Apr 29, 2022

New Neighbor: New Moon Healing

We're pleased to welcome New Moon Healing, the holistic health and wellness studio to the neighborhood. Located at 928 Broadway Suite 703, New Moon Healing focuses on alternative healthcare practices, including acupuncture, chiropractic, and herbal medicine. New Moon Healing was founded by Dr. Sara Scrivano, D.C., L.Ac, MSAOM. A chiropractic physician and licensed acunpuncturist and herbalist, Dr. Scrivano established her practice to combine a variety of approaches to healing care for patients. 

Photo Credit: New Moon Healing

"After searching for a home base for several months and exploring different communities of Manhattan I finally settled into the Flatiron district and I feel right at home," says Dr. Scrivano. "The vibrancy, the creative spirit, and bustling dynamic of the area were all characteristics that stood out to me."

New Moon Healing's integrative approach to wellness and healing offers clients' individualized services tailored to one's needs. Whether dealing with physical pain from an injury, joint soreness, headaches, stress, digestive issues, among other concerns, Dr. Scrivano will work with you to develop a unique treatment plan. Once focus issues are identified, clients may start with a combination of therapies from acupuncture to strength training to promote phased improvement and healing. 

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To start, individuals will have an initial consultation where Dr. Scrivano will evaluate a client's breath work, functional movement, myofascial bodywork, joint mobilization, and strength & mobility so so they may better understand their mind and body before creating a treatment plan.

Acupuncture treatment may be combined with cupping, guasha, and moxibustion, all additional tools to help promote circulation and reduce inflammation that may be a result from an individual's muscoskeletal condition. For chiropractic treatment, Dr. Scrivano emphasizes movement as an important therapy method through strength training, mobility work, and rehab for both a client's recovery to being pain-free and maintaining optimal function. Herbal medicine may also be incorporated into a client's care in an attempt to ease stress, digestive concerns, dermatological conditions, and other areas.  

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New Moon Healing is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 7 pm. Book a consultation here

New Moon Healing, 928 Broadway Suite 703, @drsarascrivano.

All Photography Credit: New Moon Healing.

Apr 13, 2022

New Neighbor: Towa

We're excited to welcome Towa, the modern Japanese and kaiseki-inspired restaurant to the neighborhood. Located at 36 West 26th Street in NoMad, Towa opens with Hand Hospitality, the team behind notable restaurants, including Her Name is Han, Jua, and Atomix

"Towa chose this neighborhood because it is a landmark of New York, a place where various food cultures and dining are combined," says the Towa team. "We are very happy to a neighbor."

Towa celebrates the elements of a Japanese kaiseki meal, which is a traditional, seasonally-driven, technique-heavy multi-course dinner. The restaurant offers a casual and vibrant setting with a la carte dishes and a curated list of cocktails and sake, perfect for dinner with friends, family, or solo. Towa's menu is led by Chef Masaya Shirai, former Chef of Michelin-starred restaurant, Sushi Azabu. The menu is organized by cooking technique, an important component of Kaiseki cuisine, including Fried, Grilled, Raw, and Boiled. Additionally, Towa offers a counter-only omakase menu for $100. 

Photo Credit: Hand Hospitality

For dinner, start with an appetizer or two, such as the Kanpachi Carpaccio served with Ponzu sauce, Asian pear, radish, dill, and extra virgin olive oil. Also, order the Umami Tomato, a Dashi broth marinated tomato with dashi jelly, chia seeds, and passion fruits. Continue on with Agemono - Fried dishes like the Truffle Croquette, handcrafted and filled with minced beef, potato, truffle paste, and topped with a truffle slice. Enjoy the Yasai Vegetable Tempura with assorted vegetables, including eggplant, okra, lotus root, sweet potato, and shiitake mushroom, among others. 

 Photo Credit: Hand Hospitality

For Yakimono - Grilled plates, enjoy the Wagyu Ishiyaki, a DIY steak grilling platter with A5 wagyu beef served with wasabi, yuzu kosho, miso, and soy sauce. Or, try the Yaki Gani, grilled king crab that's complimented by a creamy crab miso sauce. Nabemono - Hot Pot options include Sukiyaki Nabe featuring a soy sauce based clear broth with sliced wagyu beef, tofu, and vegetables. Savor the Tantan Nabe, a spicy based soup with minced chicken, shisho, and tofu, or order the Hotate Shinjo Nabe, a dashi broth based soup with minced hotate ball, napa cabbage, and tofu. 

