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Today for "23 Days of #Flatiron Cheer" - free #coffee from @tacombi'sCafe el Presidente till 4pm! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ #nyc #happyholidays
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111Flatiron's Christmas Dining Guide

Flatiron's Christmas Dining Guide

With less than three weeks until Christmas, we've gathered some local dining options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in the Flatiron District. Contact the restaurants directly for reservations and more information.

230 FIFTH, 230 Fifth Avenue, corner of 27th Street, (212) 725-4300.

Enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet at 230 FIFTH. The buffet is available from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is $42 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.

Almayass, 24 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 473-3100.

Almayass is open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Day, serving an a la carte menu. 

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

On Christmas Eve, Almond hosts their 13th Annual Suckling Pig Roast with "12 Wise Men, 6 Pigs, 2 Counties, 1 Jewish Chef, 1 Baby Jesus, and a bunch of kids in footsies." Almond will donate a portion of the proceeds of the evening to the Pajama Program, a program that gives pajamas to less fortunate children. Call the restaurant to reserve.  

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

Join Dos Caminos on Christmas Eve! They are serving their regular menu, along with traditional Mexican Nochebuena Specials, until 9:45 p.m.

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, corner of West 23rd Street, (212)229-2560.

Buone Feste! This year, Eataly restaurants are dressing up for the holidays with reservations and candle light. From fine dining to casual rooftop gathering, celebrate Eatalian style with your family and friends!

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

On Christmas Even, join ilili for a 4 course prix fixe menu is offered for $68 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

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

Junoon is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving an a la carte and tasting menu. 

KOA Restaurant, 12 West 21st Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 388-5736.

On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, KOA serves a 5-course dinner for $75 per person. Reserve your table by Monday, December 22nd. 

Mihoko's 21 Grams, 16 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 741-0021.

Mihoko's 21 Grams serves a special holiday dinner menu for $150 per person from December 23rd to December 25th. Email rsvp@mihokos21grams.com to make a reservation. 

Raymi, 43 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 929-1200.

Raymi offers a complete Christmas dinner for 8-10 people for $349. Orders must be placed by Thursday, December 18th. Pick up day is December 24th. Email events@rayminyc.com or call the number above to place your order.

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

On Christmas Eve, join SD26 to celebrate their Annual Feast of the Seven Fishes – Viglia di Natale with traditional seafood dishes. On Christmas Day, dinner is served from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 3 courses for $70 per person, 4 courses $85 person, and $40 for children under 12.

Flatiron District businesses: have a Christmas menu that we are missing? Email us at info (at) flatironbid.org!

 

Image via ilili

111Ring in 2015 in the Flatiron District

Ring in 2015 in the Flatiron District

To welcome in 2015, look no further than the Flatiron District! Neighborhood businesses are offering a wide range of New Year’s Eve experiences, from lavish clubs to fine dining. Check out the list of events below, and for more information contact the restaurant or venue directly.

 
230 FIFTH, 230 Fifth Avenue, (212) 725-4300
 Enjoy the impressive view from 230 FIFTH at their New Year’s Eve Celebration, which runs from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. A reservation includes food, open bar, and music provided by two live DJs. Individual reservations are $180 per person, while a table for two is $275 per guest, and a table for four, six, or eight is $250 per guest.
 
40/40 Club, 6 West 25th Street, (212) 832-4040

JayZ’s 40/40 Club New Year’s Eve Bash 2015 will be a party you won’t want to miss. Reservations are strongly recommended. General Entry is $80, and VIP Entry, which includes open bar access, is $127. Tables for parties ranging from 4 to 20 can be reserved for $160 per person, and the club has four private lounges for larger groups.

Almayass, 24 East 21st Street, (212) 473-3100

Lebanese-Armenian restaurant Almayass will offer a special menu New Year’s Eve that includes classic dishes like tabbouleh salad, bronzini, roasted duck, and baklava. The first seating costs $80 per person and begins at 5 p.m., while the second runs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and costs $120 per person.

Almond, 12 East 22nd Street, (212) 228-7557

American bistro Almond hosts a four course meal featuring dishes such as cauliflower veloute with smoked oysters and truffle toast, red quinoa salad with blood orange avocado and a citrus vinaigrette, and butter poached lobster with leek cream, crispy saffron rice, and spicy shellfish broth. A champagne toast and DJed party follow the meal. Admission is $105 per person. 

