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.
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:
If you are a business owner and did not get a visit by a DCA volunteer today, you can download the #BeCoolSaveFuel flyer here.
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 Madison41 Madison Avenue(212) 545-8555avocerestaurant.com/madison Asellina420 Park Avenue South (212) 317-2908togrp.com/asellina Birreria200 Fifth Avenue(212) 229-2560eataly.com/nyc-la-birreria Blue Smoke Flatiron116 E 27th Street(212) 447-7733bluesmoke.com Bo's Kitchen and Bar Room6 West 24th Street(212) 234-2373bosrestaurant.com Bread & Tulips365 Park Avenue South(212) 532-9100breadandtulipsnyc.com Dos Caminos Park Avenue373 Park Avenue South(212) 294-1000doscaminos.com Giorgio’s of Gramercy27 East 21st Street(212) 477-0007giorgiosofgramercy.com ilili236 Fifth Avenue(212) 683-2929 ililinyc.com Junoon27 West 24th Street(212) 490-2100 junoonnyc.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.
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.
Unlocking Potential: Empowering New York City's Immigrant Entrepreneurs
Are you an immigrant business owner or entrepreneur?
On June 11, SBS Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announced the release of Unlocking Potential: Empowering New York City's Immigrant Entrepreneurs – a report highlighting the economic impact of immigrant entrepreneurs in New York City, and the steps this administration is taking to better serve diverse communities throughout our City.
The City of New York is offering free business education in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, Arabic, and Bengali. You can take courses on topics such as business planning and operations, financing and accounting, and marketing. For more information, and to register for an upcoming free business course, visit www.nyc.gov/immigrantbusinesses.
June News Roundup
It’s almost the end of the month, which means it’s time for another installment of our Flatiron news roundup. Below is a summary of stories and events from the district from the month of June.
Image via Franceso Tonelli for The New York Times
New Neighbor: HG Stones
The BID welcomes HG Stones, an importer and wholesaler of natural stone and tile business, to West 25th Street. The name is short for Hindustan Granites Inc. HG Stones owns and operates their own quarries & processing facilities in Bangalore, India. They also have facilities in Brooklyn and Long Island. Their Flatiron District location acts as both a showroom and retail store, and is the company's first showroom.
Of the company’s recent expansion, HG Stones Chairman Babu Reddy says, “The new showroom is a beautiful and intimate space that industry professionals can go to check out the latest and greatest surfacing materials, and meet with their clients...we have some truly exciting things planned to celebrate our growth.”
The spacious interior is decorated with marbled stone, a stone reception desk, and a wall filled with many types and colors of stone slabs. HG Stones takes pride in their "large and easily accesseble inventory full of only the best materials."
Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only.
HG Stones, 28 West 25th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (212) 964-0900.
27 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
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