Nov 19, 2019

SeatGeek Moves into Flatiron Headquarters

Last year, SeatGeek announced that the company would soon call Flatiron home. The fan-focused ticket seller and reseller relocated from its previous NoHo office to a 72,800 square foot space at 902 Broadway, more than doubling its size. SeatGeek is a leading mobile ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concerts, and live theater. Headquartered in Flatiron as of this month, SeatGeek also has offices in the U.K., Israel, the Netherlands, and Italy. 

SeakGeek will occupy the eighth through eleventh floors of the 20-story building. The SeatGeek team sought updated office space to provide a home-away-from-home environment for its 250 employees. The sleek and modern space is open-form and features stadium seating, state-of-the-art conference rooms, lecture space, and custom stairwell murals.

Creativity peaks in SeatGeek's photo rooms, officially called #RetroRooms, and elicit nostalgia for the late '90s when Gateway desktops, Napster, Dunkaroos, and Backstreet Boys were all the rage. The staged bedrooms serve as an element of whimsy and were inspired by fans of live events where office visitors can take photos. 


SeatGeek's Director of Office Operations, Marta Zaharoff, shares some intel on the relocation and transformation since its creation ten years ago, and how SeatGeeks stands out in today's competitive market. 

SeatGeek is a leading mobile ticket events platform. Tell us about the company’s decision to relocate its headquarters to the Flatiron District, a move that you’ve described as a way of “giving our employees an office where they can continue to thrive.” Also, what do you love about Flatiron?

From the very early days SeatGeek has been built in NYC, and we’re very proud of that fact. It was important to us that we continue to grow our roots in an area that we know will provide a dynamic experience for our team, from the culture, to the lifestyle, to the talent. The Flatiron District is the best neighborhood for an office in NYC - it has character, history, parks, and bars and restaurants all within walking distance. It’s also easily accessible by the majority of subway lines, plus NJ Transit, LIRR and Metro-North, so it’s convenient for everyone.

Can you share with us how SeatGeek manages to maintain its edge in today’s ticket-selling market?

At SeatGeek, we’re focused on our customers - the fans of live events. We are proud to be the fan-first ticketing brand in the space. We aim to provide more than just a ticket to a live event, giving fans an overall superior experience from the moment they buy their ticket to the encore.

The company celebrated its 10th anniversary in September. What has been the biggest transformation within the company since its debut? 

When we started, SeatGeek was simply a ticket search engine to help customers find the best deal. In the last few years, we broke into primary ticketing to directly compete with the biggest names in the space and became primary ticket partners for several sports teams including some of the biggest in the world like the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints and Pelicans, and Manchester City.

You've been with SeatGeek since April 2018. You’re also a former English teacher who holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. What aspect of your role at SeatGeek do you find most rewarding?

I love creating experiences that inspire people, so building this office has certainly been among the most rewarding things I’ve done at SeatGeek. Through this process, I’ve had the chance to work with a diverse team both within and outside of SeatGeek, and learn about the world of real estate - from commercial leases to interior design to mechanical engineering. I’m excited for the entire company to experience the space and can’t wait to see the brilliant things the SeatGeek team will build here.

To date, what have been some of the most popular ticket-selling events offered by SeatGeek?

Many of the biggest live events are annual - we always see a ton of demand for the Super Bowl every year. Other hot events we’ve seen are tours for huge artists like Elton John, Billy Joel, and Taylor Swift.

SeatGeek speaks to a wider trend of Flation's growing Technology, Advertising, Media, and Information (TAMI) sector. We're excited to have the team join the neighborhood. 

Nov 14, 2019

Flatiron Thanksgiving Dining Guide 2019

Get stuffed this Thanksgiving in the Flatiron District, and enjoy a stress-free gathering at one of the neighborhood restaurants below. Please contact restaurants individually for reservations and more information.

Blackbarn, 19 East 26th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, 212-265-5959 | Menu
Enjoy comfort food made with local, artisanal ingredients at Blackbarn this Thanksgiving. Blackbarn’s Thanksgiving three-course prix fixe menu includes family-style appetizers, followed by the main course, five side dishes for everyone to share, and a choice of four desserts. $95 for adults and $35 for children 12 years old and under.