Bread & Tulips, 365 Park Avenue South, (212) 532-9100

Celebrate at Bread & Tulips with a four course prix fixe dinner of Italian fare such as burrata with marinated tomatoes; duck breast served over mascarpone polenta; and chocolate and hazelnut mousse cake. Choose between the first seating at 6 p.m. for $65 per person or the second seating at 9 p.m. for $95 per person, which includes open bar access at their New Year’s Party.

Dos Caminos, 373 Park Avenue South, (212) 294-1000

Watch the ball drop at Dos Caminos as you enjoy a midnight toast and live DJ. The modern Mexican restaurant will also offer some special New Year’s Eve items in addition to their regular menu. After 8:30 p.m. only reservations will be seated.

The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, (212) 725-3860

The Flatiron Room, known for their huge whiskey selection and Prohibition era atmosphere, offers live jazz and a four course food menu for their New Years affair. Seating is at 10:00 p.m. and reservations are $165 per person. Whiskey pairings may be included as part of your reservation for an additional cost.

Harding’s, 32 East 21st Street, (212) 600-2105

Harding’s serves a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu featuring traditional American cuisine, along with a four hour open bar for $150 per person. Seatings are at 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Reservations are required.

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, (212) 683-2929

Mediterranean staple ilili will have three seatings on New Year’s Eve, at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. The first seating ($55 per person) offers three courses plus labne and pita chips. The 7 pm seating ($75 per person) includes both hot and cold mezza. The 9 p.m. seating ($135 per person) includes a fish course and a champagne toast. Already have dinner plans? Go the next day for a New Year’s Day brunch featuring a $45 prix fixe menu and bottomless bubbles. 

Junoon, 27 West 24th Street, (212) 490-2100

Spend New Year’s Eve enjoying Junoon’s special tasting menu, followed by champagne at midnight. Seating for the event begins at 8:30 p.m.

Maysville, 17 West 26th Street, (646) 490-8240

American whisky bar and restaurant Maysville offers a four course prix fix menu with options such as roasted squab with caramelized onion, poached halibut with smoked crab, apple and roasted squash, and guinea hen with foie gras, celery root, pears and Swiss chard. The first seating, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is $70 per person, and the second seating, beginning at 8:45 p.m., is $80 per person. 

Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, (212) 206-0440

The Metropolitan Room hosts the self-described "Biggest Party Ever," featuring acclaimed cabaret singer Marilyn Maye. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., and for the price of admission, you recieve a dinner of Chicken Francese with roasted potatoes & vegetables, pastries, open bar bar access, and party favors. Tickets start at $150 per person, and prices will go up after December 15th.

Raymi, 43 West 24th Street, (212) 929-1200

For the second year in a row, Peruvian restaurant Raymi hosts an early dinner followed by a party that will last until 4:00 a.m. Seating for dinner is between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and guests may choose from a four course menu or order a la carte. General admission to the post-dinner party is $125 per person, and VIP admission is $175 per person. 

SD26, 19 East 26th Street, (212) 265-5959

Tony and Marisa May of SD26 have crafted a delicious multicourse meal for their New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. The contemporary Italian dinner runs from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, followed by a party and music from DJ Felix Cutillo. Food, wine, and party favors are included for $250 per person.

Toshi’s Living Room and Penthouse, 1141 Broadway, (212) 679-8002

Toshi’s Penthouse, on the roof of the Flatiron Hotel, will host a New Year’s Eve Gala complete with a six hour open bar and two hours of passed hors d’oeurves. Early bird ticket buyers receive a discount, and an 8-person VIP table is available for $1000.

Updated December 18th
Belgian Beer Cafe, 220 Fifth Avenue, (212) 575-2337

Belgian Beer Cafe celebrates the new year twice! Once at 6:00 p.m., when it becomes 2015 in Belgium, and again at midnight. The restaurant airs live New Year's festivities from Belgium and serves a variety of speical dishes for the night.

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, (212) 539-0205

From 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., enjoy a selection of 15 different Italian dishes at La Birreria on the roof of Eataly. Tickets go for $225 per person and include an open bar and live DJ. Eataly also hosts a dine around on New Year's Eve. Seven courses are served with wine pairings at six different restaurants. There are four seatings beginning at 7:15 p.m., for $195 per person.

Hanjan, 36 West 26th Street, (212) 206-7226

Traditional Korean restaurant Hanjan welcomes the new year with a dinner of off-the-menu dishes and a top shelf open bar. The dining experience is $120 per person and begins at 9:00 p.m.

