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.
Winter Off Broadway Week: Get Your 2-for-1 Tickets Today
Off-Broadway Week kicked off on Monday, February 23rd, and you can get your 2-for1 Off-Broadway tickets through March 8th!
With 40 shows to choose from, Off-Broadway Week has something for everyone. Shows range from musical comedy Avenue Q to experimental & interactive Blue Man Group and from performance Fuerza Bruta to drama Churchill.
To purchase 2-for-1 tickets, visit nycgo.com/off-broadway-week. For all other Off-Broadway shows, visit NYC & Co.'s Off-Broadway page to buy tickets to all Off-Broadway shows not part of the Off-Broadway Week promotion running February 23–March 8, 2015.
OEM Tip of the Week: Get CERT-ified!
New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) presents this week’s Tip of the Week: Get CERT-ified! OEM’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members support their communities by assisting with emergency education and response. CERTs are located throughout the five boroughs and support the efforts of New York City's first responders before, during, and after disaster.
Emergency services personnel are the best equipped to respond to disasters. During non-emergency situations, NYC CERTs educate their communities about emergency preparedness by working with the Ready New York program and building community disaster networks.
CERT members undergo an intensive 10-week training program that raises awareness about emergencies and disasters and provides basic response skills needed for fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, and traffic control. Want to assist your community during times of emergency? Become part of the New York City CERT program. Training cycles are held throughout the year.
For more information on the CERT program, download the brochure here.
Crime Prevention Tips from the 13th Precinct
New York City is the safest large city in the nation, but crime still exists. Assertive police strategies have cut crime dramatically, but you should never leave your personal property unattended. You can help the NYPD keep New York City safe by following these simple tips:
The NYPD's Crime Prevention Section coordinates a variety of Auto Theft Prevention Sticker Programs with the aim of preventing and reducing crimes committed against people and their property. Precinct level Crime Prevention Officers (CPO) administer these programs on the local level. The following is a listing of the programs:
For people interested in participating in the above programs, please contact Police Officer Arlotta, the 13th Precinct's Crime Prevention Officer at email@example.com or (212) 477-7411.
NYC Launches Small Business First
On February 17, 2015, the City of New York launched Small Business First to reduce the burden of regulation on small businesses and cut government red tape to make it easier for New York City small businesses to start, operate, and thrive.
Small Business First simplifies the regulatory landscape many small businesses confront in the establishment and ongoing operation of their businesses by improving communication between business owners and City government; streamlining licensing, permitting and tribunal processes; providing support and resources to help businesses understand and comply with City regulations; and ensuring assistance is accessible to all communities across the five boroughs.
The initiative is led by the Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Department of Small Business Services, with more than 15 partnering City agencies. In developing Small Business First, they worked closely with stakeholders, advocates, small business owners, neighborhood and community leaders, and elected officials, to solicit more than 600 unique comments and ideas detailing specific needs of small businesses.
As a direct result of these conversations, 30 initiatives were developed. Small Business First Initiatives include:
For more information on Small Business First, click here.
Paid Sick Leave Survey for Businesses
Last year on February 26, 2014, the New York City Council passed legislation to broaden and accelerate implementation of Paid Sick Leave law. All New York City employers with five or more employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year in New York City must provide paid sick leave. Employers with less than five employees must provide unpaid sick leave.
As the first full year of the Earned Sick Time Act draws to a close, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) recognizes that an initiative of the size and importance of Paid Sick Leave needs your continued support and input. The survey below was designed by DCA to collect feedback from business owners on the implementation of the Paid Sick Leave law. As a business owner or leader, you will be able to provide DCA with invaluable insight and help to ensure that the new law continues to be implemented in a way that is as easy for the business community as possible.
New Neighbor: Hudson Allergy
Hudson Allergy, a private allergy practice, opened their second NYC location on Fifth Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets in the Flatiron District. The practice was founded and led by two Columbia University trained physicians, Dr. Julie Kuriakose and Dr. Tim Mainardi.
They specialize in evaluating and testing many allergy conditions, including skin allergies, food allergies, seasonal allergies, asthma, drug & medication allergies, and more. Treatment options include allergy shots, medications, complementary & alternative medicine, and other options tailored to your specific needs.
Hudson Allergy also offers courses on allergies. Their Restaurant Food Safety Course addresses service for customers with food allergies. The course teaches restaurant employees, from manager to busser, what food allergy is, how to safely cook and serve food, and how to set up an emergency action plan.
Hudson Allergy accepts a variety of insurances, including Aetna, Blue Cross, United Health Insurance, Oxford, and Cigna. If you have a different health insurance, give them a call. Appointments can be scheduled during business hours by calling (212) 729-1283, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or making an appointment online.
Hudson Allergy, 208 Fifth Avenue, between 25th and 26th Streets, (212) 729-1283.
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