In the heart of Manhattan lie three neighborhoods that embrace old and new, offering residents a coveted mix of shops and services alongside leafy park space and great transportation. The Flatiron District is bordered by Sixth Avenue to the west, 20th Street to the south, Lexington Avenue to the east and 26th Street to the north. The newly minted NoMad neighborhood extends north of Madison Square Park to 30th Street, and the Union Square area stretches south to 14th Street.
Life in Flatiron/NoMad is centered in historic Madison Square Park which offers beautiful spaces for activity and relaxation under the watchful eye of the iconic Flatiron Building. Further south, Union Square acts as a gathering spot, transportation hub and home to the city's flagship greenmarket. Throughout this central corridor, foodies delight in the city's first Eataly and the restaurants of "barbecue row," shoppers enjoy access to both boutiques and well-known retail outlets, and nightlife enthusiasts are well served by buzzy hotels providing premier lounges and luxe accommodations.
Once considered a chiefly commercial district, Flatiron, NoMad and Union Square have become some of the most sought-after residential areas in Manhattan offering up co-op homes and both new and converted condo buildings.
Built in 1902, the landmarked Flatiron Building has been delighting visitors and natives with its unexpected dimensions for more than a century.
Six-acre Madison Square Park acts as the heart of the neighborhood with a dog run, a Shake Shack location, plus a well-respect public art program.
The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower on Madison Avenue is one of the city's most iconic clock towers and a literal beacon in the Flatiron District.
Historic Tin Pan Alley - a row of buildings along 28th Street that housed publishers and songwriters - was once the center of American popular music.
Opened as a public park in 1839, Union Square Park has been reconfigured a number of times, including an 1872 overhaul by the esteemed Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and a complete demolition and reconstruction in 1929 to accommodate the then-new underground subway station.