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Madison Square Park

Madison Ave (btwn E 23rd & E 26th St), New York, NY 10010, United States
Hours:
Closed until 6:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–Midnight
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District. The Madison Square Park Conservancy raises the funds that support lush and brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, park security and a variety of free cultural programs.

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  • Windows Live Photo Gallery

    From inside the park, you can get a great angle on the surrounding buildings for a Panoramic Stitch. Outside the park on the west side, looking south, is a fantastic shot of the Flatiron Building.

    Windows Live Photo Gallery · October 29, 2010
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  • NYC Parks

    Enjoy world-class outdoor art in this historic park right in the heart of Manhattan.

    NYC Parks · January 27, 2012
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  • Mike Bloomberg

    Today, I was here to unveil "Red, Yellow and Blue" by NYC-based artist Orly Genger. The exhibit runs through September 8, 2013.

    Mike Bloomberg · May 1, 2013
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  • Allie H.

    Go to Madison Square Park and watch the dogs play in the dog park!

    Allie Herzog · April 8, 2009
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  • Gail A.

    instead of working @ a coffee shop indoors, this has reliable free wireless AND you get to sit on a lawn, watch the dogs in the dog park, and did i mention Shake Shack??

    Gail Amurao · March 13, 2009
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  • Lucius K.

    Look for the bronze man statues. Then look up at the skyline for the same statues on the roof lines of surrounding buildings There are 3 around the park, 10 on the ground, and 31 all together.

    Lucius Kwok · March 21, 2010
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  • The Corcoran Group

    Besides the Shake Shack and the lines of people, check out the dog run, the views of the Flatiron, the featured art, the fountain and the Calexico Cart.

    The Corcoran Group · January 6, 2012
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  • Crain's New York Business

    New tenant for old Campagna restaurant spaceLong-vacant 24 E. 21st St. site to fill up with Lebanese food from L.A.-based company opening its first NY eatery. Read more

    Crain's New York Business · August 17, 2010
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  • New York Habitat

    This is a beautiful park no doubt, but there's a reason it's crowded - Shake Shack. Endure the wait for one of the city's best burgers and chow down in the park for a fun lunch.

    New York Habitat · November 2, 2011
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  • Matt E.

    Find shake shack, grab a burger and check in there

    Matt E · October 31, 2009
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  • Daniel M.

    Cubicle and office dwellers unite! Get some fresh air and have lunch in the park. Read more

    Daniel M. · June 23, 2010
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  • Suman G.

    just sit and take in 360 degrees of amazing architecture: Flatiron, Met Life, NY Life, One Madison Park...

    Suman Ganguli · February 21, 2010
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  • Barneys New York

    Picnic in Madison Square Park. It’s one of our favorites!

    Barneys New York · November 21, 2011
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  • Dora

    Look for free “Art in the Park” activities for kids Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4:30pm, from late spring through mid-October.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more

    Dora · June 28, 2010
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  • Inaki E.

    You'll find me walking around brainstorming, coming up with ideas. Best place to be inspired.

    Inaki Escudero · July 30, 2009
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  • Jeffrey Z.

    A glorious park that is just the right size for the city, ringed by (mostly) great architecture that interacts pleasingly with the park's views of nature. A mini-Centra Park, if you will.

    Jeffrey Zeldman · December 26, 2011
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  • transiTALK Transportation Media Group

    This is one of the best areas to express bus watch for New York bus fans. At Rush Hour you will not be able to blink! Hope your camera batteries are charged!

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  • Adam L.

    Look up! Antony Gormley's amazing sculptures are all around on the rooftops. Incredible!

    Adam Leibsohn · May 1, 2010
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  • Harry D.

    Watch out for the gangsta squirrels

    Harry Dresden · October 17, 2011
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  • Sonar ..

    If you work in the area, the park is a great place to hang out before and after work. The park is always full of people and plenty of benches for conservation. Read more

    Sonar .me · July 19, 2011
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  • Anna D.

    Look up! Event Horizon is a public art show in Flatiron. Check out the human statue figures on top of numerous buildings circling the park.

    Anna D · June 24, 2010
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  • James R.

    Isn't it obvious? Shake Shack baby!

    James Rose · March 21, 2010
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  • Danius C.

    Lay down here on a sunny day and look up to the top of every building surrounding the park, there's a very peculiar art exhibition going on up there...

