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 <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/rizzolibookstore">@rizzolibookstore</a>has given us 3 books about New York City and our neighborhood to giveaway! Here's how to enter to win on Instagram:

1. Take a photo of your favorite place to read and tell us why, and use #FlatironLovesRizzoliBookstore

2. Follow us on Instagram  <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/FlatironNY%0A%0AEntries">@FlatironNY

Entries</a>must be posted by Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). One entry per account. Account must be public to be eligible to win. Photo and follow required to win. Open to US residents only. Winner will be announced on International Literacy Day on Tuesday, September 8.
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@rizzolibookstorehas given us 3 books about New York City and our neighborhood to giveaway! Here's how to enter to win on Instagram: 1. Take a photo of your favorite place to read and tell us why, and use #FlatironLovesRizzoliBookstore 2. Follow us on Instagram @FlatironNY Entriesmust be posted by Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). One entry per account. Account must be public to be eligible to win. Photo and follow required to win. Open to US residents only. Winner will be announced on International Literacy Day on Tuesday, September 8. #Flatiron #NYC #contest
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Happy 5th birthday in #Flatiron,  <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/eatalyusa%21">@eatalyusa!</a>Now let's cut the cake! #eatbetterlivebetter #happybirthday #eatalynyc
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Happy 5th birthday in #Flatiron, @eatalyusa!Now let's cut the cake! #eatbetterlivebetter #happybirthday #eatalynyc
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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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111August News Roundup

August News Roundup

With summer in full swing, one might expect a quieter month in the Flatiron District. However, the neighborhood continued to bustle with activity - welcoming new neighbors and seeing real estate deals completed.   

Below is our monthly roundup of notable highlights from the district:

  • Flatiron’s newest hotel The New York EDITION was billed as “A Luxury Hotel for a New Generation.” Hotelier Ian Schrager, in partnership with Marriott, presents an experience that “speaks to the next generation of travelers—who value the luxury of simplicity and the right combination of glamour and restraint” (via Forbes). Also in August, the hotel’s restaurant, The Clocktower, received a shining review from restaurant critic Pete Wells (via The New York Times).
  • As was reported in May, SL Green purchased the 29-story office tower at 11 Madison Avenue from owners CIM Group and the Sapir Organization. The deal closed this month for $2.285 billion plus approximately $300 million in costs associated with lease-stipulated improvements (via Business Wire).
  • August brought a flurry of activity to the historic St. James Building. Following the July opening of Rizzoli Bookstore, the building welcomed two new dining destinations. La Pecora Bianca opened as one of “The Hottest Restaurants in Manhattan Right Now, August 2015” (via Eater). Around the corner on West 26th Street, INDAY brings a new Indian food concept to Flatiron’s fast-casual dining scene (via Grubstreet).

Image via Danny Ghitis for The New York Times.

111@FlatironNY Instagram Contest: Win 3 Books from Rizzoli Bookstore

@FlatironNY Instagram Contest: Win 3 Books from Rizzoli Bookstore

Earlier this summer, the BID welcomed our “New Neighbor” - Rizzoli Bookstore, located on the ground floor of the historic St. James Building. In honor of the official opening of the flagship bookstore and International Literacy Day on Tuesday, September 8th, we have a contest for you! 

Rizzoli Bookstore has given the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership books about New York City and our neighborhood to giveaway (How to EatalyIn Love in New York & New York, New York)! Here's how to enter to win on Instagram:

1. Take a photo of your favorite place to read and tell us why, and use #FlatironLovesRizzoliBookstore

2. Follow us on Instagram @FlatironNY

Entries must be posted by Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). One entry per account. Account must be public to be eligible to win. Photo and follow required to win. Open to US residents only. Winner will be announced on International Literacy Day on Tuesday, September 8.

111New Neighbor: Bling Spa

New Neighbor: Bling Spa

The Bling Spa, located on the 2nd Floor of 20 West 23rd Street, specializes in nail spa treatments in a relaxing and luxurious setting. Bling’s highly-skilled nail technicians are trained in the latest nail care trends and techniques, using the highest quality organic ingredients.

Featuring a range of gel lacquers and high-end polishes by Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Tom Ford, Bling uses only the highest quality products to protect your natural nails while providing stunning designs that are classic, trendy, or a twist of both.

Bling was designed from the ground up to host events, from corporate presentations and events to bridal showers and bachelorette parties. The dedicated pedicure room features industry-best pedicure chairs by Continuum with free wifi and an iPad at each station.

As an added bonus, Bling’s nail services can be performed while customers have eyelash extensions added at Blinglash, Bling’s third-floor eyelash extension boutique.  

New customers in the Flatiron District receive 20% off all spa services

Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturday ad 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. 

Bling Spa, 20 West 23rd Street (2nd Floor), between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 674-2220.

1112-For-1 Broadway Week Tickets are Back!

2-For-1 Broadway Week Tickets are Back!

Broadway Week's 2-for-1 tickets go on sale today for shows from September 7 through September 20! These tickets are presented by NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York. 

There are 22 plays and musicals to choose from, including Best Musical Tony Awards winners: Fun Home (2015), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (2014), Kinky Boots (2013), and Once (2012).

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.

111New Neighbor: CHOP-SHOP II

New Neighbor: CHOP-SHOP II

Cool cucumber salads and spicy sesame noodles are on the menu at CHOP-SHOP II, Flatiron’s newest contemporary Asian restaurant. The brainchild of Danny Emerman and Mah Chan of Bottino, and Robert Wu and Jason Li, CHOP-SHOP II offers respite from the bustling streets of Manhattan and serves its guests an eclectic variety of Asian cuisines in its minimalist venue.

The Flatiron location opens its doors 3 years after its sister restaurant in Chelsea, and Danny Emerman, CHOP-SHOP’s owner/manager, hopes to bridge the restaurants’ diverse demographics over the two neighborhoods. “So many of our customers live here and work there, or work here and live there. Great cross-pollination!” explains Emerman. Its central location will attract business lunch diners, curious tourists, as well as larger groups who may sample from the restaurant’s family-style tasting menu.

Emerman says the space’s “raw architectural characteristics – the rough cement and brick walls” evoke the CHOP-SHOP aesthetic and give it a no-frills attitude. The team is looking forward to becoming a favorite Flatiron District destination for those looking for a creative and refreshing take on Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisines.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for dinner, and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

CHOP-SHOP II, 41 West 24th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (646) 964-5672.

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.