Jun 26, 2020

How to Be a Good Customer in the Times of COVID-19

More and more Flatiron & NoMad restaurants are reopening with outdoor dining facilities in order to get back on their feet after facing three months of hardship, and many are attempting this as a new part of their business model.

The current climate is also a change for patrons. so we've compiled some pointers to help best support the businesses safely:

  • Stay home if you feel sick, or if you have reason to think you've been exposed to COVID-19.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer and wear your mask as much as possible throughout the dining experience. Other than when you are eating and drinking, your mask should be on!
  • When ordering, try to place the order and other requests all at once to reduce the number of trips the waiter has to make from the back of the kitchen to outside the restaurant.
  • NY State law requires staff to wear PPE to protect public health (including yours and theirs) - so please don't joke about or make fun of staff in masks.
  • Tip service staff generously! If you cannot afford to do so, consider ordering takeout. Waiters are risking their health to make a living and stay afloat.
  • Be extra courteous. Restaurants are trying their best to adapt, so be understanding of longer wait times and slower service. Be extra patient, and adjust your expectations for our new reality. 
  • After enjoying your meal, leave in a timely manner. Restaurants are operating at such low capacity limits. Recognize that faster table turnover allows them to make higher profts, which is vital right now to stay afloat.
  • Maintain social distancing guidelines throughout your dining experience. Keep your kids close to your table, and refrain from interacting with other restaurant-goers when entering and exiting the dining space.

You can adapt these tips to all business interactions as we continue to resume activity during the pandemic. Many of these are applicable to your retail and services expereinces as well.

When in doubt, follow all posted signage, defer to all staff requests, and get in an out as quickly as possible. For our business community to survive, and to keep all New Yorkers healthy, we all need to do our part.  

Feeling confident about these tips? Visit our list of Phase 2 Dining Options in the district to see which local restaurants you can support while enjoying your outdoor dining experience.

Photo Credit: (Header) Bread & Tulips; (Thumbnail) Cote

Jun 24, 2020

Phase 2 Dining Options in the Flatiron District

The Flatiron District is a New York City food destination boasting over 220 restaurants and fast-casual establishments. 

As we enter Phase Two of reopening during the Coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants continue to offer delivery and take-out options, and more and more are also offering outdoor dining. We've rounded up local Flatiron dining establishments offering these services so you can still enjoy your favorite spots within your own home or safely outdoors. 



&pizza
 | Delivery 

Al Horno | Delivery or Pick-up 

Amazon Go | In Store Pick-up | 888-280-4331

areppas | Delivery or Pick-up 

Atoboy | Delivery via Caviar | 646-476-7217

AweSum DimSum | Delivery or Pick-up | Grubhub646-998-3313

Bazar Tapas | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Bite | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

BLACKBARN | 212-265-5959 | Grubhub & Seamless | Outdoor Seating Available

Bo's Kitchen & Bar Room | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Bondi Sushi | Delivery or Pick-up 

Bourke Street Bakery | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Bravo Pizza
| Delivery or Pick-up 

Bread & Tulips
 | Online Reservation | SeamlessGrubhub | Outdoor Seating Available

BXL Zoute | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

by Chloe | Delivery or Pick-up 

Cafe 28 | Take-out Menu | 212-686-7300 | Outdoor Seating Available

CAVA | Delivery or Pick-up

Chick-fil-A | Mobile AppSeamlessDoorDashUberEats & Postmates 

Chop't | Delivery or Pick-Up 

Chipotle (125 East 23rd St) | Delivery or Order Online for Pick-up 

Chipotle (5th Ave and 27th St) | Delivery or Order Online for Pick-up 

The Churchill Tavern |  | 

Cosme | Delivery & Pick-up

Cote Korean Steakhouse | Delivery or Pick-up | Caviar | Outdoor Seating Available

Di Di Dumplings | Delivery or Pick-up212-466-6618

Dig Inn | Delivery or Pick-up

Dog & Bone NY | Menu | 212-889-1570

Dos Toros | Delivery 

Dos Caminos | DoorDashGrubhub, or Seamless & Pick-up | 212-294-1000 | Outdoor Seating Available

Dough Doughnuts Pick-up | DoorDashCaviarUberEats, & Sweetist

Eataly |  Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop | Delivery or Pick-up 

Famous Pizza | Delivery or Pick-up 

Fields Good Chicken | Delivery 

Flatiron Plate 
| Menu | Outdoor Seating Available

Flatiron Wines 
Delivery or Pick-up | 212- 477-1315

Flats Fix 
Delivery or Takeout | 212-353-2400

Giorgio's of Grammercy | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Gregory's Coffee | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-979-1800 | Outdoor Seating Available

Grey Bar | Pick-up212-532-2643

Hanjan | hooni@danjinyc.com | Check Hanjan's IG page for details on weekly meal kits.

