Worth highlighted Thyme Bar as a one-of-a-kind experience that makes you feel alive and excited for outdoor dining (via Worth).
The NoMad Hotel spoke with Forbes about the process of creating their outdoor rooftop restaurant complete with chandeliers, elegant rugs, and a brand-new seasonal dinner menu (via Forbes).
After the news of permanent outdoor dining, Dave Ferrara from La Pecora Bianca shared sentiments of hope and relief for the restaurant industry (via Fox 5 NY).
Mia Van de Water, Assistant General Manager at Cote, was announced as a new board member on The United Sommeliers Foundation. Van de Water was previously on the somm team at the acclaimed Eleven Madison Park (via Wine Industry Advisor).
As NYC settles into a new normal, restaurateurs are forging ahead with plans to open new spots this fall. Milu, planning to open in October, is a Chinese fast-casual restaurant serving rice bowls, wontons, vegetable sides, and family meals topped with proteins like duck, brisket, and sichuan-spiced cauliflower (via Eater NY).
Telly Hatzigeorgiou, owner of Slate NY, sought guidance for how and when to reopen his nightclub through indoor dining and Open Streets activations (via NY 1).
Rizzoli Bookstore and other businesses along the ‘NoMad Piazza’ on Broadway from 25th to 28th Street helped create a cluster of dining, retail, and service establishments (via Patch).
The Flatiron-based text marketing company Attentive is now valued at $2 billion dollars after the company finalized a new $230 million investment (via Crain’s New York).
Rio Sakairi, the artistic director of the Jazz Gallery, shared how the jazz scene has taken a particularly hard hit due to COVID-19 (via New York Times).
Mastercard, which has 18,600 employees globally, has pledged to triple its presence in New York City and is set to add nearly 500 office workers by 2024 as it expands into 150 Fifth Avenue (via Payments Source).
The new Off-Broadway lineup includes digital and outdoor performances including The Busking Project, starring Tony-winner Bill Irwin, which will take place across the Flatiron District with reserved, socially-distanced spots for the audience (via Playbill).
In a special editorial of 13 photographers who are 2020 graduates, Healther Suarez, who has been “addicted” to capturing memories since her sophomore year, completed her shoot in Madison Square Park which was one of the few nearby spaces one could go for fresh air during the height of the pandemic (via Elle).
The All in Flatiron Dining Deals program organized by the Partnership was highlighted as one way local restaurants gained support to overcome unprecedented challenges (via NY 1).