Bouley at Home, 31 West 21st Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, 212-255-5828 
Bouley invites you to enjoy an all organic Thanksgiving tasting menu featuring organic, pasture-raised, heritage breed turkey. The special menu will be available from 11:30 am to 9 pm for $195 per person, and an optional wine pairing for $125 per person. To-go Thanksgiving dishes are also available here

Dig Inn, 1178 Broadway, corner of 28th Street, 212-335-2010 | Holiday Catering Menu 
Let Dig Inn take care of Thanksgiving cooking for you! Dig Inn offers a Thanksgiving Catering Package that includes roast turkey with vegetable gravy and cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, charred Brussels with honey-chili oil and cornbread. New items like the Jasper Hill Cornbread and Apple-Berry Cobbler are available. 

Harding’s, 32 East 21st Street, between Park Avenue South and Broadway, 212-600-2105 | Menu
Harding’s invites you to sit down for a special Thanksgiving meal available from 3 pm to 8 pm. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu featuring items like slow roasted turkey, roasted butternut squash soup, and Mississippi mud cake. $59 for adults and $29 for children.

Image via Hill Country BBQ Market, Thanksgiving Feast

Hill Country Barbecue Market, 30 West 26th Street, between Sixth Avenue and Broadway, 212-255-4544 
Hill Country is offering a Texas-sized Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving Day. Bring the whole family for Pit-Smoked Turkey, a signature barbecue, and all the traditional Thanksgiving sides and desserts. Everything on the Thanksgiving Day menu is also available for pick-up

Hill Country Chicken, 1123 Broadway, 212-257-6446 | Pie Menu 
Let Hill Country Chicken help with the holiday cookin'!  Whole nine-inch pies and assorted 6-pack holiday pie cups are available for pick up for Thanksgiving. Pies such as Bourbon Pecan, Chocolate, Whiskey Buttermilk, and Banana Cream are available. 

ilili236 Fifth Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets, (212) 683-2929 | Menu
Join ilili on Thursday, November 28th to give thanks to friends and family with a Lebanese-Mediterranean feast. ilili will be offering a 4-course prix-fixe menu with all your favorite à-la-carte menu items and Thanksgiving specials. $77 per person / $37 for children under 13 years old and younger. Available 1 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy ilili from the comfort of your own home with their Thanksgiving Catering Package.

Il Fiorista17 West 26th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue, 646-490-82409 | Menu
Il Fiorista is a restaurant celebrating flowers and herbs in their edible forms. For Thanksgiving, enjoy a 3-course menu served family-style from 1 pm to 8:45 pm (last seating). The menu includes dishes like chamomile roasted turkey and sweet potato ice cream. A special cocktail menu and vegetarian menu will be available. $85 per person and $40 for children. 

John Doe Bar & Kitchen, 253 Fifth Avenue, 646-882-4007 | Menu
Join John Doe this Thanksgiving for great food and drinks! Enjoy a 3-course pre-fixe menu for $38 per person featuring dishes like a Turkey, Ham & Stuffing plate and Grilled Lamb Chops for your main dish, and a classic dessert, Apple Pie A La Mode. 

La Pecora Bianca, 1133 Broadway, corner of 26th Street, 212-498-9696 | Specials
Give thanks with La Pecora Bianca on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy their full menu, a la carte items, and seasonal pasta and turkey specials! A Slow Roasted Turkey and Butternut Squash Gramigna curly pasta will be served.

Leonelli Taberna7 East 27th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, 212-451-9495 | Specials
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Leonelli Taberna! Leonelli will be offering their full a la carte menu on Thanksgiving Day, along with a festive Turkey special: Heritage Turkey Plate that includes Roasted Breast & Braised Leg, Brussels Sprouts, Stuffing, Cranberry Mostarda and Sage Gravy. Available 12 pm to 8 pm. Walk-ins welcome. 

