Nov 20, 2018

#ShopSmall Saturday, November 24th for Flatiron Discounts & Prizes

Support Flatiron small businesses this Saturday, November 24th for Small Business Saturday, founded by American Express. As a Neighborhood Champion, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is collaborating with neighborhood businesses to host in-store events and special deals in addition to a District Digital Scavenger Hunt (details below). 

The businesses below are doing something extra special on Small Business Saturday. Use the hashtag #ShopSmall and tag @FlatironNY on social media to show some love to small businesses during the holiday shopping season. 

The Belgian Beer Cafe220 Fifth Avenue, (212) 575-2337

In celebration of Small Business Saturday, take 15% off your brunch or lunch bill when you mention "Small Business Saturday" to your server.

The Churchill Tavern45 East 28th Street, (646) 476-8419

The Churchill Tavern is offering a complimentary drink with any entree until 4 pm. 

Flatiron Wines929 Broadway(212) 477-1315

Step into Flatiron Wines for a Small Business Saturday wine tasting and enjoy 15% off the wines featured in the tasting.

ilili BOX, 999 Broadway, (on the Flatiron North Public Plaza), (646) 771-4090

Free side of ilili BOX's signature Phoenician Fries with the purchase of any sandwich or rice bowl.

Lita Trading, 1160 Broadway, (212) 889-8936

30% of finished jewelry products, and 20% off beads & crystals. PLUS a free mystery gift when you mention the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership. 

Sous Vide Kitchen119 East 23rd Street, (646) 895-9232

Treat yourself to 50% off all entrees until 5 pm.

sundays nail studio, 51 East 25th Street, (646) 998-5711

20% off all services and products on Small Business Saturday.

Terri, 60 West 23rd Street, (212) 647-8810

10% off menu items to anyone who mentions the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.

Whisk, 933 Broadway, (212) 477-8680

Whisk is hosting a giveaway to celebrate Small Business Saturday. Customers will have a chance to win a prize from one of the small, local companies carried at Whisk. To enter, folks will need to take a selfie in Whisk's “photo booth” and post the selfie on Instagram - tag @whisknyc and use #sbswhisk2018 (must have a public profile). The winner will be drawn on Sunday afternoon and announced on Instagram. 

WTHN, 20 West 22nd Street, (646) 558-9846

Enjoy 15% off any boutique item at Flatiron's newest acupuncture studio. 

Flatiron District Digital Scavenger Hunt

Join the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership for our digital scavenger hunt on Saturday, November 25th. Eligible participants will be entered to win a prize. Here’s how to play:

  1. Attend the #ShopSmall in Flatiron Facebook Event.
  2. On November 24th, visit small businesses in the Flatiron District and take a photo in at least five different businesses throughout the neighborhood. Click here for a map to guide you. 
  3. Look out for Small Business Saturday welcome mats, paper crowns, paper hearts, a tent card by the register, pennants, or a sticker on the door... bonus points if they're part of the picture! 
  4. On Saturday, November 24th, post all five pictures at the same time to the Facebook event wall. Photos must be posted on November 25th.
  5. OR enter via a public Instagram account by posting all five photos on November 25th with the hashtag #ShopSmall and tag @FlatironNY.
  6. Not on social media? email your five photos to info@flatironbid.org
  7. A winner will be chosen at random.

One entry per Facebook account. Open to US residents only.

Nov 20, 2018

Holiday Launch Event & "23 Days of Flatiron Cheer"

On Monday, November 19th, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership presented a festive event on the North Plaza to launch the seventh annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer,” which will feature free performances, fitness classes, holiday recipes, hot beverage giveaways, and much more.

The centerpiece for the season, Happy, a vibrant public art instillation, was unveiled during the event, in the shadow of the famed Flatiron Building. Designed by Studio Cadena, Happy was selected through the fifth-annual Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition in partnership with Van Alen Institute and NYC DOT Art.

