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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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111Build The Block - 13th Precinct

Build The Block - 13th Precinct

You're invited to Build The Block, a discussion of the public safety challenges in our neighborhood with the NCOs from the 13th Precinct (Sector C).

 
Tuesday, February 26
6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm meeting begins
The Rooftop
230 Fifth Avenue
 
Build the Block is committed to building mutual respect and stronger lines of communication between police officers and the communities they serve through neighborhood policing.
 
 

WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOOD POLICING?

Neighborhood Policing is a new direction of the NYPD to ensure police have real relationships and accountability in the neighborhoods where they work each day. Each neighborhood in the program is assigned a new type of police officer known as Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs).

These officers are hosting Build the Block safety meetings to jumpstart the dialogue between cops and community members to create real working relationships.

That’s where you come in – by attending these meetings and joining the conversation, you can help contribute to a safer, stronger New York.

111Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Raise your hand if you've ever scrambled through a drugstore aisle last-minute to pick up a Valentine's Day gift...we've been there, too. Here's a list of Flatiron spots for gifts to grab on your way home that leave the impression of a thoughtful selection! Check out Flatiron's dining guide as well. 


Can't Go Wrong With Dessert 

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets, (212) 229-2560

Lady M, 1178 Broadway, corner of 28th Street, (212) 452-2222

Leonelli Focacceria, 7 East 27th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 451-9495

Maison Kayser, 921 Broadway, corner of 21st Street, (212) 979-1600

maman, 22 West 25th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (646) 838-0700

Patisserie Chanson, 20 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (929) 423-8880

Share a Nice Bottle of Wine 

Eataly Vino, 200 Fifth Avenue, entrance on 23rd Street, (212) 229-2560

Flatiron Wines and Spirits, 929 Broadway, 212-477-1315

Morton Williams Wine & Spirits, 270 Park Avenue South, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (212) 477-5490 

Keep it Classic with Flowers & a Card

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

Papyrus, 655 Avenue of the Americas, between 20th and 21st Streets, (212) 355-1880

Papyrus, 940 Broadway, between 22nd and 23rd Streets, (212) 228-287

Park Avenue Floratique, 76 Madison, at 28th Street, (212) 447-6310

Surprise Someone With a Pampering (They Need It) 

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

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

Living Fresh Mens Spa, 44 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 366-9080

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

Silver Mirror Facial Bar20 West 22nd Street, between Fifth & Sixth Avenue, (212) 702-8742

WTHN, 20 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (646) 558-9846

Photo Credit: Eataly

111January News Roundup

January News Roundup

2019 is off to an exciting start in the Flatiron District. New businesses have launched, WeWork and Zola unveiled game-changing retail concepts, and Flatiron beauty and wellness studios are thriving. Stay up-to-date on what's happening in the neighborhood with Flatiron News

  • Newly opened Seven Grams Caffe offers a buzz-worthy cookie that's been dubbed "New York's tastiest chocolate chip cookie" - a vegan cookie made with tahini and olive oil (via Daily News). wagamama, a British-Asian dining spot that made its NYC debut in Flatiron, will be opening a third location in Murray Hill in early February (via New York Post). Benno, the third and final outpost at the Evelyn Hotel by Chef Jonathan Benno, received a coveted three-star review from the New York Times. Critic Pete Wells stated, "Benno is not trying to be contemporary. It’s trying to be delicious. And it is, from start to finish, almost without exception" (via New York Times). Upscale steakhouse BLT Prime closed its doors after 13 years of service in the neighborhood (via Eater New York).

