The Flatiron District is named after the Flatiron Building. It’s the home of Madison Square Park, Baruch College, Eataly, the Gramercy Theatre (Live Nation), the Guatemalan Consulate, the top of the Ladies Mile shopping district, and the popular Latin Mondays at Taj salsa dance party.
Flatiron District News
The Latin Mondays at Taj salsa dance party reopens Monday, August 2, 2021. 🇵🇪
Maya Lin: Ghost Forest is a striking installation of 49 Atlantic white cedar trees in Madison Square Park through November 14, 2021. 🇺🇸
Visit the Flatiron District
Sixth Ave | Flatiron District | Lexington Ave
(N)(Q)(R)(W) to 23rd St (at Broadway)
(4)(6) to 23rd St (at Park Avenue)
To 23rd St (at Sixth Avenue)
Sunday, July 14, 2019
UNION SQUARE, NYC ~ Parade down Broadway from Madison Square to the Disability Pride Festival at Union Square
FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances
Broadway is an open street from 28th St to 25th St, and from 23rd St to 21st St. It’s a really nice walk down to Union Square.
Madison Square Park is the main park. It’s the home of the original Shake Shack burger stand. It’s the home of the Jemmy’s Dog Run.
The Gramercy Theatre hosts Live Nation rock and alternative concerts.
CUNY Baruch College is in the neighborhood.
Restaurants & Bars
Eataly is a famous Italian market and restaurant. The original Shake Shack is in Madison Square Park.
Taj II Lounge is the home of the popular Latin Mondays at Taj salsa dance party.
The iconic Flatiron Building was built in 1902. It’s named for its shape which resembles an iron. It was one of the tallest buildings in New York City when it was built. People thought it would fall down because its unusual shape created strong wind gusts in the neighborhood.
Between the U.S. Civil War (1860-65) and World War I (1914-18), the “Ladies Mile,” cluster of elite retailers and department stores was along Sixth Avenue. The concept of “window shopping” played a role in architecture, women’s liberation and consumerism. As manufacturing capacity exceeded demand, New York retailers created seasonal fashions and displayed them in the big windows enabled by the new skyscraper method of construction. In that era, women were not allowed to be alone on the street. Window shopping changed that.
The “Silicon Alley” cluster of technology firms was based here. DoubleClick was the one that made it big. It became Google’s advertising tools.
Flatiron District Government
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The neighborhood is governed by Manhattan Community District 5 and the Manhattan Borough President. It is NY City Council District 3. In the U.S. Congress it is NY District 12.