Additionally, Towa offers Sashimi and Sushi, including Seasonal Sashimi, Nigiri, and specialty rolls. Not to be missed are the Prosciutto Maki and Uni Wagyu Maki Rolls. The Prosciutto Maki comes with prosciutto, crab meat, caper, dill, avocado, and shiso flower. The Uni Wagyu Maki features a seared wagyu slice, uni, and asparagus. Enjoy Shokuji - Noodle offerings like Ebi Mazemen, a dry noodle dish with a shrimp bisque sauce, or Kamo Soba, a hot buckwheat noodle soup with duck breast, among more flavorful choices. 

Photo Credit: Hand Hospitality

Pair your meal with a handcrafted cocktail from Towa's extensive beverage menu that highlights Japanese whiskey and sake with fresh juices and key ingredients. Try the Greenwich made with sparkling sake, okunomatsu sake, shiso syrup, and cucumber slice. Perfect for spring and summer, enjoy the Sun Peach, with suntory hibiki whiskey, peach puree, oolong tea, and fresh lemon juice.  End your dinner with Kanmi - Dessert, including Pomegranate Shiso GelatoSake Kasu Cheesecake, and Panna Cotta.

Photo Credit: Hand Hospitality 

With a mid-century modern design aesthetic, Towa's design includes warm woods with a 42-seat dining room. The intimate omakase bar features an additional 8 seats. 

Head to Towa for a unique and unforgettable dining experience! 

Towa is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5 pm to 9:30 pm, and Friday through Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm. You can make a reservation here

Towa, 36 West 26th Street, Reservations, @towanyc. 

All Photography Credit: Hand Hospitality.

Apr 7, 2022

New Neighbor: M&T Bank

We're excited to welcome M&T Bank's newest branch to the neighborhood at 470 Park Avenue South that was previously located at 95 Madison Avenue. The new Park Avenue South location joins 17 additional branches across the New York Metro Area and is the first fully redesigned digital M&T Bank.  

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For 25 years M&T Bank has been serving Flatiron & NoMad through assisting, encouraging, and enabling customers and communities to thrive. With a focus and commitment to community banking, the new M&T branch provides services to the growing diverse neighborhood. "Our goal is to provide value beyond banking as we aim to provide an experience that understands and embraces the needs of our multicultural customers," says Senior VP Bilingual Branch Manager Luis Perdomo. "We are thrilled to open this new location in the Flatiron/NoMad area and to be part of this vibrant community." 

The Park Avenue South branch is conveniently located on the corner of East 31st Street, making it readily accessible to both M&T Bank's exisiting retail and business clients as well as prospective customers. The updated branch features a space of 2,100 square feet, which includes two teller stations, two private offices, a conference room, seating area, and a 24-hour walk-up ATM. Additionally, this M&T Bank can host events with up to 50 people at a time and offers two 85" LCD screens to host virtual events. 

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M&T Bank offers personal, business, and commerical banking to meet a variety of financial needs. The team at the Park Avenue South branch bring decades of experience to effectively work with clients, from residents to small business owners in Flatiron & NoMad. M&T Bank Park Avenue South is led by Luis Perdomo, Senior VP Bilingual Branch Manager with his team of four, including Luis Corrales, Senior VP Business Banking Manager, Esther Persaud, Universal Banker, and Maribel Olivieri-Paylor, Universal Banker. 

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M&T Bank Park Avenue South is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm, Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, and is closed Saturday through Sunday. 

M&T Bank, 470 Park Avenue South, @mandt_bank.

All Photography Credit: M&T Bank.

Mar 29, 2022

New Neighbor: Carrot Express

We're excited to welcome Carrot Express, the fast-casual health conscious restaurant to the neighborhood. Located at 18 West 23rd Street, this is Carrot Express' first New York City location outside of South Florida. Founded in 1993, Owner Mario Laufer saw a lack of healthy eateries in Miami Beach and began serving nutritious and tasty food inside a gas station before opening his first brick and mortar restaurant. Two decades later, Carrot Express has now more than 15 locations.  

"We wanted to open our first NY restaurant in an energetic and hip neighborhood like Flatiron. There is a bit of everything and something for everyone and that is what Carrot Express embodies," says Principal and Creative Director Alberto Bassal. "Since we opened our doors we are so humbled by all the love and support we have already received from the community and grateful to be a part of it."

Carrot Express' health conscious concept focuses on offering food options for a variety of diets and uses all-fresh, natural, and high-quality ingredients in their flavorful recipes. With an expansive and creative menu, Carrot Express serves a wide range of salads, bowls, and wraps as well as smoothies and fresh-pressed juices. Guests can also enjoy all-day breakfast dishes and coffee to stay fueled and energized. 

