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RUN.  <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/planta">@planta</a>Queen just opened.โ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‰ The stunning restaurant featuring a lower-level speakeasy serves bold vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Have your pick of sushi, dumplings, small plates and Wok & noodles, plus an impressive beverage lineup. ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿธ

LINK IN BIO for all the details on the new restaurant ๐Ÿ‘†

๐Ÿ“Planta Queen 
15 West 27th Street, btwn 5th & Broadway 
Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 11 pm. 
Reservations via  <a target="_blank" href="http://instagram.com/resy">@resy</a>
RUN. @plantaQueen just opened.โ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‰ The stunning restaurant featuring a lower-level speakeasy serves bold vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Have your pick of sushi, dumplings, small plates and Wok & noodles, plus an impressive beverage lineup. ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿธ LINK IN BIO for all the details on the new restaurant ๐Ÿ‘† ๐Ÿ“Planta Queen 15 West 27th Street, btwn 5th & Broadway Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner Monday through Sunday from 11:30 am to 11 pm. Reservations via @resy
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NYC Restaurant Week is HERE! ๐Ÿ˜› Treat yourself to feasts around Flatiron with indoor, outdoor, takeout, and delivery specials. Enjoy lunch & dinner options for $21 or $31 and signature dining experiences for $125. 

LINK IN BIO for 40+ participating restaurants in the neighborhood and surrounding area. ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†

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NYC Restaurant Week is HERE! ๐Ÿ˜› Treat yourself to feasts around Flatiron with indoor, outdoor, takeout, and delivery specials. Enjoy lunch & dinner options for $21 or $31 and signature dining experiences for $125. LINK IN BIO for 40+ participating restaurants in the neighborhood and surrounding area. ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘† Featured โคต๏ธ @wagamamausa @hillcountrybbq @ililirestaurants @mr.mistaoh_nyc @bombaysandwich @scarpettarestaurants
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111Celebrating Fourth of July Guide 2021

Celebrating Fourth of July Guide 2021

Celebrate Independence Day this weekend in the neighborhood with special treats and offerings.

Celebratory Meals & Treats & Drinks
 
 
Baked by Melissa, 111 East 23rd Street  
Pick up a Fourth of July cupcakes featuring six different handcrafted, colorful, bite-size flavors.
 
Bourke Street Bakery, 15 East 28th Street
Enjoy the holiday with freshly baked treats. Plus, they're giving away FREE sourdough. To score a free loaf: download their new app, stock up on Bourke Street goodies online, and get a free organic loaf with all pickup and delivery orders for July 3rd & 4th (while stocks last).
 
by Chloe's, 60 West 22nd Street, (212) 290-8000
Enjoy 4th of July with the shop's summer sandwhich Smoke Stack and Air Baked Onion Rings.
 
Cote Korean Steakhouse, 16 West 22nd Street, (212) 401-7986
Fire up the grills and serve up Cot's Fourth of July Feast featuring specialty double-cut ribeye, a Niman Ranch beef burger kit for 6, plus their house marinated USDA Prime Short Rib Galbi. 
 
Eataly, 200 Fifth Avenue, (212) 229-2560
Shop Eataly's Fourth of July treats. Options include picnic spreads (like this one), gift baskets, fresh meats for grilling, wine, herbs, grilling salts, and fresh pastas. 
 
Hill Country Barbecue, 30 West 26th Street, (212) 255-4544 
Upgrade your Fourth of July BBQs with Hill Country's Barbecue Rib Kit with their St. Louis cut Pork Ribs and all the fixings. 
 
Krispy Kreme, 36 East 23rd Street 
Grab Krispy Kreme's celebratory July 4th doughnut dozen or mini doughnuts for a holiday treat. PLUS,  Krispy Kreme is sweetening your festivities with a BOGO deal: Enjoy A FREE Original Glazed® dozen with any dozen purchase, June 28th through July 4th. 
 
Veggie Grill, 12 West 23rd Street, 332-600-7001
Celebrate Independencec Day with Summertime Plant-Based BBQ. Order here.
 
Yakiniku Futago, 37 West 17th Street,  (212) 620-0225

Enjoy 4th of July with Futago BBQ Grill Kits with $50 off any kit via their Manhattan delivery partner MISE. Use promo code YF5050DEAL at checkout. BBQ kit options include A5 Wagyu Steak & Premium BBQSignature Steak BBQ, Traditional BBQ, and Premium BBQ. Delivery for Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, and Jersey City available through Chowbus. To place an order for pick up from the restaurant, call 212-620-0225 or email futago.nyc@gmail.com.  

