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111Mother's Day Flatiron Gift Guide

Mother's Day Flatiron Gift Guide

Show your appreciation this Mother's Day with special gifts and treats from the Flatiron District. Consider treating mom to a spa experience, a unique flower display, or a thoughtful card.

For a list of neighborhood restaurants offering Mother's Day specials, please visit our Mother's Day Flatiron Restaurant Guide.


Athleta, 126 Fifth Avenue, corner of 18th Street, (212) 929-0512
Browse Athleta's athleisure Gifts For Mom for all fitness and wellness needs.

Bath & Body Works, 304 Park Avenue South, corner of 23rd Street, (212) 260-9293
Surprise mom with Mother's Day-themed bath products, fragrances, and candles. Grab several items and create your own basket of fun. Bath & Body Works has gift options for all price ranges.

DAVIDsTEA, 688 Sixth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (212) 229-0002
Find the perfect gift at DAVIDsTea with limited edition Mother's Day tea sets including the "Get Pampered" and "Teas for Moms" sets along with specialty teaware.

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets, (212) 937-8910
Eataly offers a curated selection of Mother's Day gift boxes and unique treats that will give your mom the taste of Italy. The Buongiorno Mamma Gift Box includes an assortment of chocolates, coffees, and cookies and the Mamma in Cucina Gift Box features Italian cooking essentials including the How To Eataly cookbook.

Flying Tiger, 920 Broadway, corner of 21st Street, (212) 777-1239
Show your love to mom without breaking the bank at Flying Tiger with their unique home accessories, cards, and colorful gifts.

Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop, 176 Fifth Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets, (929) 239-4262
Build a scrapbook or photo album for mom, or take family portraits in the in-store photo booth at the Fujifilm Wonder Photo Shop.

The Home Depot, 40 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 929-9571
Home Depot’s Garden Club can help with gift ideas for home gardening accessories and tools, including the Martha Stewart gardening and decor collection. 

L’Occitane en Provence, 170 Fifth Avenue, corner of 22nd Street, (212) 206-8860
L’Occitane has a wide variety of original gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Check out gift sets like the Cherry Blossom, Lavender Treasures, and Shea Butter Body Care. 

MAC Cosmetics, 1 East 22nd Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, (212) 677-6611
MAC's Mother's Day Gift Guide highlights quality skincare products for mom. Contact the store directly for in-store appointments. 

Marimekko, 200 Fifth Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets, (212) 843-9121
Surprise mom with springtime-inspired kitchenware with the iconic Unikko poppy pattern from Marimekko. 

Of Mercer, 42 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 979-2229.
For the woman who does it all, shop Of Mercer's collection of dresses, blazers, and accessories. Of Mercer's clothing is made in New York City.

Origins, 175 Fifth Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets, (212) 677-9100.
Visit Origins for natural skincare products including plant-based creams, cleansers, scrubs, body butters, and curated gift sets for Mother's Day. 

Papyrus, two Flatiron District locations: 655 Sixth Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets, (212) 355-1880. 940 Broadway, between 22nd and 23rd Streets, (212) 228-2877
Papyrus has an extensive collection of Mother’s Day greeting cards and gifts like mugs, trinkets, and candles.

Patisserie Chanson, 20 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (929) 423-8880
Bring mom an assortment of gourmet eclairs or chocolate bonbons or prepare a special breakfast with Chanson's fresh-baked croissants, danishes, and breads.

Rituals, 172 Fifth Avenue, corner of 22nd Street, (646) 918-7383
Rituals' Flatiron location will help you bring the best of Europe home to mom. Try the store's suite of shower products, gels, candles, and oils for an in-home spa treatment. Gift sets are also available. 

The White Company, 155 Fifth Avenue, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, (646) 741-8777
The White Company offers a curated selection of clothing, home goods, and furniture often that will add style to mom's home and closet. 