Hill Country Barbecue Market | Delivery or Pick-up Outdoor Seating Available

Hillstone | Delivery or Pick-up

The Hog Pit | Menu212-213-4871

Honeybrains | Delivery or Pick-up | Caviar | Outdoor Seating Available

Idea Coffee | Pick-up 

ilili | Delivery or Pick-up | SeamlessGrubhubCaviarPostmates, & Uber Eats 

Izakaya Nomad | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-213-6258

John Doe Craft Bar & Kitchen | GrubhubSeamless, & Pick-up | 646-882-4007 | Outdoor Seating Available

Juice Generation | Delivery or Pick-up | Grubhub 

JuicePress | Delivery

Junoon NYC | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Just Salad | Delivery | Outdoor Seating Available


KazuNori Sushi Delivery or Pick-up | 347-594-5940

Kung Fu Tea + TKK Fried Chicken | Delivery or Pick-up

La Pecora Bianca Delivery or Pick-up | Caviar | Outdoor Seating Available

Latin American | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-689-2570 

Le Cafe Coffee | Menu | 646-850-0684

Le Tea | Delivery via Uber EatsSeamless, or Pick-up

Leonelli | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-451-9495 | CaviarGrubhub | Outdoor Seating Available

Little Beet | Delivery or Pick-up 

Little Beet Table | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-466-3330 | Outdoor Seating Available

Little Italy Pizza | Delivery & Pick-up | 646-649-2099 

maman | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Mangia | Delivery or Pick-up | ChowNow

Marinara Pizza | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Mazete | Delivery or Pick-up

Memo Shish Kebab | Delivery or Pick-up

Melt Shop | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-447-6358

Mexicue | Delivery or Pick-up

Mira Sushi & Izakaya Delivery or Pick-up | Grubhub | 212-989-7889

NaNa Thai Street | Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Nuts Factory | Website | 917-445-6556

Oakberry Acai Bowls | 646-477-9725 | DoorDashGrubhub, Seamless, UberEats

OEC Bun & Ramen | Menu | 929-421-8949 | DoorDash, Grubhub, Seamless

Om Juice Bar | Delivery or Pick-up | Uber Eats | 917-409-5900

Patisserie Chanson | Delivery or Pick-up | PostmatesGrubhubSeamless, & Caviar | Outdoor Seating Available

Pick & Pay Pizza & Indian Food | 212-387-8200

The Pho | Delivery or Pick-up 212-256-0768

Pressed Juicery | Delivery or Pick-up

Pret A Manger (6th Avenue between 20th and 21 St) | Delivery or Pick-up

Ralph's Coffee | Pick-up | 212-627-2040 | Outdoor Seating Available

Rocco Steakhouse Delivery or Pick-up | 212-696-9660

ROLLN Sushi
 | Delivery or Pick-up 

Scarpetta Delivery or Pick-up at 109 E 56th Street (btwn Park and Lexington Ave) | Caviar

Seven Grams Caffe
| Order Online | 212-779-0777

Shake Shack
 | Delivery or Pick-up via the Shack App or Grubhub

Shorty's | Delivery or Pick-up 

Skewr Kabob Kitchen | Delivery or Pick-up through their appGrubhub, or Seamless 

Smile to Go | Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

The Smith | CaviarDoordashGrubhubSeamlessUberEats & Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Snowfox Sushi | Delivery or Pick-up

Sophie's Cuban Cuisine | Delivery or Pick-up | Seamless

Sous Vide Kitchen | Delivery or Pick-up 

Starbucks (14 West 23rd Street & 1140 Broadway) | Takeout 

Sticky's Finger Joint | Delivery or Pick-up 

Summer Salt | Delivery or Pick-up 

Sweetcatch Poke | Delivery or Pick-up Outdoor Seating Available

Sweetgreen | Delivery or Pick-up

Tacombi Delivery or Pick-up | Outdoor Seating Available

Taj Restaurant and Lounge 
Online Reservations | 212-620-3033 Outdoor Seating Available

