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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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111Valentine's Day in the Flatiron District

Valentine's Day in the Flatiron District

Wondering where to take your special someone on Valentine's Day? With almost 200 food and drink establishments in the neighborhood, the Flatiron District has you covered! As usual, contact the restaurants directly for reservations and more information.  

230 FIFTH, 230 Fifth Avenue, corner of 27th Street, (212) 725-4300.

Treat your significant other to a special Valentine’s Day. Brunch is served from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $29 for adults and $15 for children 12 years and under. Dinner comes in prepaid packages for two. Choices range from Perrier Jouet Grand Brut at $180 to Dom Perignon at $425. All packages include a starter, assorted platter, and dessert. 

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

Amore! Valentine's Day at A Voce Madison is a New York classic. Enjoy a 4-course tasting menu from their modern Italian kitchen for $110. 

Almayass, 24 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue South, (212) 473-3100.

Valentine's Dinner at Almayass consists of a 6-course menu with a glass of Champagne for $90. First seating is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and second seating is from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Bread & Tulips, 365 Park Avenue South, between 26th and 27th Streets, (212) 532-9100.

Snuggle up at Bread & Tulips this Valentine's Day and enjoy a romantic 4-course dinner and Prosecco toast with your loved one!

Dos Caminos, 373 Park Avenue South, between East 26th and East 27th Streets, (212) 294-1000.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved one at Dos Caminos. In addition to the regular a la carte menu there will be holiday inspired specials. 

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, corner of West 23rd Street, (212) 229-2560.

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Eataly with special dishes in all of their restaurants. Reservations are available at the following restaurants: Manzo, Il Pesce, and Le Verdure.

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

A succulent 6-course menu with a complimentary glass of La Caravelle Brut Rose Champagne for $115, plus a surprise gift to one of you. Tax and gratuity excluded.

Junoon, 27 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 490-2100.

Junoonis serving a 5-course (6th course supplemental) tasting menu on Valentine's Day. 

Mihoko's 21 Grams, 16 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 741-0021.

Celebrate your “unforgettable night of romance” at Mihoko’s 21 Grams on February 13th and 14th. This 5-course dinner is $150. Sake and wine pairing is $125. Vegan and vegetarian options are available. 

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

Enjoy a 3-course pre fixe menu with complimentary champagne toast for $79 per person.

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

From February 13th through February 15th, celebrate San Valentino with a delicate menu, served couple-style to share "bite-by-bite at a leisurely pace, exchanging sweet words and eternal love." $130 per couple.

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

Join Osteria del Principe for a romantic dinner! They will be serving a 3-course pre fix menu with complimentary glass of prosecco for $ 50 person. There will also be a selected a la carte menu with Valentine's Day chef additions.

Pranna, 79 Madison Avenue, corner of 28th Street, (212) 696-5700.

On Valentine’s Day, Pranna is serving up a 3-course prix fixe special. For $125 per couple, you will receive one specialty cocktail per person, with the choice of two small plates, choice of two large plates, and desserts. 

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

Join Raymi for a 4-course dinner with sparkling wine on Valentine's Day, Saturday the 14th. $65 per person. With wine paring $85. A la carte menu will not available.

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

On Valentine's Day, Sarabeth's will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition to the regular menu, they will be offering an additional 3-course prix fixe menu for $60 per person.  

Updated as of January 29th:

Birreria Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, corner of 23rd Street, (212) 229-2560.

Join Birreria at Eataly for ONE NIGHT STAND: An Anti-Valentine's Day Beer Bash on February 14th. The 12-hour event will feature "20 breweries, more than 50 beers, and sexy food pairings." Entry to the event is free. There will be $3 beer and food tickets available at the door. 

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

Image via Eataly

111New Neighbor: TD Bank

New Neighbor: TD Bank

On Friday, January 30th, TD Bank opens their 125th Store in New York City, which is their 4th branch in the Flatiron District, located just across the street from the historic Flatiron Building at the intersection of Broadway and 23rd Street.

The Grand Opening celebration is open to the community from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and includes free refreshments, entertainment and giveaways, including free scratch off tickets with prizes. The grand prize is a $1,000 shopping spree. $150 TD Bank Visa Gift Cards will also be given to people who open new accounts with balances of $2,500 or more. 