“23 Days of Flatiron Cheer,” which runs from Saturday, December 1st through Sunday, December 23rd, will include free, holiday-themed events showcasing the intersection of shopping, dining, and culture in the neighborhood. The launch event featured a performance by The Jazz Gallery, small bites from ilili BOX, hot chocolate from Shake Shack, and chances to win gifts from local businesses by spinning the ever-popular Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Prize Wheel.

The evening also included remarks by Kurt Cavanaugh, Deputy Director of the Flatiron Partnership; Isabel Miesner, Competitions Coordinator for the Van Alen Institute; Benjamin Cadena, Founder and Principal of Studio Cadena; and Stephen Meringoff, Managing Partner of Himmel + Meringoff Properties.

“Flatiron is one of New York City’s premier destinations for holiday shopping, food, and culture,” said Cavanaugh. “This year’s 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer lineup offers fun, free activities here in one of the country’s most iconic public spaces. We encourage everyone who visits, works in, or lives in Flatiron to enjoy our programming—and everything else the district has to offer—throughout the holiday season.”

Now in its seventh year, “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” is made possible by generous sponsors, including Meringoff Properties (Presenting Sponsor), and 212 Fifth Avenue and Sony Square NYC (Supporting Sponsors).

This year’s roster of events can be viewed at FlatironDistrict.nyc/holiday2018.

Visitors to Happy and participants in “23 Days” programming are encouraged to share their photos on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HappyinFlatiron. Throughout the month of December, photos using the hashtag will be entered to win prizes from local businesses.

Photo Credit: Jessica Nash Photography

Nov 19, 2018

Flatiron Foodies: Scarpetta's Almond French Toast

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is kicking off Flatiron Foodies, a part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer, just in time for Thanksgiving. For the first week of the series, Scarpetta Chef Jorge Espinoza shares the Scarpetta brunch favorite no one can get enough of. 


The delicate almond flavor pairs with citrus and mascarpone cheese in this rich brunch dish that will ensure your overnight holiday guests leave happy and full. 

Join Scarpetta for their famous Jazz Brunch every Sunday from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, featuring live music by Rakiem Walker Band from noon to 4 pm.

Almond French Toast

Scarpetta 
by Chef Jorge Espinoza

Serves:  6
Preparation time: 1 hour and 30 min
Cooking time: 35 min (10 min in the pan and 25 min in the oven)

Brioche Dough:

  • 3 oz.  Milk  Room temperature 
  • 3  Eggs
  • .75 oz. Fresh Yeast
  • ½  Tbsp. Vanilla extract
  • ½  Tsp. Salt
  • 1 lbs. 1 oz. All Purpose Flour
  • 8 oz. Butter
  1. Mix together milk, eggs, yeast.
  2. Add salt, vanilla extract, flour.
  3. Mix all ingredients for 15 mins, incorporate the butter.
  4. Cover with plastic, let rise overnight.
  5. Bake at 350° for 30 mins.

Almond Cream:

  • 8 oz. Butter
  • 4 oz. Almond Paste
  • ½ c. Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  1. Cream butter, and sugar until smooth.
  2. Add almond paste and cream until smooth; add eggs. 

Filling:

  • 1 qt. Heavy Cream
  • 1 qt. Milk
  • 8 Egg Yolks
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  1. Bring heavy cream and milk to a boil.
  2. Whisk together the eggs yolks, sugar, vanilla bean.
  3. Whisking vigorously, add a ladle full of the cream mixture into the egg yolks slowly. When completely incorporated, add the rest of the cream mixture.

Mascarpone Cream:

  • 2 c. Heavy Cream
  • ½ c. Confectioners Sugar
  • 4 oz. Mascarpone Cream
  1. Whisk all ingredients together.

Orange Preserve:

  • 5 Oranges
  • 1 c. Sugar
  • 1 c. Orange Juice
  1. Peel and slice the oranges; boil for 30 mins; drain.
  2. Boil on medium heat with sugar and OJ for 1 hour; drain.

 Assembly:  

  1. Cut the brioche dough into slices.
  2. Spread the almond cream on each side of the dough and soak in the filling mixture; drain.
  3. Transfer into a sheet pan and sprinkle sliced almonds on top.
  4. Bake at 350° for 20 mins.
  5. Plate with a side of mascarpone cream, and orange preserve. Top with powdered sugar and lemon zest.