Tappo Thin Crust Pizza 
Direct WebsiteGrubhub, or Seamless | Outdoor Seating Available

Taste Good | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-741-3223

Taza Cafe & Deli | Menu | 212-779-1200

Thyme Cocktail Bar Delivery or Pick-up

Tipsy Nomad | Menu | Outdoor Seating Available

Tramonti Fifth Ave | Reservation or Pick-up212-464-7082 | Outdoor Seating Available

Taïm Falafel | Delivery or Pick-up 

Ulivo Trattoria | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-684-8000 | Outdoor Seating Available

Veggie Grill | Delivery or Pick-up | 332-600-7001 | GrubhubPostmates

ViVi Bubble Tea | DoorDash, Grubhub, Seamless, UberEats | 917-261-7169

Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar | Delivery or Pick-up

Zero Otto Nove | Delivery or Pick-up | Takeout Menu | 212-242-0899

Zucker's Bagels | Direct WebsiteGrubhubSeamlessUberEatsDoorDash, & Pick-up



Want to be added to the list? Email: klynch [at] FlatironDistrict.NYC

This list is not comprehensive and ever-changing. Please check back for updates, and visit our Flatiron Guide for other local restaurants that may also be offering delivery or take-out. 

Photo Credit: Cote 

 

Jun 22, 2020

The 2020 Annual Report: What Happens Next

In the midst of this moment of uncertainty, as we plan, revise, and plan again for a continually changing future, this year's Annual Report is titled "What Happens Next".
 

Everyone has the same question. But no one really knows the answer.

Typically issued as a print publication at our Annual Meeting each June, we're proud to release the Partnership's 2020 Annual Report in a digital-first format.

Learn about the work we've done over the past 12 months including how our services have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hear from six members of the business community— the faces behind CoteFotografiskasundays nail salonDharma Yoga CenterLois Lane Travel, and Shake Shack— who discuss how overcoming the uncertainty of past endeavors and crises has informed their present thinking.

We look forward to gathering virtually for this year's Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 16. Please save the date.

>> The 2020 Annual Report: What Happens Next

   


   

   


   

Jun 18, 2020

NYC Reopening Two & Outdoor Dining

Updated Wednesday, July 1, 12 pm

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is closely following City and State recommendations and guidelines for NY Forward and NYC Open Restaurants. We'll update this page as new information becomes available.

New York Forward - Phase Three

New York City is reopening for Phase Three on Monday, July 8th. Mayor Bill De Blasio announced on Wednesday, July 1st that indoor dining will be excluded from Phase 3 and postponed indefinitely. Reopening will resume for personal care services and more outdoor recreation.

New York Forward - Phase Two

New York City is reopening for Phase Two on Monday, June 22nd. Prior to reopening, business owners should familiarize themselves with industry-specific guidelines and develop the required Safety Plan outlining how they will prevent the spread of COVID-19. Business types allowed to reopen include:


NYC Open Restaurants Program (Outdoor Dining)

NYC’s Open Restaurant Program is an effort to expand outdoor seating options for restaurants and bars to promote open space, enhance social distancing, and help them rebound in these difficult economic times. This program is designed to assist existing restaurants and bars that have been authorized by the Governor to re-open under Phase Two and want to use outdoor areas on a temporary basis. This program is only for restaurants and bars seeking permission to place outdoor seating in front of their establishment on the sidewalk and/or curbside lane. Applications now open


Update:
Beginning Sunday, June 28th DOT will begin enforcing the guidelines of the New York City Open Restaurants Program, focusing on roadway seating areas and ensuring they are complying with the safety requirements of the program. DOT will immediately suspend the Open Restaurants authorization for any establishment found to be out of compliance and such establishments must cease operations in the roadway area. In these cases, all furniture and materials must be removed from the roadway and the space cannot be used again until the establishment is able to achieve full compliance to DOT's satisfaction.

Please be sure you're following all guidelines New York City Open Restaurant Program to ensure continued operation. 


