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October News Roundup

October was an eventful month in the Flatiron District with exciting announcements from a pair of Flatiron District-based organizations and lots of real estate news. Below is our monthly roundup of notable highlights from the district:

  • Earlier this year, we reported about the Barclays Accelerator Program, a 13-week intensive coaching program for financial technology startups, located in the historic Castro Building on West 23rd Street. This month, Barclays announced that it signed contracts with eight companies that participated in its first ever financial technology accelerator. Among the companies were two contract winners built using the technology behind bitcoin, called the blockchain (via New York Business Journal).
  • Girls Who Code, a Flatiron District-based nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology, announced the formation of a nationwide alumni network for Girls Who Code program graduates. The “Hire Me” program is an effort to ensure that young female graduates of Girls Who Code Programs have clear pathway to careers in STEM fields. More than 20 tech companies will share paid internships and job openings with Girls Who Code alumni as part of the organization’s “Hire Me” campaign, CEO Reshma Saujani said (via New York Daily News).
  • In real estate news, buyers have snapped up 50% of the 83 units available at Ian Bruce’s Flatiron District condo tower at 45 East 22nd Street (via The Real Deal). In addition, the Kaufman Organization added three companies for more than 16,000 square feet total at 19 West 24th Street (via The Real Deal).
  • October was also a busy month for the Flatiron BID! On October 7th, we welcomed more than 200 guests to the 10th Annual Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships networking event at 230 FIFTH. The event offered Flatiron District businesses the chance to see spectacular city views from the 27th Street Flatiron location and learn more about the BID’s upcoming community outreach initiatives (via Real Estate Weekly). You can check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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