Imabge via Leonelli Focacceria, Apple Crostata

Leonelli Focacceria, 7 East 27th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, 212-451-9495 ext. 2005 | View pies 
This Thanksgiving, Leonelli is offering two Italian-inspired holiday pies to add to your table spread! A Cranberry- Ricotta Cheesecake ($30) made with creamy ricotta and dolloped with cranberry jam, and an Apple Crostata ($25) made with local apples and a vanilla glaze. Each pie serves 8-10 people. Available in-store daily. Pre-order via phone or email

Park Avenue Autumn, 360 Park Avenue South, corner of 26th Street, 212-951-7111 | Menu
Celebrate Thanksgiving with Park Avenue Autumn to enjoy an impressive meal this holiday season. Park Avenue Autumn is serving a three-course prix-fixe featuring seasonal dishes like pumpkin ravioli to start, Thanksgiving Turkey, trimmings for the table to share, and desserts like the candied yam creme brulee. $89 for adults and $39 for children. Vegan options available upon request. 

Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South, 381 Park Avenue South, corner of 27th Street, 212-335-0093 | Dine-In Menu | Take-out Menu
Sarabeth’s Park Avenue South is happy to serve you this Thanksgiving. Enjoy chef-prepared Thanksgiving pick-up items for a meal at home, or sit-down for a a 4-course dinner available from 2 pm to 9 pm including dishes like pumpkin soup and free-range turkey. $75 per person and $35 for children. 

Scampi, 30 West 18th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue, 212-888-2171 | Menu 
Come celebrate Thanksgiving at Scampi, a Southern Italian inspired restaurant, between 12 pm and 8 pm. Scampi is offering a 3-course menu featuring turkery with brioche stuffing and branzino. $85 per person and $45 for children. 

Scarpetta, 88 Madison Avenue, corner of 29th Street, 212-691-0555
Scarpetta invites you to spend Thanksgiving enjoying a special 4-course menu for $95 per person from 1 pm to 8 pm, and a limited a la carte menu available at the café /bar. The prix-fixe menu includes options like butternut squash soup or creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms as appetizers, NY strip or roasted turkey as your main course, and dessert choices like a dulcey cheesecake or apple tart. 

Simon & The Whale, 23 Lexington Avenue, corner of 23rd Street, 212-475-1924
Join Simon & The Whale this Thanksgiving for a throw down feast. Simon & The Whale is serving the classic bird and all the dressings, plus a little added pizzazz! $100 per adult, and a children's menu will be available.

Header image: ilili's Thanksgiving Feast.

Nov 13, 2019

Manhattan College and the EVAC Project Opens Pop-Up Gallery of Portraits Honoring Veterans in the Flatiron Building

Story Portraits of US Veterans: World War II – Today” runs through the end of the year, with support from the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and GFP Real Estate.

Manhattan College and the EVAC Project (Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration), with support from the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and GFP Real Estate, opened a new pop-up gallery of portraits honoring veterans from multiple generations and all branches of service, on the ground-floor of New York City’s famed Flatiron Building (949 Broadway) on Sunday, November 10.

Titled “Story Portraits of US Veterans: World War IIToday,” the exhibit features visual presentations and descriptive narratives, including a World War II Marine who fought in Okinawa, a Gold Star mother, and a post-9/11 82nd Airborne veteran who served multiple tours as part of Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom. Joining these are 21 additional images and stories of those who have served our nation.

“We are excited to partner with the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and GFP Real Estate to bring the EVAC Project gallery to New York City. This is a great opportunity to share stories of veterans with the public to remember and honor those who served,” said Tiana Sloan, Director of Veterans Success Programs at Manhattan College.

Flatiron’s Madison Square, steps from the Flatiron Building, has been the site of New York City’s annual Veterans Day memorial ceremony and parade since its inception, the largest such observance in the country.

 “Flatiron is a neighborhood rich with meaning for our veterans, so it’s a fitting location for this moving exhibit honoring those who fought and sacrificed for our country,” said James Mettham, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. “We are honored to work with our partners at Manhattan College, the EVAC Project, and GFP Real Estate to bring these portraits and stories to the Flatiron Building. We encourage all New Yorkers and those visiting our city to come and see this important exhibit.”

“Story Portraits of US Veterans: World War II – Today” will be free and open to the public through the end of the year, six days a week (closed on Tuesdays and holidays).

For more information on the gallery, click here.

