May News Roundup
May news highlights include business openings on the horizon and construction projects making progress. Stay in the know with the latest Flatiron News.
Restaurants & Bars
- Eleven Madison Park reopens June 10th with a revamped menu as the restaurant moves to 100% vegan cuisine (via Eater).
- Milu’s Chili Crisp gets mentioned in “The 10 Best Chili Crisps to Spice Up Your Sad Desk Lunches” (via Gear Patrol).
- Shake Shack and Atoby collaborate in the ‘Now Serving’ series to serve a one-of-a-kind Atoburger at their Madison Square Park location. The featured item was inspired by the “contemporary trend of shrimp burgers in Korea, with added elements such as the crispy hash brown and Atoboy’s hot sauce” (via QSR).
- Eleven Madison Park, Benno, Jua, Cote, Gramercy Tavern, Odo, Rezdôra and The Clocktower received Michelin Stars this year (via Eater NY).
- The Sentry Flatiron and Serra by Birreria are mentioned in “These are NYC’s newest rooftop restaurants and bars” (via Time Out New York).
- Sona‘s menu gets mentioned in “22 Stellar Indian Restaurants in NYC” (via Eater NY).
- Shake Shack offers free burgers or fries for vaccinated individuals. Vouchers for a burger or sandwich with fries will be available to anyone who has been vaccinated until June 12 (via Fox 5 News).
- The Lab at Patent Pending‘s menu and cocktails are mentioned in “NYC’s Hottest Cocktail Bars, May 2021” (via Eater NY).
- Project Gaia by Maison De Papillon opened a multi-brand concept store featuring artists and purpose-driven brands (via Retail Touch Points).
- The Glass Ceiling opens up in NoMad as a rooftop lounge with drinks and food (via Time Out New York).
- Fotograsfiska and NeueHouse are featured in “How Cultureworks is Bringing Art Back Into New York City After COVID” (via VMagazine).
- New York Edition hotel reopened May 11 and welcomed back guests to their ground floor Lobby Bar and The Clocktower restaurant (via Travel Weekly).
- The FRIENDS™ Experience opens up at night for guests to book a sleepover through Booking.com in their two-floor interactive spaces (via Time Out New York).
- Harry Potter New York opened their flagship location on June 3 with a muti-floor space filled with VR experiences, exlcusive merchandise, and Butterbeer Bar (via NY Post).
- Danielle Salinas co-owner of Project Gaia talks with Biz Journal about opening up the NY showroom (via Biz Journal).
- Mastercard offices open up in Flatiron District with plans for return to work (via Bloomberg).
- The Wing, a women-focused firm that offers coworking spaces, reopens all their locations including in the Flatiron district (via Crain’s New York).
- Todd Snyder collaberates with Moscot to reimagines Zilch sunglasses to a modern style called the Nomad (via Robb Report)
- The James New York is offering a 40% discount on four nights or more to anyone names James (via Travel + Leisure).
- The NoMad Hotel entered foreclosure this month and will be on the market soon (via The Real Deal).
- The Flatiron Building undergoes continue its total interior renovation as most of the building remains tenant-free (via Bloomberg).
- SL Green Realty sold their Midtown South Office located 635-641 Sixth Avenue for $325 million (via GlobeSt.com)
- Timothy Outlon, a British furniture brand, plans to open its flagship store at 901 Broadway.
- The company signed a10 year lease (via Crain’s New York).
- Boston Properties is buying the leasehold interest in 360 Park Avenue South building for $300 million (via Commercial Observer).
- Amir Loloi, the owner of the rug manufacturer Loloi Rugs, bought 260 Fifth Avenue, a 12-story office building for $52.5 million (via Commerical Observer).
Around the Neighborhood
- Carnegie Hall announced their lineup for the summer 2021 season of Carnegie Hall Citywide. The series includes free concerts throughout the five boroughs including with Madison Square Park Conservancy (via Broadway World).
- Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Farragut Monument in Madison Square Park was listed as one of Wall Street Journal’s top five landmarks to visit (via Wall Street Journal).
- The National Museum of Mathematics hosts afternoon plaza events as their location remains closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions (via Time Out New York).
- Maya Lin’s Ghost Forest and its message to draw attention to the impacts of climate change were mentioned in “Odd, eerie and haunting’: behind Maya Lin’s Manhattan ghost forest” (via The Guardian)
- Theodore Roosevelt’s original home in the Flatiron District joined the National Register of Historic Places and is a museum (via Gwinnett Daily Post).
- Blessed Unrest theater company presented Touch, a movement piece, as part of the Open Culture program on 26th Street by Madison Square Park (via The Reviews Hub).
Header Photo Credit: The Review Hub
Main Page Photo Credit: Madison Square Park