ADDITIONAL BUSINESS RESOURCES

For more resources and updates pertaining to the pandemic, visit our COVID-19 Resources & Updates pageIf you have questions or needs, please email the team directly: Covid19@FlatironDistrict.nyc 

Jun 11, 2020

Father's Day Roundup

Celebrate Dad and the special men in your life this Father's Day, June 21st, with online exclusives from Flatiron businesses.

Even though Father's Day will be celebrated differently this year, make the most of Dad's special day. Our Father's Day roundup highlights gift and delivery ideas that are sure to make him feel special while supporting district retailers and local restaurants.Order early to avoid possible delivery delays.


Gifts

Place your orders online ahead of time to ensure on-time delivery. Shipping may be affected by COVID-19.

Destination XL (DXL) Men's Apparel
An all-inclusive one-stop-shop for apparel and shoes for 'Big and Tall' men with Father's Day specials including their buy one get one 75% deal, using the code BIGDEAL. 

Eataly
To celebrate fathers everywhere, Eataly has carefully curated a selection of the highest quality food, drink, and gift boxes perfect for Dad. For home-cooked Italian comfort this Father's day, pick out Dad's favorites in the store, and Eataly will package and ship the items to his doorstep.

The Home Depot
Shop tools, gift cards, and more for all of Dad's home improvement desires. 

Johnston & Murphy
Help Dad look his best with Johnston & Murphy's Father's Day Gift Ideas complete with stylish apparel, accessories, and shoe

L’Occitane En Provence
Celebrate Dad with luxury skincare essentials and fresh aromatic scents in Provençal gifts. Gift prices range from $5 to $90, and products available include creams, shaving duos, and fragrances. 

The Manhattan Saddlery
Whether your Dad rides horses or simply enjoys an equestrian look, the Manhattan Saddlery provides has an assortment of gift items perfect for this Father's Day. Can't decide what to get him? Gift cards range from $25 to $1,000 so Dad can choose what suits him best. 

Premier Indoor Golf
Although its doors are closed temporarily, you can still purchase a virtual golf lesson for dad available via video conferencing. 

Rizzoli Bookstore
Rizzoli Bookstore offers a wide collection of books from photography and travel, to sports and foreign literature.

Scarpetta
Support a Father-favorite and local restaurant by purchasing a unique Scarpetta experience that can be scheduled for a later date. Choose from pasta-making, a private dinner party, or an in-home-chef experience through #SaveNYCEats. 

Thursday Boot Company
Shop the highest quality boots for Dad at an honest price.

Todd Snyder
Head over to Todd Snyder to shop the Father's Day Collection for Dad, featuring timeless menswear classics with New York sensibility. 

WTHN
Give the special man in your life the gift of self-care this Father's Day. For preventative or healing measures for Dad, pick up a gift card ranging from $50 to $150 for herb remedies, sound meditations, and more. 


Fitness & Spas
Though some establishments are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, order a gift card for a future visit, and support a local business!

Brrn (212) 352-3132

Dyanna Spa
 (212) 995-2355

Living Fresh Men's Spa (212) 366-9080

Premier Indoor Golf (646) 657-01745

 

Restaurants for an Impressive Meal
Place your orders online ahead of time to ensure on-time delivery. Delivery hours may be affected by COVID-19.

Atoboy | Delivery or Pick-up | Call 646-476-7217 or via Caviar | Offering Family Meal Packages for 2-3 people and 4-6 people | 12 pm - 8:30 pm

Bazar Tapas 
| Delivery or Pick-up | Happy hour prices available all day, every day. | 11:30 am - 11 pm

BLACKBARN | Curbside Pick-up | 212) 265-5959, Grubhub & Seamless | Every entree purchase will buy a meal for homebound elderly through City Meals on Wheels. | 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cote Korean Steakhouse | Delivery or Pick-up to order Food To-Go, A selection of meats from their Butcher Shop, or Wine | via Caviar | 4 pm - 9 pm

Dos Caminos | Delivery via DoorDash (Free Delivery), Grubhub, or Seamless & Pick-up | 212-294-1000 | Tues-Sun: 11:30 pm - 8 pm

Flats Fix | Delivery or Pick-up | Call 212-353-2400 | Delivering food, cocktails, beer, and mixed drinks, including fresh lime margaritas and Palomas.