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To start off your day, order the protein-filled Quinoa Breakfast Bowl that's topped with cremini mushrooms, sauteed kale, avocado, pico de gallo, and a cage-free sunny side egg. Or, get your berry fix with the Berry Almond Butter Toast served on toasted sourdough and topped with almond butter, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, cinnamon, toasted coconut flakes, and drizzled honey. For lunch, enjoy the Green Goddess Salad or the best-selling LIV Wrap with grilled chicken, avocado, quinoa, kale, jack cheese, and delicious basil pesto. Sip on a Green Dream Fresh-Pressed Juice or an Acai Dream Smoothie. Finish your meal with a slice of their Signature Carrot Cake made with freshly grated carrots and layered with homemade cream cheese frosting and crushed pralines.

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Carrot Express also has vegan and gluten free options. Plant-based dishes such as the Vegan Picadillo Bowl, Healthy Burger Bowl with Tofu and Teeka Salad, among others are great for lunch or dinner. Highlights of the gluten free choices include Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Grilled Chicken Platter, and Scottish Salmon. Additionally, Carrot Express features options that cater to other dietary needs such as dairy-free, vegetarian, paleo-friendly, and keto-friendly. 

Photo Credit: Carrot Express 

Stop by Carrot Express for a nutrient-rich breakfast, lunch or dinner in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.

Carrot Express is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 9 pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9 am to 9pm. Order in-person or online for pickup and delivery here.

Carrot Express, 18 West 23rd Street, @carrotexpress.

All Photography Credit: Carrot Express.

Mar 23, 2022

New Neighbor: Souk Studio

We're excited to welcome Souk Studio, a contemporary yoga studio located at 12 West 27th Street to the district. Founded by Rima Rabbath, an advanced certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, Souk's unique approach includes hosting teachers across the most significant lineages of yoga. With a focus on community and connection, Souk offers a variety of classes for all yoga practitoners, whether you're looking to begin or further develop your practice, relax, heal an injury, or wind down.  

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Souk looked at multiple locations before arriving in the Flatiron and NoMad neighborhood. "We at Souk are delighted to be part of such a warm, active, and welcoming area in the heart of Manhattan," says Founder Rima Rabbath. "There is a timelessness to the Flatiron District which reminds me of the timelessness of the teachings of yoga. Something historic and ancient that is practiced now, in the present moment. Souk might be the new kid on the block, yet we are here to celebrate the incredible heritage this neighborhood offers." 

Souk was designed by Home Studios and features crafted interior details, including reclaimed heritage oak wooden flooring in the practice room along with tiles in other areas of the space. Textured concrete contrasts with the delicate, hand-applied paint to the curved walls. You'll get a stunning view in the practice room of the Empire State Building as the windows face north.  

Photo Credit: Souk Studio

Whether you've been doing yoga for years or are curious to start your practice, try out the Dynamic Alignment Class, which is suited for all levels and ages. This 65-minute, foundational class will teach you how body alignment can improve your range of motion and flexibility while also boosting your confidence and courage. Juggling a lot and want to feel relaxed and focused? Souk offers several classes designed to target stress and create stability such as Souk Sweat, Led Ashtanga, and Vinyasa. Deepen your yoga practice with more advanced classes like Jivamukti Open, Jivamukti Align & Refine, and Iyengar Level II & Up.

If healing from an injury, regain your strength with the Form, Flow, Funk-tion Class where you can incorporate modifications that work for you and your current mobility. Wind down at the end of your week with Souk's Yin and Restorative Class for all practitioner levels. You'll concentrate on your breath in long hold postures while relaxing both your body and mind. Music is a large part of Souk classes as the studio features a club level sound system installed by Eleven Audio Design that "will rock your world," says Rima Rabbath. "Listening is always the first step. Hearing a teacher's instructions clearly, without compromising the mood that music provides, allows the practitioner to go deeper into their experience." 

 Photo Credit: Souk Studio

Souk also offers in-studio amenities such as showers, and coming this summer a bar that will offer juice, coffee, wine & beer. Add Souk to your wellness journey and join a community where you'll feel seen, stretched, and strengthened!

Souk is open daily with in-person and livestreamed classes ranging from 60-minutes, 75-minutes, and 90-minutes. Check out the schedule and sign-up for a class.

Souk Studio, 12 West 27th Street, @souk.studio.

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Mar 2, 2022

New Neighbor: Wolfpack Fitness

We're pleased to welcome Wolfpack Fitness, the independent personal training studio to the neighborhood. Located at 48 West 22nd Street, this is Wolfpack's fifth studio and their first in New York. Founded in 2017, Wolfpack set out to change the corporate, impersonal feel often found in larger gyms to offer a personalized experience through a holistic approach. 

