February News Roundup

In the News

Mar 2, 2020

February marked some notable media highlights for the neighborhood such as grabbing several “best of” titles for cultural and dining institutions. Stay up-to-date with the latest Flatiron District News with our monthly roundup of notable highlights.


Restaurants & Bars

  • Cote, an upscale Flatiron District Korean barbecue restaurant, is ladling out Chapaguri ram-don ($18): Korean instant ramen noodles with American wagyu beef, inspired by a dish in Best Picture-winner “Parasite.” “It’s salty and spicy and packed with flavor,” says Cote owner Simon Kim (via NY Post).
  • Veggie Grill landed a spot on the “10 Places to Find Vegan Nachos in NYC” list (via Veg Out Mag) calling out the classically constructed Mondo Nachos made with nacho chickin’ and queso chorizo sauce.
  • Priyanka Chopra is reportedly partnering with the Lambs Club guru David Rabin and longtime friend Maneesh Goyal on a new Indian eatery in the Flatiron District slated for an early summer opening, with chef Hari Nayak tapped to create the cuisine (via Page Six).
  • Omakase by Teisui (246 Fifth Avenue), landed a spot on “Where to Eat Sushi Omakase for Under $125 in NYC” list for offering some of the best and affordable omakase in NYC. The article claimed that the small restaurant serves high-quality sushi with a side of education as the menu includes information about fish sourcing (via Eater New York).


BID Businesses

  • The Museum of Mathematics was named one of “The Best Things to do in New York City With Kids” citing that the under-the-radar museum features a ton of hands-on exhibits showing how science, technology, engineering, and math inform every element of our lives (via Curbed New York).
  • After a quarter of a century in the Flatiron District, Safavieh moved its home furnishings retail showroom to a larger space in the Chelsea neighborhood less than a mile away at 89 Seventh Avenue where it occupies a 30,000-square-foot footprint (via Home Accents Today).
  • Dermatologist David Colbert at New York Dermatology Group (NYDG) in the Flatiron District tends to the complexions of actors, models, editors, and even other dermatologists. Spanning 7,000 square feet, the space houses two cryotherapy machines, an IV-infusion suite, and eight treatment rooms that are larger than most New York bedrooms (via The Cut).


Real Estate & Commercial

  • After four years, developer Ian Bruce Eichner found a buyer to purchase two penthouses atop his Madison Square Park Tower condominium for $45 million. The trophy units, which span 13,000 square feet across two floors, were most recently listed for $52 million (via The Real Deal).


In the Neighborhood

  • The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) issued its annual report highlighting the significant impact of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) across New York City, including the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.
  • Google Maps marked its 15th anniversary with a multi-day event on the Flatiron North Public Plaza which included a life-sized location pin and giveaways (via Forbes Magazine).

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