Flatiron Wines
 | Delivery or Pick-up | Call 212- 477-1315 | Local, neighborhood same-day delivery is free. For wider NYC, next-day delivery available via FedEx and Courier | 12 pm - 8 pm

Giorgio's of Grammercy | Delivery or Pick-up | 5 pm - 9 pm

Hanjan | Email hooni@danjinyc.com | Heat & Serve Meals Available ($135) - feeds a family of 4 for 2 meals. Free delivery! In your email, please include your name, phone number, and address. Check Hanjan's IG page for details on the weekly meal kits.

Hill Country Barbecue Market | Delivery or Pick-up | Order combos, boxes, and meals | M/T: 5 pm - 9 pm, W-Sun: 12 pm - 9 pm

Mexicue | Delivery or Pick-up | Margaritas available! When your food order is $40+, enjoy a round of free margaritas. In the cocktails menu, hit  "Round of Margs" and use code "THOMAS." | 12 pm - 9 pm

Rocco Steakhouse | Delivery or Pick-up | 212-696-9660 |12 pm - 8 pm

Shorty's | Delivery or Pick-up | Order directly from the website and save 10% | 11 am - 11 pm

The Smith | Delivery via CaviarDoordashGrubhubSeamlessUberEats or Pick-up | Expanded menu offerings, family-style dinners for two, cocktails, beer & wine available | 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

Thyme Cocktail Bar (New Speakeasy) | Delivery or Pick-up | All food items are 50% Off during Happy Hour from 3 pm to 6 pm, and enjoy 25% off orders of $70 or more with code "25THYME" | Food delivery & pick-up Th-Sat: 3 pm - 8 pm | Drink delivery & pick-up: 8 am - 3 pm 

Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar | Delivery or Pick-up | Delivery available in Manhattan and the Bronx. Deliveries will be made 1-2 days after an order is placed. | Pick-ups can be made the following day at VSV's NoMad at 1140 Broadway (26th/Broadway) 9 am - 2 pm.

Zero Otto Nove | Delivery or Pick-up via phone at 212-242-0899 | Any pick-up orders over $75 receive a free bottle of wine. | 4 pm - 9 pm.

Zucker's Bagels | Offering a Father's Day Package Brunch for 6Direct WebsiteGrubhubSeamlessUberEatsDoorDash, & Pick-up | Use code FREEDELIVERY for free delivery via Zucker's website. Delivery available in Manhattan and order cut-off of 2 pm. | 7 am - 2:30 pm

Header Photo Credit: Thursday Boot Company
Thumbnail Credit: Hill Country BBQ


Want to be added to the list? Email: klynch [at] FlatironDistrict.NYC

Jun 9, 2020

Flatiron Community Raises $32,000 to Support Local Restaurants

On May 4th, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership launched the Feed Flatiron’s First Responders initiative, raising money to directly support neighborhood restaurants heavily impacted by the economic challenges of COVID-19. The program allowed us to fund daily meal orders delivered to the local emergency responders working tirelessly throughout the crisis to serve Flatiron and NoMad.

To kick-start the program, the Partnership committed $10,000, and pledged to match every donation $1 for $1 up to $10,000. The Flatiron and NoMad communities quickly responded to support the restaurants they love and show appreciation for these frontline workers. We were able to raise an additional $12,000 thanks to these generous donations.

Over the 4-week long meal delivery program, the Partnership used contributions to purchase over 3,200 meals from 30 different local restaurants, delivered to our neighborhood emergency teams every day through the end of May.

We spent a total of $32,000 with these district businesses thanks to the outpouring of support.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who was able to donate, the first responders who serve our neighborhood, and the local restaurants who make our district so vibrant and well-loved. As we transition into reopening, we urge you to support locally-owned businesses by ordering directly and frequently!

Through this initiative, we directly purchased meals from the local restaurants below:

Missed our coverage on the initiative? Check out our Twitter and Facebook for pictures of the restaurants and meals delivered to first responders in May.

Jun 9, 2020

Free Mask Distribution Program

As we transition into the upcoming phases of NY Forward, we are excited to welcome local businesses and employees back into the district. However, staying healthy and keeping the curve flat is our top priority. We've partnered with Small Business Servies and the Department of Consumer Affairs to aid in the distribution of face coverings at no cost to small business owners and their employees. We are proud to be a distribution partner in this initiative and will distribute 3-ply surgical masks in multiples of 50 on a first come first serve basis.

