Flatiron District

Flatiron’s crowded, fast-paced atmosphere reinforces New York City's no-nonsense business reputation.

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 Union Square, Gramercy Park, Murray Hill, Greenwich Village, West Village, Kips Bay, East Village, Chelsea, Midtown East, and Midtown

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

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

Flatiron: The Core of the Big Apple

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[...] the hustle and bustle of eclectic Union Square Park goes about daily life. The people, the Farmers Market, the dining and shopping are the Best the City has to offer. This is truly one of New York's Iconic destinations."

Billy, Larry & Wally

Hosts HUGE NYC LOFT "ON" Union Sq.Park

Power Lunching in Madison Square Park

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Madison Square Park is a beautiful park where you can get NYC's best hamburger from restaurateur Danny Meyer's Shake Shack - the line can be a mile long but it is worth the wait. In the summertime, there is an art installation in the park and there is free music entertainment at night, plus a big screen projects the US Open Championship, during the day."

A View from the Top

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Photography

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 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.

Jacob Krupnick

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