June News Roundup

In the News

Jun 30, 2020

June’s news media updates revolve around outdoor dining, adapting to reopenings, and the continuing effects of the pandemic on local restaurants, businesses, and real estate. Stay up-to-date with the latest Flatiron District News.


Restaurants & Bars

  • Outdoor dining pushed New York City restaurants like Cote to rethink their menus. The Michelin-starred Korean-style steakhouse’s regular beef-dominated bill of fare now has been supplemented with a classic, picnic-minded favorite: fried chicken (via The Wall Street Journal).
  • Chef Dan Jackson, culinary director of Fields Good Chicken, recalls the high-paced atmosphere of the Eleven Madison Park kitchen after it topped San Pelligrino’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017 (via Inside Hook).
  •     Eataly‘s Flatiron location — the global Italian food hall for meats, cheeses, and fluffy focaccia — is the perfect place to get a restaurant-made picnic spread in New York City (via Eater).
  •     A new rooftop bar and lounge at 234 Fifth Avenue may soon take shape in NoMad pending approvals from the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (via New York YIMBY).
  • Blackbarn and La Pecora Bianca are highlighted as two New York City restaurants open for outdoor dining (via TechGeeked).


BID Businesses

  • Raul Àvila an event planner with a retail store on West 22nd Street was “very, very happy. After three months of being home, I could not wait to get back to work,” when interviewed about Phase 1 reopening (via CBS New York).
  • In February, right before New York was put on lockdown, menswear designer Todd Snyder held a made-to-measure suit fitting at his stores on Madison Square Park and West Broadway (via Business of Fashion).


Real Estate & Commercial

  • Madison House, NoMad’s tallest residential skyscraper of 805 feet at 126 Madison Avenue, is undergoing final touches (via New York YIMBY).
  • Four condo units at Madison House, an unfinished luxury development in the city’s NoMad neighborhood, went into contract in the past month at market prices collectively worth at least $6 million (via Crain’s New York).
  • Hair Lounge hair salon signed a ten-year retail lease for 1,314 square feet of space on the second floor of 668 Sixth Avenue (via Globe St). 
  • The 479-foot-tall residential tower at 30 East 31st Street nears completion. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the high-rise mixes Neo-Gothic and Art Deco styles present in the historic NoMad neighborhood to create one of the most distinctive new buildings in the city (via 6sqft).
  • Allen Gross’ GFI Capital has upped its stake in the 337-key James Hotel and now controls around 80 percent of the hotel at 22 East 29th Street (via The Real Deal).
  • Heitler Houstoun Architects’ proposal to replace aging facade at 1177 Broadway is now under review by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (via New York YIMBY)
  • Buyers are turning to virtual tours to safely view properties from home. At 21 East 22nd Street, Douglas Elliman agent Frances Katzen hosted a tour over Zoom for buyers (via U.S. News & World Report).
  • According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one-bedroom in the Flatiron District are hovering around $4,100, compared to a $3,235 one-bedroom median for New York as a whole (via Hoodline).


In the Neighborhood

  •  Area Business Improvement Districts rise to challenge COVID-19 realities and recount how COVID-19 and cases of looting have impacted their usual public programming, and how they’re maintaining the areas that have been hit particularly hard (via Chelsea Community News).

Photo Credit: Inside Hook

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