Jun 10, 2019

Father's Day in the Flatiron District

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16, 2019. Show the father figures in your life how much they mean with a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants in the Flatiron District. After the meal, shop around for the perfect gift that will make him feel like the luckiest man alive. 


Cosme35 East 21st Street, between Park Avenue and Broadway, (212) 913- 9659
Come to Cosme this Sunday to spice up your Dad's Father's Day with the contemporary Mexican-inspired cuisine made with high-quality ingredients. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or dessert, and stay for cocktails and wine!

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, between West 27th Street and West 28th Street, (212) 683-2929
Treat your father to a Lebanese-Mediterranean feast this Father's Day! ilili will be offering their regular à-la-carte menu items and Father's Day specials for Brunch and Dinner. 

Park Avenue Summer, 360 Park Avenue South, between East 25th Street and East 26th Street, (212) 951-7111
At Park Avenue Summer, copious amounts of wine with dinner is always in season. Enjoy an entree, an appetizer, and dessert of your choice with unlimited wine tasting all night long this Father's Day (and every Sunday) at Park Avenue Summer. 

Scampi, 88 Madison Avenue, between 28th Street and 29th Street, (212) 691-0555
Flatiron fan-favorite, Scampi, is a versatile and tasty dining option the whole family can enjoy. Whether dad enjoys Brunch or Dinner, Scampi is sure to satisfy his taste buds this Father's Day. 

Scarpetta, 88 Madison Avenue, between 28th Street and 29th Street, (212) 691-0555
This Father's Day, savor the taste of Scarpetta at the James New York NoMad with their signature à-la-carte brunch menu or dinner menu. Already Dad's favorite restaurant? Give him a gift card to Scarpetta anywhere between $10 and $250. 

Tarallucci E Vino44 E 28th Street, between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, 212-779-1100
This Father's Day, take Dad to the best Italian restaurant in New York City. With modern décor, an extensive wine list, and delicious Italian, Tarallucci E Vino is a great spot for a family dinner. 

The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 725-3860
This Father's Day, bring Dad to the Best Whiskey Bar, the Flatiron Room, for a live performance by a Live Jazz Trio from 6 pm to 10 pm. 

The NoMad, 1170 Broadway, between West 27th and West 28th Street, (212) 796-1500
This Sunday, treat Dad to Chef Daniel Humm's culinary creativity and classic cocktails at the NoMad Restaurant. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm to 10 pm for an evening in elegance.

230 FIFTH Rooftop, 230 Fifth Avenue, between West 26th Street and West 27th Street, (212) 725-4300
Celebrate Dad with great food, cold beer, Whiskey tasting, and New York City views at the 230 FIFTH Rooftop. Doors open at 10 am for the ultimate Father's Day celebration. 


Bouley at Home31 West 21st Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, (212) 255-5928
Give Dad the gift of culinary creativity this Father's Day. Bouley at Home offers a variety of speaker events, cooking classes, and private dining events that would make an alternative gift option for Dad this year. 

Brrrn107 West 20th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, (212) 352-3132
Keep Dad cool this Father's Day by gifting him class packages to Brrrn. Perfect for all of the fit dads out there, Brrrn offers a first timer deal, monthly membership, cool packages, and gift certificates. 

Dyanna Spa, 45 East 21st Street, between Park Avenue and Broadaway, (212) 995-2355
Treat Dad to a Spa day at Dyanna Spa without breaking the bank. Dyanna provides a wide range of affordable spa packages, spa services, spa specials, and even spa parties! They also sell gift certificates, so your Dad can decide how he wants to treat himself this Father's Day. 

Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, between West 23rd and West 24th Street, (212) 229-2560
To celebrate fathers everywhere, Eataly has carefully curated a selection of the highest quality food, drink, and gift boxes perfect for Dad. For home-cooked Italian comfort this Father's day, pick out Dad's favorites in the store, and Eataly will package and ship the items to his doorstep.

Flatiron Wine & Spirits929 Broadway, between East 21st Avenue and East 22nd Avenue, (212) 477-1315
Search through thousands of artisanal wines & spirits from around the world right here in the Flatiron district, and you'll be sure to put a smile on your face this Father's Day.

Living Fresh Men's Spa, 44 West 22nd Street, between Sixth Avenue and Fifth Avenue, (212) 366-9080
This Father's Day, give Dad the gift of relaxation. What better way to say "thank you" to our fathers for all they have done for us than with a men's spa gift certificate for some much needed TLC?

