Museum of Sex
233 5th Avenue
New York, NY
Feeling a bit wild? Try something different and stop by the Museum of Sex. It can be a fun place to visit with you significant other, explore aphrodisiacs from 3,000 years of human history by stopping by the OralFix bar.
Flatiron District Neighborhood Guide
Museum of Sex
420 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016
This chic new Italian restaurant in the Flatiron has a few pizzas on the menu, including one that’s topped with chunks of New York’s other favorite food: roasted pork. The pie is finished with tangy Robiola cheese and caramelized red vinegar-doused shallots. $16.
Hill Country Chicken
1123 Broadway at 25th Street
Reminiscing about grandma’s kitchen or have a hankering for good old fashion formica? Take a step back in time to the brand new Hill Country Chicken. Set in a sweet corner spot on 25th & Broadway, just shy of the Flatiron, this new lunch and dinner joint will take [...]
On any given day, there’s a long line, winding its way around the southern end of Madison Square park. Even when the bitterness of February sets in, there are still those loyal patrons and dedicated visitors, eager to have a taste of the not-so-secret secret of the Flatiron district. While the park itself has [...]
Eataly is the brainchild of Mario Bataly and Joe Bastianich, the team behind renowned New York eateries such as del Posto, Babbo, Esca, Lupo and many more around the country.
The 42,500 square foot, $20 million project is situated at 200 Fifth Avenue at 23rd Street in the Flatiron District and is part of the Eataly [...]
Hatten House 200 East 15th Street
If you’re looking for a pad close to Union Square, Flatiron, great restaurants and good shopping, Hatten House at 200 East 15th Street fits the bill. A post-war, red brick building with large floor plans and some nicely renovated units, Hatten House combines the luxury of living in one of [...]
Five years ago when New Yorkers heard the word “Gansevoort,” they were sure to be puzzled. Now, those formerly confused or amused expressions are replaced with ones of excitement and recognition. The Gansevoort hotel chain has taken Manhattan, and the world, by a fast, chic, and impressive storm. The original NYC hotel, opened 2004 in [...]
I love this place for everything it has to offer. The bartenders are all super nice and really know how to get the crowd going. Right past the eating area there is an awesome red felted pool table that’s only a buck fifty to play. If video games are your thing well that’s no problem because they have 2 of the hottest games out there: Golden Tee & Buck Hunter.
Considering the horse and carriage has not been the ideal mode of transportation for almost a century, The Carriage House, originally built as a stable in 1901, has been converted into a condominium loft building. Architects Gustavo Martinez and Michael Schmitt have translated the previous function of the space into modern times and the addition of the automobile. The private parking spaces available at The Carriage House are limited in number, but provide immediate access for their owners. The elegantly decorated lobby gives direct access to the private garage, just as though it were a townhouse.
Keep your eyes peeled for a new seed about to sprout on 19 West 20th St. Based on our findings, it appears that Extell Developers is behind the building and plans on constructing 15 floors with a total of 18 units.
The conversion of 133 Fifth into a condominium building is well underway. The building was originally designed by Robert Maynicke in 1898 as a neo-Renaissance style loft building. Rogers Marvel Architects have been commissioned to head the renovations. Public records show a proposal to consider 133 Fifth a landmark building, because of its style, scale, materials and details which are among the features that contribute to the architectural character of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District.
141 Fifth, Manhattan’s most decadent living quarters, channels a bourgeois Parisian exterior while incorporating the “coolness” of a downtown loft into its interior. The Beaux Arts façade, not uncommon to Fifth Avenue, has never been so carefully restored as it has been done here. The original grandeur of 141 Fifth Ave is evident, even after its recent conversion into private penthouses. The dramatic effect is palpable. Think terracotta detailing and Romeo and Juliet inspired balconies perched throughout the residences. Beneath the 30-foot copper clad dome is The Cupola, 141 Fifth’s unique triplex. The palace-like space features an extravagant room with a curved window bank facing up Fifth Ave, giving new meaning to the phrase “million dollar view.” The library, lavish with handcrafted finishes, opens up to one of the copula’s several grandiose private terraces. The newly released 4 penthouses are one-of-a kind, but maintain the same high quality detailing, such as textured full panel glass throughout the residences, over 10 ft. high ceilings and 9-inch high articulated wall base molding, to name a few. The kitchens even boast a top of the line Miele coffee system for coffee, cappuccino and espresso. 141 Fifth’s bodacious designer, Nancy Ruddy, is no doubt a visionary, as proven by the price tags of her work. The penthouses start at $2 million, while the triplex is fixed at $12 million.
