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Save the date to shop at some of your favorite Flatiron businesses! When you do, participate in our Small Business Social Media Scavenger Hunt to get discounts at local retailers and win a Flatiron prize.
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It's one week until Small Business Saturday! 🎉🛍 . Save the date to shop at some of your favorite Flatiron businesses! When you do, participate in our Small Business Social Media Scavenger Hunt to get discounts at local retailers and win a Flatiron prize. . Details to come on our social channels & email newsletter! If you're not yet signed up, go to FlatironDistrict.NYC and subscribe in the top right corner. #smallbusinesssaturday If you are a district business that would like to participate, send us a DM or email info @flatironbid.org #discoverflatiron#savethedate
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Finishing touches on the installation before our Launch Event on Monday. Be there at 6pm and bring all your friends!

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Finishing touches on the installation before our Launch Event on Monday. Be there at 6pm and bring all your friends! Link in the bio! ⬆⬆⬆ #FlatironReflection #23DaysofFlatironCheer
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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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111October News Roundup

October News Roundup

The Flatiron District was as busy as ever in October. Noteworthy restaurants and bars received media attention, new tenants moved to the district, and Flatiron-based companies announced plans to lease additional office space in the district. Stay up-to-date with the latest Flatiron District News with the BID’s monthly roundup of notable highlights, and be sure to get your tickets for Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships.

  • Iconic neighborhood restaurant Eleven Madison Park reopened its doors in the Flatiron District earlier this month after a months-long renovation. The revamped restaurant from co-owners Daniel Humm and Will Guidara features a redesigned interior, a new streamlined tasting menu, and an overhauled cocktail program (via Vogue). Even the clothing at Eleven Madison Park received an update, as Flatiron-based designer Todd Snyder created new custom suits for the restaurant’s servers (via GQ).
  • Eleven Madison Park wasn’t the only district business that made headlines this month, as The NoMad was named the best bar in North America on this year’s ranking of “The World’s 50 Best Bars” (via Eater NY). Also new in October, Parisian-inspired Doux Supperclub opened its doors at 59 West 21st Street. Doux features a café and bar, as well as a larger lounge space (via Gothamist).
  • New tenants continued to seek out Flatiron District office space in October. Coworking space provider Knotel announced that they signed a 10-year, 25,000 s/f lease at 55 West 21st Street (via Commercial Observer), while Scotland-based premium liquor company, Edrington Americas, signed a 10-year, 25,390 s/f lease at 27 West 23rd Street (via The New York Post).
  • In other real estate news, a number of companies already based in the Flatiron District announced plans to expand and lease additional office space in the neighborhood. Notable October signings included media company theSkimm moving to an expanded 22,000 s/f office at 50 West 23rd Street (via Commercial Observer) and online published BDG Media leasing an additional 17,000 s/f at 315 Park Avenue South (via Real Estate Weekly).

Image via Eleven Madison Park

111New Neighbor: New York Laser Loft

New Neighbor: New York Laser Loft

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is happy to welcome New York Laser Loft to the neighborhood! New York Laser Loft is a boutique med spa located in the heart of the district. New York Laser Loft was founded by sisters Hannah & Shannon Sabas, pairing Hannah's years of med spa experience with Shannon's management and customer service expertise. Their goal is to give every client a unique, personal, and most importantly, effective treatment.

"We chose to be located in the Flatiron District because the neighborhood has so much good energy. We also love the fact that it's clean and has plenty of outdoor space, which is such a luxury in NYC," says Shannon. "It's also filled with young professionals, which is a perfect fit for our business where people can be in and out of a treatment on their lunch break...maybe even with time for some shopping or relaxing at the park."

New York Laser Loft is has a secret weapon. Not only is their equipment brand-spanking new, they are one of the very few med spas in NYC to use the Quanta Laser. Handmade in Italy, the Quanta laser is the most powerful, fast, and effective laser in the USA, and Hannah says their clients are already noticing the difference. The Sabas sisters don't believe in wasting time and money on ineffective treatments, and they're very confident that their clients will be more than happy with the results. New York Laser Loft hopes to exceed expectations by giving clients the safest, most effective treatments out there.

