Flatiron District

Embrace Flatiron's crowded, fast paced atmosphere that reflects NYC's savvy business leanings.

This ultra-busy crossroads exudes a laid-back attitude in a fast-paced environment. Flatiron, named after its famously triangular Flatiron Building, is a veritable spectacle of big-city life. Suits and ties share the sidewalks with skateboarders, protesters, and peddlers, while droves of people-watchers take in the day in Madison Square Park. Bustling by day, Flatiron becomes quieter (if only a little) during the evening. Centrally located, Flatiron's congestion and crowds only add to its metropolitan mystique.

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On the Map

Flatiron District is within Manhattan and bordered by Midtown, Kips Bay, Chelsea, Murray Hill, East Village, West Village, Greenwich Village, Union Square, Midtown East, and Gramercy Park

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab with no traffic
Laguardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab with no traffic
Times Square: 7 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 17 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Flatiron: The Core of the Big Apple

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Power Lunching in Madison Square Park

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A View from the Top

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick

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Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.