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About the BID
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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 Neighbor: Bling Spa

New Neighbor: Bling Spa

The Bling Spa, located on the 2nd Floor of 20 West 23rd Street, specializes in nail spa treatments in a relaxing and luxurious setting. Bling’s highly-skilled nail technicians are trained in the latest nail care trends and techniques, using the highest quality organic ingredients.

Featuring a range of gel lacquers and high-end polishes by Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford, Bling uses only the highest quality products to protect your natural nails while providing stunning designs that are classic, trendy, or a twist of both.

Bling was designed from the ground up to host events, from corporate presentations and events to bridal showers and bachelorette parties. The dedicated pedicure room features industry-best pedicure chairs by Continuum with free wifi and an iPad at each station.

As an added bonus, Bling’s nail services can be performed while customers have eyelash extensions added at Blinglash, Bling’s third-floor eyelash extension boutique.  

New customers in the Flatiron District receive 20% off all spa services

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturday ad 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

Bling Spa, 20 West 23rd Street (2nd Floor), between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 674-2220.

1112-For-1 Broadway Week Tickets are Back!

2-For-1 Broadway Week Tickets are Back!

Broadway Week's 2-for-1 tickets go on sale today for shows from September 7 through September 20! These tickets are presented by NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York. 

There are 22 plays and musicals to choose from, including Best Musical Tony Awards winners: Fun Home (2015), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (2014), Kinky Boots (2013), and Once (2012).

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.

111New Neighbor: CHOP-SHOP II

New Neighbor: CHOP-SHOP II

Cool cucumber salads and spicy sesame noodles are on the menu at CHOP-SHOP II, Flatiron’s newest contemporary Asian restaurant. The brainchild of Danny Emerman and Mah Chan of Bottino, and Robert Wu and Jason Li, CHOP-SHOP II offers respite from the bustling streets of Manhattan and serves its guests an eclectic variety of Asian cuisines in its minimalist venue.

The Flatiron location opens its doors 3 years after its sister restaurant in Chelsea, and Danny Emerman, CHOP-SHOP’s owner/manager, hopes to bridge the restaurants’ diverse demographics over the two neighborhoods. “So many of our customers live here and work there, or work here and live there. Great cross-pollination!” explains Emerman. Its central location will attract business lunch diners, curious tourists, as well as larger groups who may sample from the restaurant’s family-style tasting menu.

Emerman says the space’s “raw architectural characteristics – the rough cement and brick walls” evoke the CHOP-SHOP aesthetic and give it a no-frills attitude. The team is looking forward to becoming a favorite Flatiron District destination for those looking for a creative and refreshing take on Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for dinner, and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

CHOP-SHOP II, 41 West 24th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (646) 964-5672.

111Shut the Front Door: #BeCoolSaveFuel

Shut the Front Door: #BeCoolSaveFuel

Today, Wednesday, July 22nd, is the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)'s Shut the Front Door Business Education Day. DCA organized hundreds of volunteers throughout the City to walk along dozens of business corridors to let store owners know that they can protect the environment and save money - simply by shutting the front door! 

When you keep store doors shut when air conditioning is running during the summer, you can:

  • Save over $1,000 on electric bills,
  • Prevent the unnecessary release of more than 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide, and
  • Save 5 barrels of oil.

If you are a business owner and did not get a visit by a DCA volunteer today, you can download the #BeCoolSaveFuel flyer here.

111Flatiron District Restaurants Participate in Summer 2015 Restaurant Week

Flatiron District Restaurants Participate in Summer 2015 Restaurant Week

Are you a Flatiron foodie who loves to try new local restaurants? From July 20th to August 14th, over a dozen restaurants in the Flatiron District are participating in NYC Restaurant Week, presented by NYC & Company. Restaurants are offering 3-course menus for $25 lunch and $35 dinner, not including beverages or gratuity.

See below for a list of participating Flatiron District restaurants:

A Voce Madison
41 Madison Avenue
(212) 545-8555
avocerestaurant.com/madison
 
Asellina
420 Park Avenue South 
(212) 317-2908
togrp.com/asellina
 
Birreria
200 Fifth Avenue
(212) 229-2560
eataly.com/nyc-la-birreria
 
Blue Smoke Flatiron
116 E 27th Street
(212) 447-7733
bluesmoke.com
 
Bo's Kitchen and Bar Room
6 West 24th Street
(212) 234-2373
bosrestaurant.com
 
Bread & Tulips
365 Park Avenue South
(212) 532-9100
breadandtulipsnyc.com
 
Dos Caminos Park Avenue
373 Park Avenue South
(212) 294-1000
doscaminos.com
 
Giorgio’s of Gramercy
27 East 21st Street
(212) 477-0007
giorgiosofgramercy.com          
 
ilili
236 Fifth Avenue
(212) 683-2929 
ililinyc.com
 
Junoon
27 West 24th Street
(212) 490-2100             
junoonnyc.com         

Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina
928 Broadway
(212) 777-2754
obica.com
 
Park Avenue Summer 
360 Park Ave. South
(212) 644-1900
parkavenyc.com
 
Raymi 
43 West 24th Street   
(212) 929-1200 
rayminyc.com
 
Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South
381 Park Avenue South
(212) 335-0093
sarabethsrestaurants.com
 
 

For American Express card holders, spend $25 or more and get $5 back! Simply enroll your eligible American Express Card, spend $25 or more in a single transaction using your enrolled Card at participating restaurants from July 20th to August 14th, and get a $5 statement credit. Enrolled cards are eligible to receive four (4) $5 statement credits. For more information, click here.

111Where to Watch Fireworks on July 4th

Where to Watch Fireworks on July 4th

New York City's iconic Independence Day celebration returns on July 4th with the annual Macy's fireworks show. The show made its debut in 1976 to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. The display will return to the East River again this year. The fireworks will be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge and from barges in the water below at 9:00 p.m. 

Public viewing sections for Manhattan will be the elevated portions from the FDR Drive from the following entry points: Pearl Street & Frankfort Street, Old Slip Upper Level, Broad Street Ground Level, Houston Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, and 42nd Street. Information about ADA/special needs viewing areas is available here

NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, suggests Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and along the east side of Lower Manhattan as the best viewing spots. TimeOut New York suggests Berry Park, Grand Ferry Park, and South Street Seaport, to name a few. 

The fireworks show starts at 9:00 p.m. Arrive early to grab a spot. Not a fan of crowds? Watch it in the comfort of your home on NBC at 8:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit macys.com.