 

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Photo Courtesy of Scarpetta

Nov 16, 2018

Before Disaster Strikes - Forum Recap

On Wednesday, November 14th, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, Union Square Partnership, and the Village Alliance presented Before Disaster Strikes - A Small Business Forum on Emergency Preparedness that offered vital information on the ways area businesses can weather emergencies. The event was hosted by Con Edison at their Union Square headquarters.

"Businesses, both new and established, should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to address all types of business-disrupting emergencies," said Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Deputy Director Kurt Cavanaugh. "We were proud to partner with colleagues in Union Square and Greenwich Village to create a forum that offered valuable lessons learned from disasters, both large and small."

The Forum began with a welcome from Con Edison and introductory remarks from Union Square Partnership Executive Director Jennifer Falk. Union Square Partnership Deputy Director Scott Hobbs then led an hour-long panel discussion with Mickey Slevin, Senior Regional Director of General Assembly New York; Renée Typaldos, Owner of Flatiron restaurant Merakia; Benjamin Newman, Executive Director for Growth Services at NYC Department of Small Business Services; and Kathryn Howard, Deputy Director of Public/Private Initiatives at NYC Emergency Management. 

Over the course of an hour, panelists provided attendees with clear counsel on how to prepare for - and respond to - any emergency. Among the key takeaways:

  • Build a list of emergency contacts, including City agencies (such as NYC Emergency Management and NYC Department of Small Business Services)
  • Ensure all contacts (staff, building owners, property managers, clients) are housed in the cloud and not just on an office computer (and provide everyone a printed version)
  • Make sure multiple people are aware of how to access contacts
  • Back up documents on multiple systems to be able to access remotely
  • Perform dry runs to test responses and troubleshoot before an emergency takes place
  • After an emergency, keep a log/journal of all tasks (times, dates, steps) and keep every receipt
  • Carefully review your insurance policies to understand what is covered, and what isn't before an emergency takes place

To learn more about the event, and for tips from the organizations and agencies involved, click here.

Panel, left to right: Kathryn Howard, Deputy Director, NYC Emergency Management; Mickey Slevin, General Manager, General Assembly; Renée Typaldos, Owner, Merakia; Benjamin Newman, Executive Director, NYC Department of Small Business Services

Photo Credit: Liz Ligon

Nov 13, 2018

Show Support for Small Business Saturday!

SHOP SMALL this holiday season! Join millions of shoppers around the country for Small Business Saturday, on November 24th - two days after Thanksgiving.

This year, to raise awareness about the value of shopping locally, BIDs around the city are coming together for the Small Business Saturday Coalition, a citywide campaign to highlight the diversity of small and independent businesses in New York. The Flatiron BID is happy to shine a spotlight on the unique retail opportunities that contribute to the neighborhood character of Flatiron and fellow NYC communities. 

As a Neighborhood Champion, an official American Express designation, the Flatiron BID will highlight events and deals happening in the neighborhood. Check back to FlatironDistrict.NYC next week for exciting opportunities to support local Flatiron businesses. 

Not familiar with Small Business Saturday? The campaign began in 2010 when American Express founded the event to encourage consumers to “Shop Small,” and in 2011, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution officially recognizing Small Business Saturday. Since then, elected officials and community organizations play an important role in supporting the event, a cornerstone of the holiday shopping season. Since Small Business Saturday started, U.S. customers have reported spending an estimated total of $85 billion at independent retailers and restaurants — that's $85 billion over 8 days alone.

Flatiron Small Business Owner? If you are a small business owner in the Flatiron District and would like to learn more about becoming a participating business on Small Business Saturday, please contact the Flatiron BID at info@flatironbid.org. Additionally, the BID has marketing materials to share with businesses like storefront logos, social media posts, or website banners to drive consumers to their stores. Eligible businesses may utilize the Shop Small Studio to quickly create personalized marketing materials.

Save the Date - 11/24!