230 Fifth Rooftop, 230 Fifth Avenue, (212) 725-4300, Menu
Stop by 4th of July for Summer BBQ and Evening Fireworks from 11 am - 2am.
 
 
 
Gifts & Flowers & Apparel
 
Abracadabra, 19 West 21st Street, (212) 627-5194
For all your 4th of July looks, stop by the famous costume and magic shop for makeup, wigs, hats, flags, accessories, and apparel here
 
Ann Taylor, 149 Fifth Avenue, (212) 253-1445
Celebrate with 30% off all clothing here.
 
Blooming Affairs, 925 Broadway, (212) 262-0004
Shop here for blooms and arrangements this Independence Day.
 
B Wear Sportwear, 19 West 26th Street, (212) 683-3700
Shop Independence Day Apparel and save 40% off here.
 
Chelsea Flea Market, 29 West 25th Street, btwn Fifth & Sixth Avenue
Shop Indepence Day for a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds at the Chelsea Flea Market every Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am to 5 pm, rain or shine! Browse art, jewelry, antiques, and unique vintage goods.
 
The Home Depot, 40 West 23rd St, (212) 929-9571
Enjoy Fourth of July sales of Home Depot’s tools, gift cards, and more.
 
Johnston & Murphy, 200 Fifth Avenue, (212) 242-1636
Enjoy End of Season sales for stylish apparel, accessories, and shoes.
 
 
Header Photo Credit: Baked by Melissa
Thumbnail Photo Credit: Eataly
111June News Roundup

June News Roundup

June news highlights include restaurant openings and annoucnements, new office tenants, new hotel construction's making progress.  Stay in the know with the latest Flatiron News.

Restaurants & Bars


District Businesses

Real Estate

Around the Neighborhood

  • Daily foot traffic in the Flatiron District has recovered to 92% of pre-pandemic averages as of May 8th (via Crain's New York)
  • The artist and architect Maya Lin's Ghost Forest exibition is on view now in Madison Square Park (via New York Times).
  • WATG reimagines tha Flatiron District with renderings of paradise and greenery on the streets and buildings (via Yahoo News!).
  • Madison Square Park Conservancy accounced a "Music on the Green" program with free performances curated by Carnegie Hall and inspired by Lin's Ghost Forests (via Broadway World).
  • Pride Parade 2021 ran down Fifth Avenue past Madison Square Park, and ending at the West Village Stonewall Inn on June 27th (via Gothamist)

Header Photo Credit: Planta Queen from BizJournal
Thumbnail Photo Credit: Junoon from Eater
Main Page Photo Credit: Tortazo from Resturant Hospitality

111Celebrating & Honoring Juneteeth

Celebrating & Honoring Juneteeth

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership offices will be closed this Friday, June 18th in observance of Juneteenth. We’ve gathered various resources to celebrate, learn, and honor the emancipation of those who have been enslaved in the United States and to support Black-owned businesses in Flatiron, NoMad, and around NYC.

Business Resources and Support

Neighborhood Businesses
Click here for a list of Black-owned businesses to support in Flatiron & NoMad.

Black-owned Businesses in New York City
The NYC Dept. of Small Business Services (SBS) “Shop Your City” website has extensive lists of Black-owned businesses in New York City.  Scroll to the section titled “Online Lists Encouraging Small Business Support.”

While supporting Black-Owned small businesses, take the “Shop Your City” Challenge and share a photo to participate in the Shop Your City campaign for the chance to win a gift card. Enter here.

The State of Black New York
You can’t improve what you can’t measure. The New York Urban League’s (NYUL) ‘State of Black New York’ report acknowledges the inequities suffered by the Black community in New York City and collects data to measure both the depth of the issues as well as progress. Download the SOBNY report.

Employers: Support Career Initiatives through NYUL
Get involved in Young Leadership Development with opportunities including engaging the Young Professionals Network, participating in the Young Professionals Fellows Program, facilitating Employment and Career Services, and becoming a partner in STEAM fluency through the Summer Academy.

