Flatiron District


Flatiron District is a neighborhood in New York City named after the landmarked Flatiron Building, completed in 1902. Its designation as a neighborhood dates from the 1980s.

Flatiron District is usually considered to be bounded by 20th Street (or Union Square) to the south; the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) and Chelsea to the west; Madison Square (or NoMad) to the north; and Park Avenue South (or Lexington Avenue) to the east.



Old City of New York







Junction Broadway 5th Avenue


The Flatiron and Fifth Avenue Buildings, intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue, seen from Madison Square in the early 20th century in a vintage postcard (Success Postal Card Company). Flat Iron was the name of the place long before the building was completed in 1902. The Fifth Avenue Building was completed in 1909 on the same site of the historic Fifth Avenue Hotel.


Fifth Avenue NY


Madison Square


Traffic Broadway NY


Madison Square Presbyterian Church


23rd Street
NYC Fifth Avenue

Election 1888


Worth Monument NYC

Looking south from Worth Square.


NYC Madison Square


Map of Madison Square






Worth Square



Above, Flatiron Building, between Broadway and Fifth Avenue, 2010 (credit: Will Steacy / NYC & Company).


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Flatiron District


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