#SmallBizSat

Nov 12, 2018

Flatiron Thanksgiving Dining Guide 2018

Get stuffed this Thanksgiving in the Flatiron District, and enjoy a stress-free gathering at one of the neighborhood restaurants below. Please contact restaurants individually for reservations and more information.

Almond, 12 East 22nd Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway, (212) 228-7557
Leave all the cooking to Almond! Almond will prepare your Thanksgiving turkey, sides, apps, and desserts for you with easy heating and cooking directions. Available menu items include pasture-raised turkey, butternut squash soup, your choice of several sides, and pumpkin or apple crumb pie. Almond’s full Thanksgiving catering package serves 8-12 people for $600.

Blackbarn, 19 East 26th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 265-5959
Enjoy comfort food made with local, artisanal ingredients at Blackbarn this Thanksgiving. Blackbarn’s Thanksgiving three-course prix fixe menu includes family-style appetizers, followed by the main course, five side dishes for everyone to share, and a choice of four desserts including pumpkin cheesecake. Dinner is $95 for adults and $35 for children under 12 years old.

Bouley at Home, 31 West 21st Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, (212) 255-5828
Spend this Thanksgiving enjoying an all-day six-course tasting menu and wine program at Bouley Test Kitchen! Chef Bouley reinterprets classic dishes with modern twists and luxurious organic ingredients for this special occasion. $195 per person with an optional wine pairing of $125.

by Chloe, 60 West 22nd, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, 347-620-9622
Enjoy your favorite holiday meal all in one sandwich. by Chloe's "Gobble Gobble" sandwich features lemon-caper seitan, sauteed kale, rosemary gravy, harvest stuffing, and fresh cranberry sauce on a potato bun. For every Gobble Gobble sold, $1 will be donated to North Shore Animal League America. While you enjoy your sandwich, grab an Apple Cider Old Fashioned! by Chloe is open 11 am to 6 pm on Thanksgiving, and these specials are available through November. 

BLT Prime, 111 East 22nd Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, (212) 995-8500
BLT Prime invites you to enjoy a decadent holiday feast. Start your meal with squash risotto or celery root soup garnished with crisp apples. Enjoy roasted turkey, prime rib, or arctic char as your main dish, and add on a selection of fixings. Finish off with your choice of seasonal desserts. $82 for adults and $40 for children.  

The Churchill Tavern, 45 East 28th Street, between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue, (646) 476-8419
Reservations are open for The Churchill Tavern’s Thanksgiving dinner. The Churchill will be serving an a la carte menu and special entrees include Roast Vermont Turkey, Roast Beef, Lamb Lollipops, and a Half Roast Chicken along with a wide selection of trimmings.

Dig Inn, 1178 Broadway, corner of 28th Street, (212) 335-2010
Let Dig Inn take care of Thanksgiving cooking for you! Dig Inn offers a Thanksgiving Catering Package that includes turkey, cranberry compote, gravy, charred brussel sprouts, roasted sweet potatoes, and cornbread. These items are also available a la carte. The package serves 10 people for $175. 

The Flatiron Room, 37 West 26th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, (212) 725-3860
Join The Flatiron Room for a festive evening of Live Jazz and a special four-course dinner. The Thanksgiving menu includes starters like Lobster Chestnut Bisque, Local Bushel Turkey and Atlantic Halibut as a main course, and bourbon pecan pie to finish. $80 per person.

Harding’s, 32 East 21st Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway, (212) 600-2105
Harding’s is currently accepting reservations for Thanksgiving from 3 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu featuring items like slow roasted turkey, roasted butternut squash soup, and Mississippi mud cake. Dinner is $59 for adults and $29 for children.

Hill Country, 30 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, 212-255-4544 
Hill Country is offering a Texas-sized Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving Day From 11:30 am to 8 pm. Bring the whole family for Pit-Smoked Turkey, a signature barbecue, and all the traditional Thanksgiving sides and desserts. Everything on the Thanksgiving Day menu is also available for pick-up. You can order a la carte or The Ranchers Feast, which serves 8 to 10 guests and includes turkey, gravy, cornbread, your choice of four sides, and a pie. Pick-ups can be scheduled for Wednesday, November 21st or Thursday, November 22nd.

ilili, 236 Fifth Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets, (212) 683-2929
Spend this Thanksgiving enjoying the Lebanese-Mediterranean flavors of ilili. A special four-course prix-fixe celebration offers Thanksgiving classics such as Slow Roasted Turkey, Spiced Lamb, roasted sweet potatoes, wild mushrooms, and apple pie served with a cranberry compote. Dinner is $72 per person and $35 for children.

