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Flatiron News Roundup: January 2015 Edition

For a new monthly feature, we have aggregated some of the biggest local news from this month into one post on Learn about a number of the exciting changes and stories that you may have missed!

  • Flatiron restaurants old and new recieved positive media attention this month. The Wall Street Journal wrote a profile on West 22nd Street's Mira Sushi and Izakaya, praising Chef Brian Tsao's inventive Asian-fusion menu and quick lunch service (via WSJ). The NoMad Bar, located at Broadway and East 28th Street, was listed as one of amNewYork's 5 Hottest NYC Hotel Restaurants (via amNewYork). 
  • Later this year, Brooklyn Roasting Company will open their first Manhattan location at 50 West 23rd Street, in an office building marketed towards the Flatiron's tech community (via Gothamist). In late February, Sushi Shop will bring another new restaurant to the district at 323 Park Avenue South (via Epoch Times). Nearby, farm-to-counter eatery Dig Inn will soon launch their 11th location (via The Examiner); this will add to the chain's presence in the Flatiron District, where they recently opened a restaurant at 1178 Broadway. 
  • Danny Meyer's Shake Shack, whose origins are in Madison Square Park, has made big news with the announcement that the restaurant chain is going public. The company, which will be listed under the NYSE as SHAK, plans to raise $80 million from its upcoming IPO (via U.S. News).
  • The real estate market in the Flatiron District continues to be a hot. In their annual set of real estate awards, the New York Post awarded 11 Madison the "It Building Award," thanks to lease signings with major tenants like Sony, Yelp, and William Morris Endeavor (via NY Post).  Several properties changed hands this month, including 315 Park Avenue South (via Business Wire), 122 East 23rd Street (via NYREJ), 24-28 West 24th Street, and 40 West 25th Street, the last two purchased by a Japanese real estate firm (via Crain's).
  • Finally, over the weekend a new public art installation composed of 12 marble snow monsters appeared on the Flatiron North Public Plaza (via Untapped Cities). The wintry, whimsical figures are by artist Peter Regli, and the project is presented by the Dominique Levy Gallery, NYC DOT Art Program, and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.



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