The Consulate General of Finland is located in Midtown Manhattan in the vicinity of the UN headquarters. The Midtown district is a hub of corporate head offices, media conglomerates, world-famous cultural institutions and embassies. The area is also home to some of the city’s tallest and most recognizable buildings, such as the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.
The Consulate General is situated in a building with approximately thirty other international embassies. The Consulate moved into its present location in 1994 and shares the site with the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN.
The offices include several small meeting rooms and one larger multi-purpose room used for seminars, lectures and receptions. The modernly equipped multi-use room is also available for rent for outside companies and organizations looking to hold meetings and events.
The official residence of the Consul General is located on the Upper East Side and has a wonderful view overlooking Central Park. The government of Finland has occupied the apartment since 1965. In addition to its prime location, the apartment contains an exquisite selection of Finnish art and design. The artworks are on loan from Kiasma, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki.
The Consul General and his or her spouse regularly organize luncheons, receptions and dinners to connect Finnish and American professionals from different fields, in order to stimulate cooperation between Finland and the United States. The list of visitors to the residency over the years is impressive and ranges from directors of various cultural organizations to business professionals, media representatives and politicians.
The residence, with its elegant Finnish touch and culinary expertise, is a great tool for networking in New York. Many Finnish companies have organized receptions in the home with the support of the Consulate General in attempt to expand their business projects and enter the U.S. market.
Companies and organizations interested in using the premises are advised to send inquiries to the Consulate General.
Photos: Ilya Popenko