Art, Culture, and Celebrations

FuncSoul presents “Juneteenth: The Black Independence Day Celebration”
Celebrate Juneteenth and support the Black Trans community with a FuncSoul virtual event this Thursday, June 17 at 7:30 pm. This virtual event is a one-hour virtual dance party honoring Black liberation. The curated playlist merges Afrobeats, Black dance classics, and selections by Black LGBTIA+ artists. Info & Registration

ONYX by Adrienne Raquel at Fotografiska
Onyx is anew photography series created by NYC-based photographer and art director Adrienne Raquel. This photographic exploration of the famed Club Onyx in Houston pushes past the polish of Raquel’s commercial work by capturing exotic dancers in a candid and intimate environment. More info and tickets

Attend Fotografiska’s “AFTER DARK: An Evening Show of Artistry, Performance and Self-Expression,” that features pole dancing with eight incredible performers hosted by MC Roz the Diva in recognition of ONYX on Thursday, June 17 at 8:30 pm. Event info here.

Skin Contact by Naima Green, supported by Fotografiska
Enjoy Skin Contact by Naima Green, supported in part by Fotografiska. This online project includes visual imagery, interviews, playlists, and text. Experience Skin Contact here.  

Looking to Hear, Sidney Mishkin Gallery (online exhibition)
Featuring artworks in media as broad as photography, tapestry, painting, and lithography, and including works dating back to 1927 – nearly 100 years ago – this exhibition draws attention to pieces that elaborate on the relationship between seeing a work of art and hearing one. The exhibition was curated by Baruch’s 2020 Contemporary Issues in Curating Class. Experience ‘Looking to Hear’.

Poster House
Poster House is offering free admission in celebration of Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19 from 10 am – 6 pm. Details here.

Essays & Reading

A Life Altering Year
Jonnel Doris, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), speaks to the shifts in the lives of Black people in America in 2020 that were brought on by a global pandemic, the racial wealth gap, and the continued experience of senseless deaths of unarmed Black people. Read “A Life Altering Year”.

State of Black New York Leadership Essays
Curated by the New York Urban League, read 10 essays from leaders in New York and across the country as they grapple with challenges faced by Black Americans, share valuable perspectives, and look to meaningful action to create much-needed change: SOBNY Leadership Essays

Re-Discover Black History in Flatiron & NoMad

111Celebrating Pride Month Guide 2021

Celebrating Pride Month Guide 2021

June is Pride Month, a celebration of the civil rights of the LGBTQ+ community and commeoration of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The NYC Pride March will return with a broadcast special with live performances, interviews, and street-side marching activity. The broadcast kicks off on Sunday, June 27th on ABC-7 from 12 pm to 3 pm. 

After the broadcast, there will be a virtual experience of the March featuring groups and organizations highlighting one of this year's five Grand Marshals. The virtual experience will be on  NYC Pride March's Facebook and YouTube right at 3 pm.
 
Many Flatiron & NoMad businesses are offering promotions in support and celebration of Pride, including:

 
 
 
Celebratory Treats, Drinks, Books & Apparel


Abracadabra, 19 West 21st Street, (212) 627-5194
For all your Pride looks, stop by the famous costume and magic shop for makeup, wigs, accessories, and apparel. 

Bath & Body Works
, 304 Park Ave South, (212) 260-9293
is celebrating with Pride Collection and Gifts.
 
Baked by Melissa, 111 East 23rd Street  
Pick up a Pride Cupcake Pack featuring six handcrafted, colorful, bite-size flavors. 10% of net proceeds from the sales of our Pride desserts will be donated to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in NYC.
 
by Chloe's, 60 West 22nd Street, (212) 290-8000
The shop is offering their Pride Vanilla Rainbow Cupcake. A portion of proceeds supports The Okra Project.
 
Club Monaco, 160 Fifth Avenue, (212) 352-0936
Stop by Club Monaco Fifth Avenue to pick up a Crest Pride Tee. 50% of the purchase price of every Pride tee will be donated to the Stonewall Community Foundation, a New York based group created in support and celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. 
 
Dos Caminos, 373 Park Avenue South, (212) 294-1000 
Enjoy a plate of Pride rainbow tacos (available June 25th - 27th) or Pride rainbow pancakes for weekend brunch (available June 26th & 27th). A portion of pancake proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center
 
ilili, 236 5th Avenue, (212) 683-2929
ilili will be donating $2 to LebMash for every order of their “We Are the World” cocktail.
 
maman,  22 West 25th Street, (646) 476-7660
Spreading the love with a Vanilla Rainbow Cake. To order, contact catering@mamannyc.com.
 
New York Edition Hotel Lobby Bar, 5 Madison Avenue, (212) 413-4200
The Lobby Bar serves crafted cocktails and light bites amid tasteful design. Grab their craft LGBTQ cocktail made with Lillet Rose (L), Green Chartreuse (G), Blueberry Syrup (B), Tequila (T), Quina Infusion (Q). Available through June 30. A portion of the proceeds from each cocktail will be donated to the The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in NYC
 
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, (212) 759-2424
Curated a month-long Pride window featuring LGBTQ+ authors.
 
