FLATIRON / GRAMERCY
NoMad / Union Square
Story of the Neighborhood . . .
This district is named for the iconic triangular Flatiron Building, one of New York’s oldest skyscrapers, located at 5th Avenue and 23rd Street. Flatiron’s prominence as a commercial core of Manhattan dates back to the end of the nineteenth century. During this time, the first wave of department stores, such as Lord & Taylor, greatly altered the milieu of New York, remembered today with street signs that demarcate ‘The Ladies Mile’ which preserves buildings from this historic district. Many popular fashion brands can still be found along 5th Avenue south of 23rd Street. The area is known more for its home-furnishing sources, however, such as ABC Carpet and Home, which features treasures from around the world.
Neighboring Madison Square Park has become a lunch hotspot thanks to the original Shake Shack, and is also known for its rotating art installations by acclaimed artists, commissioned by the Madison Square Park Conservatory. Heading north, the park turns into NoMad, a neighborhood home to many cutting edge hotels—The NoMad and The Ace to name a few—each housing some of New York’s liveliest and best restaurants.