Plaza Events

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership (BID) maintains and manages the Flatiron Public Plazas via an agreement with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT). The BID also works directly with the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM), the Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO), and the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting (MOFTB) to manage commercial marketing events and film and photo shoots on the Flatiron Public Plazas. The BID manages four total public plazas, two of which can be permitted:

      • The North Plaza, located between 23rd and 24th Streets, bordered by Fifth Avenue and Broadway
      • The South Plaza, located between 22nd and 23rd Streets, bordered by Broadway, adjacent the Flation Building

Commercial Marketing Events

The BID works with CECM and SAPO to manage commercial marketing events on the Flatiron Public Plazas. The steps in the permitting process for commercial marketing events are posted below. Please note, permit applications must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of the proposed event start date. Permit applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

      1. Submit your permit application here.
      2. In order to be approved, the BID requires a site visit; site plan; run of show (including load-in and load-out); minimum $1 million certificate of liability insurance (COI) naming the BID as additionally insured in the certificate holder section as follows: "Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, 27 West 24th Street, Suite 800B, New York, NY 10010"
      3. Payment in full of the BID plaza activation fee, found here. Please note, SAPO makes an event size determination based on the overall event footprint and the event's impact on daily plaza operations.

Film & Photo Shoots

The BID works with MOFTB to manage film and photo shoots on the Flatiron Public Plazas. The steps in the permitting process are posted below. Please note, the BID appreciates as much lead time as possible between the permit request and the date(s) of the film or photo shoot.

      1. Submit your permit application here
      2. In order to be approved, the BID requires a site visit; site plan, including a list of equipment and number of personnel; run of show (including equipment or production element load-in and load-out); minimum $1 million certificate of liability insurance (COI) naming the BID as additionally insured in the certificate holder section as follows: "Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, 27 West 24th Street, Suite 800B, New York, NY 10010"
      3. There are no fees for film/photo shoots on the Flatiron Public Plazas, though the BID does accept tax-deductible donations of any amount. Donations help the BID maintain the plazas and amenities including the standing planters, free public WiFi, and moveable tables, chairs, and shade umbrellas.

If you have any further questions, or would like to inquire about date availability, please email info@flatironbid.org