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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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111Flatiron is a College Town

Flatiron is a College Town

Top Ranked Baruch & Touro Colleges Bring an Influx of Fall Students

Not many think of Manhattan as a college town, but a college town vibe may come to mind when you think of Greenwich Village and Morningside Heights. Well, add the Flatiron District to that list.  In addition to its 40-plus wellness studios, unbelievable array of casual and fine dining, and reputation as NYC’s Tech epicenter, Flatiron is home to thousands of college students attending Baruch College (CUNY) and Touro College. This summer, both schools received coveted spots on MONEY Magazine’s 2017-18 Best Colleges list.

At the front of the pack, Baruch College was named the #1 “Best Public College” in the country and ranked #2 on MONEY’s “Best Colleges for Your Money”. Baruch’s ability to boast successful alumni coupled with low levels of student debt, and a high rate of social mobility, landed the institution MONEY’s highest rankings. Over 18,000 students from 164 countries, 40% of which are first-generation college students, attend Baruch. The hard work of 500 full-time faculty members and over 700 administrative and personnel professionals allows Baruch to achieve these accolades. Adding to Baruch’s appeal? The Arts. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is home to theater, dance, and literary productions, and the Sidney Mishkin Gallery routinely showcases museum-quality traveling exhibits in addition to its permanent collection of over 300 artworks from the 20th Century. Both students and Flatiron neighbors are able to take advantage of the cultural enrichment the school offers.

Not to be outdone, Touro College earned the title of MONEY’s #1 “Value-Added All-Star”. This list awards schools that best help students achieve significant upward mobility, looking specifically at graduation rates, student loan repayment rates, and alumni earnings for a given student population. Touro, founded in 1971 with a mission to provide a stellar education to the Jewish community, is the youngest school included on Money Magazine’s list. Touro College’s student body is increasingly diverse, with enrollment bringing 10,000 students into the Flatiron District. The school also boasts more than  200 full-time professors and academics on its faculty. Touro’s Graduate School of Jewish Studies, School of Health Sciences, New York School of Career and Applied Sciences (NYSCAS), Graduate School of Education, and Graduate School of Social Work offer exceptional opportunities for working professionals.

The common thread between these Flatiron institutions: the best bang for your buck. 2016 college graduates averaged $37,172 in student loan debt (via Student Debt Hero). Graduates from both Baruch College and Touro College enter the workforce owing considerably less ($8,500 on average at Baruch, $10,849 at Touro) and, helped by ready access to incredible internship and work experience opportunities in New York City, within five years, earn on average roughly $50,000 per year.

In the coming weeks, as the neighborhood prepares for fall, expect an influx of freshmen, upper classmen, and graduate students returning to their college town, the Flatiron District, ready to hit the books. And thanks to the education they’re receiving at either Baruch or Touro College, we already know they’ll be set up for success.

111July News Roundup

July News Roundup

The Flatiron District brought the heat in July (pun intended). Noteworthy restaurants received critical acclaim, businesses celebrated big milestones, and commercial office space launched renovations. Stay up-do-date with the latest Flatiron District News with the BID’s monthly roundup of notable highlights and be sure to check out the final two weeks of our 2017 Flatiron Summer Series.

