Take a 360-view while standing in the middle of Madison Square Park, and you’ll quickly understand why Manhattan’s Flatiron District is the prime destination for art lovers, fashionistas, foodies and history buffs alike. Beloved New York restaurateur Danny Meyer has become truly ingrained in the unique architecture and spirit of the neighborhood with his award-winning creation, the original Shake Shack, holding ground inside the park year-round. Notorious for attracting lines that stretch around the block regardless of New York’s finicky weather, Shake Shack is just one example of why the Flatiron District is so easy to love. Much like the hungry customers who keep coming back to the comfort of a juicy, all-American cheeseburger, high-end fashion types travel from overseas to explore the newest fashion trends on Madison Avenue, culinary enthusiasts come from across the globe to experience Daniel Humm’s Michelin Rated prix-fixe menu at the city’s most praised establishment, Eleven Madison Park, and museum curators frequent the nearby Matthew Marks Gallery.
It’s no wonder that so many new Manhattan condos are cropping up in the area, including the luxury Flatiron apartments at 45 East Twenty Second Street. Residents of the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio-curated building have the pleasure of accessing amenities such as a double wood-paneled library overlooking a breathtaking Bijou garden, or the treasure of the 54th Floor known as The Upper Club, an entertainment suite designed to provide every resident with an experience comparable to throwing parties in their own private penthouse, with the added convenience of living just steps away from the city’s best farmer’s markets, Mario Batali and Joe Bastianach’s European-inspired market and dining hall Eataly, and countless other draws that make this neighborhood a prime living location for self-proclaimed gourmands. At the heart of the neighborhood lies Madison Square Park, a six-acre green space that provides a thoughtful balance of nature with a handful of cultural effects. Commissioned installations from renowned artists such as Leo Villareal, Orly Genger, Sol LeWitt and Rachel Feinstein highlight the essence of New York’s changing seasons and serve as a reminder that the
Flatiron District isn’t just a place where the rich can call home, it’s also a celebration of modern-day New York, and all of the vibrant artists, chefs, architects, entrepreneurs, designers and luxury-seeking residents who have made it the remarkable neighborhood that continues to flourish to this very day.