With its eclectic mix of traditional and modern, 15 Madison Square North stands out among the many new developments in Flatiron. It’s not just its exterior that deserves the neoclassic label. It Nathan Egan interiors also overlap these two worlds, punctuated by chocolate brown walnut floors of yesteryear and the professional grade stainless-steel appliances of the 21st century. Other amenities that will please its residents are a 2,200 square foot health club, a full roof-deck, a and children’s play room, all of which intend to ease any stresses that the outside world might impose. With Madison Square Park outside its door, Manhattan looks just a little greener.
Watch this space: The only thing we know thus far is that this 9-story building, formerly office space, is being renovated as condominium residences. Based on its general footprint, it could well be that the developer will designate one residence per floor, in line with recent developments in Chelsea and Gramercy catering to those desiring more space. Its large windows and beautiful architecture alone are leaving us quite interested to see how the space evolves.
Watch this space: we know that 34 East 22nd Street, in the middle of the coveted Flatiron district, is under renovation right now. From the research we have done, it appears that Manhattan Skyline is the likely future landlord for the rental apartments that will occupy this 5-floor property. Previously, it was home to various offices, and now the building will boast rental apartments in one of the most desired neighborhoods in the city.
This mid-rise condo has been catching attention in the Flatiron District based on its impressive amenities basket and its truly central location, offering a unique blend of lavishness and intimacy. Alma is home to 13 lofty and expansive residences each averaging over 4,000 square feet. In accordance with Landmarks Preservation Commission requests, the building has retained its original neo-Renaissance architectural form with which it was born in the early 1900s. Located in the nexus of Union Square, Gramercy and Flatiron, Alma is situated in a prime area for restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping, with effortless access to both Midtown and Downtown.
For those looking for luxury brownstone living and are in no need of an amenities basket, the Paper Factory may well be worth consideration. This mid-19th Century building has been restored and converted into 5 condo units, providing an intimate atmosphere in an otherwise highly trafficked area of the city. The building’s uniqueness lies in the charm of brownstone living that the developer has managed to maintain, beginning with the charismatic façade of the building. The building’s character blends well with the high-end finishes in its floor-through residences. Prices and monthly charges are more reasonable than some of its neighbors due to its limited size and amenities. The central location of this Flatiron District block allows for an easy transit to anywhere in the city, integrating city life with old-school appeal.
Just across the street from Xavier High School at 37 West 16th Street is a brownstone walk-up building from Pan Am Equities. In the heart of the Flatiron District, a few blocks from lower Fifth Avenue and Union Square, the area offers plenty for residents in terms of entertainment and transportation. In fact, you are within easy walking distance to the 1, 2, 3, F, L, V, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, and 6 trains – how’s that for convenience?
43 West 16th Street is one of the larger buildings on the block. It has mostly studios and one-bedroom units. Typically the studios are ‘mini-loft’ style with sleep lofts and storage, making them roomier than traditional Manhattan studios.
Flatiron 18 offers an intimate community and no frills living. Apartments in this building are on the smaller side and offer the basics. The small kitchens pack a punch with stainless steel appliances, including a microwave and dishwasher, and a pantry for additional storage. White granite countertops nicely set off the sleek white upper and darker lower cabinetry. The bathrooms are done in a two-toned marble and have an undermount sink in the spacious vanity.
Folio House is a Beaux-Arts style building on the corner of 18th Street in the heart of the Flatiron District. Standing 11 stories tall, 105 Fifth Ave is home to 36 loft apartments. Units differ in layout with details including original columns, crown molding, and arched windows. You can find a truly unique loft home here, in a prime Flatiron location. The building has two elevators, and a full-time super and porter. The location is convenient with every major subway within an easy walk and some of the world’s best restaurants and shopping right next door.
A true Flatiron Loft building restored: 76 Madison was built in 1911 and has recently been redesigned into beautiful loft spaces with high end finishes. Each home has been designed with light and space in mind, providing residents with the ultimate loft experience. Units range in size from 800 sq. ft. to 2,000+ sq. ft. Not only are the units large, but residents can enjoy a 2,000 sq. ft. landscaped roof terrace as well. The rooftop has a wet bar, fireplace, and great views of the nearby landmark buildings.
