While Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan get most of the glory when it comes to attracting businesses in New York City, the rapid growth of the city’s tech, media and creative services sector has radically shifted the business landscape just in the past few years. At the center of it all is the Flatiron District in Manhattan.
Situated roughly between Union Square and Madison Square Park, the Flatiron District – named after the iconic Flatiron Building – has emerged as the hub of the city’s growing tech and new media scene. The district boasts a number of advantages for businesses looking to set up shop there, including an excellent office building inventory, a convenient location and abundant transportation options nearby. Here’s a quick look at why the Flatiron District might just be right for your company!
Solid Office Building Stock
The neighborhood hosts a large collection of prewar commercial buildings, known for their large floorplates and open, flexible floorplans. This makes them ideal for growth-oriented companies in fields such as technology, advertising, new media, digital marketing and the creative services that require flexible, open floorplans for superior communications and projected growth.
The district also enjoys a very convenient location close to Midtown proper but is also very accessible from Lower Manhattan. It’s also easy to reach from New Jersey thanks to the 33rd Street PATH station and the nearby Penn Station as well.
Excellent Transportation Options
Another one of the district’s top advantages is its wealth of transportation options nearby, making it very easy to get to and from. Subway lines such as the B, D, F, M, N, R, Q, and W trains make it very easy to reach from just about anywhere else in the city while PATH service at the 33rd Street station also offers a quick ride to and from major transit hubs across the Hudson River at Hoboken Terminal and Journal Square. In addition, Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal are fairly close by as well, offering convenient access to the city’s suburbs.
Finally, the Flatiron District offers a trendy appeal that can’t be found in Midtown proper. For creative-minded firms looking for a cool location in a neighborhood that not your typical 9-to-5 office district, this neighborhood really is second to none!
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