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Walkscore.com

According to WalkScore.com, the Flatiron is the third most walkable neighborhood in New York City, following Little Italy and then Soho. According to the site, “Walk Score measures how easy it is to live a car-lite lifestyle—not how pretty the area is for walking.”

For the nerds among us, they put out a full whitepaper on their methodology, but in a nutshell it looks at the distance to different neighborhood services like a grocery store, restaurants, schools, banks, parks, shopping, etc as well as structural things like intersection density and block length. Here is the map for the Flatiron… http://www.walkscore.com/NY/New_York/Flatiron_District.

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