5 East 17th Street is a classic condominium loft residence which offers an exceptional combination of location and space. The surrounding Flatiron neighborhood takes its name from the historic triangle shaped Flatiron building at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. This area is noted for its elegant gothic cast iron and stone structures, many of which were built as department stores catering to the fashionable women at the turn of the century. Hence the district became known as the "Ladies' Mile". The Flatiron neighborhood has enjoyed a notable revival, and is now home to a broad mix of artists, photographers, business professionals, entertainment executives, and "Silicon Alley" entrepreneurs, many of whom also work in the Flatiron district. The location is superb! 5 East 17th Street is in the heart of Flatiron, between Fifth Avenue and Union Square Park, and within walking distance of neighboring Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and SoHo. Transportation is excellent, with easy access by subway or bus to any area of Manhattan.