About Manhattan College
Manhattan College is located at West 242nd Street near Broadway in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, one mile from the Westchester County line and accessible by MTA subway line No. 1.

Founded in 1853, Manhattan College is an independent, Lasallian Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning offering more than 40 major programs of undergraduate study in the areas of liberal arts, business, education and health, engineering and science, along with continuing and professional studies, and a graduate division.

About the EVAC Project
Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations (EVAC) is an art project that brings together veterans and artists. EVAC curators interviewed veterans about their experiences, and artists made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of those stories. The prints are exhibited with excerpts from the transcribed interviews. EVAC works to bridge the often precarious gap between military and civilian life. For more information about the EVAC Project.


Nov 11, 2019

Warm Up with wagamama this Winter

Warming up with a hot bowl of ramen will get anyone through the cold season. wagamama, a Japanese-inspired fast casual restaurant by way of the United Kingdom, is a go-to spot for great ramen in Flatiron.

Executive Chef Steven Mangleshot shares what makes the restaurant unique, the inspiration behind the newly launched chili shrimp, beef, and duck leg ramen dishes, and the process behind creating new menu items. 

What differentiates wagamama from other restaurants?

The first would be that our menu offers a modern twist on traditional recipes, since each dish represents a blending of Asian-fusion flavors. For example, each of our ramens offer a lighter broth than the traditional pork stock. We do this because we want our guests to feel nourished but also leave with that good kind of full. The space of the restaurant is also unique because we believe in eating informally on long, communal benches. We enjoy having a variety of guests and feel everyone should be able to dress in what makes them comfortable and represents their personality.

What was the inspiration behind the winter menu?

As the temperature drops, we wanted to bring new dishes to our guests that would be the perfect combination of comfort and nourishment. Afterall, what goes better with cool weather than a steaming bowl of ramen? The ramens we’ve introduced are our beef brisket tantanmen, chili shrimp + kimchi, and grilled duck. We were extremely excited to announce a kimchi ramen since kimchi is such a fundamental ingredient in Korean dishes and we wanted find a new dish to showcase that flavor. 

Describe the process of creating new dishes from brainstorming to execution.

The beginning of each new menu creation starts with our guests. What dishes currently on the menu are their favorites and how can we continue to surprise them with new ingredients and flavors? I’m fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel and continue discovering new inspirations that can be brought back to wagamama. There’s also a very skilled team of chefs within our restaurants that I work with to test each dish and provide feedback based on what they see happening each day at wagamama.


, 210 Fifth Avenue, at 26th Street, (212) 920-6233, @wagamama_usa

Nov 11, 2019

Park Avenue Autumn's Pumpkin & Maple Swiss Roll

Park Avenue Autumn (also Spring, Summer, and Winter depending on the time of year) is a New American restaurant with rotating seasonal menus and decor. The autumn themed space channels the Pacific North West with a nautical theme featuring wooden tables and a cascading 10-foot tall floral arrangement. The menu consists of classic fall flavors with dishes like Pumpkin Ravioli, the Autumn Spritzer, and Candied Yam Creme Brulee.

Park Avenue's Executive Pastry Chef, Cory Colton walks us through an impressive dessert that is sure to impress this celebratory season. This Pumpkin & Maple Swiss Roll is stuffed with a maple cream cheese with candied ginger and topped with caramel, whipped cream, and pecans. Think outside your go-to recipe and bake this wow-factor pastry for your holiday dessert table.  

Pumpkin & Maple Swiss Roll


  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour 
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda    
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder           
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon    
  • ½ tsp Clove                          .
  • ½ tsp Salt  
  • 3 Eggs                           
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar     
  • 2/3 Cup Pumpkin Puree           


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 15X10-inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, clove, and cinnamon.
  3. With an electric mixer, beat the egg and light brown sugar until smooth and thickened. Beat in the pumpkin puree until smooth.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  5. Spread out the batter evenly in the pan. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until the cake springs back when touched. 
  6. Prepare a thin cotton kitchen towel by dusting with some powdered sugar. Immediately run a knife around the edges of the pan and turn the cake out onto the kitchen towel. Roll the cake up into the towel and allow it to cool in that position so the cake is inclined to retain that shape when unrolled and filled again.


