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How to spend the perfect day in Flatiron, NYC

Flatiron, NYC—a.k.a. the ’hood with the odd triangular building—is your go-to for cheap home decor and unreal grub

Written by
Jennifer Picht

Searching for things to do in Flatiron, NYC? The popular ’hood is packed with excellent restaurants and bars, but folks frequent the nabe to check out the area’s affordable home decor shops. And, of course, Flatiron is home to one of the most unique and beautiful buildings in New York: The Flatiron building. Here’s where you should go to have the perfect day there.

Local tip
"One of my favorite things about the Flatiron District is the shopping, like Fishs Eddy. You’ll find many cute and super-affordable apartment necessities on Broadway!”—Delia Barth, Time Out video editor

Where to eat, drink and shop in Flatiron, NYC

  • Restaurants
  • Greek
  • Flatiron
  • price 3 of 4

Mykonos is only an F/M train ride away! Okay, not really, but Kyma is NYC’s closest evocation of the Greek island due to its beachy-cool ambience. Dining on seafood is a must, as pink snapper, black sea bass and swordfish are imported daily from the Mediterranean. But plan on sharing a few small plates, especially the grilled octopus and the legendary Kyma chips—crispy slices of zucchini and eggplant served with tzatziki.

  • Bars
  • Wine bars
  • Flatiron
  • price 2 of 4

Follow the neon sign up to this second-floor vino bar, where every hour is wine o’clock. But the best time to go is clearly during the spot’s happy hour, from noon to 7pm, when generous pours of sparkling rosé, pinot noir and chardonnay are only $7, and apps—try the whipped ricotta bruschetta—are a sweet $5.

Shop here: Flying Tiger Copenhagen
  • Shopping
  • Kitchen and bath
  • Flatiron

This Danish brand’s first-ever U.S. store will rouse your inner child, with quirky decor for your office, kitchen and parties. Among the mazelike shelves you’ll find modern storage bins, picture frames, utensils and multicolored candlesticks. But we love the shop because 90 percent of the products cost less than $10 each. Win!

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