L’Occitane En Provence, 170 Fifth Avenue, between West 21st Avenue and West 22nd Avenue, 212-206-8860 
Celebrate Dad with luxury skincare essentials and fresh aromatic scents in Provençal gifts. Gift prices range from $20 to $110, and products available include creams, oils, liquids, and gels. 

Premier Indoor Golf1 East 28th Street, 3rd Floor, between 5th and Madison, (646) 657-01745
Can't get Dad to his favorite golf course this Father's Day? Customize a gift certificate for him in any amount to NYC's #1 Indoor Golf and Instruction Studio!

The Manhattan Saddlery117 East 24th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, (212) 673-1400
Whether your Dad rides horses or simply enjoys an equestrian look, the Manhattan Saddlery provides has an assortment of gift items perfect for this Father's Day. Can't decide what to get him? Gift cards range from $25 to $1,000 so Dad can choose what suits him best. 

Todd Snyder, 25 East 26th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (917) 242-3482
Head over to Todd Snyder to shop the Father's Day Collection for Dad, featuring the Timex Reissued Classic Mid-Century Watch exclusively available at the Madison Square Park location. 

WTHN20 West 22nd Street, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue, (646) 558-9846
Give the special man in your life the gift of self-care this Father's Day. For preventative or healing measures for Dad, pick up a gift card ranging from $50 to $150 for custom acupuncture treatments or herbs.

Jun 5, 2019

Summer Series 2019: Back for Another Great Year

The Flatiron Summer Series is free community programming for the neighborhood, by the neighborhood. The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID), in partnership with local businesses, will host eight weeks of free classes, activities, and entertainment on the Flatiron Public Plazas, at the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. The series kicks off on Tuesday, June 18th, with programming on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through August 8th.

2019 Flatiron Summer Series Solstice Event

On Thursday, June 20th, the BID and the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) will construct a vinyl sundial on the North Plaza. Passers-by will be able to mark their shadow to show the passing of time throughout the day.


Free Educational and Cultural Classes on Talk Tuesdays

Since 2012, the BID has provided a series of free tech education classes as part of the Summer Series. This year, we will be covering more than just tech. We have speakers from Eataly, Center for Book Arts, Uplift, Pen + Brush, Baruch College, ThoughtMatterVan Alen Institute and General Assembly coming to speak about a variety of different topics. Talk Tuesdays will be a chance to learn something new and interesting all summer long. Classes take place from 6 pm to 7 pm on the Flatiron South Public Plaza.

See Schedule Below:

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - Uplift StudiosFemale Empowerment 101 (All genders welcome!) Learn More and Register

Tuesday, June 25, 2019Pen + Brush: Women's Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - Baruch College: Music & Entertainment Marketing & Promotion Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - Center for Book Arts: Book Arts: Artists, Books and Independent Publishers of NYC Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Van Alen Institute: Site City Future Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - ThoughtMatter: Brands as Landmarks Learn More and Register

Tuesday, July 30, 2019General Assembly: User Design Experience Learn More and Register

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - Eataly: How to Engage the Local Community with a 360 Communications Plan Learn More and Register


Flatiron Fitness on Wellness Wednesdays

This summer, the BID continues to provide free fitness classes on the South Plaza. The classes will be held on Wednesdays from June 19th to August 7th from 6 pm to 7 pm. The classes will be taught by instructors from local businesses, including exhale SpaUplift StudiosNew York Health & Racquet Club, Iconoclast, Broadway Bodies, Darma Yoga, DanceBody and bodē NYC

The BID will have a small supply of yoga mats to lend out on a first come first serve basis. We encourage participants to bring their own mats. 

See Schedule Below:

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - exhale SpaBarre + Cardio Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver CANCELLED DUE TO WET CONDITIONS ON THE PLAZA 

Wednesday, June 27, 2019 - Uplift Studios: STRENGTH Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - bode nyc: HOT HIIT® Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - DanceBody: DanceBody Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Dharma Yoga: All Levels Yoga Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 24, 2019- Broadway Bodies: All Level Street Jazz 'Womanizer" by Britany Spears Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - Iconoclast: "The Transformation" Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - New York Health & Racquet Club: Zumba Learn More and Register | Download Release & Waiver


Flatiron Fun on Throwback Thursdays 

Each Thursday, the BID provides fun and games all day for the whole family. Starting at 11 am, come by to play one of our awesome games, whether it's giant Connect 4, Jenga or cornhole. Or stop by to take a fun picture in front of the Flatiron Building with one of Fujifilm Wonderphoto Shop's Instax cameras. Every Thursday starting at noon, Fujifilm Wonderphoto Shop, The Center for Book Arts or The Home Depot will be hosting children's workshops. Come by between 12 pm and 2 pm to make something special!

