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Bomb scare on 25th Street near 40/40 club by Madison Square Park

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scareThere was a bomb scare around 25th Street and Broadway near Jay-z’s 40/40 club this morning as we heard a suspicious package with wires and a flashing light was next to a phone booth outside the club.

The NYPD explosives team and NYFD were on hand in numbers, and a controlled explosion of what seems to have been the package was carried out around 8:45am.

The bomb was ruled a fake, and there is video footage of the person placing the package. If you recognize this person, call the police.

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Birch giving away free coffee for your business card

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10418363_10152362364896516_4145193359738874650_nBirch Coffee (21 east 27th street between 5th and Madison) is giving away free hot or iced coffee to the first 1000 people that give them their business card today.

From what we know this includes their famous cold brew.

So grab a business card from that stack of 495 left on your desk and get on down there for a free coffee.

Apparently this is for #NationalBossesDay, which we did not know existed…

 

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SoulCycle now open on 27th Street near 5th Avenue in Nomad

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soulcycle nomad 27th streetThe new SoulCycle location is now open at 12 West 27th Street (between 5th Avenue and Broadway) in Nomad. The popular spinning studio already has locations in Union Square (12 East 18th Street) and the Flatiron (8 West 19th Street), but classes fill up quickly and clearly they have even more demand in the area.

The new 27th Street location can be contacted at 212.580.7685  and classes can be reserved at https://www.soul-cycle.com/find-a-class/studio/1022/.

First time rides are $20 (all 212.580.7685) and then you can buy packages of 1-50 classes ranging from $34-$3500.

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MadParkNews moves its headquarters to The Yard’s new Flatiron location

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the yard signThe Yard Flatiron workspace is now open, and after a tour, MadParkNews liked it so much that we immediately moved our headquarters to an office in the building.

The Yard took over most of the building at 234 5th Avenue and 27th Street, and after a gut renovation job designed by architect David Bers, opened its doors this month to creative professionals, entrepreneurs, startups, and anyone else who wants a turnkey private office or coworking desk in a cool environment. featuring exposed brick, rotating contemporary art, happy hour events, and of course, free coffee. (They even get occasional deliveries of Birch’s Cold Brew jugs!)

There are 88 private office suites ready to go with natural light, desks, ergonomic chairs, desk lamps, file cabinets, wifi and ethernet. Members also can use the conference rooms, printers, and phone booths and leases are month-to-month for ultimate flexibility.

the yard nomad3It’s been awesome so far for MadParkNews to be in the modern new space around others working hard on their businesses and startups. If you are in a dingy space or working from home, definitely check out The Yard.

Mark it down – They will be having an open house on Thursday, October 24th, from Noon-5pm, so stop on by. And they are giving 20% off the first month’s rent if you mention MadParkNews! If you can’t make it on the 24th, they tell me you can schedule a private tour and still get the 20% discount by mentioning that you read about it on MadParkNews. If you do join, come on by and maybe MadParkNews can write something up about your business.

  • The Yard Open House: Thursday, October 24th from noon-5pm (or schedule a private tour)
  • Where: 234 5th Avenue (at 27th Street)
  • 20% Discount: 20% off the first months rent if you mention MadParkNews!
  • The Yard Website: http://workattheyard.com/

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Fall Kids Fest 2014 is this Saturday, October 18th in Madison Square Park

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This Saturday, October 18th from 11am-2pm, it’s time again for Fall Kids Fest right here in Madison Square Park. The big free event features activities, music, and storybook readings for little kids. There will be face painting, a costume parade, a costume swap/donation area, a pumpkin patch, a LEGO Halloween building area, an obstacle course and more.

Here is the music and entertainment schedule:

  • 11am-11:30am: Songs for Seeds (Reflecting Pool)
  • 11:30am: DJ KC Anderson of ‘Brunch Baby, Brunch’  (Main Stage on the southern gravel)
    DJ KC Anderson of ‘Brunch Baby, Brunch’
  • Noon-12:30pmSongs for Seeds (Reflecting Pool)
  • Noon: Big Apple Circus Costume Parade
  • 12:30pm-1pm: Kid Ace (Main Stage on the southern gravel)
  • 1pm-1:30pmSongs for Seeds (Reflecting Pool)
  • 1pm: Big Apple Circus Costume Parade
  • 1:30pm: The Trummytones (Main Stage on the southern gravel)

It’s all hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

 

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