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Tonight, Global Home celebrates their #NYC grand opening! We are thrilled to welcome them to the #Flatiron District! Find them at 25 East 20th Street.  <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/globalhome">@globalhome</a>
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Tonight, Global Home celebrates their #NYC grand opening! We are thrilled to welcome them to the #Flatiron District! Find them at 25 East 20th Street. @globalhome
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DYK that you can pick up a free copy of  <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/nyc_dot%27s">@nyc_dot's</a>2015 #NYC Bike Map from #Flatiron's Info Cart? Find it on the North Public Plaza at 23rd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. #bikenyc #publicspace #visionzero
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DYK that you can pick up a free copy of @nyc_dot's2015 #NYC Bike Map from #Flatiron's Info Cart? Find it on the North Public Plaza at 23rd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. #bikenyc #publicspace #visionzero
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About the BID
about bid

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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111Expansion of Free WiFi in Flatiron

Expansion of Free WiFi in Flatiron

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) has provided free WiFi on the Public Plazas at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue since 2011, and we are happy to announce the substantial expansion of WiFi coverage along 23rd Street from Sixth Avenue to Park Avenue South; along Fifth Avenue from 25th Street to 21st Street; along Broadway from 24th Street to 21st Street; and 21st Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.

The expansion of the Flatiron network was made possible through funding from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, matched by resources from the Flatiron Partnership. To make the network functional, local property owners and businesses generously worked with the BID for the installation of WiFi equipment on private property. The BID would like to thank - ABS Partners Real Estate, Adams & Co., Alan Tanksley Inc., Argo Tea, Flatiron Green Café, ilili BOX, L&L Holding Company, Marimekko, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Pentagram, SL Green, Two Trees Management Co., and Walter & Samuels.

While work on the network was being done, the network was accessible to the public, and in 2014, over 175,000 users logged on. This summer, the BID will continue to work to strengthen the network to accommodate increased usage demands. The network is promoted by signage on the Public Plazas and a streetlamp banner campaign along 23rd Street.

To log on to the network, look for “#Flatiron Free WiFi” along 23rd Street and on the Public Plazas.

111New York Times Magazine Cover Story

New York Times Magazine Cover Story

Last weekend, the North Flatiron Plaza was prominently featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine's special "Walking New York" issue. The massive image of a young man in mid-stride was by French artist JR, who was commissioned by The New York Times

JR is known for his work in urban spaces where he pastes photographs on to pavements, building facades, and one time on billboards in Times Square. For his work in Flatiron, JR and his team arrived early in the morning hours to paste the larger than life photograph in sections. By mid-morning, the Flatiron Plaza was open to the public and the piece of work on the ground was unbeknownst to passersby.

JR then photographed the plaza from a helicopter, and at night fall, the image was washed away. The final photograph appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine on Sunday, April 26th.

Read more and watch the behind the scenes video about what went into the project here.

11113th Precinct Community Council Meeting - New Schedule

13th Precinct Community Council Meeting - New Schedule

The New York Police Department's 13th Precinct, which includes the Flatiron District, welcomes the public every month to its Community Council meetings where guest speakers may be heard on a variety of topics and where public-safety concerns may be discussed directly with the precinct's Commanding Officer and Community Affairs Officers.

The Community Council provides a forum for community members to work with local police officers to address safety and quality of life issues. This year, the 13th Precinct Community Council will meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month in May, June, September, October and November of 2015.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. at 230 East 21st Street, between Second and Third Avenues.

2015 Meeting Dates:

  • June 2, 2015
  • July - No meeting
  • August - No meeting
  • August 4, 2015 - National Night Out
  • September 1, 2015
  • October 6, 2015
  • November 3, 2015
  • December- No meeting

Image of Captain Brendan Timoney, CO of the 13th Precinct.

111April News Roundup

April News Roundup

The month of April not only brought warmer weather and spring blooms, but also media attention highlighting individuals and businesses in the neighborhood. Below is a selection of stories and articles from the past month.