In the evening, performers from various venues around the BID will be out on the North Public Plaza from 6 pm to 7 pm. Venues include The People's Improv Theater, Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Live, TADA! Youth Theater, The Jazz Gallery & North Coast. Finally, The BID will be continuing Summer Scoops on select Thursdays. Whether it is free gelato from Eataly or free frozen custard from Shake Shack, it is sure to hit the spot on a hot summer day. 

Schedule below:

Thursday, June 20 - Games, WonderPhoto ShopHill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Market and Eataly Summer Scoops UPDATE: Free Gelato and Performance canceled due to rai

Thursday, June 27 - Games, The Home Depot and The People's Improv Theater UPDATE: Free Gelato from Eataly rescheduled from 6/20 date

Thursday, July 4 - No Events, Happy  4th of July!

Thursday, July 11 - Games, The Home DepotThe Jazz Gallery and Shake Shack Summer Scoops

Thursday, July 18 - Games, PLAYDAY and TADA! Youth Theater

Thursday, July 25 - Games, The Home DepotThe People's Improv Theater and Shake Shack Summer Scoops

Thursday, August 1 - Games, The Center for Book Arts and North Coast

Thursday, August 8 - Games, The Home DepotNorth Coast and Eataly Summer Scoops

Jun 5, 2019

Flatiron Fun on Throwback Thursdays: June 20 - August 8

Join us on the Flatiron North Public Plaza all day from Thursday, June 20th - Thursday, August 8th for nostalgic games and fun. There will be games all day long including cornhole, giant Jenga, Connect 4, and classic board games. Come up and snap a picture under the Flatiron Building with one of Wonder Photo Shop's Instax cameras for an instant photo to take home.

On select Thursdays from noon to 2 pm, Wonder Photo Shop, Center for Book Arts, PLAYDAY, and The Home Depot will be hosting fun and educational kids' activities. 

In the evening, join us for performances from various groups across the Flatiron District including The People's Improv Theater, Hill Country Barbecue Market/Hill Country Live, The Jazz Gallery, TADA! Youth Theater & North Coast. Stay a while and enjoy the talent this neighborhood has to offer. And on select Thursdays, cool down with a refreshing treat from Eataly or Shake Shack. Summer Scoops means free gelato or frozen custard out on the plaza.

Full schedule below:

Thursday, June 20 - Games, Wonder Photo Shop, Hill Country Barbecue Market and Hill Country Market and Eataly Summer Scoops 6/20 UPDATE: Free Gelato and Live Performance at 6pm cancelled due to threat of thunderstorms. Stay tuned for possible rescheduling. 

Thursday, June 27 - Games, The Home Depot and The People's Improv Theater UPDATE: Free Gelato from Eataly Rescheduled from 6/20 date

Thursday, July 4 - No events, Happy Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 11 - Games, The Home Depot, The Jazz Gallery and Shake Shack Summer Scoops

Thursday, July 18 - Games, PLAYDAY and TADA! Youth Theater

Thursday, July 25 - Games, The Home Depot, The People's Improv Theater and Shake Shack Summer Scoops

Thursday, August 1 - Games, The Center for Book Arts, and North Coast as seen at the PIT

Thursday, August 8 - Games, The Home Depot, North Coast as seen at the PIT and Eataly Summer Scoops


Jun 5, 2019

Get Fit in Flatiron with Wellness Wednesday Classes: June 19 - August 7

Join us for eight weeks of free fitness classes under the Flatiron Building! Classes will be held from Wednesday, June 19th to Wednesday, August 7th from 6 pm to 7 pm on the Flatiron South Public Plaza.

Frequently referred to as "The Fit District," Flatiron's Wellness Wednesday series is designed to bring some of the city's most popular studios to you!  Instructors will come from various studios including Exhale Spa, Uplift Studios, Bode NYC, DanceBody, Dharma Yoga, Broadway Bodies, Iconoclast and New York Health & Racquet Club.

Whether you are a yogi, a strength training fanatic, or dancing newbie, there is a spot for you at Wellness Wednesday. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Exhale Spa: Barre + Cardio 

Break a sweat, pulse deeper, and burn more. All in one intense efficient, barre-meets-cardio hour. Spend half the class on your mat as you move through rapid cardio intervals. Then hit the barre for muscle-defining micro-moves.
Register For Class | Download Waiver

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Uplift Studios:
45-minutes of time-based fatigue for every muscle group, interspersed with high-intensity interval sections. At different points in class, you’ll burst into Tabata-style HIIT sessions to elevate your heart rate and leave you feeling exhilarated, accomplished, and strong.
Register For Class | Download Waiver

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
bodē nyc: HOT HIIT
A training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), muscle toning, and cardio with warm temperatures. This practice burns fat and creates long, lean muscle mass with rapid results. 
Register For Class | Download Waiver

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
DanceBody: Dance Fitness

Brain off, body on. Get the benefits of dance cardio without having to think about the steps — just “follow along.” Our workout combines dance-inspired cardio and toning set to motivating music.
Register For Class Download Waiver

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Dharma Yoga:
All Levels Yoga 
This series is designed to help advance students in their posture practice. It will support health to the entire bodily system through a series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and inverted variations. 
Register For Class Download Waiver

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Broadway Bodies: All Level Street Jazz: "Womanizer" Britany Spears

Broadway Bodies teaches high-energy choreography in an incredibly achievable way. Broadway Bodies' motto is "F*** The Choreography," we don't care if you pick up all of the steps, or fumble through the entire thing. We just want you to smile, sweat, and unleash your inner superstar! Featuring “Womanizer” by Britney Spears.
Register For Class | Download Waiver

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Iconoclast: "The Transformation"

This class is a fast-paced 45 minute, high-intensity full body workout. It will strengthen and lengthen your muscles, and burn a ton of calories.
Register For Class | Download Waiver

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
New York Health & Racquet Club: Zumba

A dynamic fitness program including Latin rhythms, easy-to-follow moves, sculpting, and resistance training. This dynamic dance fitness program includes Caribbean and Latin rhythms.
Register For Class | Download Waiver

Post-workout, participants will be treated to free lemonade samples
of various flavors courtesy of Argo Tea

In the event of severe weather, the class will be canceled.
A call will be made by 4 pm on the day of the event.
Follow us on Twitter @FlatironNY for last-minute updates.

Jun 5, 2019

Talk Tuesdays, New to the Summer Series: June 18 - August 6

Introducing Talk Tuesdays, a take on the original Tech Tuesdays, which provides a platform for you to hear directly from influential neighborhood organizations.

Featuring a wide array of partners, Talk Tuesdays will feature educational and cultural talks on topics like female empowerment, savvy PR plan development, brand recognition, the arts, and local community engagement.

Partners include Uplift Studios, General Assembly, Baruch College, The Center for Book Arts, Van Alen Institute, ThoughtMatter, Pen + Brush and Eataly. Events take place every Tuesday evening from 6 pm to 7 pm from June 18th to August 6th on the Flatiron South Public Plaza. 

Full Talk Tuesday Calendar:


Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Uplift Studios: Female Empowerment 101
It’s our time ladies! Led by Leanne Shear this class is an interactive seminar that encourages participants (women and their male allies) to explore the ways that women can get empowered personally in order to attain power societally.
Learn More & Register 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Pen + Brush: Women's Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century
Women’s Work presents five global contemporary artists-activists who continue to expand the definition of women’s work and expose its complexity, nuance, and ever-evolving nature.
Learn More & Register

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Baruch College: Music and Entertainment Marketing & Promotion 
This talk is designed to introduce participants to the concept of marketing and branding and to help them gain an in-depth understanding of the interaction between marketing efforts, the target audience, sales, and public relations.
Learn More & Register

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 
Center for Book Arts: Artists, Books and Independent Publishers of NYC 
Join Center for Book Arts to learn more about what a work of book art is, how the interplay of form and content work together, and how versatile this artform is at crossing boundaries and touching everyone.
Learn More & Register

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 
Van Alen Institute: Site City Future
Site City Future will explore the impacts of future development on both the city’s physical character and the well-being of citizens through three lenses: The Site: Connection to Place, The City: We Live on an Island, The Future: The Role of Design.
Learn More & Register

