The Flatiron District is the perfect place to view what New York City is really like. This neighborhood has it all: parks, landmarks, amazing dining, architecture, shopping and much more. The Flatiron district is one of the most easily accessible ones, by foot, subway, bus, or bike.
-Check out landmarks such as the Flatiron building, the New York Life Insurance Building, the former Toy building, and Worth Square.
-Relax in Madison Square Park, a beautiful park that hosts activities year-round. During the summer, the Flatiron Partnership organizes free outdoor events. Grab a famous Shake Shake Burger, shake and fries in the middle of the park, and guard your fries from the local squirrels.
-Explore the neighborhood with free historical walking tours.
-Foodies rejoice with over 230+ restaurants in the neighborhood (including the very first Shake Shack!), at the Big Apple BBQ Festival in June, or at the culinary destination, Eataly NY.
-Browse boutiques along Fifth Avenue and Broadway, interior design and furniture stores, and LEGO’s anchor New York City store.
-Stay in shape one of the dozens of fitness hotspots that have opened up in recent years - branding the area the “Fit-District.”
-With more than 4,270 hotel rooms, visitors have a wide selection of rooms in any price range. such as the new Freehand Hotel - a 395-room hotel housed in Flatiron's former George Washington Hotel, once home to storied writers, musicians, and artists - and The New York EDITION - a clocktower originally constructed in 1909 as Metropolitan Life Insurance Company's headquarters that has been reinvented to offer 5-star boutique accommodations.
Flatiron also has become a dining destination for visitors from near and far, and now features:
Bouley at Home Restaurant: Immersive Fine Dining & Educational Experience by David Bouley
Eleven Madison Park: a fine dining restaurant located in the heart of New York City. The restaurant overlooks one of the most beautiful parks in Manhattan, Madison Square Park, and sits at the base of a historic Art Deco building on the corner of 24th Street and Madison Avenue
ilili Restaurant: New York's premier contemporary Mediterranean restaurant is famous for its exquisite Lebanese cuisine and ambiance
For your events calendar:
-Annual BBQ festival (June 9-10, 2018)
-Free Sunday walking tours (every Sunday 11am, rain or shine, no reservation necessary) organized by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.
-Flatiron Summer Series: free events for the whole family offering fitness activities, music, sample drinks and food throughout June to September. A schedule of events will be released this Spring at http://flatirondistrict.nyc/.
-If you are traveling with children, or want to discover the inner child in you, Flatiron features:
National Museum of Mathematics (aka MoMath), North America’s only museum dedicated to math features 30+ interactive exhibits that keep kids’ brains busy for hours.
Sony Square NYC, a showplace for the latest in Sony entertainment and technology, featuring interactive exhibits, workshops, music, performances, and games—and it’s free!
The LEGO Store, where one encounters a giant replica of the Flatiron building in LEGO, and kids can practice building and participate in Monthly Mini-Model Build events.
TADA! Youth Theater, which produces original musicals for kids, starring kids, and offers camps, classes and a youth development program if families are in town for longer.
Rizzoli Bookstore, a literary landmark featuring an outstanding children’s section.
Flying Tiger, a Danish design store specializing in products that encourage playfulness, creativity and social activity that kids can try out in-store.