Scampi, 30 West 18th Street, (212) 888-2171
Featuring cocktail called “Stonewall Inn” with Rum, Curaçao, muddled lemon & blackberries, garnished with raspberry.
 

Shake Shack, 23rd Street and Madison Avenue, (212) 889-6600
Offering the Pride Shake and dontating 5% of sales to the Trevor Project.


Experiences

Fotografiska, 281 Park Ave South, (212) 433-3686, Get Tickets Here
Hosting book talk of Loving with authors Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell - A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850’s-1950’s. Buy tickets for event here. Afterwards check out current exhibitions: Skin Contact by Naima Green, The Darkroom by Tom of Finland, ONXY by Andrienne Raquel, Your Gaze Belongs to Me by Pixy Liao, and more!

John Doe Craft Bar & Kitchen, 253 5th Avenue, (646) 882-4007
Stop by for Drag Brunch every Sunday, 12 pm - 3 pm.
 
 

Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, (212) 689-6337, Get Tickets Here
Discover the evolution of sexuality at this museum and check out their lobby gift shop featuring a dedicated Pride station. 

SPiN Ping Pong Lounge New York, 48 East 23rd Street, (212) 982-8802, Book a Table
Celebrate Pride with playing ping pong. Reserve one of SPiN's 19 tables, enjoy a couple of games, and try their food and drink menu.

 
Y7 Studio, 25 West 23rd Street
The studio is donating proceeds from all live flows and supporting a different organization each week.
 
 
Thumbnail Image Credit: Rizzoli Bookstore
Header Image Credit: by Chloe
Slider Image Credit: maman
111Father's Day Guide: Offers at Flatiron Shops & Restaurant

Father's Day Guide: Offers at Flatiron Shops & Restaurant

With Father's Day around the corner, make the most of Dad's special day by shopping for gifts and enjoying a special meal in the neighborhood. We've put together a list of local options to treat dad, dads-to-be, grandfathers, and other special figures in your life.
 

Celebratory Meals & Treats

Bourke Street Bakery, 15 East 28th Street
Pick up some freshly-baked treats from the popular Australian bakery including savor bread for Dad: a Bacon, Sage & Confit Garlic Sourdough. Order directly here or via Goldbelly. A selection of muffins, breads, croissants, cookies, and cakes are also available.

Cote Korean Steakhouse, 16 West 22nd Street, (212) 401-7986
Take your dad out to dinner at the popular Korean steakhouse. Make reservations here. Gift your dad a Father's Day "Ready to Grill" Feast for 4-6 featuring USDA Prime Niman Ranch burger sets and marinated galbi. Order here

Eataly, 200 5th Avenue, (212) 229-2560
Shop Eataly's Father's Day gifts. Options include gift baskets, fresh meats, and wine, Beard Care Kits, herbs, grilling salts, and fresh pastas make for a great gift. 

Leonelli Bakery & Leonelli Taberna Restaurant,  7 East 27th Street, (212) 993-1568
Celebrate the holiday with Leonelli! Pick up coffee and baked goods at the bakery and you can book brunch for Sunday here. Take advantage of Leonelli's Italian BBQ Father’s Day Meal Kit! Pick up at our Bakery on June 18th, 19th, and 20th, or have it sent straight to your door with $25 flat rate overnight ground shipping available to MA, CT, NY, NJ, and PA.โ  Pre-order by emailing reservations@leonellirestaurants.com by June 16th. The Bone-In Ribeye kit can feed 2-4 ppl. 

maman,  22 West 25th Street, (646) 476-7660
Shop Father's Day gifts with maman's signature cookie gift boxes and a limited edition "pour papa" Father's Day Gift box featuring Parlor Coffee roasted beans and a baseball hat.

Taïm, 64 West 22nd Street, (212) 966-7364
Send your father figure delicious cauliflower shawarma, imposiible kebabs, and more using the Code: LOVEDAD20 and you will get $20 off your first order with Goldbelly.

Obicà Mozzarella Bar, 928 Broadway, (212) 777-2754
Treat your dad to their new summer menu featuring Italian specialties for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Book here

Seven Grams Caffe, 76 Madison Avenue, (212) 779-0777
Send dad a cookie gift box! Your choice of classic chocolate chip cookies. plush gluten-free and vegan cookie options. Coffee add-ons for a deluxe gift box are also available. 