Tuesday, July 23, 2019
ThoughtMatter: Brands as Landmarks

Join ThoughtMatter’s director of content, Brendan Crain, for a talk and discussion about how brands can use messaging and visual identity to stand out in a crowded city.
Learn More & Register

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 
General Assembly: User Experience Design
Explore the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products and how you can apply those skills to your day to day life. 
Learn More & Register

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 
Eataly Flatiron
: Engage with the Local Community with a 360° Communications Plan 
Learn how to find your creative voice on social media, properly target with digital advertising, appropriately involve influencers, and other tactics with the PR team from the world-renowned brand, Eataly.
Learn More & Register 

Rain Location: In the event of inclement weather, the talk will take place at an INDOOR Rain Location. It will not be canceled. The talks will be held at 6 pm at the General Assembly location at 902 Broadway, 4th Floor.

Follow us on Twitter @FlatironNY for last-minute updates.

May 29, 2019

Flatiron Pride Roundup

On June 28, 1969, the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village sparked a week-long protest for the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Fifty years later, New York City honors the legacy of LGBTQ advocacy in NYC with a month-long WorldPride commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising.

As the largest Pride celebration in the world, New York City is featuring Pride events throughout the month of June and businesses in the Flatiron District will be offering special deals. The annual Pride parade kicks off on Sunday, June 30th at 12 pm in the heart of the Flatiron District at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue. 

District Deals & Special Events

by Chloe, 60 West 22nd Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, (347) 620-9622
Vegan favorite by Chloe is partnering with the Miley Cyrus-founded Happy Hippie Foundation all month long with a portion of sales from their Pride Cupcake supporting LGBTQ youth. 

Photo Credit: Club Monaco

Club Monaco, 160 Fifth Avenue, between West 20th Street and West 21st Street, (212) 352-0936
Stop by Club Monaco Fifth Avenue during Pride week (the last week of June) to pick up a limited edition Pride Sweatshirt50% of the purchase price of every Pride sweatshirt will be donated to the Stonewall Community Foundation, a group created in support and celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour, East 23rd Street (at the tip of the Flatiron Building)
To celebrate Pride, join professional guide and historian Miriam Berman on a free walking tour and discover the “proudest moments” of the Flatiron District. Our special tour, “Proud in New York’s Flatiron District”, explores the Flatiron District’s LGBTQ history as, for example, the office buildings of one of the earliest gay and lesbian rights organizations and leading youth LGBTQ organizations set up their homes in the neighborhood. These special tours meet at 11 am (rain or shine) on Sunday, June 9th and Sunday, June 23rd.

Photo Credit: Just Salad

Just Salad, 315 Park Avenue, between 23rd Street and 24th Street, (866) 673-3757
Just Salad is a proud sponsor of NYC Pride for their fourth consecutive year. On June 30, the fast-casual salad spot will be marching for the Pride Parade. They are also serving up the rainbow-inspired "Just Proud Salad" until June 30th, made with romaine and red cabbage, grape tomatoes, carrots, banana peppers, avocado + topped with house-made balsamic vinaigrette dressing. $1 from every Just Proud Salad will benefit NYC Pride.

Photo Credit: Leonelli Restaurants

Leonelli Restaurants7 East 27th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 451-9495
Starting June 1st, Leonelli Restaurants will be offering several special rainbow treats from Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria. In honor of World Pride month, purchase a "Pride Pop" and a portion of the proceeds will benefit NYC Pride. 

 Photo Credit: Front Runner's New York

Mile High Run Club24 West 25th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Broadway, (212) 466-6472
Throughout the month of June, Mile High Run Club is partnering with Front Runner's New York, a running club for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) and those who are LGBT allies. All month long, Coach Matthew Meyer will lead runs with a portion of the proceeds going directly to 2019 Beneficiary of the Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run. 

NYC Pride March, Sunday, June 30th, 26th Street at Fifth Avenue
The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those lost to illness, violence, and neglect. With over 100 floats making the trek along the route, this year's march is expected to be the world's largest. The march begins here in Flatiron at 26th Street and Fifth Avenue, and makesits way down Fifth Avenue to Greenwich Village, west to the Stonewall Inn, and north through Chelsea to the celebration at 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue (see the route map here).

