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April 19, 2023


You’re Invited!

Join us Thursday, April 27th to mingle with fellow Flatiron & NoMad business owners and operators!

This ticketed professional networking event invites local business owners and stakeholders to build valuable connections in a smaller, more intimate setting.

This event will be held at  Pen + Brush (📍29 East 22nd Street). Your $15 ticket includes drinks on us and small bites provided by ilili.

Space is limited. Make neighborhood connections! Reserve your spot.

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New Report Alert! Q1 2023 Mobility Report

The Partnership’s new quarterly Mobility Report features district-wide foot traffic data, counts at specific neighborhood gateway locations, and ridership information from local subway, PATH, and Citi Bike stations.

Visitor traffic reached 80% of pre-pandemic levels, and employee return-to-office rates reached 66%, the highest recovery rates to date. In March, 97,000 daily passengers exited the subway in Flatiron and NoMad and PATH ridership surpassed 50% recovery for the first time.

Find this report and additional great neighborhood data and research on our Reports & Data webpage.

See the Report

Questions? Please contact Nicole Mandel, Economic Development & Research Manager, at nmandel@flatironnomad.nyc


History: Empire State Building

Located at 350 Fifth Avenue, between 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown, the Empire State Building serves as a stunning backdrop to the Flatiron & NoMad neighborhoods, is a go-to destination for millions of visitors, and has been the site of reportedly 250+ film and TV shoots for 90 years.

Local History

Photo Credit: I Love NY


2023 Car-Free Earth Day

Car-Free Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd!

Hosted by the NYC Department of Transportation, Car-Free Earth Day features Open Streets in all Five Boroughs including Broadway from Times Square to Union Square, including Flatiron & NoMad, for walking, biking, and car-free strolling from 10 am – 3 pm.

Celebrate locally by playing free ping pong with SPIN New York 23 on the Flatiron South Plaza from 12 – 3 pm. Through the support of Lyft, Citi Bike will offer free unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi Bike on Open Streets: Car-Free Earth Day. All riders may take advantage of the offer by using the promo code CARFREE23 in the Citi Bike app.




From January through early February, we received nearly 1,100 survey responses about the neighborhood and our work here at the Partnership. A couple takeaways:

Takeaway 1: The Partnership’s reach grows and diversifies each year.

Takeaway 2: The Partnership has had a positive impact in its first year in the expansion area.

Click below to see additional themes and detailed feedback on our work in field operations, neighborhood greening and beautification, marketing, and events.

Survey Results


Small Business Support Team

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) recently launched a new program called the Small Business Support Team (SBT).

SBT provides small business owners and entrepreneurs dedicated support they need to navigate DOB policies and procedures.

Please complete the Small Business Help Form for more information.

More Info

Photo Credit: Department of Buildings


Things to Do This Week in Flatiron & NoMad

Check out these upcoming neighborhood events:

Local Events



Quick hits on community info, resources, & happenings

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

  • Film Shoot: Wednesday, April 19 from 4 pm – 7 pm on the Flatiron North Plaza
  • Persian Day Parade: Sunday, April 23 from 11 am – 5 pm, parade begins at Madison Avenue at East 39th Street and ends on East 26th between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South


Neighborhood Updates

  • Street Closures:
    • West 29th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue will be closed Saturdays from 8 am – 4 pm through April 29th
    • East 29th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South will be closed Saturday, April 22nd & Sunday, April 23rd from 5 am – 3 pm


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Photo of the Week


Spring afternoons in Flatiron via @tatiennyc


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