Boasting the comfort of a quaint park, the convenience of a bustling greenmarket, and the luxury of fashionable shops, Flatiron has understandably become one of New York City’s hottest neighborhoods for co-ops and condos.
The center of the Flatiron District, and where the neighborhood takes its name, is the triangular turn-of-the-century building at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue. The Met Life building, with its distinctive clock tower, is another notable and historic skyscraper. In addition, there are new luxury condo buildings like One Madison Park and 240 Park Avenue South, with superior amenities including a sauna and massage rooms in addition to the standard doorman and fitness center. High-ceilinged lofts, many with modern chef’s kitchens and other designer features, often lie behind the façades of low-slung industrial buildings. Prewar co-op apartments can be found in Flatiron too, some on quiet blocks which serve as a refuge from the city – but with great designer shopping just around the corner. Pet owners should check out the dog run at Madison Square Park, which has a long and colorful history – it’s where the torch of the Statue of Liberty was displayed for years! For cooking connoisseurs, an apartment in the Flatiron area is tough to beat, with access to a Trader Joe’s grocery and wine store near Union Square, a large and bustling Whole Foods Market, and, in season, the Union Square Greenmarket. Then take a break from the kitchen and experience world-class restaurants like Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Café right at your doorstep.
By Benita Valente
Every block of the city is a quintessential definition of the highly diversified New York food culture. Each area is divided as a small village of its own unique flavors and history. The variety of cuisine that the city provides is almost infinite.
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