 Photo Credit: Shake Shack

Shake Shack, Madison Avenue and East 23rd Street, in Madison Square Park
Throughout Pride month, Shake Shack is serving a celebratory Pride Shake made with cake batter topped with rainbow glitter sprinkles. In honor of Pride, Shake Shack will also be releasing a limited edition 2019 Pride Capsule collection, which includes a super soft tee, rainbow-striped crop top, rainbow burger cap, BOMBAS Pride socks + ISLYNYC (the official jewelry sponsor of WorldPride) Burger Chain necklace. Named earlier this year one of the “Best places to work for LGBTQ Equality”, Shake Shack will uphold its title by pledging $25,000 to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. All proceeds from their retail collection will be contributed to this donation.

Photo Credit: Sweetcatch

Sweetcatch Poke66 Madison Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets, (212) 481-4020
Newcomer Sweetcatch Poke is donating 25% of proceeds from their Pride Bowl sales in the month of June to The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

The James New York - NoMad, 22 East 29th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, (212) 532-4100
An official sponsor of WorldPride, The James New York - NoMad offers a Pride package for its guests and plans to celebrate Pride all month long with its own public events. In partnership with Stonewall Community Foundation, the James New York will feature the ICONS exhibit to promote and demonstrate figures in the LGBTQ+ community through wordplay and bright and bold colored imagery. On June 13, the hotel will host an evening of drag education entitled "Love & Lipliner". Guests of the event can participate in makeup tutorials, receive makeovers, win getaways, meet famous drag queens, and enjoy performances. FEIGN, an androgynous collection of gender-neutral clothing line will be featured at the hotel's retail popup, 5Phere.

Photo Credit: The Center for Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts28 West 27th Street, Third Floor, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 481-0295
On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, The Center for Book Arts is hosting Free Poster Printing for NYC Pride from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Attendees are welcome to use the Center's wide range of fonts and colors to print their message of solidarity, resistance, and resilience for the NYC Pride March on June 30. The event is completely free, and the Center will be partnering with two LGBTQ+ organizations. 

The Straight Man Celebrates Gay Pride, The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 East 24th Street, between Park Avenue South & Lexington Avenue, (212) 563-7488
A wildly diverse assortment of NYC’s hottest LGBTQIA+ comedic talents present a genre-busting and gender-bending variety show. The Straight Man Celebrates Gay Pride will be hosted by Hannah Goldman and Jamie Benson. Learn more on Instagram at @straightmancomedy and http://bit.ly/tsm-comedy.

Photo Credit: Todd Snyder 

Todd Snyder x Champion, 25 East 26th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (917) 242-3482
Champion has partnered with Todd Snyder New York for a #TSPride Campaign that honors the 50th anniversary of Stonewall with a range of t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, and sweatshirts. Photographer Ryan Pfluger shot the marketing campaign, which features Lea DeLaria, Scout Rose, Jenna Lyons, Milk, and Pose's Billy Porter and Dominique Jackson, among others. Twenty percent of sales support the Stonewall National Monument through a donation to the National Parks Foundation.

wagamama, 210 Fifth Avenue, between 25th Avenue and 26th Avenue, (212) 920-6233
This month, "Love Every Bun" at wagamama with the "It Gets Better Project". This non-profit strives for inclusivity and works with teens around the world as they navigate affirming and asserting their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Purchase a bun throughout Pride month at wagamama and 25 cents for every bun will be donated to the "It Gets Better Project". 

 Photo Credit: Y7 x American Tye Dye

Y7, 25 West 23rd Street, Fourth Floor, Between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, flatiron@y7-studio.com
The original Y7 Studio right here in the Flatiron district will be celebrating Pride all month long with limited-edition tees in collaboration with American Tye Dye and art by Baron Von Fancy. 20% of sales will benefit the LGBTQA+ Centers in New York and Los Angeles. 

Does your business or organization have specials for Pride? Please email them to us at info [at] flatirondistrict [dot] nyc 

Apr 30, 2019

Build The Block - 13th Precinct

You're invited to Build The Block, a discussion of the public safety challenges in our neighborhood with the NCOs from the 13th Precinct (Sector C).

Wednesday, May 15
7 pm doors open, 7:30 pm meeting begins
Sid's Bike Shop
151 West 19th Street 
Build the Block is committed to building mutual respect and stronger lines of communication between police officers and the communities they serve through neighborhood policing.