  • Several of the district's restaurants received praise for their innovative food and drink. Cosme's brunch was described as "delicious, quite comforting, and sublime" (via IJustWantToEat) and its most talked about dessert, the Corn Husk Meringue, "composes the perfect bite" and is worthy of a spot on your Instagram page, and Cote's upscale Korean Barbeque was featured on the list of trendy spots that won't ruin your diet (via New York Post). The bar at Hill Country Barbeque Market was listed as one of New York City's greatest happy hour deals (via Eater NY). The district is also excited to welcome Zucker's Bagels & Smoked Fish to the neighborhood, where they will soon open their largest location to date (via Forward).
  • Businesses in the district celebrated big milestones this month. Fujifilm's experiential brick and mortar store, The Wonder Photo Shop, commemorated serving over 80,000 guests (via Digital Trends) in its first year and WeWork was selected as one of the top five co-working spaces in the world (via Wall Street Journal). Cheddar expanded its business news broadcasting to live segments from the Hamptons every Friday this summer (via Guest of a Guest), and opened a West Coast studio in Los Angeles (via Hollywood Reporter). Finally, Flywheel Sports! announced a partnership with Truly, a spiked sparkling water, with four weeks of 'Cycle and Sip' summer classes (via PR Newswire). 
  • The digital media outlet, Quartz, has a newly redesigned office space by Desai Chia Architecture at its Manhattan headquarters located within the district (via DeZeen). The Skimm recently gave a grand tour of their headquarters, also located in the district, as they celebrated their fifth anniversary (via Business Insider).
  • Local events were a hit in July. The Museum of Broken Relationships pop-up located in the Flatiron North Public Plaza garnered massive buzz for Bravo TV's new show A Night With My Ex (via Time Out). Madison Square Park launched their Summer Concert Series this month providing free outdoor concerts each Wednesday through August 16 (via Murph Guide). 

Image of Cosme via A Life Worth Eating 

 

111Flatiron BID Issues RFP for Holiday Event Management Team

Flatiron BID Issues RFP for Holiday Event Management Team

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District seeks proposals from qualified firms through this request for proposals (RFP) to develop and manage events and programming related to a large scale holiday season installation on the North Flatiron Public Plaza during the 2017 holiday season.

Click here to download the RFP.

111NYC Restaurant Week Returns with 18 Participating Flatiron District Restaurants

NYC Restaurant Week Returns with 18 Participating Flatiron District Restaurants

Reservations are now open for the summer edition of NYC Restaurant Week, taking place from July 24 to August 18. This is the 25th anniversary of NYC Restaurant Week, which is a semiannual promotion by NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization for the five boroughs of New York City.

Participating restaurants are offering three-course lunches for $29 and dinners for $42, not including beverages or gratuity. For a full list of participating restaurants and information on reservations, click here. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made on OpenTable - an official sponsor of NYC Restaurant Week.

See below for a list of participating Flatiron District restaurants: 

Almayass

 

24 East 21st Street

 

(212) 473-3100

 

 
Black Barn

 

19 East 26th Street

 

(212) 265-5959

 

 

 

Bo's Kitchen and Bar Room

 

6 West 24th Street

 

(212) 234-2373

 

 

 

Bread & Tulips

 

365 Park Avenue South

 

(212) 532-9100

 

 

 

The Clocktower at The New York EDITION Hotel

 

5 Madison Avenue

 

Entrance on 24th Street

 

(212) 413-4300

 

 

 

Dos Caminos Park Avenue

 

373 Park Avenue South

 

(212) 294-1000

 

 

 

Giorgio’s of Gramercy

 

27 East 21st Street

 

(212) 477-0007 

 

 

 

Hanjan

 

36 West 26th Street

 

(212) 206-7226

 

 

 

ilili Restaurant 

 

236 Fifth Avenue

 

(212) 683-2929 

 

 

 

Junoon

 

27 West 24th Street

 

(212) 490-2100

 

 

 

La Pecora Bianca

 

1133 Broadway

 

(212) 498-9696

 

 

 

Maysville

 

17 West 26th Street

 

(646) 490-8240

 

 

 

Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina

 

928 Broadway

 

(212) 777-2754

 

 

 

Park Avenue Summer

 

360 Park Avenue South

 

(212) 951-7111

 

 

 

Raymi

 

43 West 24th Street

 

(212) 929-1200

 

 

 

Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South

 

381 Park Avenue South

 

(212) 335-0093

 

 

 

Tarallucci e Vino

 

44 East 28th Street

 

(212) 779-1100

 

 

 

Zero Otto Nove

 

15 West 21st Street

 

(212) 242-0899

 

111New Neighbor: KOHLER Experience Center

New Neighbor: KOHLER Experience Center

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is thrilled to welcome KOHLER's new retail concept to the Flatiron District. The first KOHLER Experience Center in the world is now open at 6 West 22nd Street. The Center houses fully-functioning displays of Kohler’s global product line available across the world—a first for both the industry and for the KOHLER brand. This will enable trade professionals and consumers to test and source KOHLER products like never before. Fully-functioning products, including showers, tubs, sinks, and toilets will enable all customers to experience the true differences in performance and design.

