The historic Madison Square Park consists of seven acres located between Madison and Fifth Avenues at 23rd Street.
Apartments near Flatiron are in high demand, partly because of proximity to Madison Square Park. The historic Madison Square Park consists of seven acres located between Madison and Fifth Avenues at 23rd Street. The park is maintained and operated by the Madison Square Park Conservancy with the goal of providing park goers of all ages with a respite from the hectic midtown environment.
Madison Square was at the center of one of New York City's most fashionable and exclusive neighborhoods at the end of the 19th century. Famous novelist Edith Wharton was born near Madison Square Park and Winston Churchill's grandfather, tycoon Leonard Jerome, had an ornate mansion bordering the park. The park was named for James Madison, the fourth president. It was officially made a public park in 1847 but before that it had been a public place since as far back as 1686. Shortly after the city's first Department of Public Parks was established, William Grant landscaped Madison Square. Grant had assisted Frederick Law Olmsted in the design of Central Park. His design for Madison Square Park included a combination of open, grassy lawns and clearly defined walkways similar to the present design.
Here you will find grassy paths along with flowering trees and shrubs. There are also gardens featuring annual and perennial flowers. Pet owners looking for apartments near Flatiron should note that the Madison Square Park's amenities include a dog run, along with a playground and free wifi.
If you are one of the many people looking for apartments near Flatiron contact Stuyvesant Town. Close proximity to Madison Square Park should definitely be among your deciding factors.