Gramercy Flatiron constitutes three neighborhoods in Manhattan, situated east of Sixth Avenue between 14th Street and 34th Street. The area west of Madison Square Park is the Flatiron District and the Gramercy Park neighborhood is the southeastern part of the area surrounding Gramercy Park. Located in the northeastern area is Murray Hill which includes sub-neighborhood located between 26th Street and 29th Street around Lexington Avenue.
Gramercy Flatiron is an upscale neighborhood which is a combination of residential and commercial areas. Union Square is a bustling park that attracts street artists and protesters to engage in a variety of social activities. Locals are also seen playing chess and participating in opening local markets. The surrounding streets are lined with apartment buildings, commercial stores, casual eateries, and cafes. The Flatiron District is also home to a large student body that attend Baruch College and New York University.
The main street in the neighborhood such as Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue are full of commuting professionals, tourists, and students. Union Square Greenmarket and Whole Foods Market draw crowds of people who come for the local organic produce and artisanal food. In contrast, the side streets in Gramercy are quieter and have the beautiful architecture and luxurious, well-maintained, brownstone buildings.
The Gramercy Park is only opened to the residence of the local buildings facing the park.
Whole Foods Market at Union Square
Gramercy street view
Gramercy Flatiron area has famous historical buildings such as the Flatiron Building, one of the most iconic commercial Renaissance-style New York City landmarks which was designated in 1966. The NoMad Hotel is also a historic landmark which is a luxury boutique hotel. The neighborhood is an up-and-coming area for drinking and fine dining.
The NoMad Hotel bar
Ranging from high-end to local bakeries, Gramercy Flatiron carries a variety of dining choices. Eataly is one of the largest Italian market in New York offering high-quality Italian cuisine and you can even find cooking school. The original SHAKE SHACK kiosk can be found in Madison Square Park where you can enjoy the popular New York style burgers or just simply enjoy the tranquil park. Patisserie CHANSON is an excellent choice for French pastries.
SHAKE SHACK in Madison Square Park
Because of the great location in the middle of Manhattan, Gramercy-Flatiron is easy to travel through with seven subway lines nearby including the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W lines, also making it easy to access Brooklyn by the L line.
Subway: L to First Ave. | L to Third Ave. | 4,5,6,N,Q,R,W,L to Union Square | 6 to 23rd St.| R,W, to 23rd St. | R,W to 28th St. | 6 to 28th St.
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