Blooming Affairs, 925 Broadway, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (212) 262-0004

Flower You, 122 East 25th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, (212) 477-1037

Park Avenue Floratique, 226 Fifth Avenue, between 26th and 27th Streets, (212) 447-6310

Putnam & Putnam at Club Monaco, 160 Fifth Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets, (646) 838-6374

Spas & Nail Salons

Blooming Nail & Spa, 260 Park Avenue South, between 20th and 21st Streets, (212) 505-6245

Dyanna Spa, 40 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 995-2355

Heyday, 1130 Broadway, between 25th and 26th Streets, (646) 869-3601

Nabi Bellagio Nail & Spa, 10 East 23rd Street, between Broadway and Madison Avenue, (212) 505-6100

QQ Nail Salon and Spa, 15 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 254-8100

Queen Jane Day Spa, 37 East 28th Street (lower level), between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, (212) 684-4548

Renew Body & Mind Spa,  4 West 28th Street, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, (518) 317-8888

sundays, 51 East 25th Street, between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, (646) 998-5711

Photo Credit: Fashion Week Daily of L’Occitane Flatiron

111Mother's Day Flatiron Restaurant Guide

Mother's Day Flatiron Restaurant Guide

Celebrate mom this Mother's Day on Sunday, May 13th with a special meal in the Flatiron District. Make reservations early to secure a table at these local favorites showing extra appreciation for mothers with complimentary cocktails and special menus. Please contact the businesses directly for more information and reservations. 

230 FIFTH, 230 Fifth Avenue, between 26th and 27th Streets, (212) 725-4300

Give mom a one-of-a-kind dining experience with a view at 230 Fifth. A Mother's Day Buffet will be served from 10 am to 4 pm, offering a cold display, hot station, carving station, and dessert table. Brunch is $42 per adult and $15 for children 12 and under. 

Almond, 12 East 22nd Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 228-7557

Almond is serving up a super special Mother's Day brunch and featuring exciting dishes for a celebratory dinner. 

Black Barn19 E 26th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison, (212) 265-5959

At Black Barn, all mothers get their meals for free. For Mother's Day, Black Barn is offering an a-la-carte menu, along with a $42 prix-fixe menu that includes a brunch cocktail, corn muffins, an entree dish, and access to a fruit and dessert buffet.

Bouley at Home, 31 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 255-5828

Chef David Bouley invites you to a Mother's Day 6-course tasting menu of wild and foraged spring dishes for $185, and optional wine pairing for $125 for lunch or dinner. Bouley at Home and Bouley Test Kitchen will be serving the same menu at each location.

Dos Caminos, 373 Park Avenue South, between 26th and 27th Streets, (212) 294-1000!

Bring mom for a special  menu and celebratory cocktails at Dos Caminos for brunch or dinner. 

Hardings, 32 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 600-2105

Hardings is celebrating with a complimentary "Mom-osa" sparkling cocktail. Classic brunch dishes will be served from 11 am to 3 pm including steak and eggs and a farm-inspired egg sandwich. 

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets, (212) 683-2929

ilili invites you to honor and celebrate moms and other exceptional women in your life with an unforgettable experience. ilili chefs have put together springtime brunch and dinner specials to complement the restaurant's Lebanese-Mediterranean a-la-carte menu items, such as baby lamb and a strawberry and chocolate pallete, plus a complimentary gift courtesy of Senteurs D'Orient

Junoon, 27 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 490 - 2100

Junoon invites you to celebrate Mother's Day for lunch in its Patiala Room from 12 pm to 2:45 pm and dinner in its Main Dining Room from 5:30 pm to 10:15 pm. 

La Pecora Bianca, 1133 Broadway, corner of 26th Street, (212) 498-9696

In addition to their regular a la carte menu, La Pecora Bianca is celebrating moms with prix-fixe menu options. A $45 per person meal will be offered featuring Mother's Day specials like burrata with snap pea pesto and a lemon budino with vanilla meringue. There's a special menu for children as well for $25 per person offering kid-friendly meals. 

Le Coq Rico, 30 East 20th Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 267-7426

Bring mom to French bistro Le Coq Rico! All guests over 21 will receive a complimentary Basil’Hick Cocktail. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, enjoy a meal made with responsibly raised poultry and the finest ingredients.

Merakia, 5 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 380-1950

Unlimited mimosas will be served to moms brunching at Merakia for Mother's Day. A three course prix-fixe meal will be available for $39 per person.  

Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina, 928 Broadway, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (212) 777-2754 

Stop by Obica Mozzarella Bar this Mother's Day for special dinner and cocktail menus. 

Park Avenue Spring, 360 Park Avenue South, between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, (212) 951-7111

A special three course prix-fixe menu for $79 will be served to celebrate Mother's Day. 

Quality Eats, 3 East 28th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 257-8882

Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner on Mother's Day (from 10:30 am to 10:30 pm), check out this Flatiron newcomer for high quality steak selections, fresh seafood dishes, and breakfast classics. 

Roki Le Izakaya, 12 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixt Avenues, (646) 383-7654

Enjoy Japanese cuisine for lunch or dinner at Roki where mom receives a complimentary Chef's special dessert. Dishes include crispy snow crab cream filled dumplings, a roasted beef salad, shrimp wonton noodles, and seasonal seafood sushi rolls. 

Sarabeth's, 381 Park Avenue South, corner of 27th Street, (212) 335-0093 

For Mother's Day, Sarabeth's Park Avenue South is celebrating with lunch and dinner specials in addition to their a la carte menu. Brunch entree specials include a smoked salmon toast and a spring vegetable quiche with dinner specials such as lamb porterhouse and a one-and-a-half pound steamed Maine lobster. 

Scarpetta, 88 Madison Avenue, corner of 29th Street, (212) 691-0555

Scarpetta, one the district's newest restaurants, just launched Sunday brunch accompanied by live jazz. In addition to the fan-favorite tomato and basil spaghetti, mom can enjoy classic brunch with an Italian twist including poached eggs with fontina fonduta and charred Tuscan bread, and an egg white frittata with smoked ricotta. Brunch is available from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and dinner is available from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Taralluci E Vino, 44 East 28th Street, between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue, (212) 779-1100

Taralluci E Vino is offering a Mother's Day three-course prix-fixe menu with a special "momma mia" cocktail. Enjoy outdoor seating, greenmarket inspired dishes, and an eclectic wine list. 

Trattoria Italienne, 19 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 600-513

Please join Trattoria Italienne for a Mother's Day Brunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Moms will receive a complimentary glass of rosé and one of Italienne's house-made preserves to take home. Brunch dishes include housemade duck sausage, tortelli carbonara, and Provençal style eggs. 

Photo Credit: La Pecora Bianca

Flatiron restaurants: Are you offering a Mother's Day special that is not listed here? Contact us by email at info[at] 

111April News Roundup

April News Roundup

April showers brought in a lot of action this month in the Flatiron District with new restaurants on the radar, business developments, real estate transactions, and exciting local events. Stay up to date with the latest Flatiron District news with our monthly roundup of notable highlights.

  • Spring brought new restaurant openings and developments. SERRA by Birreria at Eataly opened this month - an Italian countryside themed rooftop featuring a menu with a strong focus on vegetables and herbs (via Time Out New York). Scarpetta located in the James New York NoMad Hotel recently launched its Sunday brunch where you can eat alongside live jazz music (via CBS Local). Several of New York City’s most anticipated openings for this spring and summer are located in the Flatiron neighborhood. First, Broken Shaker, a rooftop cocktail bar with sweeping views of the city located above the Freehand Hotel, is scheduled to open in May (via Eater NY). Second, Leonelli Taberna, a cocktail bar and lounge, and Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria, a bakery and café, both inspired by Rome and located at the Evelyn Hotel, are slated to open this June (via Eater NY). Finally, beloved NYC falafel chain Taim is starting a major expansion with a location in the Flatiron District scheduled to open this summer (via Business Insider). 
  • April also witnessed new business developments. The boutique fitness studio Brrrn is the first cool temperature fitness studio in Manhattan, and is set to open its doors this May (via Hoodline). HR staffing firm Adecco Group acquired coding academy General Assembly, which will maintain its own brand and operations under the umbrella company (via L'Occitane en Provence introduced a "L'Occi Retail Truck," which is the beauty company's first-ever travel shopping experience (via Cision PR Newswire).
  • There have been some April real estate developments in Flatiron as well. The popular video-streaming company Dailymotion has subleased over 20,000 square feet of office space at 50 West 23rd Street (via Commercial Observer). Fenwick & West, a technology and life sciences law firm, is relocating to the district after signing a 36,300-square-foot lease at 902 Broadway (via Commercial Property Executive). 

