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The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the area's reputation as one of New York's most vital and exciting neighborhoods. 

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111Local Retailers Open to Support You

Local Retailers Open to Support You

Several retailers, such as grocery stores, hardware stores, and pharmacies are doing their best to stay open for the community. Below are several local spots to consider using as a resource for your needs during this time. 
 
750 Sixth Avenue, Between 24th and 25th Streets 

CVS Pharmacy 24 Hours 
300 Park Avenue South, Between 22nd and 23rd Streets 

Duane Reade 
401 Park Avenue South 
 
200 Fifth Avenue, Off 23rd Street
Open 9 am to 8 pm. Wine store open 11 am to 7 pm.
470 Park Ave South, At 32nd Street
Open from 10am to 4 pm, Monday - Saturday, and 11am to 4 pm on Sunday.

 
766 Sixth Avenue, Between 25th and 26th Streets 
Fairway Grocery Delivery or Pick-up Service 

Flatiron Wines
929 Broadway, Between 22nd and 21st Streets. 
Order online or call (212) 477-1315.
Delivery Info: Local, neighborhood same-day delivery is free. For wider NYC, next-day delivery available via FedEx and Courier. 
40 West 23rd Street, Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues 
 
19 East 21st Street, between Broadway & Park Avenue 
Supplies available: disposable gloves, Brita filters, hand soap, toilet paper, detergent, etc.
Free local delivery for orders over $15. 
 
278 Park Avenue South, At 22nd Street 
Between 7 am and 8 am, senior citizens and compromised neighbors prioritized. 
Morton Williams Delivery Service 
 
PetSmart Flatiron 
1107 Broadway, At 24th Street 

SVK Sous Vide Kitchen (A Virtual Food Hall) 
119 East 23rd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues 
Fesh meal kits ($25 for 2, $50 for 4), proteins by the pound, and fresh produce available via contactless delivery or pick-up. To order, call 646-895-9232 weekdays from 10 am - 7 pm, or email contact@SVKfoodhall.com 
 
675 Sixth Avenue, At 21st Street 
Adjusted hours: 9 am to 7 pm. 
 
250 Seventh Avenue, Between 24th and 25th Streets


Other Essential Services:
 
Dr. Harvey Katz, DDS / Dr. Jason Katz, DDS 
Available by appointment for emergency only dental. 
51 Madison Avenue, Suite 1400 / (646) 374-1811

As an Optometry practice, 10/10 Optics can treat emergency eye and vision needs, eyeglass repair and pick ups, and contact lens orders.
50 Madison Avenue / 212-366-1010 / contact@1010optics.com

 
Virtual Classes & Experiences
 
In addition to the essential businesses staying physically open above, many district businesses, from fitness studios, to children's resources, to cultural amenitites, are offering virtual classes and experiences (both free and paid) for you or your family to participate in from home:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo Credit: Mini Adventures of Eataly Flatiron
111Flatiron Foodies: Om Juice Bar's Blue Lagoon Smoothie Bowl

Flatiron Foodies: Om Juice Bar's Blue Lagoon Smoothie Bowl

The plant-based cafe Om Juice Bar serves "mindfully delicious" juices and smoothies with a strong eye for freshness and health. The vegan menu uses organic produce and prides itself on wholesome goodness - no hidden ingredients or additives.

Om Juice Bar just launched pick-up service (917) 409-5900 and free delivery service via Uber Eats.

Om's founder Anastasia Kulinich shares her recipe for a crowd-favorite, brightly-colored smoothie bowl. The Blue Lagoon Bowl blends together tropical fruits, uses dairy-free milk, and features toppings packed with nutrients.

"I love this tropical bowl which is filled with superfoods and natural goodies," says Anastasia. "It’s very filling, you can use it as a meal replacement or as a dessert." Treat yourself to this guilt-free bowl. 

 

Blue Lagoon Smoothie Bowl Recipe 

 Ingredients: 

  • 3 oz Almond Milk 
  • 1 Frozen Banana 
  • 1 Cup Frozen Mango 
  • 1 Cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 2 Dates
  • 1 Tsp Blue Spirulina
  • Pinch of Sea Salt 
  • Toppings: Pear, Chia Seeds, Granola, Goji Berries 

Directions: 

  1. In advance of the smoothie, freeze a banana 2-3 hours before making the bowl. Simply peel the banana's skin off, cut into small pieces, and freeze in a reusable bag. 
  2. Add all smoothie ingredients into a blender, and bring the blender to a high speed until the texture is smooth and creamy. 
  3. Place the smoothie in a serving bowl. Dice pears. Top the smoothie with the diced pears, granola, goji berries, and chia seeds. These toppings add some additional health benefits, texture, and yummy flavor. 
  4. Enjoy! 

 

Pictured Below: Om Juice Bar Founder Anastasia Kulinich

 




  

111Historic Flatiron District Walking Tours Temporarily Cancelled

Historic Flatiron District Walking Tours Temporarily Cancelled

Normally, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership hosts Historic Walking Tours every Sunday at 11 am that are free and open to the public. 
 
As of Thursday March 12th, the Partnership has decided to exercise an abundance of caution and temporarily cancel Flatiron Walking Tours until further notice. 
 
Our team feels an obligation to the safety of our professional tour guides and the safety of walking tour attendees. Therefore, we wish to limit potentially large gatherings while information is forthcoming. 
 
We will update our Walking Tour webpage should anything change. 
 
We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocals put forth by public health officials. 
 