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"Wolfpack is excited about joining all of the other wonderful businesses in Flatiron because it is yet another community we can call home and start contributing to while acknowledging the tremendous amount of history present in this neighborhood," says Founder & CEO Diego Toledo. "We know we're the new guys with a new approach, but we're very honored to be around and can't wait to show what we've got." 

As Wolfpack develops a fitness program tailored to client-specific needs and goals, there's an emphasis on health and wellness through the focus on one's physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. By meeting with a training consultant, you'll discuss your fitness goals and previous fitness history, including personal training experience and physical state to curate a fitness plan good for you. Whether in a private or semi-private training session, Wolfpack trainers will start your program off at the right intensity.

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Through collecting data at every session you can be sure that your program is as optimized as possible to maximize results you want to see. Once you start achieving your fitness goals, Wolfpack will keep evolving your routine so that it remains challenging, attainable, and fun. At Wolfpack, the goal is also for clients to foster a community of supportive individuals both in the studio and in life. 

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Book your complimentary consultation to get started and join The Pack!

Wolfpack Fitness is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 9 pm, Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm, and is closed on Sunday. 

Wolfpack Fitness, 48 West 22nd Street, @wolfpackmove

Header, Thumbnail & Slider: Wolfpack Fitness.

Jan 28, 2022

New Neighbor: Scen Studio

We're excited to welcome Scen Studio, the first circular, vegan farm-to-table and zero-waste certfied restaurant to the neighborhood. Located at 1165 Broadway in a beautifully zen designed space, Scen was developed in partnership between entrepreneur Maximillian Koenig and award-winning Chef Matthew Kenney. 

"The NoMad area is the perfect balance of work and life," says Koenig on his decision to open in the district. "It showcases a lot of established, household names paired with exciting new developments that will elevate the area and New York in general." 


Photo Credit: Courtesy Adrian Mueller

Scen's concept focuses on advancing nutrition that's healthy for both people and the planet. By offering an accessible all-day, plant-based menu, Scen creates an artful culinary experience that is mindful of the body and environment. Scen in Swedish means "stage" and is pronounced like "Zen,"  which encompasses the restaurant's aim to establish the future of sustainable food in balance with protecting the earth. Scen's food packaging is entirely compostable and created out of plant waste, colored with algae ink and produced with wind energy. Additionally, Scen is working to become the first certified zero-waste restaurant globally by collaborating with the Total Resource Use and Efficiency Program (TRUE).

Photo Credit: Courtesy Adrian Mueller 

Using whole foods that are organic, local, seasonal and non-GMO are at the heart of Scen's flavorful offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For the start of your day, enjoy a Breakfast Bowl that you can customize with base options like chia cacao or overnight oats. Add on a protein-filled brownie and seasonal fruits plus a variety of toppings such as coconut flakes, almond butter and cocoa nibs. 

Photo Credit: Courtesy Adrian Mueller

For lunch or dinner, try a savory bowl like the Balance Bowl featuring sushi rice, soy maple glazed tempeh, edamame, mango, avocado, wakame, seasme golden beets and a carrot ginger dressing. Or, create your own a bowl. Also available are a selection of sushi rolls each made with a variety of fruits and vegetables including the Kimchi Swiss Chard Roll, Mosaic Roll and Mango Roll. Another menu highlight are the bagels, which are gluten-free and topped with sweet and savory garnishes. 

Plus, great on their own or perfect to pair with your nutritious meal, sip on a smoothie or one of the curated herbal teas that are colorful and adaptogenic to give you natural energy without the extra caffeine found in coffee. 

Photo Credit: Courtesy Adrian Mueller

Scen is a "eat good, feel good" experience to not miss! 

Scen Studio is open daily from 11 am to 7 pm. Order in-person or online for pick-up here. Delivery is also available. 

Scen Studio, 1165 Broadway, @scenstudio.

Header Photo Credit: Courtesy Bilyana Dimitrova.
Thumbnail Photo Credit: Courtesy Bilyana Dimitrova.
Home Page Photo Credit: Courtesy Adrian Mueller.

Jan 3, 2022

New Neighbor: Flip'd by IHOP

We’re excited to welcome Flip’d by IHOP, a new fast-casual concept from the well-known pancake establishment. Located at 110 East 23rd Street, this marks Flip’d by IHOP’s first major city and East Coast location. Flip’d by IHOP is led by restauranteur and entrepreneur Robert “Don Pooh” Cummins, owner of Brooklyn Chop House and Brooklyn Dumpling Shop, and longtime IHOP franchise owner Bryan McKenzie.