 Photo Credit: Eataly


111New Neighbor: PetSmart

New Neighbor: PetSmart

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is thrilled to announce our highly anticipated newest neighbor: PetSmart! The Flatiron District is packed with pets, so PetSmart makes for a great addition to the neighborhood. 

PetSmart's Flatiron District location is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, April 28th, kicking off with a celebration at 9 am for pets and pet lovers alike. All visitors during the grand opening will receive free giveaways like discount coupons, pet treat samples, T-Shirts, and pet toys while supplies last. The first 50 shoppers will receive mystery gift cards that range in value from $5 to $50.

“We’re excited to be a part of the Flatiron community," said store leader, Hamerton Joseph. "Like so many in the neighborhood, we love pets and look forward to meeting our new neighbors. We encourage the community to check out the store, and of course, pets are always welcome too!”

The Flatiron PetSmart location is nearly 16,000 square feet and offers over 10,000 pet products, accessories, and supplies. The modern space features a Pet Nutrition section that offers natural, minimally processed, grain-free, high-protein, and raw pet food products, including the paleo-inspired brand, Only Natural Pet, for which PetSmart is the exclusive national retailer. The Flatiron PetSmart also features a self-service dog wash station that is free for the first 30 days of opening, a full-service grooming salon with academy-trained, safety-certified stylists, and training and day camp services. You can find interactive small animal habitats within the store as well. 

The Adopt Spot at PetSmart facilitates the in-store adoption of pets so they may find long-lasting, happy homes. PetSmart is a leading advocate for ending pet homelessness helping over 7.9 million animals get adopted. The company's quarter-annual National Adoption Weekends helps over 30,000 pets find a home in a single weekend. Additionally, the Flatiron location will have a specialized cat adoption center that creates a unique space for cats to socialize.

PetSmart is open for you and your pets Monday through Saturday 9 am - 9 pm and Sunday from 10 am - 9 pm.  

PetSmart, 1107 Broadway, on the corner of 24th Street, (646) 949-1422


111NYC Department of Small Business Services FY17 BID Trends Report

NYC Department of Small Business Services FY17 BID Trends Report

By working with government partners and community stakeholders, Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) like the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership help create vibrant, clean, and safe neighborhoods across New York City. Last week, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced that the City’s 75 BIDs invested over $147 million in New York City neighborhoods during fiscal year (FY) 2017, boosting over 93,000 small businesses. 

The announcement is part of SBS’ annual FY17 Business Improvement District Trends Report. The report highlights the daily impact of BIDs in providing quality of life improvements and innovative solutions to modern challenges. During FY17, BIDs provided the following services in their districts:

  • Collected 4.0 million trash bags;
  • Removed over 108,000 instances of graffiti;
  • Held 4,719 public events for 12.1 million New Yorkers and visitors;
  • Maintained 127 public spaces; and
  • Sponsored 147 public art installations

To view the full report and learn more about the local impact of NYC BIDs, visit

111Fun for Kids on 'Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day'

Fun for Kids on 'Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day'

The annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is this Thursday, April 26th, which means we'll be seeing a lot of kiddos learning all about what Mom and Dad do at the office each and every day. 

The Flatiron District is full of kid-friendly activities and restaurants for you and your child to enjoy at lunch or after work this Thursday. Also included: a few reasons for you to bring them back to Flatiron on a more relaxed day off!

Neighborhood Fun on Take Your Child to Work Day:

The LEGO Store, 200 Fifth Avenue, (212) 255-3217

Inspire your child's creativity at the Lego Store! The experiential store has a large selection of models for different age groups and interests, including superheroes, princesses, and architecture, as well as a large wall of LEGO bricks for in-store play. 

