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#fbf to @upliftstudios#flatironfitness class last summer! @upliftstudiosis back on the #Flatiron Public Plaza as part of our Summer Series with @athletaon Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30PM. Join us - the class is FREE! #uplifting #getuplifted #wellnesswednesday #athletaflatiron #upliftyourworkout #freeworkout #nyc
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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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111Shut the Front Door: #BeCoolSaveFuel

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:

  • Save over $1,000 on electric bills,
  • Prevent the unnecessary release of more than 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide, and
  • Save 5 barrels of oil.

If you are a business owner and did not get a visit by a DCA volunteer today, you can download the #BeCoolSaveFuel flyer here.

111Flatiron District Restaurants Participate in Summer 2015 Restaurant Week

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 Madison
41 Madison Avenue
(212) 545-8555
avocerestaurant.com/madison
 
Asellina
420 Park Avenue South 
(212) 317-2908
togrp.com/asellina
 
Birreria
200 Fifth Avenue
(212) 229-2560
eataly.com/nyc-la-birreria
 
Blue Smoke Flatiron
116 E 27th Street
(212) 447-7733
bluesmoke.com
 
Bo's Kitchen and Bar Room
6 West 24th Street
(212) 234-2373
bosrestaurant.com
 
Bread & Tulips
365 Park Avenue South
(212) 532-9100
breadandtulipsnyc.com
 
Dos Caminos Park Avenue
373 Park Avenue South
(212) 294-1000
doscaminos.com
 
Giorgio’s of Gramercy
27 East 21st Street
(212) 477-0007
giorgiosofgramercy.com          
 
ilili
236 Fifth Avenue
(212) 683-2929 
ililinyc.com
 
Junoon
27 West 24th Street
(212) 490-2100             
junoonnyc.com         

Obica Mozzarella Bar Pizza e Cucina
928 Broadway
(212) 777-2754
obica.com
 
Park Avenue Summer 
360 Park Ave. South
(212) 644-1900
parkavenyc.com
 
Raymi 
43 West 24th Street   
(212) 929-1200 
rayminyc.com
 
Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South
381 Park Avenue South
(212) 335-0093
sarabethsrestaurants.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.

111Where to Watch Fireworks on July 4th

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.

111Unlocking Potential: Empowering New York City's Immigrant Entrepreneurs

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.

111June News Roundup

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.

  • Eleven Madison Park retained its coveted spot on Restaurant Magazine’s list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. The dining destination was ranked number five, the highest place among all North American restaurants, and was lauded for its “playful and often interactive” dishes and “impeccable service” (via New York Business Journal). Congratulations to co-owners Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, and the entire hard-working staff of this Flatiron culinary gem!
  • Stanford University announced that the new Stanford in New York program will be housed on the 18th floor of 915 Broadway, on the corner of 21st Street. This upcoming September, twenty students with backgrounds in the arts, architecture, design and urban studies will fill the space, and it will serve as their home base as they explore the surrounding Flatiron District and beyond. Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented Stanford in the negotiations for the seven-year lease (via Commercial Observer).
  • Over the weekend of June 13th and 14th, the area around Madison Square Park was transformed into a meat-lover’s paradise for the 13th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. More than 15 vendors from as far away as Tennessee grilled, baked, and smoked a wide variety of barbecue favorites. The event was also a showcase for musical talent, with six country and folk acts performing over the two days (via The New York Times and Gothamist). 
  • Two Flatiron businesses made the news this month with chilled coffee drinks designed to beat the summer heat. Brooklyn Roasting Company's 23rd Street location offers nitrogen cold brewed coffee, served out of a tap and infused with nitrogen bubbles which give the beverage a creamy consistency (via Fox). Over on Fifth Avenue, small batch roaster Toby's Estate now sells their popular cold-brew coffee in sealed 12-ounce bottles that are perfect for stocking up at home (via The New York Times).

 

Image via Franceso Tonelli for The New York Times

111New Neighbor: HG Stones

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.