  • We Company, formerly known as WeWork, unveiled a retail cafe co-working venture in Flatiron this month at 902 Broadway. The outpost, called Made by We, is meant to serve as a reimagined community center. Made by We does not require a membership, so the space is open to the public with bookable workplace seats and meeting rooms. The retail section will sell products made by entrepreneurs and companies that partner with WeWork, and upscale Australian coffee chain Bluestone Lane will occupy the space as well (via Chain Storage Age and Bis Now). Popular online wedding registry Zola debuted a pop-up shop at 168 Fifth Avenue that has been referred to as "the Apple Store for weddings." Couples can take advantage of a wedding planning paradise under one roof (via Fast Company).   
  • The beauty & wellness sector in Flatiron is thriving. New acupuncture studio WTHN was featured in the New York Times with a glowing review and its founders described the studio as a "modern reimagining of acupuncture" (via New York Times). Beauty brands are experiencing great retail success and L'Occitane's Flagship store in Flatiron is an example of such. L'Occitane opened its first beauty lab at the 160 Fifth Avenue location with the lab meant to serve as a hashtag hit. "There’s a social media tie to retail, and we’ve seen it with other retailers from fitness to apparel” (via New York Post). 
  •  A proposed 1,009-foot condominium tower at 262 Fifth Avenue released its rendering for a tall, slender building that will tower over the NoMad section of the Flatiron District (via New York YIMBY). The developers behind 212 Fifth Avenue sold the building's retail space for $26.5 million to an international investor. Togas Textiles and DECIEM are the current ground floor retailers in the building (via The Real Deal). 
  • The 28th Street 6 line subway station opened this month after six months of renovations with striking floral mosaics complimenting the extensive technological and structural upgrades (via Untapped Cities). A new report that compiled listings from StreetEasy and data from Seamless found that Flatiron with the fifth-priciest area in New York City with a median rent of $4,500, and tied Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood as the fourth-healthiest neighborhood in the five boroughs (via Forbes). 

 Image by Made by We

111Where to Watch the Big Game

Where to Watch the Big Game

It's GAME TIME. Whether you're pulling for New England or Los Angeles this Sunday, root for your team at one of these Flatiron spots. Please contact restaurants directly for more information.

230 FIFTH, 230 Fifth Avenue, corner of 27th Street, (212) 725-4300
Join 230 FIFTH for their annual party! Watch the game on large projector screens, while you enjoy a beer and wine open bar from 6 pm to 9 pm and all you can eat food platters of everyone's favorite game day snacks from 7 pm to 9 pm. Advance tickets are $45 per person and $50 at the door. Igloo Packages with private TVs are available for $100 per person.

40/40 Club, 6 West 25th Street, corner of Broadway, (212) 832-4040
Catch the biggest football game of the year at 40/40! Have your choice of a variety of table packages available for groups of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, or 20. Group packages start at $150 and include buckets of beer, food platters, and at least one bottle of liquor. The 40/40 Club is also taking reservations for VIP rooms.

Baked by Melissa111 East 23rd Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington, (212) 842-0220
Grab a pack of football-themed mini-cupcakes in the spirit of Los Angeles and New England to add a sweet touch to the table of dips. These special edition cupcakes are available from January 24th through February 3rd. 

Flatiron Hall, 38 West 26th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (646) 790-3200
Enjoy the game with hand-crafted brews at rustic Flatiron Hall. Admission to the party includes a live viewing of the game on a massive projector screen and TVs, plus a beer open bar starting at 6 pm until game's end. Tickets are available for $40.

The Globe, 158 East 23rd Street, between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue, (212) 477-6161
Once a speakeasy, the "copper-faced" Globe Bar invites you to enjoy happy hour drink specials while you watch the game, as well as a 'Burger & Beer' special for $12.  

Grey Bar and Restaurant43 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 532-2643
Sit back with some elevated American pub food while you watch the game at this polished sports tavern packed with plenty of TVs. 

Hill Country Barbecue, 30 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 255-4544
Enjoy barbecue for the big game! Join Hill Country, or let them bring their delicious Texas BBQ to you with packages available for take-out, pick-up, or delivery. Choose from a variety of delicious sliders, chips & dips, and chili rubbed wings. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.

John Doe Bar and Kitchen, 253 Fifth Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets, (646) 882-4007
John Doe invites you to a party that is sure to add excitement to the game! John Doe will be offering free food to guests during halftime, along with food & drink specials throughout the day. Get in the game day spirit with a competition to win a free keg of beer.  

Slate, 54 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 989-0096
With over 40 HDTVs, a 20-foot HD screen, $5 Bud Lights, and $6 drink deals, Slate is a great place for you and your friends to catch the big game. General Admission tickets are $5. Slate is also offering special VIP packages that include beer buckets, a bottle of liquor, and food platters. VIP packages range from $350 to $1,500.