The branch is designed to be energy efficient and is targeting LEED certification. They also aim to reduce their carbon missions, energy consumption, and paper use. Like all TD Banks, this branch will be open daily, and offer free customer coin counting and complimentary pens. TD Bank says that they strive to be “a valued member of the communities in which we live and serve.”

Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

TD Bank, 950 Broadway, corner of 23rd Street, (212) 228-1607.

111Blizzard Warning in Effect for New York City

Blizzard Warning in Effect for New York City

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a citywide Blizzard Warning, beginning on Monday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m. until Wednesday, January 28 at 12:00 a.m. The current forecast calls for 20-30 inches of snow, with locally higher amounts possible and snowfall rates of up to 2-4 inches per hour late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Northern winds of 30-40mph are forecast, with gusts of up to 65mph possible. Temperatures in the lower 20s are expected, with visibilities of one quarter mile or less at times.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Sunday that the snowstorm is likely to be one of the largest in the recorded history of New York City. He urged New Yorkers to “prepare for something worse than we have seen before. Prepare to be safe. Take every precaution. Now is the time to get ready for this extreme weather. It is so important to focus on safety in these next few days. Don’t underestimate the storm. Prepare for the worst and we will all be able to get through this together.”

According to the New York Times, “Mr. de Blasio said the Sanitation Department had scheduled 12-hour shifts, with 2,400 employees on each shift, working from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Nearly 500 salt spreaders will go out before the snow. After two inches of snow have fallen, the city will deploy plows to clear about 6,000 miles of road. The sanitation commissioner, Kathryn Garcia, said that 2,000 plows from her agency would be available, along with 242 from other agencies.”

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Clean and Safe Program

  • Tomorrow morning, the BID’s Clean Team, contracted through Atlantic Maintenance, will be out in the neighborhood spreading salt and shoveling snow to clear pedestrian paths on the Public Plazas and clearing crosswalks and catch basins at intersections throughout the district. If you see them, don’t forget to thank them for their hard work! 

Delays and Suspension

  • NYC Department of Sanitation has suspended garbage, recycling, and organics collections due to snow. Trash pick ups should resume at the end of the week. Alternate Side Parking (Street Cleaning) regulations are suspended on Monday, January 26 and Tuesday, January 27, 2015 due to snow.  
  • On Monday, January 26, based on the expected storm, all after-school programs, PSAL, and evening adult education programs will be canceled. School field trips will also be canceled. Schools will be open on Monday for the regular school day. Schools will also administer Regents exams as scheduled.

Roadways and Sidewalks 

  • During a winter storm, snow and ice are first cleared from highways, snow emergency streets, bus lanes, and other primary routes. Then all other roadways are plowed. Property owners must clear snow from their sidewalks. 

Travel Advisory

  • The New York City Subway will be operating in a Plan V preparation mode, which means that New York City Transit will store trains underground tonight to protect the subway car fleet from the elements.  New York City Transit stores trains underground on express tracks, so this will impact express service at night and into the overnight hours.
  • The MTA is planning to operate a normal bus service as of this morning, but depending on road conditions, service may be curtailed as the day progresses.

For more from the MTA, visit MTA.info

General Information

You can get snowstorm updates from the City’s NYC Severe Weather website. You can also register for Notify NYC to get alerts on services affected by the storm sent to you by email, text, or phone.

111Super Bowl Sunday Events in Flatiron

Super Bowl Sunday Events in Flatiron

Skip the hassle of hosting a Super Bowl party and enjoy Super Bowl Sunday in the Flatiron District, where some great food and drink deals await!

40/40 Club, 6 West 25th Street, corner of Broadway, (212) 832-4040.

The 40/40 Club has a variety of table packages available for groups of 4, 6, 8, or 10, priced at $200 per person. Each package includes chips & salsa, buckets of beer, food platters, and at least one bottle of liquor. Reservations for stadium seating and VIP rooms are also available. 

Belgian Beer Cafe, 220 Fifth Avenue, corner of 26th Street, (212) 575-2337.

Belgian Beer Cafe will roll out a limited menu on game day with items such as pigs in a blanket, Flemish frites, and kriek meatballs. If you're feeling confident, predict the game's winner at halftime to for the chance to win a free draft beer. 

Blue Smoke, 116 East 27th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, (212) 447-7733.

