A district in Manhattan named after the Flatiron Building
. It is centered around the building, located at the diagonal crossing of Broadway
and Fifth Avenue
. The district encompasses the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building
, Madison Square Garden
, and of course, the Flatiron Building. It is bounded by Chelsea
to the West, Gramercy
to the East, and Greenwich Village
to the South.
The district is a mix of residential and businesses and is usually busy yet peaceful. Its above-average food and restaurant selection makes it the closest place for me to get a good, quick lunch (since I work in Chelsea). Madison Square Park sits directly North of the building and is a wonderful place to have lunch if the weather is good.
Subway lines servicing the area: NR (Yellow Line) near the Flatiron Building and Park, NR FBDQ (Orange Line) at the Northwestern corner near MSG.