A vintage mural welcomes you into the lobby of 124 East 24th Street - an art deco gem-hidden a block from Madison Square Park. This fantastic location puts you at the crossroads of some great neighborhoods in Manhattan, right in the Flatiron District. Many of these units offer charming elevated dining rooms - even in the studios. The hardwood floors and renovated kitchens and baths make this 6 story pre-war apartment perfect for those looking for that rare rental that has price, size, location and charm.
Just north of Madison Square Park, at 127 Madison Avenue, this designer condominium re-configures seven existing floors and adds five new ones. Designed by acclaimed SHoP Architects, the project fuses old world texture with distinctive modernity to create a truly unique living space. The building’s angled and cantilevered steel window boxes into the front of each of the floor-through apartments allows for extra light; the respective boxes that seem to jut out from the street create a two-foot- deep ledge where residents can sit and take in the neighborhood’s pulse. Residents are spoiled by the area’s stellar culinary offerings that include Eleven Madison, Country, Tabla and Artisanal.
I have never been a big fan of pizza. When other kids were begging their parents to order delivery, I was asking mine to go out for steak. I just never really got the appeal of it. In fact, the first time my sister’s husband was introduced to my parents, their relationship almost ended on the spot when he was asked what his favorite food was by my father and he responded “pizza.” There was a collective gasp and shock around the room that my sister could actually be dating someone with such a simple palette.
Then I moved to New York.
2200 square feet in a rental building seems like an anomaly. Not in this amazing mid-rise. Located just north of Madison Square Park, these apartments are what roommates’ dreams are made of. The building’s two elevators provide private keyed access to residences that boast 100 feet of windows wrapped around each unit. The penthouse at 118 Madison is an expansive duplex with outdoor space and jaw-dropping views of Flatiron at its best.
There are new developments constantly being constructed in Manhattan, but it’s not everyday that we see a new building that will completely change the skyline. One Madison Park will soar 60 stories high and offer unobstructed views of the city.
Hospitality is the keyword at Gramercy Tavern. From the moment you walk in, you know you’re no longer in Kansas. You’re greeted warmly, whether you’ve made a reservation in the slightly more formal and more expensive back room, or a walk in hoping to get a place at the bar or table seating in the Tavern. Once inside, even the most jaded restaurant goers will be wowed by the spectacularly beautiful décor. Everything around the restaurant is a work of art, laden with seasonal touches and Martha Stewart-type farmhouse murals. There are even artfully stacked piles of wood along the walls.
4 West 21st Street, aka 4W, is classified as a condop. (Another example of a condop is 50 Lexington). This means it’s a co-op building that has condominium-like rules.
JADE is named after designer Jade Jagger (daughter of Mick). She teamed up with John Hitchcox and Philippe Starck to design this conversion of a 12 story commercial building in Flatiron into a 14 story residential condo with 57 units.
Originally known as ”The Gift Building”, this structure was built in 1906. A gut renovation was performed on the 360,000 square foot building when it was acquired by Elad Properties and then converted into 192 residential condominiums in 2004. The exterior of the building was kept original, but was completely restored. It was then renamed The Grand Madison due to its grand stature and proximity to Madison Square Park. The first Derek Jeter brand gym has opened at the foot of 225 Fifth Ave. The 28,000 square foot gym is part of the 24 Hour Fitness chain.
Sky House is a tall and slender building soaring 55-stories high above the Flatiron District. The building’s brick and glass façade enhances the landscape of the nearby Madison Square Park. Services at this luxury condo building include a full-time doorman, concierge, fitness center, and a children’s playroom. Residents enjoy luxury on a grand scale. With the 6, N, R, V, & F trains within close proximity, transportation is also convenient.
Located between Park and Madison Avenues, overlooking Madison Square Park, The Stanford is set back from the street line with its own entrance plaza. Most of the 120 apartments have their own curved balcony, creating great views of the park. Studios are about 375 sq. ft., one-bedrooms measure about 700 sq. ft., and two-bedroom units 1,050 sq. ft. large. The lower seven floors in the building are commercial. The location puts you close to both Park Avenue South and Fifth Avenue shopping, restaurants, and services.
Madison Green sits at the foot of Madison Square Park, at the intersection of Broadway and 23rd St., surrounded by the awe-inspiring architecture of the Flatiron Building, the Metropolitan and New York Life Insurance buildings. The location offers spectacular views and convenient access to transportation with the NRQ subway line just outside the door, and other eastside and westside trains just a few blocks away.