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May 17, 2023


You’re Invited! Celebrate Flatiron NoMad on June 6

We’re throwing a party and you’re invited!

Join us on Tuesday, June 6th from 5 – 8 pm to celebrate the iconic destinations of Flatiron & NoMad at Everdene at Virgin Hotels New York City.

Enjoy drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, and stunning skyline views. Get your tickets now.

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New Neighbor: SOL Mexican Cocina

We’re excited to welcome SOL Mexican Cocina to the neighborhood at 220 Fifth Avenue serving the best of coastal Mexican cuisine.

“Following years of hard work, starting on the west coast, and growing this brand across the country, we are pleased to be given the opportunity to open SOL Mexican Cocina in New York City, a city known to have some of the best restaurants in the world,” says XRG’s CEO, Randy Sharpe.

Meet SOL Cocina


Bike to Work Day

Gear up for Bike to Work Day this Friday, May 19th!

In recognition, we’re highlighting a brief history of bicycling in New York City and bike network improvements coming soon to Broadway.

Local History


NYC Design Week in Flatiron & NoMad

NYC Design Week begins tomorrow, May 18th through May 25th!

Celebrate extraordinary design in Flatiron & NoMad by exploring our roundup featuring local events, seminars, and tours.



Photo Credit: NYC Design Week


Best Patio Lunches

Whether you’re planning a business or leisurely lunch, dine al fresco this spring!

Enjoy a sunshine-filled lunch at these Flatiron & NoMad restaurants featured in our guide.


Lunch Spots

Photo Credit: Mark’s Off Madison


Italy on Madison

Italy on Madison returns on Monday, May 22nd through Sunday, May 28th to celebrate the excellence of Made in Italy.

Enjoy a week-long series of events on Madison Avenue highlighting the best of Made in Italy in fashion, design, and cuisine.


Photo Credit: Italy on Madison


EDC Announces Manhattan Commercial Revitalization (M-CORE)

NYCEDC has announced a program to help building owners adapt their properties as the commercial office market evolves in the wake of Covid-19.

The program offers:

  • Real property tax abatement and stabilization
  • Partial mortgage recording tax exemption
  • Sales tax exemption


For more information, including eligibility requirements, please visit EDC’s webpage. Owners are encouraged to apply for this competitive program promptly as limited funding is available. Pre-applications will be available on June 8, 2023.


Photo Credit: NYC EDC


Things to Do This Week in Flatiron & NoMad

Check out these upcoming neighborhood events:

Local Events



Quick hits on community info, resources, & happenings

Small Business Financing Webinar: The Office of Councilmember Carlina Rivera is hosting a Small Business Financing Webinar today, May 17th at 4 pm. Register here.

Get Key Area Updates via Text: We have launched a text message alert system to provide business and property owners the latest information and updates in Flatiron & NoMad. Sign up by texting INFO23 to (844) 762-0837 or fill out our Google Form here.

Neighborhood Activations

  • Friends of Chelsea Block Festival: Saturday, May 20th from 8 am – 4 pm on 20th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenue.
  • Nepal Day Parade: Sunday, May 21st from 11 am – 6 pm on Madison Avenue from 38th and 27th Street between Park Avenue South and Fifth Avenue.


Neighborhood Updates

  • Street Closures:
    • West 21st Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue will be closed from 9 am – 4 pm through Saturday, May 20th to install water and sewer services.
    • West 29th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue will be closed from 6 am – 3 pm Saturday, May 20th to facilitate crane operation.
    • East 19th Street between Broadway and Park Avenue South will be closed from 6 am – 2 pm Sunday, May 21st to facilitate crane operation.


Neighborhood Guides


Photo of the Week


Golden hour in Flatiron via @igancioventricci


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