  • Since 1902, the Flatiron Building has served as one of the most iconic pieces of New York City architecture. Over the course of the building's history, few have done more to keep it running smoothly than Sunny Atis, the current superintendent who has worked there for 26 years. This month, Mr. Atis was recognized in a profile for the Wall Street Journal that examines his career and some of his best Flatiron Building stories (via The Wall Street Journal).
  • It's not news that the Flatiron District is one of the city's hottest tech hubs. As startups continue to flock to the neighborhood, businesses are responding to the new clientele. Read about how Cafe el Presidente and Birch Coffee in particular have become destinations for techies (via Crain's).
  • Following a similar theme, The Hollywood Reporter came up with their own list of the most popular restaurants for Silicon Alley's A-listers. Cafe el Presidente was lauded, along with highly acclaimed neighborhood newcomers Cosme and Upland (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • The luxury residential tower known as One Madison appeared in two high profile stories. First, it was reported that media mogul Rupert Murdoch had listed his triplex penthouse in the building for $72 million (via The Wall Street Journal). Mr. Murdoch also owns an apartment on the 57th floor which it was reported that he plans on keeping. Only a week later, two other celebrity tenants, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen, rented their apartment after just two days on the market (via NY Post).

 

Image via Agaton Strom for The Wall Street Journal

111Local Guide for Mother's Day 2015

Local Guide for Mother's Day 2015

Still figuring out how to show your appreciation for your mom? With less than two weeks until Mother's Day, we've put together a neighborhood guide - from where to take your mother to brunch, to where to buy flowers and more. Please contact the businesses directly for more information.

Restaurants

A Voce Madison, 41 Madison Avenue, corner of 26th Street, (212) 545-8555.

A Voce Madison offers a $54 pre-fixe menu for adults and $24 for children. 

Harding's, 32 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 600-2105.

For Mother's Day brunch, Harding's is offering complimentary "Mom's the Word" sparkling cocktails for all the Moms.

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets, (212) 683-2929.

ilili, "inspired Mediterranean cuisine in a contemporary setting," is serving Mother's Day brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Millesime, 92 Madison Avenue, corner of 29th Street, (212) 889-7100.

Millesime invites you to indulge Mom this year with Punch Brunch or a 3-course pre-fixe from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $79.00.

Obica, 928 Broadway, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (212) 777-2754.

Give your Mamma an Italian-style celebration at Obicà with Mother's Day specials for brunch and dinner in additon to their a la carte menu. Obica is gifting a special take-home treat for Mom.

Osteria del Principe, 27 East 23rd Street, between Madison and Park Avenue South, (646) 596-7864.

On Mother's Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Osteria del Principe serves up a 3-course pre-fixe menu with a complimentary glass of Prosecco or Mimosa for $45 per person (tax and tip not included). 

Raymi, 43 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 929-1200.

Raymi offers a $38 pre-fixe menu with small plate, large plate, and dessert in addition to their a la carte menu. 

Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South, 381 Park Avenue South, corner of 27th Street, (212) 335-0093.

Sarabeth's is offering specials for Mother's Day dinner. 

Flowers

Blooming Affairs, 925 Broadway, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (212) 262-0004.
Flower You, 122 East 25th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, (212) 477-1037.
Polux-FleuristePolux Fleuriste at Club Monaco, 160 Fifth Avenue, between 20th and 21st Streets, (646) 838-6374.

 

Chocolates and Gifts

DAVIDsTEA, 688 Sixth Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Streets, (212) 229-0002.
L'atelier du Chocolat, 59 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 243-0033.

 

Flatiron District businesses: have a Mother's Day special or deal that we are missing? Email us at info (at) flatironbid.org!

 

Image via Osteria del Principe.

111New Neighbor: Paris Baguette

New Neighbor: Paris Baguette

Paris Baguette is now open on Park Avenue South in the Flatiron District. The first Paris Baguette store in the United States opened in 2005 in Los Angeles, and today the chain has expanded to 40 stores from coast to coast. The café and bakery specializes in cakes, pastries, bread, sandwiches, coffee, tea, smoothies, frappes, and more.

Paris Baguette in Flatiron provides a cozy experience to customers with their "trend-setting bakery and café" concept. The Flatiron District store features a wall of baked goods across from cozy seating area for you to enjoy your morning pastry or afternoon cup of coffee.

Paris Baguette's parent company, the SPC Group, has been in business for over 68 years and is a well established brand in South Korea. Their mission is to cater to the masses as a world-class company. Paris Baguette aims to "bring new levels of satisfaction to people who experience our brand as we continue to create new products, and implement innovative ideas in the future." 

Hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Paris Baguette, 303 Park Avenue South, between 23rd and 24th Streets, (212) 677-0404.

Image via Paris Baguette