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Flatiron District

Flatiron District

At the crossroads of some of the City's most desirable residential neighborhoods, the park that anchors Union Square is bounded by 14th Street to the south, Union Square West, 17th Street to the north, and Union Square East.

To the north, the Flatiron District named for the narrow, corner-defining Flatiron building at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway became one of the City's more exciting areas for technology, commerce and nightlife in the last century. The New School and New York University have a noticeable presence here as well. At the center of the square on any given day you'll find a colorful, ever-changing street scene of entertainers, eccentrics, merchants and city folk passing through or stopping to meet.

Union Square Park itself is also the home of the City's best farmer's market, which offers a full bounty of specialty, artisanal and other fresh local and regional foods year-round, four times weekly. During the winter holidays, the square hosts a seemingly endless holiday gift market. Surrounding the park are blocks of stores from chain favorites to an unrivaled collection of gourmet food stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. The streets that surround the square are lined with restaurants that overflow each evening with an after-work crowd, but you'll find no shortage of spots to meet for a more intimate drink or coffee. The area is convenient to most of the City, served by the 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, and W subway lines.

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