Toshi Parties” became iconic to NYC. But when the Puck Building eventually rented out all of its event space, “Toshi” decided to invest in real estate with his party profits. It was the best of times in the economy when real estate values soared and construction loans were relatively easy to obtain. He purchased his first building in 2000, developed it and bought his second building in 2005 with all permanent financing into place, just months before the economy began to turn. Having made his mark in real estate development, larger developers began to hear of Toshi’s upstart designs, which received universal acclaim for their simple and relaxed ingenuity. From that solid foundation, Toshi expanded into hospitality, opening the Flatiron Hotel in 2011. Eventually he added “Toshi’s Living Room & Penthouse,” NYC’s preeminent live music venue bar and restaurant.
Toshi is a regular fixture at the Flatiron Hotel, which bears a caricature of himself as the logo. Also a staple at the hotel is his beloved dog, Ponzu, who often greets customers at the door.
9 W. 26th Street
Between 6th & Broadway
New York, New York 10010