Top 4 Things To Do in the Flatiron District this Fall
Manhattan’s Flatiron District is known most for its famous landmark buildings and architecture. But this beautiful neighborhood in the heart of NYC has a little something for everyone. With so much to explore in the city, you may be tempted to skip this lovely area. So here is a quick list of the neighborhood’s best destinations you can cover in one afternoon this Autumn.
1. Flatiron Building
Visit the neighborhood’s landmark – where it gets its name from. The Flatiron Building has been an iconic symbol of New York City for over a century. With its unique angles and sharp design, it is one of Manhattan’s most popular subjects for artists and photographers. It’s not just a building to please your visual sense, it’s a piece of history. The building was originally called The Fuller Building after George S. Fuller, the inventor of modern skyscrapers. But residents thought that the building resembled a cast-iron clothes iron so the nickname “Flatiron Building” stuck and was officially changed later.
2. Hot Yoga Chelsea
Hot Yoga Chelsea has been a staple in the Flatiron District for over a decade. For travelers who like to stay fit and active during their trip, this yoga studio provides a perfect way to relieve stress and burn calories with some stretching and sweating. Hot yoga classes are taught in a clean and spacious yoga studio by certified and experienced yoga teachers. This practice is perfect for all experience levels. So before you start your day stop in for a morning class or come unwind at an evening class.
Mario Batali’s famous market and eatery brings some flavor to the Flatiron area. At Eataly, customers have access to authentic Italian groceries, ingredients and a variety of pastas. Eataly conveniently has a handful of restaurants to satisfy cravings when they strike. There is also a lovely rooftop restaurant accessed through the market! For all foodies, this destination is not to be missed in the Flatiron District.
4. Madison Square Park
There’s no beating Central Park for tourists but a popular destination amongst locals is Madison Square Park. It offers a variety of grass space, large trees, art installations, and even the renowned Shake Shack burger joint. In the middle of the eastern edge of the park is an oak tree. In 1936, for the centennial anniversary of Madison Avenue, the tree was donated from Montpelier, the Virginia estate of James Madison. If you need some quiet sit-down time on a bench, a leisurely stroll or a quick lunch, this park is perfect to connect with the environment as well as locals.
As the weather cools down this Fall, the Flatiron area is a perfect destination to get a taste of all that New York has to offer. As always stay safe by following local and business restrictions related to wearing masks and social distancing. Click here to read Hot Yoga Chelsea’s updated COVID-19 Protocols.