National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, (212) 542-0566

Need an escape from the office mid-day? Stop by the National Museum of Mathematics to celebrate the influence of mathematics as your child learns about math with 30 interactive exhibits. Popular attractions include a Square-Wheeled Trike, a Robotic Basketball Shooter, digital painting, and 3-D doodling. The museum is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Madison Square Park, between Fifth Avenue & Madison Avenue, from 23rd Street to 26th Street, (212) 520-7600

Walk through scenic Madison Square Park as the spring plants bloom and enjoy some time at the Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground. After, swing by the original Shake Shack for their famous frozen custard.

Karma Kids, 25 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (646) 638-1444

This yoga studio for kids teaches a variety of yoga tools that promote strength, flexibility, confidence, and coordination through creative stretching, music and stories, and breathing and visualization techniques. No pre-registration or reservations required (see schedule and rates here). 

Flying Tiger, 930 Broadway, corner of 21st Street, (212) 777-1239

Flying Tiger has a wide selection of affordable, quirky trinkets and gifts that both kids and adults will love. 

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, (212) 229-2560

This Italian marketplace is the destination for anyone craving something sweet. Stop by Eataly's Gelato counter, Il Gelato, for a wide variety of gelato and sorbet flavors and toppings. Eataly's cannoli bar, Cannoli di Eataly, is also nearby, and the Nutella Bar serves an assortment of crepes, waffles, gelato, and pastries covered in Nutella. 

Space Kiddets, 26 East 22nd Street, (212) 420-9878

Space Kiddets is a specialty clothing, shoes, accessories and toys store for infants through pre-teens. This charming boutique has a unique selection of toys and clothing, such as retro robots and action figures, a section dedicated to aspiring cowboys and cowgirls, and fun themed rain gear. Come by this one-stop-shop for a magical shopping experience that your children will love.   

Reasons to return on your day off:

NY Kids Club, 38 East 22nd Street, (917) 525-4559

NY Kids Club is a children's enrichment center with an open play space where kids can enjoy a 20-foot trampoline, a 20-foot rock wall, a rope swing, parallel and uneven bars, and rings. The Center offers a pre-kindergarten program, gymnastics workshops, musical classes, and science, engineering, math developmental classes. Please contact NY Kids Club Flatiron directly for package availability. 

TADA! Youth Theater, 15 West 28th Street, (212) 252-1619  

See a show at TADA! Youth Theater. TADA is a performing arts center that features shows produced by children and teens throughout the year. From April 28th through May 20th, the talented kids of TADA! will be putting on the original play Geniuses (tickets available here). TADA! offers summer camps, workshops, and musical theater classes for Spring, Fall, and Winter sessions.

apple seeds, 10 West 25th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (212) 792-7590

apple seeds is an all-in-one play space for children newborn to five years old. apple seeds has a large indoor playground with NYC-themed exhibits and offers over 100 interactive classes each week including music, cooking, art, sports, and dance. Playground packages are available and Class Schedules can be found here. Doodle Doo's at apple seeds is an attached children's hair salon and toy store with modern and classic toy options.

Flatiron Summer Series - Throwback Thursdays, Flatiron North Public Plaza starting June 21st

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership offers free summer programming, by the community and for the community, for eight consecutive weeks from June through August. "Throwback Thursdays" are especially kid-friendly, with free cornhole, board games, giant Connect 4, and coloring books. On select weeks, the Center for Book Arts provides free bookbinding and art projects. Throwback Thursdays 2018 kicks off on the summer solstice, June 21st. The National Museum of Mathematics will construct a sundial on the plaza where everyone can mark their shadow throughout the day, and Eataly will serve free gelato as a part of our Summer Scoops feature during a live performance beginning at 6 pm. 

Kid-friendly Flatiron Restaurants 

&pizza, 15 West 28th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, (646) 968-4634

Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop, 174 Fifth Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets, (212) 675-5096

Hill Country Chicken, 1123 Broadway, corner of 25th Street, (212) 257-6446

McDonald's, 26 East 23rd Street, (646) 682-9277 & 686 Sixth Avenue, (212) 604-0621

PN Wood Fired Pizza, 2 West 28th Street, (646) 964-4834

Schnippers, 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, (212) 233-1025

Shake ShackMadison Avenue & East 23rd Street (inside Madison Square Park), (212) 889-6600

TAPPO Thin Crust Pizza, 49 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 807-9200


 Photo Credit: The ABCs of NYC