Welcome to Flatiron
This tiny, walkable neighborhood named for the iconic triangular Flatiron Building combines the best of uptown and downtown living
A small neighborhood named after the iconic triangular Flatiron Building, the Flatiron district of Manhattan hosts an abundance of boutiques, acclaimed restaurants, brownstone homes and office space. Often overshadowed by its more popular neighbors, the Flatiron district should not be ignored. Here you can find everyday conveniences within walking distance, conveniently access public transportation for an easy commute, and live right around the corner from hotspots like Greenwich Village, Chelsea and NoMad.
What to Love
- Central location close to everything
- Easy commute
- Quiet and relaxed neighborhood
- Great culinary scene
- Luxurious high-rises
- Some great nightlife options
People and Lifestyle
Since Flatiron is such a walkable place to live, it is home to many professionals and singles who appreciate how easy it is to navigate and commute to work. Public transportation is conveniently located, and Flatiron effortlessly combines the best of uptown and downtown living. It is also home to fantastic restaurants and some great nightlife options.
Dining, Shopping and Entertainment
Eataly is a branch of the famous Italian market, and the complex encompasses a variety of cafes, counters, restaurants, and even a cooking school. You can eat, shop and learn everything there is to know about Italian cuisine in this special spot in Flatiron.
Get your caffeine and carb fix all in one place at the NYC outpost of the popular Aussie-born Bourke Street Bakery. With housemade delicacies like their signature lamb and harissa sausage roll and organic sourdough bread, you'll have a hard time bypassing this amazing bakery. Similarly, Daily Provisions by Danny Meyer is a local staple. Grab a sandwich for lunch or stop by in the afternoon for rotisserie chicken. This neighborhood cafe has everything you need to get through the week.
For international fare, you'll want to sample Nur, a Middle Eastern kitchen considered the best of the best in the area. Those who prefer Mexican cuisine should look no further than Cosme. Plan a visit with your friends to sip tequila or mezcal cocktails over shareable plates. Vegans and vegetarians can't get enough of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's ABCV, a plant-based restaurant known for its seasonal dishes and cocktails located inside ABC Carpet.
If you're looking for a fine-dining establishment or spot to host a special occasion dinner, Eleven Madison Park, located in the heart of the city, is a great choice. Housed in a sophisticated Art Deco space, this posh Chef Daniel Humm-owned restaurant serves upscale American eats.
Things to Do
If you live in the Flatiron district, you should visit the iconic Flatiron Building at least once. Renowned for its distinct triangular structure, the Flatiron building is a registered national landmark and considered one of New York's most notable structures.
Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers flock to Madison Square Park, a spacious and beautiful green space that plays host to several pop-up events and an abundance of recreational activities. This park is also where the city hosts numerous local events and holiday celebrations year-round, but it doubles as an equally enticing place to take a leisurely walk or have a picnic.
In this day and age, it's not always easy to find a flourishing independent bookstore, which is why avid readers should make visiting Rizzoli Bookstore a priority. This storied bookstore is housed inside a townhome and specializes in literature, illustrated tomes, and European magazines.
Each year, Flatiron's popular Eataly location hosts the dining event of the year: Eataly Restaurant Fest. During the festival period, guests can enjoy two-course lunch and dinner menus starting at only $25 at any Eataly restaurant.