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Madison Square Park

Attractions, Parks and gardens Flatiron Free
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madison square park
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madison square park
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This public space was a highly desirable address when it opened in 1847, and is now a verdant oasis. It hosts art installations, food festivals and a popular series of summer concerts. The destination is also home to Shake Shack, a summer favorite (as evidenced by the shockingly long lines) for burgers, fries and, of course, shakes.



Address: 23rd St to 26th St
New York
Cross street: Between Fifth and Madison Aves
Transport: Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St
Opening hours: Daily 24hrs
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A great little park in the Flat Iron. I am mostly here because I wanted to go to the ORIGINAL Shake Shack. But then its really nice to walk around, they usually have a large and cool art installation. Some nice benches, grassy areas and fountains. A nice green oasis.

One of my favorite spots in the city. You can easily find a seat in this surprisingly quiet Park, considering it's location. And there's a ShakeShack in there as well - what more could you ask for?!


Madison Square Park is a gem in the heart of flatiron. There's seemingly always something happening in and around the park. From large art installations to the annual Big Apple BBQ which assembles the best pitmasters in the nation. If you find yourself hungry on a normal day, stop (and wait) at the original Shake Shack located right in the park. You'll most likely have a bit of a wait, but anyone that's tried Shake Shack before will tell you that it's well worth it. Settle in on the lawn or find an open bench and enjoy.

Located near the Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park is a small park with plenty of shade and some grassy areas to sit on.  There is usually some large art installment  in the center.  The dog runs are always busy and fun to watch.  Plenty of places to eat nearby, and there is a Shake Shack within the park as well.  Small playground for the kids as well.  To me, its a smaller version of the park at Union Square.  

Madison Park is a green reprieve that sits in a central location across from the Flatiron building. It's surrounded by delicious eateries like Eataly, Beecher's Handmade Cheese and occasionally a pop-up food market. Madison Square Park usually features some art installation (or a few), and it's home to Shake Shack, which always has a huge line. There's grass to sit on, dog runs, plenty of park benches, and a beautiful stone circle where street performers will set up, including a guy who drags in an entire piano to play for the masses. Madison Square is great way to take a break after walking around the city the whole day.