*On June 22nd, the Partnership received a second drop-off of free masks from the City.  We are giving out an additional 26,000 masks to local businesses.* To request masks, please email Kim Lynch at klynch@flatirondistrict.nyc with your business's name, address, and number of employees, and include "Face Masks" in the subject line.

If you need to purchase essential products such as hand sanitizer and gloves, we encourage you to purchase from these local businesses and support your neighbors.

Please be mindful of required signage for reopening outlined by the State from the New York Department of Health. The signage is available to download and print here.

Lastly, we are conducting a Flatiron & NoMad Business Recovery Survey to help us gain a better understanding of your business recovery efforts and the challenges you anticipate as NYC, and our neighborhood, begins to reopen. Please complete this brief 5 minute survey, intended for both ground floor retail and upper floor office tenants, to help us learn more about how we can best help you.

Jun 9, 2020

Remembering Carvel Hidlay “Rusty” Moore

It is with deep sadness that the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership reports the passing of Carvel Hidlay “Rusty” Moore, a neighborhood improvement consultant, who helped launch the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership in 2006. Moore, who was 90 and had previously worked for the 23rd Street Association, the precursor organization to the Partnership, died of complications of the coronavirus on April 25, 2020 at the Sky View Rehabilitation & Health Care nursing home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. 

“Rusty was instrumental in the formation of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID...without her involvement and direction it might never have been created,” recalls Sharon Ullman, the former Executive Director and President of the 23rd Street Association from 2003-2007, in describing her colleague and friend who was nicknamed “Rusty” because of the color of her hair. 

“Rusty came out of retirement to mentor and help me with the BID formation,” says Ullman who met Moore in 2003. Over the years, Moore had gained decades of experience in the community relations and real estate development sectors. “She was an absolute fountain of knowledge on everything BID related,” notes Ullman, “and I just knew we would be in good hands working with her. And boy did we work! At the time, the BID area had 4,927 businesses and countless commercial and residential property owners...and we went to all of them!” 

According to Ullman, “Having seen the impact that BIDs were having in other neighborhoods in the City, I was convinced that a BID could have a transformative impact on this neighborhood… Rusty was a passionate and compassionate woman and a community activist, but in the most genteel way...always interested in beautification and corporate responsibility.” 

The proposed BID area reportedly included approximately 34 New York City blocks that were located between Lexington and Sixth Avenues, from 21st to 28th Streets. “While city and state law required BIDs to have the consent of 51 percent of the district property owners,” recalls Ullman, “we ended up with nearly 100% approval by the time Mayor Bloomberg signed the legislation creating the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership in December of 2006.”

Moore’s son Jack, who spoke to The New York Times on May 28, 2020, recounted how his mother was very old-school, and she had a tenacity, but she wasn’t that quintessential outspoken New Yorker. She was soft-spoken and super-organized. That’s how she won people over–not by bluster.” 





Moore, a native of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and a Vassar College graduate who once worked as a Mademoiselle magazine fashion editor, is survived by two sons, Jim Moore and Jack Moore, their wives, Carrie and Ana Maria, and five grandchildren according to the McHoul Funeral Home in Poughkeepsie, New York. She was laid to rest at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, overlooking the Hudson River. Moore’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, individuals can make a donation to a COVID-19 related charity of their choice.

“Rusty and I remained good friends long after our success putting in the BID,” says Ullman. “I will miss her passion and her grace. I’ll miss the intelligent conversations we had about politics and books, and I’ll miss the way she loved her family and her grandchildren. She was one of a kind. In fact, we used to meet often for lunch; always at a restaurant in the BID district.” 

And, adds Ullman, “To look around and see the change–to see all of these wonderful programs the BID put together and how effective the cleaning crews have been...and to know that had we not worked so tirelessly to set up the BID, that none of this would have been done. It was quite a joy for us both to know that our vision and hard work made this all possible–that we played a part in transforming this community.”


Quotations from Ullman are from Email correspondence with Sharon Ullman, former Executive Director of the 23rd Street Association.

Photo credit: The New York Times

 

Jun 4, 2020

A Letter to Our Community

Statement from James Mettham, Executive Director, on behalf of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership:
 
Given the magnitude of the moment, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership is compelled to speak out on recent events. We are deeply angered and upset by the murder of George Floyd and the painful history of violence, harassment, and systemic racism experienced by the Black community in this country. The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership stands in solidarity with the Black community. Today and every day, Black lives matter.
 
