of the city, state, and federal officials who worked quickly in coordination together.
In light of these events, the BID encourages New Yorkers to register for Notify NYC, the City of New York's official source for information about emergency events and important City services. Registration is free. Another public resource is Ready New York, NYC Emergency Management’s public education campaign. Through this program New Yorkers learn about emergency planning, NYC Emergency Management can send knowledgeable staff members and NYC CERT volunteers to educate your community about preparedness.
#Flatiron50 Contest - Flatiron Building Landmarked 50 Years Ago - Help Us Celebrate!
UPDATE: Contest deadline has been extended until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23rd.
Yesterday, September 20th, was the 50th anniversary of the landmarking of the Flatiron Building. To celebrate the occasion, we're having a contest!
Local residents and workers (visitors too!) are invited to share photos of the Flatiron Building on Twitter and Instagram, starting today and through September 21st. Instagrams or tweets posted from public accounts using #Flatiron50 will be entered to win a LEGO replication of the Flatiron Building, graciously donated by LEGO. Three winners will be picked at random.
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New Neighbor: Barry's Bootcamp
Flatiron is getting fitter with the recent opening of Barry’s Bootcamp on 27th Street and Park Avenue South. This is their fifth location in New York City. CEO Joey Gonzalez said of the new location "We listen to where our community wants us to open! Park Avenue South is an exciting intersection in the city where many Barry’s clients live and work—we are so excited to give them their own studio and offer the Barry’s experience to another New York City neighborhood."
Flatiron is indeed a truly mixed neighborhood of residents, office tenants, and tourists alike, and Barry’s has the perfect combination of cardio and strengthening in a one-hour High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout. HIIT combines high-energy bursts of activity with short periods of low-energy activity.
The class is broken down into equal parts cardio runs on Woodway treadmills and floor exercise, which incorporates weight training and resistance work. Each day of the week is focused on a specific area of the body. For instance, Mondays are focused on arms and abs and Tuesdays are dedicated to legs and butt. On weekends, Barry’s offer a full body program to round out the week.
Grab a smoothie or protein shake after class at the FuelBar. You can reserve a drink ahead of time when you book online or before class.
Hours are Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Barry’s Bootcamp, 107 East 27th Street, corner of Park Avenue South, (917) 675-7158.
Image via Barry’s Bootcamp.
New Neighbor: ReViVer
ReViVer, a fast-casual restaurant featuring nutritionally balanced cuisine, is the latest restaurant to open on Park Avenue South in the Flatiron District. This is ReViVer’s second outpost in New York City after opening their first location near Columbus Circle in 2014.
Led by Chef Scott Leibfried, the restaurant’s menu specializes in healthy food that is backed by nutritional science. Using data from nutritionists around the country, each menu item is assigned a "ReViVer Score" for nutrient density. The "ReViVer Score" is based on ten key nutrients, which represent a broad range of nutrient types and functions, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, electrolytes, and essential fatty acids.
Menu items like Carolina BBQ Chicken with baby kale and red quinoa, Moroccan Grilled Tofu, and Mahi Curry with brown basmati rice are packed with nutrition whether you are looking for a lighter meal or something to power you through a workout. In addition to their signature hot meal plates, diners can also choose from ReViVer's wide range of sandwiches, tacos, salads, and soups.
Hours are currently Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; weekend hours will be added later this month.
ReViVer, 303 Park Avenue South, between East 24th and 23rd Streets, (646) 952-0014.
August News Roundup
While many think of August as a time when New York slows down, the Flatiron District proved that wrong with another eventful month of growth and activity in the neighborhood. The BID’s monthly news roundup aims to inform on the latest happenings in the area.
An Update on Local Transportation Improvement Initiatives
Over the summer, New York City has been bustling with new construction to improve the public realm. See below for updates on two of the City's public improvement initiatives in the Flatiron District.
Construction for the M23 Select Bus Service began in July. Over the past few weeks, DOT’s crew has been restriping the roadway, painting bus lanes, and installing new regulatory signs. DOT will also be installing new wayfinding totems with real time passenger information. Separate crews will be along the corridor installing Transit’s fare machines. Implementation is estimated to begin in early fall.
For more information, click here.
DOT is upgrading the bike lane on Sixth Avenue from West 8th Street and West 33rd Street to a parking protected bike lane to improve safety for all road users. Pedestrian safety islands will shorten crossing distances, making it safer for pedestrain to cross Sixth Avenue. Mixing zones and turn lanes will improve safety at intersections with left turns while maintaining the existing number of moving lanes. Construction along Sixth Avenue began in July. A dedicated bike lane has been painted on Sixth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets, and will continue to extend north to 33rd Street.
For more information, click here.
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