Plus: interview with Markus Glocker and Katja Scharnagl of Koloman

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February 22, 2023


Networking Tomorrow!

Meet your business community! Join us tomorrow, Thursday, February 23rd to mingle with other Flatiron & NoMad business owners and operators.

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

The event will be held at at MAISON 10 (📍4 W 29th St) and your $15 ticket includes drinks & bites provided by BLACKBARN.

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



Sissieretta Jones: Black Soprano Superstar

Black History Month is observed from February 1 through March 1. We honor Black history, achievement, and legacy.

Today we remember soprano Sissieretta Jones and her groundbreaking Madison Square Garden performance at the 26th Street and Madison Avenue venue in 1892, which led to her launch as a global opera superstar.

Sissieretta Jones

Photo Credit: National Portrait Gallery


Movers & Shakers: Markus Glocker + Katja Scharnagl of Koloman

Meet Markus Glocker, Executive Chef/Owner, and Katja Scharnagl, Beverage Director at Koloman, a French-Viennese restaurant located at 16 West 29th Street inside NoMad’s Ace Hotel.

“There is nothing more exciting for me to offer great food and great service in a New York space that is energetic, fun, and elegant,” says Chef Glocker.

Read more as Markus and Katja discuss the idea behind creating Koloman, their collaborative roles in the restaurant, and what they like most about Flatiron & NoMad.

Meet Markus & Katja

Photo Credit: Nick Johnson


Save the Date: Rangoli Art Celebration

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 11 from 12 – 4 pm at the Capitol Plaza (48 West 27th Street) to join us at our first ever Rangoli Art Celebration!

This community festival will feature Rangoli, an art form originating from India where beautiful patterns are created using organic materials.

The Rangoli represents the happiness, positivity, and liveliness of a household, and is intended to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and good luck.

This family-friendly public event will include:

  • A collaborative Rangoli guided by Aeilushi Mistry
  • Live traditional music
  • South Asian treats
  • Educational and cultural activities


More to come!


Have Some Mid-Winter Break Family Fun!

Looking for family-friendly activities for this midwinter break and beyond? Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting, Flatiron & NoMad are great destinations for families.

Highlights include:

Get the Guide

Photo Credit: @harrypotterny


NoMad Deals & Discounts

Supporting a variety of businesses in the greater NoMad neighborhood, the ‘There’s No Place Like NoMad‘ campaign includes special deals and events from 35+ participating NoMad establishments across the restaurant, services, and retail sector.

Just a few participating businesses include:


Presented by the NoMad Alliance.

More Info


Things to Do This Week in Flatiron & NoMad

Check out these upcoming neighborhood events:

Local Events



Quick hits on community info, resources, & happenings

NYC & Company Tourism Support: NYC & Company is offering a free educational program, Tourism Ready 101 for local businesses to learn how to work with the tourism industry. The first session will take place virtually on Thursday, February 23 from 10 – 11 am. Register here.

Overnight Truck Parking: City Hall has convened a Task Force to address overnight truck parking in NYC and to assess potential solutions. A Community Survey has been created to gather input on this issue and inform next steps. The survey will be open until Friday, February 24.

NYC Employers: Salary Transparency Law is in effect. As of November 1, 2022, all NYC employers with four or more employees and employment agencies of all sizes must state the salary range or rate of pay when advertising a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity. For more information, visit here.

Neighborhood Updates

  • Street Closure: West 29th Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue will be closed Saturday, February 25 through Sunday, February 26 from 8 am – 4 pm for concrete operations.


Neighborhood Guides


Photo of the Week


Spot the details of neighborhood architecture via @miriam.andreina.rendon


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