The Flatiron and NoMad neighborhoods are places where people of all races, ethnicities, and religions come together to contribute to a vibrant and creative community, and we are extremely proud of that. We all have a responsibility to make sure Black people feel safe, respected, and valued in our country, in our city, and in our neighborhood.
 
In recent nights, 50 of our district’s businesses, including those that are small and locally owned, suffered significant property damage and theft. This is heart-breaking. These businesses, many of whom were preparing to reopen in the coming weeks, have already been crippled by COVID-19 related closures. 
 
The Partnership staff and resources are available to all impacted stakeholders as we explore additional ways to augment our core district services and help our businesses recover. Rest assured that our staff and crews (cleaning, public safety, homeless outreach, and horticulture) are working tirelessly each day on the neighborhood’s recuperation and stewardship.
 
We believe that supporting righteous and largely peaceful protests while condemning the destruction of property by those who do not share the ideals of those marching for overdue change are not incompatible. We are calling on ourselves and our partners in government to embrace this message and provide the guidance and leadership needed to build a more equitable city. 
 
Now, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership will be looking for ways to play a constructive role in healing and rebuilding our community. We can do more to elevate and support existing Black-owned businesses across New York City including several that reside in Flatiron and NoMad. But, there should be more Black- and minority-owned businesses that call Flatiron and NoMad home. To this end and as an immediate starting point, we are establishing a partnership with, as well as contributing to, the New York Urban League, an organization furthering the economic empowerment of Black New Yorkers through education, employment, and entrepreneurial training.
 
Please know that you can reach out to the Partnership’s team at any time and for any reason. We thank you all for embracing our neighborhood’s history, supporting our neighborhood’s resiliency, and believing in our neighborhood’s possibilities. 

 
Sincerely,



James Mettham
Executive Director – Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership



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2020 Archive

How to Be a Good Customer in the Times of COVID-19

Phase 2 Dining Options in the Flatiron District

The 2020 Annual Report: What Happens Next

NYC Reopening Two & Outdoor Dining

Father's Day Roundup

Flatiron Community Raises $32,000 to Support Local Restaurants

Free Mask Distribution Program

Remembering Carvel Hidlay “Rusty” Moore

A Letter to Our Community

Black-Owned Businesses in Flatiron and NoMad

Flatiron Foodie: Taïm's S'rug (Yemenite Cilantro Hot Sauce)

Flatiron Plate Now Open

2020 Annual Meeting & Community Reception Postponed

April News Roundup

Flatiron & NoMad Open Streets Initiative

Gov. Cuomo Announces Guidelines for Reopening NY State

Join us to Feed Flatiron's First Responders

Volunteers Needed for NAC's "Story (Any) Time"

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Mother's Day Flatiron Gift Guide

Springtime in Flatiron

New York Business Leaders Unveil Economic Relief & Recovery Plan

Flatiron Foodies: Honeybrains' Honey Tahini Toast

March News Roundup

Shop Flatiron Retail Online

Rizzoli Bookstore Staff Picks

Flatiron Businesses Giving Back

Online Classes & Virtual Experiences

COVID-19 - Financial Resources for Businesses & Nonprofits

Flatiron Fundraising Efforts You Can Support

Essential Retailers Open to Support You

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

Historic Flatiron District Walking Tours Temporarily Cancelled

Support Local Businesses

Saint Patrick's Day Take Out/Delivery in Flatiron

New Neighbor: Sticky's Finger Joint

Support Women-Owned Businesses in Flatiron

February News Roundup

New Neighbor: Renaissance New York Chelsea

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources & Updates

Get to Know: Center for Book Arts

New Neighbor: Verōnika

Where to Staycay in the Flatiron District

Flatiron Sponsorship Opportunities for 2020

Flatiron Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Flatiron Foodies: Il Fiorista's Elysian Fields Lamb Loin

January News Roundup

Valentine's Day Dining Guide in Flatiron

Where to Watch the Big Game

2019 Community Survey Snapshot

23 Days of Flatiron Cheer 2019 Recap

Flatiron News Roundup: Highlights from 2019

Flatiron Foodies: Sophie's Cuban Cuisine's Picadillo de Res

January Joiner: Get Fit in 2020

New Neighbor: LL Studio by Laughing Lotus