Attractions

Top Choice Square in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Union Square

Union Square is like the Noah’s Ark of New York, rescuing at least two of every kind from the curling seas of concrete. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find a more eclectic cross-section of locals gathered in …
Top Choice Historic Building in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Flatiron Building

Designed by Daniel Burnham and built in 1920, the 20-story Flatiron Building has a narrow triangular footprint that resembles the prow of a massive ship. It also features a traditional beaux-arts limestone and terra…
Top Choice Park in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Gramercy Park

Romantic Gramercy Park was created by Samuel Ruggles in 1831 after he drained the area’s swamp and laid out streets in an English style. You can’t enter the private park (the only one in Manhattan), but peer through…
Park in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Madison Square Park

This park defined the northern reaches of Manhattan until the island’s population exploded after the Civil War. These days it’s a much-welcome oasis from Manhattan’s relentless pace, with a popular children’s playgr…
Historic Site in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace

This National Historic Site is a bit of a cheat, since the physical house where the 26th president was actually born was demolished in his own lifetime. But this building is a worthy reconstruction by his relatives,…
Cultural Center in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

National Arts Club

Founded in 1898 to promote public interest in the arts, the National Arts Club holds art exhibitions, usually open to the public from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday (check the website for upcoming shows). Calvert Vaux…
Market in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Union Square Greenmarket

On most days, Union Square’s northern end hosts the most popular of the 53 greenmarkets throughout the five boroughs. Indeed, even celebrity chefs head here for just-picked rarities, including fiddlehead ferns, heir…
Historic Building in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Metropolitan Life Tower

Completed in 1909, this 700ft-high clock tower soaring above Madison Square Park’s southeastern corner is the work of Napoleon LeBrun, a Philadelphia-born architect of French stock. Italophiles may feel a certain dé…
Cultural Center in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Tibet House

With the Dalai Lama as the patron of its board, this nonprofit cultural space is dedicated to presenting Tibet’s ancient traditions through art exhibits, a research library and various publications. Programs on offe…
Notable Building in Union Square, Flatiron District & Gramercy

Lord & Taylor Building

On the southwestern corner of Broadway and E 20th St stands the old Lord & Taylor Building, former home of the famous Midtown department store. A Gothic-inspired creation, it stands in an area formerly nicknamed…