Flatiron

Flatiron, More Top Stories, Restaurants

All photos courtesy of Chapel Bar

New York City’s latest hot spot is in a church. Opening this week, Chapel Bar is a members-only bar located inside a stunning 19th-century chapel in the Flatiron District that has been transformed into a dreamy cocktail spot, decked out with jewel tones and velvet. Tucked away inside the lobby of the Swedish photography museum Fotografiska, the watering hole is only open to members of the museum or NeueHouse, a company that provides workspaces for creatives.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

Listing photos by Rachel Kazuma at RISE Media

Designed by noted Tucson, Arizona-based architect Rick Joy, this Flatiron loft is “truly one of a kind,” as the listing states. Located at 60 West 20th Street, the 982-square-foot condo is one open space, with separate areas for living, dining, sleeping, and working. A freestanding bed surrounded by curtains, two full walls of hidden storage, and a sleek, minimalist aesthetic all help make the configuration work. The apartment is for sale asking $1,500,000, and it’s available furnished.

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Celebrities, Flatiron, Recent Sales

Rendering of 212 Fifth Avenue by Visualhouse; Photo of Jeff Bezos via Wiki Commons

Shortly after returning to Earth following a quick journey into space last month, billionaire Jeff Bezos bought another apartment at a Flatiron building for an otherworldly $23 million. As first reported by the New York Post, Bezos has picked up a four-bedroom unit at 212 Fifth Avenue, where he already owns a three-story penthouse and three residences below it. With this latest addition to his real estate portfolio, the Amazon founder now owns $119 million worth of apartments in this condo building.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

Listing photos by Evan Joseph

This Flatiron duplex at 10 East 22nd Street checks all the loft boxes–exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, cast-iron columns, oversized windows. But it also has some truly unique bonus features, including two solariums overlooking the street, an outside deck, and a floating iron and wood staircase. The three-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot home is on the market for $7,500,000.

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Events, Flatiron, Restaurants

All photos courtesy of Eataly

SERRA by Birreria, the popular Italian restaurant on the 14th-floor rooftop of Eataly, has transformed itself for the spring. “Serra will instantly transport guests to the Italian countryside,” the restaurant tells us, as it will become a beautiful, blooming greenhouse featuring seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from the local Union Square Greenmarket. A portion of the proceeds during this time will be donated to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Garden, where children 2 to 17 years old have the chance to plant and harvest their own crops and flowers.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

Listing photos by Clifford Toy

Take a look at the cast-iron column in this Flatiron loft. It’s been signed by Kiss, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Sarah McLachlan, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Joan Jett, The Wailers, Phoebe Snow, Slayer, and more iconic musicians. The two-bedroom co-op at 14 West 17th Street was originally owned by Yoko and David Tan, a journalist and photographer, respectively. Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, David staged many of his photos of rock royalty right in the home. It’s now come back on the market for $2,800,000.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

Photos by Travis Mark for Sotheby’s International Realty

Sure, this three-bedroom Flatiron co-op checks all the boxes of a downtown loft–sprawling footprint (7,100 square feet to be exact), high ceilings, 32 oversized windows, a cool mezzanine setup–but its artistic pedigree is what’s really unique. Located at 20 East 20th Street, the home was converted in 1977 by influential artists Gordon Matta-Clark and Les Levine, and it was at one time home to both Anselm Keifer and Julian Schnabel, the latter of whom also used the space as his studio. It’s now on the market for $9,995,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Flatiron

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

As much as he racks up Super Bowl appearances, Tom Brady seems to buy and sell real estate. And one of his former NYC homes has just returned to the market, asking $13,700,000. The apartment is located at the glassy One Madison condo, located on the south side of Madison Square Park in Flatiron. The Buccaneers quarterback and his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, bought the 48th-floor unit for $11.7 million in 2014. But after putting it on the market for $17.25 million in 2016, they were forced to drop the price for it to finally sell in 2018 for just about $13.9 million.

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Cool Listings, Flatiron

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The Madison Green condominium at 5 East 22nd Street is in a great location, just a block south of Madison Square Park and right in the heart of the booming Flatiron neighborhood. Some of its units, like this one, also enjoy incredible views of the iconic Flatiron Building. Renting for $3,650/month, the one-bedroom apartment has a lovely balcony and a spacious renovated interior.

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Art, Flatiron, holidays

Photos courtesy of Cameron Blaylock

A new public art installation opened on Monday in the Flatiron Public Plaza as part of the neighborhood’s annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” holiday programming. Designed by firm Studio Cooke John, the Point of Action installation consists of nine metal pavilions surrounded by six-foot concentric circles with ropes that part, creating a “spotlight” and allowing passersby to connect with one another. The firm’s work was selected as this year’s winning design by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute.

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