Patisserie Chanson,  20 West 23rd Street, (929) 423-8880
Gift dad an assortment of gourmet fresh-baked pastries, danishes, and breads from this impressive French café. 

Yakiniku Futago, 37 West 17th Street,  (212) 620-0225
Treat your dad to Yakiniku Futago's for a special Father's Day Special with with a complimentary sparkling wine for toast.

Zucker's Bagels and Smoked Fish, 40 E 23rd Street, (212) 228-5100
Send dad a Father's Day Bagel Brunch for 6 including bagels, Black and White cookies, and a campfire mug.

Special Gifts

Destination XL (DXL) Men's Apparel, 703 6th Avenue, (212) 242-3189
An all-inclusive one-stop shop for apparel and shoes for 'Big and Tall' men with Father's Day specials and check out their Father's Day gift guide.

The Home Depot, 40 W 23rd St, (212) 929-9571
Browse Home Depot’s tools, gift cards, and more for all of Dad's home improvement projects. 

Johnston & Murphy, 200 5th Avenue, (212) 242-1636
Help Dad look his best with Johnston & Murphy's Father's Day Gift Ideas complete with stylish apparel, accessories, and shoe

Thursday Boot Company, 48 West 21st Street 2nd floor, (917) 261-6911
Shop high-quality boots and sneakers and leather accessories for Dad.

MoMath - The National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, (212) 542-0566
The mathematics museum's shop carries an array of products that make for great gifts such as cufflinks, MoMath clothing, puzzles, and home items.

Premier Indoor Golf,  1 East 28th Street 3rd floor, (646) 657-0174
Make reservations to practice and play with your dad.

Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, (212) 759-2424
Browse through staff book picks and new arrivals for dad's next favorite read. Journals, puzzles and art sets also available. 

Silver Mirror Facial Bar, 20 W 22nd St, (212) 702-8742
Dad deserves some pampering too. Gift him a facial service from Silver Mirror, such as their "Just For Men" facial tailored to help skin congestion, shaving irritation, dehydration, dryness.

Todd Snyder, 25 East 26th Street, (917) 242-3482
Head over to Todd Snyder to shop apparel, watches, wallets, and other timeless menswear classics with New York sensibility. Browse bestsellers

WTHN, 20 West 22nd Street, (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 acupuncture sessions, herb remedies, sound meditations, and more.

Header Photo Credit: Zucker's Bagels and Smoked Fish
Thumbnail Photo Credit: Maman

111May News Roundup

May News Roundup

May news highlights include business openings on the horizon and construction projects making progress. Stay in the know with the latest Flatiron News.

Restaurants & Bars

District Businesses

Real Estate

  • The NoMad Hotel entered foreclosure this month and will be on the market soon (via The Real Deal).
  • The Flatiron Building undergoes continue its total interior renovation as most of the building remains tenant-free (via Bloomberg).
  • SL Green Realty sold their Midtown South Office located 635-641 Sixth Avenue for $325 million (via GlobeSt.com)
  • Timothy Outlon, a British furniture brand, plans to open its flagship store at 901 Broadway. 
  • The company signed a10 year lease (via Crain's New York).
  • Boston Properties is buying the leasehold interest in 360 Park Avenue South building for $300 million (via Commercial Observer).
  • Amir Loloi, the owner of the rug manufacturer Loloi Rugs, bought 260 Fifth Avenue, a 12-story office building for $52.5 million (via Commerical Observer).

Around the Neighborhood

  • Carnegie Hall announced their lineup for the summer 2021 season of Carnegie Hall Citywide. The series includes free concerts throughout the five boroughs including with Madison Square Park Conservancy (via Broadway World).
  • Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Farragut Monument in Madison Square Park was listed as one of Wall Street Journal's top five landmarks to visit (via Wall Street Journal).
  • The National Museum of Mathematics hosts afternoon plaza events as their location remains closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions (via Time Out New York).
  • Maya Lin's Ghost Forest and its message to draw attention to the impacts of climate change were mentioned in "Odd, eerie and haunting’: behind Maya Lin’s Manhattan ghost forest" (via The Guardian)
  • Theodore Roosevelt's original home in the Flatiron District joined the National Register of Historic Places and is a museum (via Gwinnett Daily Post).
  • Blessed Unrest theater company presented Touch, a movement piece, as part of the Open Culture program on 26th Street by Madison Square Park (via The Reviews Hub).

Header Photo Credit: The Review Hub
Thumbnail Photo Credit: Shack Shack
Main Page Photo Credit: Madison Square Park