Flip’d by IHOP’s 1,800 square foot interior offers customers a view into a fully open kitchen to watch their food being prepared and made to order in just minutes. Flip’d by IHOP also features conveninet self-order kiosks for customers on-the-go looking to save time. And if your in the mood to sit down and enjoy your meal, Flip’d by IHOP offers 20 indoor seats for customers as well. 

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Flip’d by IHOP’s all-day menu features breakfast staples such as Signature Pancake Bowls, Egg Sammies, Breakfast Burritos, Burgers, Classic Combos, and Salads. All dishes are made with fresh ingredients that can be customized with add-ons to create the perfect meal you're in the mood for. 

Order a classic such as the The Flip'd Original Pancake Bowl that features four delicious buttermilk pancakes and real whipped butter. Mix-in fresh fruit like bananas and chocolate chips for an extra treat. Top off your pancake bowl with whipped cream, blueberry compote, or fresh strawberries. You can make it full meal with combo options that include eggs and your choice of bacon or sausage links.

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Flip'd by IHOP also has plenty of savory menu items like Egg Sammies and Breakfast Burritos. Enjoy The Cali Egg Sammie with avocado, roasted tomatoes, baby arugula, and pepper jack cheese. Or, create a Breakfast Burrito Bowl like the Bacon Temptation with scrambled eggs over crispy potatoes topped with jack & cheddar cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, roasted tomatoes, and zesty hollandaise. Add a side of buttermilk pancakes or a cup of fresh fruit to your meal. 

Photo Credit: Flip'd by IHOP

Pair any of these dishes with a refreshing cold or hot beverage like Signature Flip'd House Roast Coffee, Nitro Cold Brew, or Signature Hot Cocoa. Save room for dessert with bakery items featuring an assortment of tasty croissants, muffins, and cookies.   

Photo Credit: Flip'd by IHOP

Stop into Flip'd by IHOP for a convenient, flavorful meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Flip'd by IHOP is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm. Order in person or online for pick-up here. Delivery is available through Grubhub, DoorDash, and Uber Eats

Flip'd by IHOP, 110 East 23rd Street, @flipdny.

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Home Page Photo Credit: Ty "MrVizionAir" for Flip'd by IHOP.

Dec 8, 2021

New Neighbor: Chaps & Co Barbershop

We're excited to welcome Chaps & Co Barbershop to the neighborhood located at 1165 Broadway! Established in 2015, the United Arab Emirates-based barbershop has locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the Flatiron shop marks the brand's first location in the U.S. Chaps & Co promises its clients high standards of customer service and expert craftsmanship. 

"We felt New York City needed a Chaps & Co. There are hundreds of barbershops, some really nice experiences, but we believe, nothing like ours," says Founder Jordan Davies. "We chose Flatiron as we felt the building was perfectly suited to our use, the area has a cool vibe that start-ups love, and it's a great place to work especially for young professionals, which creates a lively and vibrant atmosphere."

Chaps & Co's interior is clean, sleek, and minimal which speaks to the barbershop's modern brand. Guests enter the beautifully-designed reception area to check in before being greeted by a barber and seated at one of the classic Belmont barber chairs that line the wall.    

Chaps & Co barbers pride themselves on craft, precision, and the client experience. Barbers offer clients a hot or cold beverage and then begin a consultation to determine what style is desired. To help narrow down and choose a hair or beard style, clients are shown a lookbook of sample ideas. 

The most popular service treatment combination guests choose is a classic haircut and light beard trim. The service menu also features Skin fades, Afro Fades, Buzz Cuts, Bespoke Beard Trims, Traditional Hot Towel Shaves, and Mustache Trims. Chaps & Co also offers Junior Haircuts for children under 12. A variety of add-on services are available such as hair dyeing and Keratin treatments.

Additionally, Chaps & Co offers grooming packages that feature a full experience of hair, beard, and skin treatments like a charcoal face mask and scalp treatment. A popular grooming package features a haircut, beard trim, nose wax, and eyebrow threading that will have you looking sharp and feeling good. Hair tattoos with intricate, cut-out designs using clippers, detailers, and razors are also offered. 

Chaps & Co is a one-stop barbershop for the everyday man. Experience authentic and professional service for any of your barber needs. 

Chaps & Co is open Tuesday thorugh Friday from 10 am to 8 pm, and Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm. You can book an appointment here

Chaps & Co Barbershop, 1165 Broadway, Book an Appointment, @chapsandco_nyc.

All Photography Credit: Chaps & Co.