Maple Cream Cheese Filling


  • 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temp               
  • 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar               
  • 3 oz Butter at room temp                                       
  • Pinch of Salt                                        
  • ¼ tsp Maple Extract                         
  • ¼ Cup Diced Candied Ginger                      


  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, 10X, and salt until smooth.
  2. Add maple extract, beat until incorporated. Fold in candied ginger by hand.
  3. Unroll the cooled pumpkin cake, spread the cream cheese mixture over the cake. Reroll the cake and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for at least an hour.


Decorate & Enjoy! 


  • Confectioners Sugar
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Dust the roll lightly with confectioners sugar.
  2. Drizzle the roll with caramel sauce
  3. Sprinkle the top with chopped pecans.
  4. Finally, top off with piped rosettes of fresh lightly sweetened whipped cream.


Pictured Below: Park Avenue Executive Pastry Chef Cory Colton.
Photo Credit: Nicole Franzen.



Park Avenue Autumn, 360 Park Avenue South, at 26th Street, 212-951-7111, @parkavenuenyc

Nov 8, 2019

Veteran's Day Parade Travel Advisory

The 100th observation of Veterans Day will be held this Monday, November 11th in Flatiron. The Opening Ceremony at Madison Square Park’s Eternal Light Monument take place between 10 am and 12 pm. President Trump will be in attendance for a portion of the Open Ceremony.  
Following the Opening Ceremony, the Veterans Day Parade will commence at 12 pm, and travel along Fifth Avenue to 48th Street.
Due to heightened security, please allow additional travel time to move through the district before, during and after the event, and alert staff and team members.  

Street Closures: 

Parade staging will include the Flatiron North and South Public Plazas, as well as the Park. At approximately 8 am, the following streets will be closed. Street closures will continue during the parade, and for a few hours after:
Parade Route & Staging:
  • Fifth Avenue from 23rd Street to 48th Street 
Additional Staging: 
  • 24th to 26th Streets, between Sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 27th and 28th Streets, between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue
  • Broadway between 24th Street and 28th Street

Additional Advisory: Madison Square Park

Due to heightened security around the Opening Ceremony, Madison Square Park will be completely closed to the public beginning the evening of Sunday, November 10th, through the afternoon of Monday, November 11th.
Additionally, the subway entrance to the uptown R/W Train on the northeast corner of 23rd Street and Broadway will be closed, although the station will remain accessible via the entrances on the southeast corner of 23rd Street and Broadway, and the northeast corner of 22nd and Broadway.
Updated 11/8: Some information has changed.
Nov 6, 2019

Event Recap: Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships 2019

More than 180 neighborhood business owners, employees, and residents gathered for the 14th annual Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships networking event on November 5th. Held at an exciting new venue, The Space at Flatiron, the event featured a select bar and passed hors d'oeuvres catered by type:social. Guests mingled with Flatiron colleagues, celebrating our dynamic community and 13 years of service by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.

Later in the evening the event’s co-chairs, Flatiron Partnership Board Chairman Michael T. Cohen and  Board Member Nick Athanail, the Partnership's Marketing Committee Chair, delivered welcoming remarks. “We’ve had a lot to celebrate in the neighborhood, with so many new things happening here,” Athanail noted. “It’s fitting that we have the terrific new venue, The Space at Flatiron, for this great event.”

“We are all very lucky to be part of this Flatiron/NoMad community which continues to grow and become even more vibrant,” Cohen said. “The Partnership has played an important part, keeping the area clean and safe so that all businesses and stakeholders can thrive.”

Next, the Partnership’s Executive Director James Mettham also addressed the crowd, praising the neighborhood’s growth during the Partnership’s 13 years in operation and looking ahead to the BID’s expansion plan. “Through the Partnership, over $30 million dollars have been invested in this neighborhood to ensure that it continues to thrive,” he said. “As we move to expand the BID’s boundaries, we want to extend our impact and reach further into NoMad and surrounding blocks to the south and west, to form a more cohesive, clean and safe neighborhood.”

Following the remarks, attendees took turns in a fun photo booth getting snapshots to commemorate the evening with friends, colleagues and neighbors.