 
111Support Local Businesses

Support Local Businesses

Updated 3/16/2020

Businesses are being affected by the new Coronavirus (Covid-19) in tangible ways across New York City. There are ways that community members can still help support the local economy and our beloved small businesses in the midst of the related economic slowdown. This is a rapidly changing situation and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols, including social distancing, put forth by public health officials.

Effective 8PM Monday, March 16, crowd capacity is to be reduced to 50 total people, and 50% occupancy rates. Restaurants and bars that serve food will be shifting to takeout/delivery ONLY. It is being reported that alcholic beverages will now also be available for delivery.

All gyms and fitness centers and movie theatres must also close at 8pm tonight. 

    1. Order Delivery:  When ordering delivery from your favorite spot consider ordering from a business's website directly, instead of thrid-party outlets that collect commission fees, which ensures more of your dollars go directly to the business

    2. Shop Locally Online:  Support local retailers by purchasing items for delivery. 

    3. Buy gIft cards: Retailers, restaurants, fitness studios, cultural amenities and services may be offering online gift cards for purchase. Buying one now for future use gives businesses some much needed shirt-term income.

    4. Essential staff lodging: If your essential personel are needed close to work, many area hotels have reduced rates. 

    5. Give good reviews: Use your time to give businsses you love great reviews on various platforms and like and share their social media posts.
       
    6. If possible, don't ask for refunds. If a changing situation means you're no longer in need of their service, consider not asking for a refund. 


Our interactive, digital Flatiron Guide that maps out the district is a helpful resource to become aware of local businesses. You can filter by business type for easy searching.  Note that many businesses may have closed completely so double check their website for delivery or gift card availability, or give them a call. 

Again, stay up to date on current conditions in New York City and please stay home, even if you don't feel sick.

For more infomation on local updates, you can visit our resource page. You can also visit the New York City Department of Health General Info Page.

Thumbnail Photo Credit: @fleurs_de_sel

 

111Saint Patrick's Day Take Out/Delivery in Flatiron

Saint Patrick's Day Take Out/Delivery in Flatiron

Updated 3/16/2020:

Effective 8PM Monday, March 16 Restaurants and bars that serve food will be shifting to takeout/delivery ONLY. The Governor also announced that alcholic beverages will now also be available for delivery, as a part of this rule. Th
is is not a permanent change and would only be in effect for the duration of the mandatory closures.

The below bars and eateries do all have food menu items, and may be offering their St. Pat's specials via delivery. Please visit their social media or websites, or call the restaurant directly for confirmation:

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Everyone's a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day. In celebration of Paddy's Day, we've rounded up local pubs (and a bakery) inviting you to celebrate with some themed fun.

Baked by Melissa, 111 East 23rd Street, between Park and Lexington, (212) 842-0220
Order a pack of St. Patrick's Day-themed mini-cupcakes such as the "Pot O' Gold" 25-pack.

The Churchill Tavern, 45 East 28th Street, between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South, (646) 476-8419
Not exactly Irish, but the festive, the English-themed bar the Churchill Tavern. 

The Globe, 158 East 23rd Street, between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue, (212) 477-6161
Old-school (since 1886) Irish pub The Globe offer traditional Irish dishes.    

Gold Bear, 377 Park Avenue South, between 27th and 26th Streets, (646) 850-1400
Gold Bear, is known for its impressive cocktail program and tasty menu. 

The Storehouse, 69 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212)-243-8898
Order some St. Patrick's Day fun from Irish-style sports bar The Storehouse.

Again, please call each location to confirm delivery availability. 

Flatiron District Businesses: Do you have a promotion that we're missing? Email us at info (at) flatirondistrict.nyc

Photo Credit: Manhattan Sideways of Storehouse

111New Neighbor: Sticky's Finger Joint

New Neighbor: Sticky's Finger Joint

We are excited to welcome Sticky's Finger Joint to Flatiron at 24 East 23rd Street, the chain's ninth outpost in New York City. Sticky's was born out of a love for chicken fingers and a desire to get creative with how to serve them. 

“We're super excited to bring Sticky's to the Flatiron District. There's a high demand in this neighborhood for innovative, premium quality, fast-casual options, so we can't wait to bring you the best damn chicken finger you've ever tasted” said Founder and CEO of Sticky’s Finger Joint, Jon Sherman. 

Sticky's menu features chicken in almost every variety you can think of including sandwiches, wraps, salads, and of course, a diverse array of chicken fingers including the classic crunchy chicken finger, bite-sized poppers, grilled chicken fingers, and veggie fingers served over a bed of french fries or greens. Sticky's sources ingredients locally and uses farm-raised, antibiotic-free, hormone-free chicken. And you'll have your pick between 18 homemade, globally-inspired dipping sauces. 



A number of Signature Creations dress up the chicken with sauces, toppings, and garnishes such as the Thai Fiesta including Mac sauce, Thai sweet chili, taco seasonings, and sesame seeds, and the Salted Caramel Pretzel made with caramel, pretzel salt, and fried pretzel bits. Expect a spin on some classic flavors as well like buffalo, honey bbq, and general tso. The baskets of fries are worth a trip too. Along with classic fries, there's cajun, bacon mac, truffle parm, and S'mores (fries dressed with marshmallow sauce, chocolate sauce, crushed graham crackers, and mini marshmallows.)

In addition to striving to serve "the best damn chicken finger you have ever tasted,Sticky's prides itself on passion, creativity, and inclusivity. They find local graffiti artists to put up original murals on their walls, play energetic music, and stay open late. Sticky's also hires people from all different backgrounds and wants to make everyone feel at home walking into a store. 

Sticky's Finger Joint is open seven days a week from 11 am to midnight. 

Sticky's Finger Joint, 24 East 23rd Street off Madison Avenue, 917-423-8215