The med spa is open by appointment Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

New York Laser Loft, 1115 Broadway, 11th Floor, (646) 393-4364 

111Fall 2017 Intersections Speaker Series Recap

Fall 2017 Intersections Speaker Series Recap

NYPD Commanding Officers Brendan Timoney and Christopher Flanagan discussed district safety, neighborhood conditions, and combating identity theft as part of the BID's Intersections program, focused on information, ideas, and our community, on October 17.

“One of the most important components of our Public Safety program is the relationship we have with the 13th Precinct,” said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. “We’re very happy today to talk about safety and security in the neighborhood.”

This is the ninth year of the BID’s Intersections Speaker Series. The free event—held at TD Bank at 260 Park Avenue South—drew residents and business representatives from the Flatiron District.

The event began with a presentation by Deputy Inspector Timoney, Commanding Officer of the 13th Precinct. He noted that serious incidents in the district have significantly declined, with an overall drop of 11% in seven major crime categories.

Timoney talked about NYPD’s cabaret team, which addresses nightlife issues, and offered advice on how to prevent commercial and residential burglaries. Recommendations included ensuring air conditioning units are properly secured, buildings provide secure spaces for delivery packages, and that gym-goers leave valuables at home when working out.

“Shoplifting is a major, major thing in this area, especially along Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue,” he said, noting that smartphone theft has been a recurring problem.

Deputy Inspector Christopher Flanagan, Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s Financial Crimes Task Force, next detailed multiple ways thieves can steal identities - and ultimately, money - through credit card scams, check fraud, counterfeiting, ATM skimming devices, business email compromises (including spoofed emails), and phishing and phone scams.

Flanagan described a new trend, where thieves are devising devices to reach into mailboxes to extract mail, stealing checks, and then washing them with chemicals in order to fill them out with new information.

“What perps are doing is stealing checks from mailboxes, using glue traps, relatively ingenious devices,” he said. Deputy Inspector Flanagan recommended using online payments when available and practicing diligence about any unsolicited payments received in the mail. “Do not accept checks if you don’t know where they are coming from.” 

“I will tell you your data has already been stolen,” he cautioned. “It’s a matter of waiting until someone uses it.” His final recommedation was to regularly monitor bank statements, credit card bills, and credit reports.

111New Neighbor: Merakia: Greek MountainThief Spithouse + Steak

New Neighbor: Merakia: Greek MountainThief Spithouse + Steak

The Flatiron District is excited to be the home of Merakia: Greek MountainThief Spithouse + Steak. Owners Andreas and Renee Typaldos, along with managing partners Taryn Spivack and Andreas Kelemidis, opened Merakia on West 21st Street earlier this month.

Named for the Greek word to describe something with soul, creativity, and love, the restaurant celebrates a rustic style of cooking known in Greece as Psistaria (the P is silent) where meats are grilled or cooked on a spit.

Merakia was designed by interior designer Anna Neidermeyer in an urban-rustic fashion with blue tones, warm neutral colors, natural brick, antique mirrors, and a reclaimed wood floor. The bar features a marble slab top, custom lighting, and unique, hand-made fixtures. The front café includes doors onto the street to create an alfresco atmosphere, and lead into the bar, featuring a marble slab top and custom lighting, to booths with copper tabletops. A glass wine room flanks the open kitchen so guests can view the rotisserie and grill. Finally, in the back of the restaurant, there is a semi-separate dining room complete with a stone fireplace, tufted banquettes, white-washed brick, and custom coffered ceiling.

The menu, designed by Chef Tassos Ballas, is executed by an ensemble of Greek cooks. It is divided into sections, including: MountainThief Spit + Sigs which include Pork Kontosouvli (pork marinated for 24 hours in cholifero wine), Kleftico Karveli (lamb shank slow-cooked with herbs and baked in a round karveli bread), and spit-fire roasted potatoes; America America which includes hangar, porterhouse, bone-in ribeye, petit filet (“for a dainty thief”), lamb chops, and Mixed Grill, served with feta fries; (Not So) Small Plates for appetizers such as octopus, saganaki, and keftedes; and Dip-In which includes traditional Greek staples.