La Pecora Bianca, 1133 Broadway, corner of 26th Street, (212) 498-9696
Sit down with La Pecora Bianca for a $75 four-course prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 10 pm. Have your choice of classic fall dishes like squash pasta and a full Turkey spread. Additional offerings include a fall salad, wild mushroom stuffing, sweet potato puree, and pumpkin spice cake.

Leonelli Taberna7 East 27th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 451-9495
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Leonelli Taberna! Leonelli will be serving a special holiday Turkey Plate with all the trimmings in addition to its full menu of rustic Italian dishes. Dine a la carte, or create your own family-style feast. Reservations available from 12pm - 8pm. 

Leonelli Focacceria, 7 East 27th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, (212) 451-9495
This Thanksgiving, Pastry Chef Lindsey Bittner has created two Italian-inspired holiday pies to add to your table spread! A Ricotta-Pumpkin Cheesecake made with a pine nut crust with marshmallow fluff, and an Apple Crostata made with almond frangipani. Each 9" pie serves 10-12 people. Pies are available for pickup on Tuesday, 11/20, Wednesday, 11/21, and Thursday, 11/22 (from 7am-11am). To reserve a pie now for pre-order, email: catering@leonellirestaurants.com. 

Park Avenue Autumn, 360 Park Avenue South, corner of 26th Street, (212) 951-7111
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Park Avenue Autumn to enjoy an impressive meal this holiday season. From noon to 8 pm, Park Avenue Autumn is serving a three-course prix-fixe featuring seasonal dishes like roasted butternut soup to start, Thanksgiving Turkey, trimmings for the table to share, and desserts like the pumpkin & praline dome. $89 for adults and $39 for children.

Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South, 381 Park Avenue South, corner of 27th Street, (212) 335-0093
Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South is happy to serve you this Thanksgiving. Enjoy brunch from 8 am to 1 pm, and a 4-course dinner menu from 2 pm to 9 pm. $65 per person and $35 for children under 12.

Scarpetta, 88 Madison Avenue, corner of 29th Street, (212) 691-0555
Scarpetta invites you to spend Thanksgiving enjoying a special four-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person. The menu includes options such as butternut squash soup or creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms as appetizers, short rib or roasted turkey as your main course, and dessert choices like an apple tart or dulce de leche gelato.

Simon & The Whale, 23 Lexington Avenue, corner of 23rd Street
Join Simon & The Whale this Thanksgiving for a throw down feast. Simon & The Whale is serving the classic bird and all the dressings, plus a little added pizzazz! Cannot plan ahead? A limited menu and walk-in bar seating will be available.

The Smith NoMad, 1150 Broadway, corner of 27th Street, (212) 685-450
Join The Smith for a Thanksgiving feast with plenty of options to choose from. The Smith is offering a three-course menu that features the classic bird and all the fixings. $68 per person and children under 12 eat for half price. 

Image via by Chloe

Nov 6, 2018

BID Assessment Increase Hearing

At 10 am on November 14th, a public hearing will be held in the City Council Committee Room, 2nd Floor, located at City Hall in Manhattan. The purpose of the hearing is to consider a local law which authorizes an increase in the annual amount to be expended in the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID).
 
The BID currently has one of the lowest assessment rates of all Manhattan BIDs, and this proposed increase is only the second since its inception in 2006. The proposed assessment increase of roughly 4.5 cents, from 11 cents per commercial square foot to 15.5 cents, is to be phased in over three fiscal years. Rising operating expenses, coupled with expanded programming and public improvement projects, compel the BID to consider this increase in order to maintain the high level of service that has proven to be so vital to the success of the Flatiron District.
 
