Around My Neighborhood: The Flatiron and Madison Square Park

Just a few blocks from my building is Madison Square Park, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots in the city. I literally pass through there at least once a day – sometimes it’s just a quick walk through on my way to the Subway, while other times I stay much longer, reading on the benches or hanging out in the dog run with my best friend and her puppy.

Right now, there are some cool art installations around the park – gigantic bundles of rope, painted bright primary colors and formed into rolling waves around several grassy areas. I veer between thinking this installation is really cool and completely pointless. What’s your take?

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As evidenced by the picture below, Madison Square Park is also the ideal spot to get in your exercise. I’m not sure what exactly they were doing; it seemed yoga-esque but not quite yoga…

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The park is also home to a branch of the infamous Shake Shack, but that’s a subject for an entirely different post (coming tomorrow, I promise!):

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And right by the park is the Flatiron which is, hands down, my favorite landmark NYC building. Some love the Chrysler, others the Empire State, but for me the Flatiron will always have my heart. If I had a more proficient architecture vocabulary, I could probably articulate exactly why, but since I don’t…I’ll just say I love it. And I really do.

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I’m not sure how many pictures of the Flatiron I’ll wind up with by the end of the summer, but I’m just going to hazard a guess and say…a lot.

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