Pescatarians have a section on the menu called No Meat Tonight Please featuring grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon, Mediterranean Sea Bass, and Astakomakaronada, a traditional Greek pasta dish with slow-cooked lobster in tomato gravy. The Rabbit Food section of the menu is veggie-centric. 

Merakia’s dessert menu boasts a ‘Greek-ified’ cheesecake, chocolate soufflé with kaimaki ice cream, and avgofeta (a French toast-like dessert spread with merenda, peanut butter, peanuts, and Oreo crumble).

The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Closed on Sundays. 

Merakia, 5 West 21st Street, (212) 380-1950

111September News Roundup

September News Roundup

September was another busy month in the Flatiron District with media attention focusing on restaurants, commercial and retail real estate transactions, and the BID’s own events and reports. Stay up to date with the latest Flatiron District news with the BID’s monthly roundup of notable highlights.

  • September saw several new additions to the neighborhood’s vibrant food scene. Greek steakhouse Merakia debuted at 5 West 21st Street (via Gothamist), while Chinatown poke restaurant Chikarashi opened its second NYC outpost at 1158 Broadway (via Eater NY). After opening at 16 West 22nd Street in June, Korean-American steakhouse Cote has continued to receive positive critical acclaim. In a recent three-star review from Eater NY, Cote was dubbed “one of the city’s most exhilarating places to eat beef.”
  • With institutions like the Center for Book Arts and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), the Flatiron District is already an NYC destination for those looking for unique educational and cultural experiences. Earlier this month, Fotografiska, a Swedish center for contemporary photography, announced that it will be opening a photography museum in the Flatiron District at 281 Park Avenue South. The museum will be Fotografiska’s first U.S. location and will include a restaurant and café (via Real Estate Weekly).
  • In other real estate news, the Flatiron BID released its seventh annual Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now report. This year’s report subtitled, “Resilient Retail in the Flatiron District”, highlights recent real estate trends, as well as the continued strength of the district’s retail sector amid challenging market conditions (via Real Estate Weekly). To download the full report, click here.
  • On September 12th, the BID and Baruch College welcomed nearly 100 small business owners and employees to the 2017 Business Assistance Forum. Titled “The Launch. The Buzz. The Buy-in.”, this year’s event focused on entrepreneurship and included a panel discussion and four concurrent workshops on launching a business, building a team, choosing between co-working and traditional office space, and digital marketing (via City Limits).

Image of Cote via Eater NY

111Resilient Retail in the Flatiron District

Resilient Retail in the Flatiron District

Yesterday, the Flatiron BID released its seventh annual Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now report. Subtitled "Resilient Retail in the Flatiron District," this year's report describes the vital statistics of the district in 2017 and highlights the strength of the district's retail sector. The report is among a suite of publications from the BID that focuses on the real estate market in the neighborhood.

“As this report clearly demonstrates, Flatiron is a dynamic neighborhood with an irresistible mix of commercial and residential sectors,” said Jennifer Brown, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Executive Director. “We are excited to report that the retail landscape in the Flatiron District continues to thrive, and a wide variety of innovative retailers are continuing to set up shop in the neighborhood.”

The BID boundaries cover about 21.6 million square feet of commercial space and house approximately 4,200 commercial tenants and 570 ground-floor businesses. Flatiron's retail sector has continued to thrive over the past year. One sign of the neighborhood's continued growth is that retailers are increasingly deciding to make their New York City debut in Flatiron. In 2017, British lifestyle brand The White Company and kitchen and bath manufacturer KOHLER each opened flagship stores in the district.

Other retailers, seeking new ways to engage customers, have opened innovative concept stores in Flatiron, following the lead of neighborhood destination Eataly, a pioneer in experiential retail that opened in 2010. In late 2016 menswear brand Todd Snyder and Fujifilm's Wonder Photo Shop each opened experiential stores in the district.

To download the full report, click here