For full hearing details, including the agenda, please click here.
Nov 1, 2018

New Neighbor: Benno

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is glad to announce the opening of Benno, the eponymous fine-dining restaurant featuring Mediterranean cuisine. The menu focuses on the area where Italy and France meet at Liguria and Provence, while highlighting additional regions along the Mediterranean coast. The beverage program explores the unique wines and spirits from these provinces, with options for both cocktail and wine pairings that complement the arc of the cuisine. 

Located in the landmarked hotel The Evelyn, the historic space—which dates back to 1905—was meticulously restored by the award-winning Parts and Labor Design. Featuring a rich color palette of deep reds, blues, and greens; custom furniture with brass and marble accents; and a 14’ domed skylight above the main dining room, the Art Deco-inspired space blends the grandeur of “old New-York” with a modern aesthetic reflective of the new take on fine dining the team is looking to achieve. The design, cuisine, and service at Benno all aim to create a sense of elegance and refinement, but also fun and celebration.

Grounded in classic French technique, the cuisine represents Chef Benno’s three decades of experience working in and running some of the world’s most prestigious fine-dining restaurants, as well as his continuous pursuit of knowledge, inspiration, and evolution as a Chef. Says Benno, “We wanted to challenge ourselves to go beyond Italy and France, pushing our own boundaries as we explore the diverse flavors, ingredients, and spirits of the Mediterranean region.” The menu is separated into four sections: Vegetables & Grains, Seafood & Meat, Pastas, and Mains, and guests are invited to select three, four, or five courses. 

Highlights include an Olive Oil Braised Abalone with mushroom, crouton, capers, lemon, and parsley vinaigrette; Spaghetti Di Grano Arso with clams, sea urchin, and scallions; and Long Island Pekin Duck foie gras with turnips and pistachio-date brik. Dessert, from Pastry Chef Lindsey Bittner, include Pear with goat cheese, phyllo saffron, and almonds; Flan with rosemary, poached cranberries, and brown butter gelato; and Babka with dark chocolate, pistachio halva, and coffee cardamom gelato.

Benno's beverage program is composed by Wine Director Aaron Von Rock (formerly of Lincoln Ristorante) and is meant to mirror the geographic scope of Chef Benno's cuisine. The 250-label wine list includes a robust section showcasing “The Mediterranean Tableau,” with both classic regional wines and unique finds from France, Italy, and Spain. To add a bit of fun and flair—and incorporate a collection of distinct older wines sourced by Von Rock—the list includes additional Feature Sections such as “Nebbiolo Season,” The Brunello Library,” and “Bordeaux’s Great ’05 Vintage.” Similarly, cocktails incorporate the distinct spirits found across the Mediterranean region, including several barrel-aged preparations that help harmonize complex flavors. Benno also offers the unique option for both wine or cocktail pairings, guided by the beverage team, to complement any meal. 

Designed by Parts and Labor Design, the main dining room is defined by a dramatic 14’ diameter skylight from which hangs a multi-part Art Deco-inspired light fixture made of brass, serving as a sculptural element within the space. Custom furniture includes tables with brass and marble accents and deep blue leather seats with brass detailing, all of which contribute to an elevated dining experience. To the right is a 10-seat bar topped in dark honed marble and lined with plush custom bar stools. The stunning 30-seat Private Dining Room was the space most preserved during the renovation process, with original wood paneling, molding, and a fireplace that has been transformed into a hidden liquor display cabinet. 

Benno is the third and final project to open in The Evelyn Hotel this year, marking the culmination of Chef Benno’s life-long dedication to the hospitality profession. He notes, “Five years ago I saw a unique opportunity to do everything I’ve ever done in my career in one space in this beautiful landmarked building—a Roman-inspired pastry shop (Leonelli Focacceria), a casual Italian trattoria (Leonelli Taberna), and a fine-dining French Mediterranean restaurant. 

Benno opens Thursday, November 8th. Dinner service is available Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. 

