The Flatiron District NYC is a residential/commercial district named after the triangle-shaped Flatiron Building (1902). It was Manhattan’s luxury district in the 1850s. It was formerly the top of Ladies Mile, Toy District, Photo District, and Silicon Alley.
Sixth Avenue | Flatiron District | Lexington
Latin culture in the Flatiron District includes the Eataly Italian market, Guatemalan Consulate, and Latin Mondays at Taj, one of NYC’s most popular salsa dance parties.
The district is also the home of Madison Square Park, Baruch College, the Gramercy Theatre rock club (Live Nation), the top of the Ladies Mile shopping district, and the Chelsea Flea market.
Broadway is a nice walk from Madison Square to Union Square. The Flatiron NoMad Partnership promotes the neighborhood. flatironnomad.nyc
Flatiron District Restaurants
- Cosme 🇲🇽
- Eataly 🇮🇹
Flatiron District Museums
- Museum of Sex
- National Museum of Mathematics
Flatiron District Nightlife
- Gramercy Theatre (Live Nation)
- Latin Mondays at Taj
Flatiron District Markets
- Chelsea Flea
- Eataly 🇮🇹
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Latin Culture in the Flatiron District
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Madison Square Park
Broadway from 26th to 17th St
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Monday, October 10, 2022
LATIN MONDAYS AT TAJ
You’re invited to the New York Latin Culture Magazine 10-10-10th Anniversary Salsa Party at Talia Castro-Pozo’s Latin Mondays at Taj in the Flatiron District on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 10, 2022. 5pm doors. 7pm Salsa dance lesson, followed by Latin dancing to Cuban trumpeter Dennis Hernández y su Conjunto Amalia until late. SalsaStoriesTV, the New York Salsa Documentary producer, is producing a sizzle reel and recording 15-second oral histories about how you celebrate your Latinx heritage which the magazine will publish. It’s free publicity. Come represent yourself or your organization. This just might be your 15 seconds of fame. Mention New York Latin Culture Magazine at the door for $15 all night. 🇦🇷🇧🇴🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇨🇺🇩🇴🇪🇨🇸🇻🇬🇶🇬🇹🇭🇳🇲🇽🇳🇮🇵🇦🇵🇾🇵🇪🇵🇷🇪🇸🇺🇾🇻🇪
The 1st NYC Indigenous Peoples Day Parade starts with a gathering for speakers and community prayers in the north end of Madison Square Park along 26th St, on Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 8am – 12 noon. It then marches down Broadway (the Lenape road), from 26th St near Madison Square to 17th St at Union Square, from 12noon – 3pm. Free! 🇺🇸🇨🇴🇵🇷
Maya Lin: Ghost Forest is a striking installation of 49 Atlantic white cedar trees in Madison Square Park through November 14, 2021. 🇺🇸
The Latin Mondays at Taj salsa dance party reopens Monday, August 2, 2021. 🇵🇪
Things To Do in 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)
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.