Neighborhood Policing is a new direction of the NYPD to ensure police have real relationships and accountability in the neighborhoods where they work each day. Each neighborhood in the program is assigned a new type of police officer known as Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs).

These officers are hosting Build the Block safety meetings to jumpstart the dialogue between cops and community members to create real working relationships.

That’s where you come in – by attending these meetings and joining the conversation, you can help contribute to a safer, stronger New York.

Mar 19, 2019

Get to Know Scampi

Scampi, located on 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, is a Southern Italian restaurant with an emphasis on seafood. Just slightly south of Flatiron District boundaries, Scampi recently became a "Friend of the Flatiron," investing in the neighborhood as a member of the BID's marketing affiliate program.

"The Flatiron District is the heart of Manhattan.  Everything is right here. I like the proximity to the Union Square Market - we retrieve a lot of fresh produce from those guys. The convenience of being close to all train lines is important to me - we wanted to make sure that everyone can reach us easily," says Chef and Owner, PJ Calapa, the mastermind behind Scampi.

"The balance of residential and corporate is pretty outstanding and rare for a Manhattan neighborhood.  We wanted to work with Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership because they know how to take care of this neighborhood. This district sees a lot of foot traffic but they still manage to keep the streets clean and litter-resistant. The efforts that they go to to care for this district is truly admirable which is why we wanted to incorporate them in the Scampi Family."

Although the restaurant boasts both a great location and charming, warm atmosphere, after a meal at Scampi it becomes clear that the singular focus is the food. One bite of their Mafaldini "Scampi" Pasta (pictured above) and you understand how this dish became the restaurant's namesake. Long ribbons of Mafaldini are coated in a rich butter sauce and combined with gulf shrimp, parsley, garlic, lemon and bread crumbs. The end result is craveworthy. The Rib Eye Steak is another dish you'll be thinking about weeks after your meal. Topped with salsa verde, fennel, olives, the steak is served with crispy fingerling potatoes.

Seared steak on a blue pattered plate served next to a salad and covered with a green salsa verde.

This neighborhood gem serves lunch and dinner daily, and the new weekend brunch offering is sure to become a neighborhood favorite. In addition to the main dining room, they also have a private room which can accommodate up to 60 people. Scampi is perfect for an intimate dinner, an "in-and-out" business lunch, or even a quick drink at the bustling cocktail bar.

a white bowl holds a pile of red and golden beets on a bed of goat cheese

Scampi is open weekdays for lunch from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, and serves weekend brunch from 11 am -2:30 pm. Dinner starts at 5 pm each evening and ends at 9 pm Sunday through Wednesday. On Friday and Saturday, dinner service continues until 11 pm. 

Scampi, 30 West 18th Street, 212-888-2171

Feb 27, 2019

The École is Growing

The École (formerly École Internationale de New York), an independent Nursery-8th grade French-American school, recently began construction to expand their original location at 111 East 22nd Street that will include six new classrooms, several multi-use rooms in the basement, a large préau (covered recess area), and a welcoming lobby. Tthe main building will remain open during construction which should be completed by the end of 2019.

"We were looking for a bigger space for The École to make sure we can offer the best to our students, families, teachers, and staff. The expansion of our main building is an amazing opportunity, allowing us to grow without moving and to stay in the vibrant Flatiron District, close to our other building at 206 Fifth Avenue," said Philippe and Laurence Roux, The École benefactors. "We are looking long term, focusing on making the school better [by] maintaining and enhancing our unique dual [language] program, nurturing our community, and always caring."

The École has been steadily growing since its founding in 2009, with the addition of another building in the neighborhood in 2014. That building, 206 Fifth Avenue, currently houses the Maternelle (Nursery, Pre-K, Kindergarten) and two 1st grade classes. Now, during the decennial school year of The École, this new expansion will allow the school to double the square footage of its main building, offering a better experience for students, teachers, staff and parents. Although The École is growing, it is committed to remaining a small, community-minded school, with no more than two classes per grade and a maximum of 20 students per class.

About The École: The École is an independent, French-American bilingual school serving an international community of Maternelle-to-Middle School students in New York City’s Flatiron District. The École artfully blends the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting students with deep academic bi-literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and an optimistic, multi-cultural perspective. Founded in 2009 by current Head of School Yves Rivaud as École Internationale de New York (EINY), the school went through a complete re-branding in June of 2018 when it became The École.

Photo Credit: The École



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