    Danius Carauskas · May 15, 2010
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  • Cover

    Here for Madison Square Eats? Check out the offerings of Pig & Khao and The Cannibal, two restaurants where you can use Cover to pay and dine without waiting for the check.

    Cover · May 2, 2014
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  • Luke K.

    Watch the squirrels dumpster dive for things that aren't even edible... And then watch them try to figure out what to do with them.

    Luke Kingma · December 22, 2010
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  • Chel

    Hand feed squirrels!

    Chel · December 4, 2010
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  • Bing

    For one weekend in June it’s home to the Big Apple BBQ, featuring pit masters from all over the country grilling around the park.

    Bing · July 6, 2012
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  • lomography

    Animal lovers make sure to check out the dog run! It’s the perfect place to get lots of photographs of cute pups!

    lomography · July 26, 2011
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  • Romancing Manhattan Tours

    Did you know that the arm & torch of the Statue of Liberty was displayed here in this park in the late 1800s before the statue was unveiled in the harbor in 1886? It was used as an observation deck!

    Romancing Manhattan Tours · January 21, 2012
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  • B&H Photo Video

    One of the best places for a quick rest in Midtown. The park features large lawns, lots of art work, Shake Shack, and squirrels that come right up to you and eat from your hand. Catch that on camera!

    B&H Photo Video · January 4, 2012
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  • Jeanette W.

    amazing park to go for during your lunch break or dinner- Shake Shack in the park is a must do on a bucket list.

    Jeanette Wong · December 16, 2011
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  • Megan C.

    Closest thing to tranquility in this hood

    Megan Cunningham · June 4, 2013
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  • Alex B.

    Twice around is almost a mile

    Alex Betancur · August 3, 2009
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  • Corinne

    Check out the Shake Shack website for the live feed of the park to get an idea of the wait!

    Corinne · July 24, 2013
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  • Of a Kind M.

    This spot is a favorite of accessories designer Jaclyn Mayer and installation artist Orly Genger. Learn more about the innovative duo and their line of strong, streamlined rope jewelry @ ofakind.com. Read more

    Of a Kind Manager · June 22, 2012
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  • Jason K.

    Chillout and enjoy the view, dude.

    Jason Kapler · June 8, 2012
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  • Metropolis M.

    The New York Life Building across the park wasdesigned in 1926 by Cass Gilbert, who also designed the landmark Woolworth Building.

    Metropolis Magazine · March 25, 2012
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  • Austen P.

    Try out the Shake Shack

    Austen Parker · October 11, 2011
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  • Nina L.

    New York City's most modest park. Not too big, not too small, beautiful dogs, big lawn and Shake Shack.

    Nina LoSchiavo · October 6, 2011
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  • Cindy H.

    Madison square eats! Up until June 3...great food stands: crepes, paninis, falafel, Mexican food truck

    Cindy Hwang · May 10, 2011
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  • Kimberly W.

    There's benches everywhere so always a place to sit and have lunch or catch up with a friend

    Kimberly Williams · October 20, 2010
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  • Maritza P.

    Skip Shake Shack here & just go to the one on Columbus by the history museum. Line is ridiculously long at the park!

    Maritza Perez · April 8, 2010
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  • Martin S.

    My spot for relaxing on lunch find me on twitter @msiry

    Martin Siry · March 10, 2010
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  • Mark L.

    You'll see me every now and again walking off my lunch and watching the dogs play in the dog park.

    Mark LoCastro · March 1, 2010
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  • Shonda S.

    check out the nice holiday craft fair!

    Shonda Smalls · October 27, 2009
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  • Matt P.

    Summer music festival every wednesday night. Had BBQ too.

    Matt Plavoukos · July 2, 2009
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  • Kate'cik ☤.

    This park always have something going on, and lovely hungry squirrels which i love! Very relaxing and different in the City Jungle. Great place to stroll with a coffee from one of the nearby cafes.

    Kate'cik ☤ · January 31
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  • Parisian Geek

    Au pied du Flatiron Building, le Madison Square Park est un parc très agréable. Vous pouvez profiter des bancs pour vous détendre et prendre un burger au Shake Shack du parc.

    Parisian Geek · October 26, 2013
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  • Rodrigo M.

    Ótima área de lazer e descanso para fim de tarde, em especial abertura de verão no final de Junho. A única barraca de hot-dog tem fila enorme porque a comida é muito boa e os turistas adoram.

    Rodrigo Monteiro · September 9, 2012
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  • Alexandre A.

    Capoeira :)

    Alexandre Alves · July 17, 2013
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