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March News Roundup

Despite last week's snowstorm, March brought warmer weather and plenty of notable media attention. Highlights include Flatiron District restaurants, bars, and hotels receiving spots on top NYC lists, businesses successfully expanding, and new real estate deals signed in the district. Stay up to date with the latest Flatiron District News with the Flatiron BID’s monthly roundup of notable highlights.

  • Cocktails and dishes served in the Flatiron District are attracting buzz this month. Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop landed a spot on New York City’s "Best Moscow Mules List" thanks to its three variations of flavor and spice level (via CBS New York). Cosme nabbed a shoutout as a "Best Dining Spot" in New York City for its authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist (via Travel Pulse). Upscale Italian and French inspired restaurant Italienne has rebranded as the more casual Trattoria Italienne to move from a special occasion restaurant to a regular go-to for diners (via Wall Street Journal). A pop-up cafe, Kopi Kopi, came to the district to offer Indonesian inspired coffee and all day brunch options (via ABC 7 Eyewitness News).
  • March was an exciting month for the Freehand Hotel. The hotel's two restaurants, Simon & the Whale and Studio, and its bar, George Washington's Bar, received acclaim for their pineapple-based drinks (via New York Times). Simon & The Whale welcomed a visit from former President Bill Clinton (via Eater NY), and received a glowing review from food critic Steve Cuozzo describing the restaurant as "a downtown restaurant for grown-ups... this is the first good modern-American restaurant in the neighborhood" (via Eater NY). The Studio was also deemed one of the best new brunches in the city that differs from the basic brunch standard (via NY Post). Overall, the Freehand Hotel was named one of the "10 best new hotels opening in NYC this year" (via Curbed New York). 

Photo Credit: Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop