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March News Roundup

The month of March not only brought warmer weather and the first signs of spring, but also media attention highlighting neighborhood businesses, real estate deals, and events. Stay up to date with the latest Flatiron District news with the Flatiron BID’s monthly roundup of notable highlights.

  • Teisui, a new Japanese restaurant, opened earlier this month at 246 Fifth Avenue. The restaurant is designed to recreate the experience of a Japanese ryokan hotel. Teisui offers a 10-course tasting menu, serving yakitori kaiseki. This style of dining refers to grilled skewered chicken (yakitori) served as a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner (kaiseki). Read more about Teisui in write-ups from The New York Times, Zagat and FSR Magazine.

 

  • Throughout the month, several major new office tenants announced their plans to move to the Flatiron District, including learning and technology startup Grovo at 50 West 23rd Street (via Commercial Observer), financial advisory firm Mission Capital Advisors at 41 Madison Avenue (via Commercial Observer), and The Washington Post at 20 West 22nd Street (via Real Estate Weekly). The Sony Corporation of America completed its move to the Flatiron District this month, where it is occupying the top ten floors of the building facing Madison Square Park at 25th Street (via Billboard).

 

  • Earlier this month, Anbau Enterprises filed plans to build a 25-story mixed-use project at 39 West 23rd Street. The building plans call for 48 condominiums spread across 101,000 square feet of residential space, as well as a 1,200 square feet of retail space on the ground floor (via New York YIMBY).

 

  • A pair of neighborhood events made news this month. On March 8th, the Flatiron Building paid tribute to International Women’s day by projecting the ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’ UN Women’s logo onto the Broadway side of the Flatiron Building, between 22nd and 23rd Streets (via Real Estate Weekly). Later in the month, a special pop-up installation at the Flatiron North Plaza celebrated the life and legacy of artist Robert Mapplethorpe. The installation featured larger-than-life projections, as well as a selection of both famous and lesser-known works (via The Huffington Post).

 

  • Finally, The New York Times interviewed comedian Judah Friedlander and Olympic table tennis player Wu Yue at SPiN, the ping-pong social club at 48 East 23rd Street in the Flatiron District. The duo spoke about their unique friendship and intense weekly lessons at SPiN. 

 

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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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