>> See full event photos here.

>> View photo booth photos here. 

The Partnership is grateful to Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships 2019’s sponsor, the Flatiron-based advertising company Xandr.


Nov 5, 2019

October News Roundup

New dining concepts debuted, Flatiron coworking spaces were labeled as some of the coolest spaces to work in NYC, and several renovation projects begin in the neighborhood during the month of October. Stay up-to-date with the latest Flatiron District News with the BID’s monthly roundup of notable highlights.

Restaurants & Bars
  • Honeybrains, a fast casual restaurant and cafe based on neuroscience opened its second location at 34 West 22nd Street“The Flatiron neighborhood is as health and wellness focused as it is iconic" says Marisa Seifan, founder of Honeybrains. (via QSR Magazine). 
  • Meet Timothy Brierley, the Head Sommelier at Trattoria Italienne. After college, when Timothy moved to New York City where the only job he could find happened to be at a Michelin starred restaurant. From then on, Timothy knew what he wanted to do with his life (via Broadway World). 
  • Simon Kim of Korean Steakhouse Cote sat down with Eater to detail his path to the Flatiron-based restaurant. Kim spent time working the front desk at the MGM Grand, which was less than glamorous. But he quickly learned how to take care of any issue guests raised. (via Eater).  
  • Eataly Flatiron unveiled its magical winter-themed rooftop restaurant, Serra Alpina by Birreria. The menu focuses on truffles, winter squashes, and celery root, but the showstopper is the Fonduta Valdostana DOP, an Italian-style fondue (via Timeout New York).    
BID Businesses
  • Wellness dentistry startup Tend opened its first location in Flatiron. Tend is hoping to reinvent the dentist’s office and convince more people to care about their teeth. The experience is designed to help you feel relaxed (via Fast Company). 
  • A.L.C., the Los Angeles-based women’s fashion brand from Andrea Lieberman recently opened a showroom at 210 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron (via Fashion Network). 
  • Female-focused tech firm, Progyny is one of several companies on Crain's Fast 50 list, ranking as one of the most rapidly-growing companies in the metro area. The company located in Flatiron at 243 Fifth Avenue manages fertility benefits for businesses and covers about 1.4 million employees (via Crain's Business). 
Real Estate
  • Two Flatiron coworking spaces were called out as some of New York's "coolest coworking spaces that will launch your empire" - NeueHouse and Bond Collective. Productivity never looked this good. (via The CEO Magazine). 
  • Squarefoot labeled the Flatiron District as one of the best neighborhoods in NYC to rent an Office in 2019.  “Clients love the general feel of Flatiron. You’re getting a trendy vibe, similar to SoHo, without having to pay SoHo office prices,” says SquareFoot broker Rob Carinci (via Squarefoot). 
  • La Prairie, a Switzerland-based skincare brand, will move its New York City offices from Midtown to the Rudin family’s 41 Madison Avenue in the Flatiron District. The company signed a 10-year lease for 8,200 square feet on part of the 40th floor of the 42-story tower (via Commercial Observer). 
Around the Neighborhood
  • Baruch College Campus High School will dedicate at least 34% of next year’s seats to students who receive free or reduced-price lunches in an effort to increase diversity (via New York Daily News).  
  • The base of the William H. Seward statue in Madison Square Park is being replaced. The Madison Square Park Conservancy is leading the project. If all goes according to plan, the project will be completed well before Thanksgiving (via Wall Street Journal).
  • Scaffolding around the Flatiron Building was installed as the building undergoes a nearly year-long renovation (via New York YIMBY). 

Header Photo: Trattoria Italienne by Ken Goodman Photography
Thumbnail Photo: Neuehouse 




Oct 28, 2019

New Neighbor: Tend

The Flatiron Partnership welcomes Tend, a modern dentist office with a fresh-take on patient experience and oral wellness, to the neighborhood at 29 East 21st Street. Tend is a dental wellness company that touts itself as “the first dentist you’ll actually look forward to." With a sleek studio design and personalized touches, Tend strives to make dental visits a happier experience.

