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Madison Square is a public square formed by the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The square was named for James Madison, fourth President of the United States. The focus of the square is Madison Square Park, a 6.2-acre (2.5-hectare) public park, which is bounded on the east by Madison Avenue (which starts at the park's southeast corner at 23rd Street); on the south by 23rd Street; on the north by 26th Street; and on the west by Fifth Avenue and Broadway as they cross.
The park and the square are at the northern (uptown) end of the Flatiron District neighborhood of Manhattan. The neighborhood to the north and west of the park is NoMad ("NOrth of MADison Square Park") and to the north and east is Rose Hill.
Madison Square is probably best known around the world for providing the name of Madison Square Garden, a sports arena and its successor which were located just northeast of the park for 47 years, until 1925. The current Madison Square Garden, the fourth such building, is not in the area. Notable buildings around Madison Square include the Flatiron Building, the Toy Center, the New York Life Building, the New York Merchandise Mart, the Appellate Division Courthouse, the Met Life Tower, and One Madison Park, a 50-story condominium tower.
Madison Square Park Reviews
Within the busy hustle and bustle we find a place to sit for a while on a “spring” like day in February 2020. A sweet little park full of birds and squirrels going out their business. Well kept... more »
Madison Square Park is a good place to take a breath from a busy city. There is a place to get drinks and small bites, too. Not a very special park by itself, but the location makes it quite unique. more »
This has to be one of my favorite places in the world to visit. I will definitely come back when I visit the city. It's such a great place to walk around. I can walk for hours. It's fun to people watch and there are all kind of neat things to do and free events. I highly recommend coming here if you make it.
I hadn't the least idea I was about to walk through a park; rushing along what I deemed the quickest route to the 6 train. It would have been the quickest route too if my eyes were closed; having them open, however, forced me to take my time, and YOU should as well. I find the animals in the city's parks always have curious personalities, but in this park they're just downright Hilarious.
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