We are proud that our store has been a mainstay of the Flatiron District since 1912, and are ready to welcome you for a wonderful equestrian shopping experience seven days a week (maybe this Saturday before NYC's Triple Crown race The Belmont Stakes? Go Justify!). Once you have gotten your horse-gear fix with us, there is a whole world of dining, browsing and sightseeing to be done right in the neighborhood, so to help you navigate the possibilities, we offer you our "insider's guide" to the area.
FOOD. We've got to fuel all that posting trot, counter cantering...and buying of breeches!...somewhere. Here are our picks:
Waldy's Wood Fired Pizza on 6th Ave. has great thin crust pies as well as pasta, salads and other tasty goodies
Joe's Pizza (Gramercy location) has been called "the quintessential New York slice"
Best Fancy Restaurant--Because equestrian fashion gets you in anywhere (minus the mud and hair)
Eleven Madison Park offers sublime cuisine in an elegant setting
Gramercy Tavern is a NYC staple with a dining room (make reservations) and a tavern (just stop in)
At ABC Kitchen you can eat gourmet and shop for housewares too
Brunch at Sarabeth's, for the win, every time
Best Quick Bite--When you just have to get back to the barn
Cava is right at the end of our block, and we are obsessed...
Dos Toros for the rare truly good NYC burrito
Xi'an Famous Foods on 23rd St., famous for many reasons, including hand-ripped noodles
Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, though you may be able to burn off the calories in advance by standing in line...
Best Bar--Liquid Lunchers rejoice!
The Green Room on 23rd is a good pub for a beer and a snack right around the corner from the store
Flatiron Lounge has beer and wine, but go for the cocktails for sure
See and be seen at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel
SPiN for Ping-Pong is as quirky as its owner, Susan Sarandon. Eat, drink, and play ping pong.
OTHER STUFF. Boldly going where there are limited food and horse themes:
Best Non-Equestrian Shopping--Is there even such a thing?
Flying Tiger Copenhagen from useful to kitschy to weird under one roof
Paragon Sports in case you exercise out of the saddle
ABC Carpet and Home is an immersion experience in housewares
Fish's Eddy specializes in irreverent tableware
The Strand has 18 miles of new, used, rare and out-of-print books and they really mean it
Abracadabra NYC celebrates Halloween all year round
Best Landmark--For tourists from abroad, across the river or visiting from the Upper East Side
The Flatiron Building is the biggest star in the neighborhood
Eataly, worth mentioning twice...
Madison Square Park, original location of the National Horse Show!
The Met Life Tower was the tallest building in the world when it was completed
Union Square Greenmarket has local-and-gourmet produce, fish, cheese and other deliciousness on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Best People Watching--Free entertainment 24/7!
Madison Square Park also has great dog watching...
Gramercy Park is private, but you can gaze through the fence and maybe spot a celebrity?
Freehand Hotel is new and hot, with multiple eating and drinking spaces
Category-Defier--Always a rebel in the mix
The Pit (People's Improv Theater) comedy club is our next-door neighbor
See you in the city!!!