Location: The Flatiron District (also sometimes called simply "Flatiron") is located in south-central part Midtown Manhattan (often referred to as "Midtown South").
The northern and southern boundaries are a bit fuzzy - for the purposes of our classification, 34th street and 14th street, respectively.
Sub-divisions: Some people like to single out Little Korea, aka Koreatown (30th to 34th between Broadway and Fifth).
Also, the Union Square are is commonly referred to as a neighborhood in its own right.
Demographics: The district is popular with photographers who appreciate what the area's loft buildings can offer in terms of space and light, while not being as expensive as those of SoHo and TriBeCa. The newer "high-rise" apartment buildings attract professionals and the proximity of both SVA and NYU Medical School adds some student residents to the mix.
Apartments & Real Estate
In the immediate vicinity of the Flatiron Building there are quite a few loft apartment building (mostly conversions). On both eastern and western edges, the housing stock is more traditional. Recent construction (1990 on) brought a handful of high-rise building to the area. Side streets south of the Flatiron Building contain older low-rises.
Selected Rental Buildings
See all Flatiron District Rental Apartment Buildings (35 buildings)
Selected No-Fee Rental Listings
See all Flatiron District No-Fee Rental Apartments (17 total)
Condo & Co-op Buildings
See all Flatiron District Condo Apartment Buildings (21 buildings)
See our list of Flatiron District Co-op Apartment Buildings (7 buildings)
The Flatiron District (or simply "Flatiron") gets its name from one of the world's most famous (and arguably, one of the most beautiful) buildings, the Flatiron Building. Actually, it's more confusing than that, because the building is officially called the Fuller Building, yet its shape prompted a much more popular name. So, to summarize, the name of the district comes from the shape of one of its building.