Plus: interview with Pen + Brush’s Executive Director & Chief Curator

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March 22, 2023


Plant-Based Food Fair

Our inaugural Plant-Based Food Fair in partnership with Eleven Madison Home is Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd from 11 am – 3 pm! The three-day event takes place on the Flatiron North Plaza highlighting plant-based options in Flatiron & NoMad.

Join the festivities and sample select menu options and products from neighborhood plant-based restaurants and businesses. This free public event will also feature family-friendly activities and live jazz music by The Jazz Gallery.

Participating eateries include:

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Movers & Shakers: Dawn Delikat, Executive Director, Chief Curator at Pen + Brush

Meet Dawn Delikat, Executive Director, Chief Curator at Pen + Brush, a publicly supported non-profit that showcases the literary and visual work of women, non-binary, and female-identified transgender artists and writers located at 29 East 22nd Street.

“I’ve dedicated my life’s work to amplifying the voices of women and non-binary artists and writers,” says Delikat. “Getting to do that through every aspect of my work is undoubtedly the most fulfilling part of my job.”

Read more as Dawn discusses her career in the arts, advice for those aspiring in the field, and Pen + Brush’s 129-year-old mission.

Read the Interview

Photo Credit: Bird Piccininni


New Neighbor: Virgin Hotels New York City

We’re thrilled to welcome Virgin Hotels New York City to the neighborhood located at 1227 Broadway in NoMad.

“With stunning views, delicious food and beverage, convivial spaces to work or play, and exciting happenings from day-to-night, the hotel is poised to become a cultural epicenter for both local New Yorkers and guests from around the globe,”  says Candice A. Cancino, General Manager at Virgin Hotels New York City.

The new hotel features 460 guest rooms across 39 floors and entertainment spaces including Everdene, an expansive indoor-outdoor dining and cocktail venue.

Meet The Virgin Hotel

Photo Credit: Virgin Hotels New York City


Networking Event Sold Out

This month’s Neighborhood Network event is officially sold out!

We look forward to seeing local business owners and stakeholders at Chapel Bar at Fotografiska (📍281 Park Avenue South) and building valuable connections in a smaller, more intimate setting while enjoying small bites from Mangia NYC.

If you we’re able to snag a ticket this time, be on the lookout for our next neighborhood networking event in April!

Event Info


E-Waste Recycling Day on April 5

Have an old cell phone or laptop that you no longer use? Bring your old electronics to our E-Waste Recycling Day on Wednesday, April 5 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Flatiron South Plaza.

In partnership with Councilmember Carlina Rivera, the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and Madison Square Park Conservancy, be a part of this green initiative during Earth Month.

Participants get to take home free plant seeds in exchange for their e-waste, and can enter to win local gift cards.

Recycle Electronics


Celebrate National Cocktail Day

Cheers! National Cocktail Day is this Friday, March 24th and what better way to celebrate than enjoying a craft cocktail at one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood.

Highlights include:

Cocktail Spots

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A Safer Midtown

The Midtown BID Coalition is comprised of seven fellow Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) north of and adjacent to Flatiron & NoMad, and is advocating to enhance public safety, provide effective services and support for the unhoused and mentally ill, and find solutions for housing challenges.

We invite those in our Flatiron & NoMad network to lend their voice for legislative action on these public safety, social services, and housing issues by visiting the Coalition’s website for A Safer Midtown.

Learn More


DSNY Waste Setout Times Change April 1st

To reduce the time that trash, recycling, and curbside composting sits on sidewalks, the NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will implement the following policies for business waste starting April 1:

  • If using a container with a secure lid, place waste at the curb 1 hour before closing.
  • If putting bags directly on the curb, place waste out after 8:00 PM.


Please click here for more information.

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Things to Do This Week in Flatiron & NoMad

Check out these upcoming neighborhood events:

Local Events



Quick hits on community info, resources, & happenings

Madison Square Park Conservancy Party in the Park: Join Madison Square Park Conservancy for their annual gala, Party in the Park, on Tuesday, March 28 from 6 – 9 pm. Purchase tickets here.

Get Key Area Updates via Text: We have launched a text message alert system to provide businesses 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.

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 Closures:
    • East 22nd Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway will be closed on Sunday, March 26th from 7 am – 3 pm for crane operations.


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