Madison Square Park, New York City

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What began in the late 1990 as the Campaign for the New Madison Square Park, a public-private partnership that raised $6 million in public and private funds to redesign the ailing park, is now Madison Square Park Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization committed solely to preserving, protecting and programming one of New York City’s most beloved jewel box parks. Madison Square Park, a seven-acre urban oasis, is located in the heart of Manhattan’s Flatiron District at 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues. The Conservancy raises the funds that support lush and brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, park security and a variety of free cultural programs for all ages.

Through a public-private partnership with the City of New York Parks Department, the Conservancy funds approximately 98% of the cost of park maintenance and 100% of the cost of security and cultural programs. The cost of operating the Park and its programs exceeds $3 million annually. Media coverage credits the Conservancy’s work with fueling the resurgence of the Flatiron District and Madison Square neighborhood.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Fabulous park that lovely calls love going to. Two fog runs, the original shack shake, deltghtful benches and trails , it's all here. The food Ben have some music festivals here and other cultural eve...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    It is a small park at Madison and 26th. Great space to hang and have a sandwich. Great public space with lots of seating. Even on a busy lunch time you can find space. Shake Shack adds to the vibe  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    I strolled in the park last week and enjoy the views all around. The fact that you can stare at the Flat iron building is also a nice plus. Great place to chill and people watch.  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    One of the better parks in the city. This park always has something going on. This is the famous first location of Shake Shack. Though I've eaten at Shack Shack (way overrated) I have never eaten at this location because of the ridiculous lines. Grab food at the excellent Eataly and grab a bench to enjoy. Great location to people watch with plenty of old trees and plantings. Great views of the surrounding buildings especially with the famous Flatiron building adjacent.
  • July 9, 2017
    Great little park. Playground for the kids, and a dog park so you can let your dog run around. Also close to restaurants. Shake shack located inside the park. Small concerts are occasionally held there.
  • June 21, 2017
    Possibly. Likely. The most beautiful park . . . . (Of course it can't be) but on a sunny day it comes close. A tiny island in the ocean of Manhattan filled with mature trees through which you can feel the traffic and study the historic buildings
  • June 14, 2017
    In the heart of the Flatiron district lies this quaint park that seems a wold away from the concrete jungle and the hub hub that surrounds it. Many a times I've just gone here to clear my thoughts and just sit back on one of the many park benches to watch dogs strolling or a squirrel chipping away at a tree. Sit back, look at the art installations, enjoy the myriad dogs and squirrels with a shake from the OG shake shack that sits inside the park. No better way to spend a couple of hours!
  • May 27, 2017
    Always a delight - there are often temporary art installations so you get to learn about different artists and experience unique works. There's a wonderful walking path. Great views of the Flatiron Building for picture taking. Eataly is across the street. Music events occur during the summer months. Overly friendly and fearless squirrels that walk right up to you, interrupt your conversation, and beg for food, which is kinda funny - I like squirrels so it makes me laugh (I think the emoticon I added is a chipmunk but you get the idea) 🐿

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