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January News Roundup

The Flatiron District has had a memorable start to 2018 with media attention highlighting neighborhood businesses, restaurants, and real estate transactions. Stay up-to-date with the latest Flatiron District News with our monthly roundup of notable highlights.

  • January was an exciting month for visitors to the Flatiron District as the Freehand New York opened its doors at 23 Lexington Avenue. The Freehand was created by Sydell Group, the same company behind the NoMad Hotel, which is also in the Flatiron District (via Conde Nast Traveler). The hotel was modeled after design-forward European hostels and features an all-day restaurant on the second floor, Studio, and a cocktail bar called the George Washington Bar - both of which opened this month (via Eater NY).
  • Maman is one of the newest additions to the neighborhood food scene, as it opened its doors in January at 22 West 25th Street. The new Flatiron District location is the eight outpost of the popular SoHo-based bakery and café chain (via Food & Wine). In other restaurant news, conveyor belt Sushi restaurant YO! Sushi announced that they will begin serving a new $35 eight-course tasting menu. The concept is based on omakase, a Japanese term for “chef’s choice” that typically denotes multicourse menus that emphasize sushi (via The Wall Street Journal).
  • Pitchbook Data is the newest company to call the Flatiron District home as it recently signed an 11-year, 34,100-square-foot lease at 315 Park Avenue South. The growing financial data and software company will occupy the entire 13th and 14th floors of the 20-story building (via Commercial Observer). Other office tenants at 315 Park Avenue South include BDG Media, Gemini Trust, and Winton Capital Management.
  • Earlier this month, an article in Crain’s New York Business highlighted the continued economic growth and record-low vacancy rates in the Flatiron District. The BID also reported on the neighborhood’s hot real estate market and continued growth of coworking and shared office spaces like Knotel and WeWork in the Q4 2017 Flatiron District Market Snapshot, which was released earlier this month.

Image via Freehand New York