The Storehouse, 69 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212)-243-8898
Cheer on your team while you enjoy comfort food, brews and the game on giant projectors at this Irish-style sports bar on two-levels of entertainment space. 

Society Billiards, 10 East 21st Street, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 420-1000
Reserve a pool table or ping-pong table at Society Billards and have some active fun while you watch the game this year. Society Billiards features 27 HDTVs to view the game. 

Flatiron District Businesses: Do you have a promotion that we're missing? Email us at info (at) flatironbid.org

Image via Flatiron Hall

111New Neighbor: Memo Shish Kebab

New Neighbor: Memo Shish Kebab

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is delighted to introduce Memo Shish Kebab to the Flatiron neighborhood. After 18 years operating his original location on King's Highway in Brooklyn, owner Mehmet Avci decided it was time to bring Memo Shisk Kebab to Manhattan. Feauring a "soul that encapsulates everything that is Turkish cuisine," Memo Shish Kebab prides itself in staying true to its roots.

Family owned and hand built, the Turkish restaurant avoids altering its menu to follow American trends, favoring consistency and authenticity over new menu items. Even with options that can be taken on-the-go, patrons can enjoy true Turkish flavors and will understand the buzz around Turkish food that has become so prevalant over the last decade.

"For the first extended branch of the Memo Shish Kebab restaurant, West 23rd and Sixth Avenue was perfect. With a location that is central to numerous densely populated spots in Manhattan, ranging from Flatiron, Chelsea, Union Square, Koreatown, and Kips Bay, it was imperative that the new branch was inviting to a diverse pool of consumers," said Loli Gjurra, Operations Director. "For anybody opening up a new business, population, demographics, and visibility are important, but for us, the new Memo Shish Kebab needed factors that could not be found in its original location in Brooklyn. The new branch needs to flourish in an on-the-go setting."

Memo Shish Kebab showcases the “Doner Kebab”, a famous Turkish street food, in both sandwiches and entrees. In addition to quick kebab and gyro sandwiches and platters, Memo also features more time-intensive entrees and specialty dishes, such as Sautés, Lahmahcun (nicknamed the “Turkish Pizza”), and Kunefe. With skillfully carved meats and vegetarian-friendly options, the menu proves itself broad enough to meet the needs and cravings of all customers. For those seeking tasty treats that satisfy their sweet tooth, Memo Shish Kebab hand-makes fresh Turkish-oriented desserts ranging from puddings to cakes.

After 18 years, the Flatiron District is proud to be Memo's new home as it continues to expand and bring a little bit of Turkey into every New Yorker's diet. 

Memo Shish Kebab, 100 West 23rd Street, (212) 381-2115

Photo Credit: Memo Shish Kebab

11128th Street 6 Train Station Re-opens!

28th Street 6 Train Station Re-opens!

After six months of station enhancements, the 28th Street 6 train station has reopened complete with vibrant floral mosaics breathing new life into the station. 

The station renovation also included significant structural upgrades including repaired platform steel and concrete, transformed station lighting, enhanced stairways, new railings and guardrails, cleaned tiled walls, and new platform floors and warning strips. Additionally, the station is now equipped with technological upgrades including digital wayfinding and customer information screens, countdown clocks, help point intercoms, and security cameras. 

The modern aesthetic is complemented by beautiful glass mosaic murals by Brooklyn-based artist Nancy Blum. Blum is well known for her public art commissions that can be seen in cities across the country including San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Seattle. Blum's "Roaming Underfoot” flower murals grace the platform walls of the station to celebrate the beauty within the bustling Flatiron neighborhood, including its architectural gems and nearby Madison Square Park.

Blum intended for the station to act as an urban sanctuary that captured the magic of the park. The flower mosaics are based on Madison Square Park Conservancy's Perrenial Collection. The featured colorful flowers include red buds, magnolias, hellebores, witch hazel, daffodils, hydrangea, and camellia. This collection of flowers is suited for the changing climate conditions of the city. Blum's expressive drawings of the flowers were translated into mosaics by Miotto Mosaic Art Studios

Source: MTA Arts & Design

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