We're thrilled to officially launch Tend with the opening of our first location in New York's Flatiron neighborhood. There were so many reasons why launching in New York City made sense for us - beyond being one of the largest dental markets, it's one of the top hubs for education in the space. The Flatiron District brings together some of the city's most creative and innovative businesses and people, making it the perfect place for us to introduce Tend,” says Andy Grover, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of Tend. “We designed every element of the studio with the patient experience in mind, creating an environment where each guest feels completely tended to. We've been blown away by the response we've seen since launch and are excited for all that's to come!”

Tend's goal is to set a new standard for oral health – hassle free, personalized and straightforward dentistry with a focus on patient happiness. Founded by the former CEO of SmileDirectClub, Doug Hudson, Tend is taking a hospitality mindset to oral health.


Tend offers seamless, one-click appointment booking, and price transparency. Tend will check your benefits and tell you what your visit will cost before you arrive so there are no surprise bills. Tend partners with several insurance companies. Beyond that, the team strives to get to know you with questions about your goals, if you have any anxiety or nervousness, your preference on toothpaste flavor, etc. A few days before your visit, you’ll be sent a Tend Care Kit featuring specialty oral hygiene products.

Tend’s technology and equipment prioritize comfort. This includes an X-ray machine with 80% less radiation that can perform 20-second X-ray scans, digital impressions instead of a putty mold, and gentler low-noise drills. Dentists can visually walk you through each step of your treatment on screens so you can see the process for yourself. There’s also a patient portal that offers access to your records, fill-out paperwork ahead of time, and connect with clinicians directly. Tend offers a full range of services including preventative, restorative, cosmetic, and emergency dental services. Tend dentists are not paid on commission so they can focus on providing top-notch care instead of rushing through appointments.  

So what’s a visit like?

When You Walk-in: The studio itself isn’t your typical dentist office. Tend's space is designed to be beautiful and calming. Its sleek design invites you to step inside. There’s a cozy waiting room, but Tend claims you’ll barely use it during your visit. When you arrive, a receptionist will guide you to Tend’s “Brushery,” a blue and green colored room equipped with marbled sinks that conjure up images of mouthwash. You’ll be treated to a new Quip toothbrush and have your pick of toothpaste. 

When You Enter the Examine Room: Upon walking into your private, sound-proof examine room, a high-tech screen will greet you by name. Dental tools are intentionally nowhere to be seen. You will find a comfortable white/beige room with a hook to hang your belongings, a sink to wash-up, and a basket with brand-name dental products. The reclinable chair will have Bose headphones waiting for you to put-on and watch overhead your favorite Netflix show queued up before you arrive. After your visit, the Tend team aims to help you form healthy oral health habits as well with personalized nutritional tips and product recommendations to encourage preventative care.

Tend wants you to expect compassionate dentists that talk to you, check-in with you, and educate you. Tend aims to provide a holistic approach to dental care that aspires to move beyond a promise of feeling nothing to feeling something great.

Tend is open Monday thorugh Friday 8 am to 8 pm, Saturday 8 am to 4 pm, and closed on Sunday. 

Tend, 29 East 21st Street, between Broadway and Park Avenue, (212) 686-3686, @hello_tend



2019 Archive

maman’s Espresso Chocolate Granola Bar Recipe

November News Roundup

Flatiron Cheer Social Media Contest #ZiggyFlatiron

Covina's Brussels Sprouts + Pear Pizza

Give Locally on #GivingTuesday

Small Businesses Saturday, Nov 30th: Shop Small in Flatiron

Harding's Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe

“23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” Begins December 1st

Off-Hour Deliveries Program

SeatGeek Moves into Flatiron Headquarters

Flatiron Thanksgiving Dining Guide 2019

Manhattan College and the EVAC Project Opens Pop-Up Gallery of Portraits Honoring Veterans in the Flatiron Building

Warm Up with wagamama this Winter

Park Avenue Autumn's Pumpkin & Maple Swiss Roll

Veteran's Day Parade Travel Advisory

Event Recap: Celebrate Flatiron Partnerships 2019

October News Roundup

New Neighbor: Tend

Halloween Happenings in Flatiron

2019 Annual Community Survey

Flatiron Foodies: Mangia's Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Cider

Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Announce Winning Holiday Installation Design: Ziggy

