The Flatiron District and Flatiron Building – 1902

Here’s a minute long video of a 1902 street scene of our neighborhood and views of the Flatiron Building taken on October 8, 1902.

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What Happened on Twenty-Third Street?

“What Happened on Twenty-Third Street” is a short film shot in our neighborhood in 1901 by Edison Manufacturing Company.

Plot Summary from Edison’s Catalog: A winner and sure to please. In front of one of the largest newspaper offices is a hot air shaft through which immense volumes of air are forced by a blower. Ladies in crossing this shaft often have their clothes slightly disarranged. A young man is escorting a young lady and talking very earnestly. They walk slowly along until they stand directly over the air shaft. The young lady’s skirts are suddenly raised to an almost unreasonable height, greatly to her horror and much to the amusement of the newsboys, bootblacks, and passersby.

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Office Closed for Labor Day

Labor Day 1909 Broadway and 24th Street

Photo: The float of the “Women’s Auxiliary Typographical Union” in the Labor Day Parade, New York City, September 6, 1909. Broadway and 24th Street, Flatiron District.

Happy Labor Day!!

Our offices will be closing early on Friday, September 3th and will be closed all day Monday, September 7 in observance of the Federal Holiday of Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

Labor Day is a Federal holiday, recognized throughout the United States, but its origin is right here in NYC – dating back to 1882. There will not be a Labor Day parade in NYC this year, as it is usually held on the second Saturday or September. This year, the second Saturday of September falls on the 11th.

First Labor Day Parade - Union Square NYC 1882Photo: First Labor Day Parade – Union Square NYC 1882

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If you are in town for the weekend, NYC has a plethora of events to celebrate the Holiday weekend, otherwise know as the “Unofficial End of Summer”.   Here are a few favorites:

West Indian–American Day Carnival:
A multi-day event starting on Thursday, September 2, 2009 ending with the Parade on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn on Monday, September 6.

US Open:
Head on over to the Tennis Center in Queens, via public transportation, to walk the grounds or to catch a match. August 30 – September 12.

Catch a match right here in Madison Square Park. ZYNC from American Express(SM) is bringing back a favorite from years past, and has transformed Madison Square Park into its largest ZYNC Zone yet, providing attendees the ultimate tennis experience with giant viewing screens, seating on bleachers or astro-turf, local NYC-area concessions, an interactive photo booth and ping pong tournaments sponsored by SPiN New York, the table-tennis social club.

From September 3rd through the US Open, there will be a new food court in Madison Square Park, featuring dishes from Resto, SD26, and Pranna. It runs from noon to 10 PM every day.

New York International Salsa Congress: The 10th annual dance and music festival is being held at the Hilton on 6th Avenue at 53rd Street and features four action packed days and evenings of Latin Dance workshops, youth and adult professional performance showcases, concert series, a professional championship, etc. Tickets available for purchase in advance online. September 1-6.

Bad weather? Here’s an indoor and air-conditioned, option:

Metropolitan Museum of Art:
The Met’s Holiday Monday Family Program. Families (youngsters ages five through twelve and accompanying adults) explore the Museum through an hour of fun discussion and sketching of its masterpieces. The program is free with museum admission. Program times on Monday, September 6: 11am–12pm, 12pm–1pm, 1:15pm–2:15pm and 2:30pm–3:30pm in the Carson Family Hall in the Uris Center for Education (ground floor).

Enjoy!

If you place an order for virtual office service online via our secure order form, please note that orders completed on a Holiday will be reviewed the following business day.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day!

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The Team at VH International Business Solutions, Inc.
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New York City Virtual Office – a Mail Forwarding Solution for Travelers

Photo by Mi Pah

If you don’t operate a business, a New York City virtual office may not be a service that you’ve looked into, but if you’re about to embark on a lengthy international trip or a camping and driving adventure across the US or even outback Australia, the chances are you’ve discovered a slight problem – mail forwarding! Don’t panic – a New York City virtual office can help you with mail forwarding when others can’t!

Let’s see – you asked the post office folks but they couldn’t help you. You thought about using the address of a friend or relative and having them forward the mail to wherever you are at the time…but there could be a few hiccups with that:

  • They might forget to do it and cause you to miss an important deadline or bill payment
  • They’re likely to get sick of doing it, and do it less often or not at all;
  • You don’t really want them seeing who you receive mail from, knowing just how many credit cards you have, or discovering those odd publications you subscribe to
  • They might open your bank statement accidentally and find out how much money – or how little – you have in there!

Another problem you can have when you’re planning a lengthy trip is that some organizations – like banks – are a little uncomfortable with the idea that they may not be able to get hold of you by telephone or find out where you are! Some of your relatives might have a similar concern.

How can a New York City virtual office help? Starting from around $30 a month we can provide you with a stable physical address for your mail and a local phone number. Telephone messages can be forwarded to you and if you’ve given us an up-to-date address, we can forward your mail to you by high priority service so you receive it before you move on. As an added bonus, should you need errands done that you can’t manage from your location our New York City virtual office staff may be able to help you.

New York City virtual offices are a great mail forwarding solution for travelers!

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UPDATED: NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2010 – Participating Flatiron District Restaurants

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August 2, 2010 UPDATE: Restaurant Week Summer 2010 has been extended through September 6, 2010
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From July 12-25, you can enjoy special three-course, prix-fixe meal at some of New York’s top participating restaurants. Many of them right here in our area! (Flatiron District)

The cost for lunch is $24.07. Dinner is $35.00. Please note that prices are per person and do not include beverage, tax or gratuity. Saturdays are excluded and Sunday participation is optional.

We’ve listed the participating restaurants in our area in alphabetical order. You can view the menus and make reservations online at NYC Restaurant Week’s page.

If you are having a meeting in the office and want to go out for a special lunch or early dinner, the receptionist will be more than happy to make reservations for you.

A Voce
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch

Aldea
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Valid for: Lunch

Allegretti
Cuisine: French
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Angelo and Maxie’s Steakhouse
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro & Wine Bar
Cuisine: French
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Bar Stuzzichini
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Barbounia
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, & Sunday Dinner

Black Duck
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Blue Smoke
Cuisine: Barbecue
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Bocca Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Brasserie Les Halles
Cuisine: French
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
Cuisine: British
Valid for: Lunch

City Crab & Seafood Company
Cuisine: Seafood
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Craftbar
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch

Dos Caminos
Cuisine: Mexican
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Giorgio’s of Gramercy
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Hill Country Barbecue Market
Cuisine: Barbecue
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

i Trulli Restaurant
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

ilili
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Japonais
Cuisine: Japanese
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Kellari’s Parea Greek Bistro
Cuisine: Greek
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

Maialino
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch

Periyali
Cuisine: Greek
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Dinner

Pranna Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Valid for: Dinner, Sunday Dinner

Primehouse NY
Cuisine: Steakhouse
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Resto
Cuisine: New American
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Lunch & Sunday Dinner

SD26
Cuisine: Italian
Valid for: Lunch

SushiSamba
Cuisine: Japanese
Valid for: Lunch, Dinner

Tabla and Bread Bar
Cuisine: Indian
Valid for: Lunch

Tamarind
Cuisine: Indian
Valid for: Lunch, Sunday Lunch

For a complete listing of all participating restaurants in the City, please visit the official NYC Restaurant Week Page.

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