About the NeighborhoodMadison Square Park, let us count the ways. What this postage stamp of a park lacks in size it more than makes up for in substance—with its boundary-pushing outdoor art, sceney dog run and delectable Shake Shack indulgences. And it’s even an excellent byway to Flatiron’s other attractions: Aesthetes rush through to worship at the altar of ABC Home, gourmands do laps in advance of dinner at Eleven Madison Park, and fans of architecture use it as a foothold for gazing up at the Fifth Avenue and Flatiron Buildings on the park’s periphery.
“My idea of a perfect day is a frozen custard at Shake Shack and a walk in the park. (Followed by a Lactaid.)”
The clock at the Toy Center on Fifth Avenue.
The Madison Square Park dog run is super sceney.
Metrocards usurped tokens in 1994.
The subway averages 5.5 million rides per weekday.
Stop for street food on Broadway south of 23rd Street.
The wholly unique Flatiron Building.
Mario Batali’s land of every Italian foodstuff.
There are more Citi Bike stations than tattoo parlors in NYC.
Rooftop water towers are a vestige of the 19th century.
Shake Shack’s burgers are (almost) worth the lines.