Obica, 928 Broadway, (212) 777-2754

Obica celebrates their first New Year's Eve in the Flatiron District with a dinner party and open bar reception in the restaurant's downstairs space. Seating for the five course dinner is at 8:30 p.m. and costs $135 per person, plus an additional $60 for wine pairings. The reception runs from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and features DJ Kenny Maneuver and a live stream from Times Square. Reservations are between $90 and $100 at the door.  

Osteria del Principe, 27 East 23rd Street, (646) 596-7864

Osteria del Principe offers a five course meal that includes a warm goat cheese, prosciutto, endive and pomegranate salad, truffled ham filled ravioli with porcini mushrooms, and seared Chilean seabass served on a fava bean puree with crispy prosciutto. The 7:00 p.m. dinner is $78 per person and comes with a complimentary glass of prosecco.

Flatiron District businesses: have a New Year's Eve event that we are missing? Email us at info (at) flatironbid.org!

 

Image via Yulia Glam

111New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps - December 13th

New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps - December 13th

New York State is offering courses for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. Courses will be offered on multiple dates and locations around the state.

On Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Congress Member Carolyn Maloney, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Senator Liz Krueger, Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried, Council Member Rosie Mendez and Community Board Five invite you to participate in the New York State Citizen Preparedness Training Program at the Washington Irving High School (40 Irving Place, between 16th & 17th Streets). **Please note location change.**

All participants must register in advance at www.dhses.ny.gov.

Image via Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's Flickr.

111You're Invited to Flatiron's Ugly Sweater Happy Hour - December 9th!

You're Invited to Flatiron's Ugly Sweater Happy Hour - December 9th!

On Tuesday, December 9th, immediately following the tree lighting in Madison Square Park, you are invited to join the Flatiron BID for an Ugly Sweater Happy Hour at Cafe el Presidente at 30 West 24th Street from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 

All guests, regardless of sweaters, will be invited to spin the Flatiron prize wheel! Attending the event is free and open to the public.

RSVP here.

 

111Apply for an Appointment for Your Community Board Today

Apply for an Appointment for Your Community Board Today

Being a New Yorker means playing an active role in shaping your local community, and one way to do this is to get involved with your local Community Board. The Office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer is accepting applications for appointment to one of Manhattan's twelve Community Boards. 

Community boards are local representative bodies with a variety of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Dealing with land use and zoning issues,
  • Assessing the needs of their own neighborhoods, and
  • Addressing other community concerns.

Find your Community Board here.

Prior to seeking appointment, applicants are expected to have attended Community Board meetings, committee meetings, and/or Community Board Leadership trainings conducted by the Office of the Manhattan Borough President. Leadership trainings include A.

In order to be considered for appointment, you will have to complete and submit an online application, along with your resume, before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30th, 2015. You will have to answer a series of short questions about yourself and why you want to serve on your Community Board. Once completed, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a copy of your submitted application and details on the next steps in the screening and interview process. 

The application can be found here.

For more information, click here

*All applicants, including current Board members, are required to complete the entire process from submitting an application to participating in the group interviews.*

111New Neighbor: Dig Inn

New Neighbor: Dig Inn

In late November, the Flatiron District welcomed Dig Inn, a "Farm to Counter" dining establishment for those who want to eat "ridiculously good food" on a budget. That means that they source naturally-raised meats, local and seasonal produce, and cooking from scratch each day because they believe that "fresh, healthy ingredients taste best." If you order a Grilled Steak salad, they are grilling the steak, on the spot.

This Dig Inn serves Marketplates (which comes with two sides on a bed of grains), Sandwiches, Salads, Brew Lab Iced Teas, Cold-Pressed Juice as well as Butcher Block, Grill, Sauté and CrockPot Specials. You'll be able to find healthy and delicious dishes such as the Grilled Salmon Sandwich, grilled wild Alaskan salmon with basil, cucumbers, and tofu caper aioli on a freshly baked Balthazar ciabatta; Kale and Quinoa Salad, with avocado, roasted sweet potatoes, grape tomatoes, chickpeas, sea salt, and cracked pepper; and a Veggie Plate with your choice of sides on a bed of grains. Local beer and wine on tap are coming soon. 

From farm to counter and to the dining table, you can bring your purchased goods down to the lower level dining room for eating. There are small wooden tables with blue benches along the walls surrounding a communal table that seats 10Natural tones and pastel blues illuminate the room that has been decorated with wooden panels along the walls and Dig Inn's signature square spade and hayfork logo. 

Hours are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Dig Inn, 1178 Broadway, at 28th Street, (212) 335-2010.