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February News Roundup

February was a memorable month with engaging events from neighborhood institution Pen + Brush and the emergence of a real-estate tech cluster in the Flatiron District. Stay up to date with latest neighborhood news with the Flatiron BID's monthly roundup of notable highlights.

  • Earlier this month, the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) unveiled its latest permanent exhibit, entitled Beaver Run. In the exhibit, two beaver figurines travel along a path of tracks and turntables as visitors rotate the turntable to create millions of different pathways and patterns. Since MoMath opened in the Flatiron District in 2012, 465,000 visitors have passed through its doors at 11 East 26th Street. Beaver Run is part of MoMath’s ongoing mission to design exhibits and programs that stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity, and reveal the magic of mathematics (via The New York Times).
  • Pen + Brush made news this month with a number of high-profile literary engagements. These events were a part of Pen+Brush’s ongoing Literary Takeover--a six-week winter festival that celebrates female writers and challenges accepted perceptions of the literary canon. February event participants included longtime Random House editor Joni Evans, playwright and performer Mina Samuels, Queen-based poet Lauren Amalia Redding, and Augury Books editor Kate Angus (via DNAinfo).
  • The Flatiron District has long been known as a hub for New York City’s technology, advertising, media, and information technology companies. Now the neighborhood has attracted a cluster of real estate technology firms that some say make the Flatiron District the world epicenter of the emerging subsector (via BISNOW).
  • Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, was named Executive of the Month by the New York Real Estate Journal (NYREJ). Jennifer also sat down with NYREJ for a wide-ranging Q&A on topics like the BID’s upcoming ten-year anniversary, the permanent reconstruction of the Flatiron Public Plazas, and recent commercial real estate trends in the Flatiron District. 

Image of Literary Takeover via Pen+Brush Twitter  


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