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.
SD26 Celebrates Five Years, Five Days
SD26 turns five next week! For five days, starting on Monday, September 15th until Friday, September 19th, SD26 will celebrate their anniversary “Five Years, Five Days.”
During these five days, guests are invited to stop by the bar from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for anniversary cocktail specials and bar bites! Spring44, Hangar One, Fever Tree, Ca 'del Bosco, Moretti, and Montenegro are partnering with SD26 to offer specialty anniversary cocktails paired with SD26 snacks. Don't forget to also try their anniversary cocktail Cinque Citrone with Cachaca Leblon, Citrius & FeverTree Ginger Beer.
As part of the celebration, there will be The Best of SD26 3-course prix fixe menu featuring highlights from the last five years for $45. An optional wine pairing of 2 glasses from Sommelier Eleonora Tirapelle for $30 or 3 glasses for $35 will also be offered. Sample menu items will include Baby Goat with Rosemary Potatoes & Braised Artichokes; Bufala Mozzarella, Golden Beets, Grilled Tropea Onion, Arugula Pesto; Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Chicken Livers & Crispy Sage; and more! The prix fixe promotion starts on September 15th and ends on October 15th.
SD26, 19 East 26th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenue, (212) 265-5959.
2014 Flatiron BID Community Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete our 2014 Community Survey. We want to hear your thoughts about the Flatiron neighborhood and the work that we do in the district.
As a thank you for participating, the BID will randomly select four respondents to receive a $75 gift certificate to a Flatiron District restaurant.
Click here to take the survey.
New Neighbor: Belgian Beer Café NoMad
The much anticipated opening of Belgian Beer Café NoMad (BBC NoMad), an authentic Belgian bar and restaurant, has finally arrived! On Thursday, August 28th, BBC NoMad celebrates their official grand opening. The 205 seat space spreads over two floors and was designed by Belgian-based Creneau International.
The Brussels-style Brasserie offers a large variety of old world and up-and-coming craft Belgian beers, both on draft and in bottles. The beer served will maintain the highest standards with respect to proper pouring rituals and the proper glassware with each brew being served in a specific glass that best promotes the flavor and notes of the beer. Bottled beers will be offered at three different temperatures: cellar, chambrée, and chilled.
There is an extensive menu of Belgian-inspired cuisine, spearheaded by Executive Chef Bill Peet. Menu items include salmon bacon quiche, steak tartare, and Belgian dining mainstay traditional Moules-Frites, mussels served with hand-cut Belgian fries.
An in-house beer sommelier curates beer pairings to enhance the dishes on the menu. As an example: the Witloof Salad, a traditional salad prepared with red and white Belgian endive (witloof), blue cheese, and candied walnuts, pairs well with a St. Feuillien Triple, a rich golden beer with subtle spice and citrus.
Hours are Monday and Tuesday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Belgian Beer Café NoMad, 220 Fifth Avenue, corner of 26th Street, 212-575-2337.
Photo by Oleg March
2-for-1 Broadway Tickets During Broadway Week
Bummed that NYC Restaurant Week is over? Look to NYC & Co.'s latest production: Broadway Week! 2-for-1 tickets went on sale Monday, and are available for performances from September 1st through September 14th.This means that you get 50% off each ticket with a minimum of two tickets purchased!
There are 21 plays and musicals to choose from, including Best Musical Tony Awards winners: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (2014), Kinky Boots (2013), and Once (2012); as well as fan favorites, such as Wicked and Mamma Mia.
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.
September Courses at the NYC Business Solutions Center
NYC Business Solutions is a set of free services offered by the Department of Small Business Services to help businesses start, operate and expand in New York City. Whether you're an entrepreneur, running a small business or a large corporation, NYC Business Solutions can work for you - for free.
Upcoming courses for the month of September include:
New Neighbor: EXKi
EXKi, a restaurant “providing exquisite recipes focusing on seasonal vegetables in an environment of respect for people and nature,” brings their European approach to quick and casual dining to the Flatiron District. The name of the restaurant is a play on the French word “exquis,” which means “exquisite.”
The concept was formed during a 1999 reunion of three former Belgian classmates: Fréderic Rouvez, Nicolas Steisel, and Arnaud de Meeus. These world travelers shared a passion for high-quality fresh food, but many times were forced to sacrifice freshness and quality to enjoy a quick meal. Their idea was simple: create a quick-casual restaurant using only fresh and natural ingredients.
In 2001, the first EXKi restaurant opened in Brussels. The restaurant’s immediate success led to the opening of additional restaurants in Brussels, Antwerp, Paris, Milan, and Luxembourg. Today, there are 78 EXKi restaurants around the world, including the first New York City restaurant located on Park Avenue South.
In EXKi’s upscale atmosphere with the convenience and transparency of a quick and casual restaurant, you can find an array of options on their menu, such as Just 3 Guys home baked baguettes with tomato, mozzarella, olive tapenade, and basil; Vermont Yard ciabatta with Vermont goat cheese, edamame hummus, organic mesclun, baby spinach, and honey; Fig-Essentials salad with penne, domestic prosciutto, figs, artichoke, zucchini, baby arugula, and mozzarella; and daily creations of savory tarts.
Hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EXKi, 257 Park Avenue South, between 20th and 21st Streets, (929) 236-3954.
27 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
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