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February News Roundup

The month of February brought not only warmer weather and the first signs of spring to the Flatiron District, but also media attention highlighting neighborhood restaurants, residential real estate developments, and new commercial tenants. Stay up to date with the latest news with the BID’s monthly roundup of notable highlights.

  • February was another exciting month for neighborhood foodies as a pair of Flatiron dining destinations announced major makeovers. Eataly recently announced that its upscale restaurant Manzo will close for renovations this month, and will debut in late March with an overhauled design, a butchering room, and a new menu and cocktail list (Eater New York). Iconic neighborhood restaurant Eleven Madison Park will also be undergoing major changes in 2017. The restaurant announced earlier this month that it will be closing for renovation on June 9, and hopes to debut a new dining room and revised menu in mid-September (The New York Times).
  • AEG Live is the newest company to call the Flatiron District home as it recently signed a 15-year, 28,128-square-foot lease at 53 West 23rd Street. The concert promotion company will occupy the entire fifth floor of the 12-story building (Commercial Observer).
  • In the 2016 Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now report, we highlighted the planned and active real estate developments that are reshaping the neighborhood’s residential real estate market. Construction at the Madison Square Park Tower at 45 East 22nd Street is nearing completion as the 83-unit building is now entirely clad in its glass curtain wall façade. The first group of building residents are slated to move into the 65-story skyscraper later this year (Curbed New York). The 133-unit luxury condominium development at 121 East 22nd Street is another project that is creating buzz around the neighborhood. In a profile in The New York Times, developer David von Spreckelsen of Toll Brothers City Living discussed how the building’s design reflects the character of the Flatiron District.
  • The Flatiron District was recently featured in The New York Times’ “Living In” series. In the article, several neighborhood stakeholders, including BID Executive Director Jennifer Brown, explained what makes the Flatiron District such a vibrant and unique place to live. 
  • Earlier this month, DNAinfo named the BID’s Historic Flatiron District Walking Tour one of its top “Nine Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend”. The free 90-minute walking tour meets every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park, at Broadway and 23rd Street.

Rendering of 121 East 22nd Street via Toll Brothers City Living


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