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.NYC Domain Now Available to All New Yorkers

Officials from the de Blasio administration gathered on Wednesday afternoon on Flatiron’s North Plaza to announce the public availability of New York’s own domain, .nyc. The domain names have been available for several months during the Sunrise and Landrush periods - and over 10,000 New Yorkers have already secured .nyc domains - but as of October 8th any individual or business with a New York City address can register for their own unique .nyc address. The Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership received one of the first .nyc domains as a member of .nyc Founders, a group of individuals and organizations whose identity is tied especially close to New York.

Public officials at the event included Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, New York City Economic Development Corporation President Kyle Kimball, Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, along with Gregg Schenker, Chairman of the Board of the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership.

Deputy Mayor Glen emphasized the importance of the domain to cement New York’s reputation as an international technology hub. “To compete in the global economy, a strong web presence is no longer a luxury—it’s a must,” said Glen. “The .NYC domain gives individuals and businesses—thinkers and doers of our city—the ability to leverage the power of their location and market their brands to consumers.”

Borough President Gale Brewer highlighted .nyc’s power as a placemaking tool and her own personal stake in the domain name. “As the early success of the roll-out has shown us, this is a tremendous opportunity for local businesses, organizations, institutions, and entrepreneurs to own a piece of .nyc. I’ve registered my own domain already, and I look forward to spreading the word about the City’s new most-wanted real estate,” said Brewer.

BID Chairman Gregg Schenker stated that the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership was thrilled to be a .nyc Founder. “The .nyc domain strengthens Flatiron’s identity as an integral part of New York City, and home to a flourishing tech sector. Furthermore, we are encouraging local Flatiron businesses to reserve .nyc domains to bolster their online identities and leverage their location as proof of their success,” Schenker went on to say.

The enthusiasm of the day's remarks matched the festive atmosphere surrounding the event, where several .nyc Founders promoted their brands. Onlookers could try pickles offered for free by the Lower East Side Pickle Day or samples from the Bronx’s Il Forno Bakery. The event concluded with performances by two other Founders, singer Bridget Kelly and the Musical Theatre Factory.

For more information about .nyc and to register your own, visit OwnIt.nyc.    

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Getting our CHEER on in the snow! 🌨❄🌨 Stop by the Flatiron North Public Plaza today until 4pm to spin our amazing prize wheel full of neighborhood goodness, enjoy free HOT coffee by @taralluccinyc,and grab a tote bag full of district discounts! You can also drop off a donation for our food drive for the @foodbank4nyc!. Be sure to share your photos using #FlatironReflection for the chance to win a sweet daily prize from a neighborhood business! #freecoffee #hotcoffee #taralluccievino #discoverflatiron
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