"We chose Flatiron because of its growing reputation as the new design district," says Kymberly Weiner, New York City sales and development manager, "We didn’t want to be anywhere else! We actually looked for the perfect Flatiron property for over two years before finding this one."

At the New York City flagship located in Manhattan’s iconic Flatiron District, each touchpoint of the 10,000 square-foot space is designed to connect and inspire. The Experience Center within the KEC is the only private bathing space in New York City where guests can exclusively experience Kohler’s most impressive offering of products like Real Rain, the DTV+ digital showering system, VibrAcoustic hydrotherapy, and a range of showerheads and intelligent toilets among the very latest in KOHLER technology.

To best serve design professionals, KEC will also offer a new KOHLER global specification service, which will for the first time allow professional architects and designers working on international projects to have instant, hands-on access to all products across the entire KOHLER global portfolio. A Kohler team of experts will be stationed on-site to help source and resolve complex plumbing projects both in the United States and around the world. By appointment video conferencing will also be available, connecting customers with the full network of KOHLER product experts across its international markets.

“We recognized a tremendous need across the industry for a deeper knowledge and insight into how our products work,” says Larry Yuen, Kohler Co. president of the global Kitchen & Bath Group. “From a plumbing perspective, the products that work in a bathroom in Milan are acutely different from those that need to work in a hotel in Dubai, for instance. Our goal with the KEC is to provide design professionals with both the ability to source and resolve all plumbing needs on a global scale from any KEC location.”

Each KEC will also serve as an art exhibit space for select pieces from the permanent collection of Kohler Co. and its renowned Arts/Industry program through the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, which fosters the intersection of art and the industrial process. Since its founding in 1974, the program has hosted more than 500 resident artists from around the world at the manufacturer’s global headquarters in Kohler, Wis., where in its pottery and foundry, they are immersed in a new creative medium.

Kohler Co. plans to launch a total of nine KECs over the next year to meet the global demand. In addition to the New York opening, London will immediately follow, along with Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New Delhi and Taipei opening later in the year.

KEC NYC will be open seven days a week, welcoming walk-ins from both consumers and trade professionals. It will be run and operated in partnership with Best Plumbing Supply, a leading KOHLER plumbing distributor in the Northeast. 

The store is open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

KOHLER Experience Center, 6 West 22nd Street, (855) 466-7031

111New Neighbor: CAVA

New Neighbor: CAVA

Get ready for a new flavor on Park Avenue South! The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is excited to welcome CAVA to the northeast end of the district. Started by three childhood friends, CAVA celebrates the flavors of their families’ traditional Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting.

The philosophy behind CAVA is simple: healthful eating should always be vibrant, filling, and fulfilling, too. That’s why they craft their Mediterranean-inspired bowls, salads, and pitas with locally sourced, delicious ingredients.

“After introducing CAVA to New York City in the historic Union Square neighborhood, we are thrilled to open our second location in the similarly iconic Flatiron district. CAVA is looking forward to adding to the increasing number of exciting food options for workers and residents alike, ” added CEO, Brett Schulman.

Ted Xenohristos, Ike Grigoropoulos, and Executive Chef Dimitri Moshovitis created CAVA to bring modern, authentic, and vibrant Mediterranean food to a national audience using ingredients made from scratch in-house every day making it easier and effortless to eat well and enjoy great food.

CAVA offers a customizable menu of over 50 ingredients like their signature Crazy Feta, Border Springs Spicy Lamb Meatballs, and Cauliflower Quinoa Tabbouleh as well as creative rotating seasonal offerings of juices, soups, and roasted vegetables. Committed to working with best in class food partners including local farmers and artisan producers, CAVA adds an additional delicious and healthy option to the Flatiron's fast-casual landscape. 

CAVA, 325 Park Avenue South. Hours are daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.