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June News Roundup

It’s almost the end of the month, which means it’s time for another installment of the BID’s monthly roundup of notable news highlights. The month of June saw media attention highlighting health & wellness businesses, new office tenants, restaurants, and BID events.

  • Earlier this month, an article in Real Estate Weekly highlighted the Flatiron District’s growing reputation as a health & wellness destination. The article mentioned the opening of a new Equinox at 315 Park Avenue South as the latest fitness business to call the Flatiron District home. BID Executive Director Jennifer Brown cited the neighborhood’s mixed-use character and excellent transportation access as the main drivers of the increase in fitness businesses in the Flatiron District. 
  • by CHLOE., a vegan fast-casual restaurant, recently opened its newest location at 60 West 22nd Street in the Flatiron District. The restaurant offers a wide array of vegan cuisine including veggie burgers, salads, pastas, breakfast sandwiches, cold-pressed juices, and smoothies (via Zagat). In other restaurant news, iconic neighborhood restaurant Eleven Madison Park added to its long list of accolades as it was included in this year’s influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Eleven Madison Park was ranked the third best restaurant in the world, up two spots from number five in 2015 (via The New York Times).
  • The Flatiron District is picking up a pair of exciting, on-the-rise businesses as it was announced earlier this month that two new tenants signed leases for spaces at the Kaufman Organization’s 19 West 24th Street. TransferWise, a financial services platform, and Pursuit Advisory, an investment bank that provides services to media, technology, digital and private equity firms, each signed five-year, 5,418-square-foot leases (via Commercial Observer).
  • June was another busy month for the Flatiron BID as we celebrated ten years of service in the neighborhood at our Tenth Annual Meeting and Community Reception on June 7th. The event was attended by nearly 200 neighborhood stakeholders. Also present at the event were guest speakers Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS); Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President; and Michael Slattery, Senior Vice President for Research at the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) (via NY Social Agenda).
  • June also marked the beginning of the Flatiron Summer Series, an eight-week series of free community programming. The BID kicked off this year’s Flatiron Summer Series on June 20th with a special Solstice Poly-Star event. The event, which was done in partnership with the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), celebrated the 2016 Summer Solstice as dozens of volunteers constructed a polyhedron comprised of a dozen ten-pointed stars (via Town & Village). The full Flatiron Summer Series schedule can be found here.

Image of the Solstice Poly-Star on the Flatiron Public Plazas


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