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Flatiron District
The Flatiron District is a neighborhood located in New York City's borough of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway, and Fifth Avenue. Generally the Flatiron District can be stated as being bounded by 20th Street, Union Square, and Greenwich Village to the south, the Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) or Seventh Avenue and Chelsea to the west, 25th Street and NoMad to the north, Rose Hill to the northeast, and Lexington Avenue/Irving Place and Gramercy Park to the east. Broadway cuts through the center of the district, and Madison Avenue begins at 23rd Street and runs north. At the north (uptown) end of the district is Madison Square Park, which was completely renovated in 2001. The Flatiron District includes within its boundaries the Ladies' Mile Historic District as well as the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt, a National Historic Site.

The name "Flatiron District" for this area is of relatively recent vintage, dating back from only around 1985 or so. The neighborhood came into being due to its increasingly residential character, and also for the influx of numerous restaurants into the area. Real estate agents wanted an appealing name to call the area in their ads, thus the name Flatiron District was born.

Giving the area a bit of color are the Museum of Sex and Gershwin Hotel, both located on 27th Street. The Gershwin Hotel is a tribute to the late pop artist Andy Warhol, and boasts some of his art and collectibles inside of its walls. Additionally, there are also many famous stores found in the area, such as Ann Taylor, Victoria's Secret, Club Monaco, and Origins. "Big-box" retailers dominate Sixth Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street, at the district's western edge, helping to give the area a notable identity. Those living in the Flatiron District are able to enjoy its great restaurants and stores on a daily basis, thus rendering the Flatiron District as one of New York City's most desirable neighborhoods to reside in.