Barbecue joint Blue Smoke offers small and large group catering packages that can serve up to 25. Load up on favorites like baby back ribs, pulled pork shoulder and 7 pepper rubbed brisket with sides that include collard greens, macaroni & cheese and cornbread. Blue Smoke will also be showing the game in both restaurant locations.

Cafe El Presidente, 30 West 24th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (212) 242-3491.

Enjoy the Super Bowl with some tacos and cerveza at Cafe El Presidente, which will show the game over their big-screen TVs. 

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, corner of 23rd Street, (212) 937-8910.

La Birreria, Eataly's rooftop beer garden and restaurant, has two game day specials - a prime rib panini and chicken wings with gorgonzola and amatriciana sauce. Tables are available for reservation, or you can watch the game at the bar with a glass of craft beer. Eataly also has a pre-order menu so fans can pick up their food on Sunday, but call soon because today (Wednesday, January 28th) is the last day to order!

The Globe, 158 East 23rd Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues, (212) 477-6161.

The Globe has happy hour pricing during the Super Bowl, which includes a dollar off all draft beer and $6 house drinks.

Hill Country Barbecue, 30 West 26th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (212) 255-4544.

Hill Country has a host of Super Sunday deals for pick-up or in-house dining. Packages are available for build your own sandwiches or tacos made with pit-smoked beef shanks. For a group of four the package is $85, and for a group of 10 it is $190. Some of the dine-in drink specials include $10 pitchers of Coors, $4 Jameson, and $3 PBR, Miller Lite, or Coors Light. The Barnstorm will play live music from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Num Pang, 1129 Broadway, between 24th and 25th Streets, (212) 647-8889.

For the Big Game, Num Pang offers a 3-foot banh mi sandwich, which can serve 10-12 people. The sandwich comes with a side of spicy Cambodian slaw for $125. If that's not enough, you can add on 20 wings for $14 or a six-pack of 40-ounce beers for $40.

Pranna, 79 Madison Avenue, corner of 28th Street, (212) 696-5700.

Watch the game on Pranna's 150 inch projector TV and take advantage of their happy hour specials from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. that includ $4 draft beers, $6 wine selections, and $5 appetizers.

Shorty's Authentic Philly Steaks and Sandwiches, 66 Madison Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets, (212) 725-3900.

Shorty's will serve up specially-priced $12 pitchers of Coors Lite and their own Shorty's Amber Ale.

Flatiron District Businesses: Have a Super Bowl deal that we are missing? Email us at info (at) flatironbid.org!

Image via TV By the Numbers

111Record-Setting Year for 311

Record-Setting Year for 311

Earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that “311 connected with more New Yorkers than ever in 2014.” There were over 28 million customer contacts in 2014, surpassing the previous record set in 2011 by 16%.

311 is New York City’s primary source for government information and to request non-emergency services. With 311, you can look up a wide range of information including the IDNYC Municipal ID Card, how to pay a parking ticket, make property tax inquiries or learn about paid sick leave. You can also make a complaint about quality of life issues, report noise from a neighbor, and more.

311 aims to provide the public with quick, easy access to all New York City government services and information. New Yorkers can connect with 311 online, by text, phone, Skype, social media, or via 311 Mobile App. The agency works continuously to make government services more accessible to non-English speakers, with 311 Online available in more than 50 languages.

It is important to use 311 as a way to improve City government through accurate, consistent measurement and analysis of service delivery Citywide. Sharing data supports transparency and accountability. In adherence to Local Law 47 of 2005, the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) issues monthly reports to the City Council, the Public Advocate, Community Boards, and the public about data collected by 311.

For more information, click here.

1112014 Flatiron BID Community Survey Results

2014 Flatiron BID Community Survey Results

For the eighth consecutive year, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership (BID) conducted a Community Survey to gather feedback about the district and the BID’s services from local stakeholders. Between September 10th and November 7th, 346 people responded to the survey that was available on the BID’s website. Of these respondents, 273 either lived or worked in the BID.

The community survey provides valuable feedback on the BID’s performance, as well as informing the BID staff about new initiatives or programs that the public would like to see. When asked about the overall job the BID is doing, 93.3% of respondents approved or strongly approved. 89.8% of respondents thought the Clean Streets program was good or excellent and 85.7% thought the same of the Public Improvement program. Marketing and Public Safety received an 84.4% and 71.3% approval rating, respectively.

To view the full survey report, click here.