Date Night in the Flatiron District

New Neighbor: areppas

Recap: Social Responsibility - Better for Business

Trending in Flatiron: At the (Healthy) Heart of New York City

Flatiron Foodies: Hill Country’s Apple Streusel Pie

September News Roundup

New Neighbor: Il Fiorista

Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground

New Neighbor: Jane DO

Flatiron Email Newsletter Contest for New Subscribers

New Neighbor: Honeybrains

Hippo Ballerina on the Flatiron South Public Plaza

August News Roundup

Flatiron Public Plaza Kiosks Open Friday, August 23rd

Flatiron Coffee Shop Roundup

Flatiron Foodies: Quality Eats' Scalloped Sunchokes

Flatiron Summer Series 2019 Recap

Eataly Kiosk Opening August 23

New Neighbor: Le Tea

Step Inside The Dessert Bar Speakeasy

Wellness Week: Rescheduling This Summer's Rain Cancellations

New Neighbor: Alchemy 43

July News Roundup

2019 Summer Streets - Enjoy Open Streets!

Flatiron Foodies: Smile To Go's Roasted Corn, Shaved Zucchini & Summer Squash Salad

Flatiron Ice Cream Round-Up

A New Chapter for the Flatiron Building

New Neighbor: Precision Run

New Neighbor: Poster House

NYC Summer Restaurant Week in Flatiron

NYC Pride March 2019

June News Roundup

New Neighbor: Ralph's Coffee

New Neighbor: Bourke Street Bakery

Flatiron Foodies: Solo Qui Cocktail by Obicà

Father's Day in the Flatiron District

Summer Series 2019: Free Events on the Flatiron Plazas

2019 Annual Meeting Recap

Flatiron Fun on Throwback Thursdays: June 20 - August 8

Get Fit in Flatiron with Wellness Wednesday Classes: June 19 - August 7

Talk Tuesdays, New to the Summer Series: June 18 - August 6

Announcing Eataly & Flatiron Plate

Flatiron Pride Roundup

LPC Releases Guidelines to Help Business Owners

May News Roundup

New Neighbor: Standard Dose Wellness Experience

Flatiron Summer Cocktail Guide

Bike to Work Day 2019

New Neighbor: Sweetcatch Poke

Flatiron Foodies: The Little Beet's BBQ Jackfruit

Build The Block - 13th Precinct

Flatiron Mother's Day Dining Guide

Event Recap - Digital Marketing: How To Tell Your Story

Car Free Earth Day in Flatiron

April News Roundup

New Neighbor: Iconoclast Fitness Studio

Gift Bag Program Launch - Promote Your Business

Use Your Voice for Neighborhood Improvements

March News Roundup

Join Us! Spring Speaker Series

New Neighbor: David's Bridal

Flatiron Foodies: Fields Good Chicken's Butternut Squash Hummus

Where to Watch the March College Basketball Tournament

Get to Know Scampi

New Neighbor: Taïm

New Neighbor: Silver Mirror Facial Bar

New Neighbor: Wine & Spirits Market

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day in Flatiron

New Executive Director, James Mettham, Joins the BID

The École is Growing

February News Roundup

New Neighbor: Seven Grams Caffe

March 4th: Public Plazas & Worth Square CB5 Presentation

New Neighbor: Made by We

Flatiron Foodies: Bread & Tulips' Creste di Gallo con Salsiccia

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID Announces Appointment of James Mettham as Executive Director

New Neighbor: Deciem

Build The Block - 13th Precinct

New Neighbor: Zola

New Neighbor: TrainStation NYC

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

New Neighbor: ROLLN

Valentine's Day Restaurant Guide in Flatiron

January News Roundup

Where to Watch the Big Game

Car Free Earth Day

New Neighbor: Memo Shish Kebab

28th Street 6 Train Station Re-opens!

Flatiron Foodies: wagamama's Chicken Teriyaki Donburi

Flatiron Public Plazas & Worth Square Workshop

Community Survey 2018 Results

Flatiron Plaza Food & Beverage Kiosk RFPs

Happy in Flatiron during the "23 Days of Cheer" 2018

Eat Healthier in Flatiron

January Joiner: Get Fit in 2019