The New York City Flower District: a gem in the jungle

Walking the streets of New York City can sometimes feel like getting lost in an endless sea of concrete, finding yourself surrounded by grey buildings that fade into the similarly grey sky.

A brief history of the New York City Flower District

In its earliest days, the Flower District was located on the much busier thoroughfare of 34th Street but moved to its current location all the way back in the 1890s. At one time it had somewhere in the neighborhood of 65 vendors operating, but today is just a fraction of what it once was.

Transportation/Getting to the New York City Flower District

There are several options for getting to the district. Here are a few suggestions:


The closest subway station is 28th Street, where the yellow line (R, W) stops. This is a local stop. You can transfer from the express (N, Q) at 14th Street- Union Square or 34th Street-Herald Square.


Check bus routes from your location. NYC has an extensive public bus system, a good option for traveling within Manhattan.

Taxi or car

Take to the corner of 28th Street & 6th Avenue or 28th Street & 7th Avenue. If you have your own car, you’ll need to first locate the nearest parking garage or find available street parking.

When to visit the New York City Flower District

The Flower District operates year-round but is particularly great to visit in the spring (mid-March to early June) since the selection of flowers will be the most extensive, not to mention the temperate weather in NYC this time of year will make for enjoyable outdoor browsing and meandering.

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