The Flatiron District stretches for six blocks from 20th to 26th Street and between 6th Avenue and Park Avenue South.
The Flatiron District gets its name from the Flatiron Building, one of New York’s oldest skyscrapers. The building was completed in 1902 and earned its "Flatiron" name from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron. Primarily commercial, the Flatiron area of Manhattan has recently become home to various tech startups, earning the nickname "Silicon Alley."
By day, the Flatiron District is an exciting destination for design buffs, shoppers on the hunt for quirky items and foodies in search of some of the City's best cuisine. The neighborhood really heats up at night, when well-heeled scenesters descend upon its lounges, clubs and cabarets, each of which provide ample reason to return time and again. And no visit to the Flatiron District is complete without a jaunt through Madison Square Park, a green oasis that hosts an array of concerts, readings and public art exhibitions in warmer months.