Benno, 7 East 27th Street, (212) 451-9557

Photo Credit: Alex Staniloff

Oct 30, 2018

Event Recap: 2018 Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships

Nearly 200 guests gathered to celebrate the work of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership at the 13th annual Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships on a beautiful fall evening last Tuesday, October 23rd. The party at 230 FIFTH began at 6 pm with drinks and passed hors d'ouevres on the venue's rooftop, along with stunning views of the neighborhood. Guests made their way to the 20th floor penthouse lounge around 7:15 pm.

BID board members Jane Gural Senders and Nick Athanail welcomed the crowd. Pedro Carrillo, Chief of Staff for District 2 City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, delivered a City Council Proclamation, signed by Councilmember Rivera, District 4 City Councilmember Keith Powers, and Speaker of the New York City Council Corey Johnson, thanking Founding Executive Director Jennifer Brown for her 12-plus years of service.

Ms. Brown attributed the BID’s success over the years to the many staff members who have worked so hard on behalf on the neighborhood, along with the very involved board members. She noted what a special place the district is, and thanked the community members for their involvement and support. 

Following the remarks, attendees partook in a fun photo booth and mingled and networked the night away.

>> View CFP 2018 Event Photos

>> Check out CFP 2018 Photobooth Pictures

Photo L-R: Jane Gural Senders, BID Board Member; Jennifer Brown, Founding Executive Director; Nick Athanail, BID Board Member; Pedro Carrillo, Chief of Staff, City Councilmember Carlina Rivera

Photo Credit: Angelito Jusay Photography

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Hot Chocolate Roundup

Flatiron Foodies: maman's Lavender Hot Chocolate

New Neighbor: Ballroom Hub

F & M Trains Return to Flatiron

Flatiron Foodies: Quality Eats' Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

New Neighbor: WTHN

November News Roundup

New Neighbor: MDRN

Flatiron Foodies: Leonelli Focacceria's Wedding Cookie

#ShopSmall Saturday, November 24th for Flatiron Discounts & Prizes

Holiday Launch Event & "23 Days of Flatiron Cheer"

Flatiron Foodies: Scarpetta's Almond French Toast

Before Disaster Strikes - Forum Recap

Show Support for Small Business Saturday!

Flatiron Thanksgiving Dining Guide 2018

BID Assessment Increase Hearing

New Neighbor: Benno

Event Recap: 2018 Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships

October News Roundup

The École, a French-American School with an International Perspective

Flatiron Foodies: Scampi NYC's Malfaldini Scampi with Shrimp, Parsley, Butter & Lemon

Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Announce Winning Holiday Installation Design: Happy

Executive Director Jennifer Brown to Bid Farewell After 12 Years of Service

Flatiron Fitness First-Timer

New Neighbor: Skewr Kabob Kitchen

Meet your Neighborhood Coordination Officers

September New Roundup

Before Disaster Strikes - November 14

Save the Date - Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships Returns October 23

Flatiron Where Then Meets Now: Hospitality Hotspot

Flatiron Foodies: Almond's Sticky Toffee Date Cake

2018 Business Assistance Forum Recap

Flatiron Email Newsletter Giveaway

13th Precinct - Neighborhood Policing

Noir et Blanc Celebrates 30th Anniversary in Flatiron

New Neighbor: PLAYDAY

Flatiron Public Plazas Celebrate 10th Anniversary

August News Roundup

New Neighbor: Le Café Coffee

Flatiron Foodies: Le Coq Rico's Baeckeoffe with Artichokes & Tomatoes

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Flatiron - Open for Business

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Use 311 to Dispatch Services for Those in Need + Other Resources

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2018 Fourth of July Holiday Guide

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Consulting Day for NYC's Nonprofit Community

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Flatiron District Grilled Cheese Guide

Recap: Intersections Speaker Series with Councilmember Rivera

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Flatiron District Easter Dining Guide

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Flatiron Foodies: Trattoria Italienne's Pork Meatballs

New Neighbor: Scarpetta

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Flatiron Valentine’s Day Neighborhood Guide

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The Big Game in Flatiron

Valentine's Day Dining in the Flatiron District

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2017 Flatiron BID Community Survey Results

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