Guide to Flatiron
Discover Our Neighborhood
Located in the heart of Manhattan, where a number of notable neighborhoods – NoMad, Gramercy Park, the Flatiron District, and Midtown – converge, Hotel Chandler sits at the epicenter of the city. A hotel near Fifth Avenue, it is a secret gem on a quiet block, just steps away from everything New York City has to offer.
Uptown to downtown, east to west, Hotel Chandler is surrounded by signature New York City sights, sounds, flavors and experiences. For fine dining, Manhattan’s hottest restaurants, including Jean-Georges’ ABC Kitchen, Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurants, and well-known French bistro Artisanal, are right in Hotel Chandler’s backyard. For a more casual bite, stop by the original location of the famed Shake Shack, just a short walk away in Madison Square Park. Guests can easily bring home a piece of the Big Apple by shopping on Madison Avenue, enjoying locally baked goods, jams and spreads from the Union Square Green Market, or relishing fine wine, cheese and gelato from Mario Batali’s Eataly.
Positioned on the cusp of the NoMad neighborhood, the recently renovated hotel has played a major role in the revitalization of the Flatiron District, a charming and unique New York nook. Named for the iconic Flatiron Building at the intersection of 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue, the neighborhood encompasses beautiful Madison Square Park, the Ladies’ Mile Historic District and the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt. Adjacent to the neighborhood is Midtown, featuring world-famous attractions like the iconic Empire State Building, Bryant Park, Broadway, and Fifth Avenue shopping.
The Flatiron District has come into its own as one of New York City’s must-visit areas in recent years. Prior to 1985, the district was mostly commercial, filled with small clothing and toy manufacturers. Through the 1990s, the neighborhood rapidly developed into an inviting home for creative companies in the advertising, marketing, media, software, gaming, technology and entertainment industries, as well as trendy retailers and educational institutions. The neighborhood was known as “Silicon Alley” at one point in the late ‘90s, thanks to the heavy presence of tech companies.
The new millennium has brought additional development, change and growth to the area. World-class restaurants, some of the city’s top hotels, upscale retailers, esteemed universities and the rejuvenated Madison Square Park all draw visitors from around the world, country and city to the heart of Manhattan – the Flatiron District.
For additional information, contact our friendly concierge, who can serve as your guide to Flatiron and beyond.