Madison Square Park, NYC

The Madison Square Park Shack is closing temporarily for some much-needed renovation love. The Shack will be shuttered starting Tuesday, October 14th through mid-2015. Get the full scoop.

Behold the mother ship! Shake Shack was born from a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park to support the Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first art installation “I ♥ Taxi.” The cart was a success and lines formed daily, so we re-opened for an additional two summers in 2002 and 2003.

On June 12, 2004, Shake Shack officially opened; after being awarded the contract from New York City’s Department of Parks & Recreation and the Madison Square Park Conservancy to create a permanent food kiosk in the park.

The original Shack (along with many of its siblings) was designed by the architecture firm SITE Environmental Design to be harmonious with the park and its surroundings. People from all over the world join us to enjoy great food in an incredible outdoor setting.

Flavor Up Your Closet

Flavor Up Your Closet

Now no matter where you live, you can rep the Shack!

Location Specifics


Open daily, from  11 AM – 11 PM



N,R or 6 to 23rd Street

Southeast corner of Madison Square Park
near Madison Ave. and E.23rd St.


Click Map for Directions



Scattered Clouds


Scattered Clouds

H 79° F | L 49° F
Leaders of the Shack

Leaders of the Shack

The heart and soul of each Shake Shack is our dedicated team.  We’re proud to have the MSP Shack led by General Manager Kevin Schwartz.  Questions, comments and high-fives welcome!

The Shack Cam

The MSP Shack is temporarily closed for much-needed renovations…

Check out the Work Zone camera here!

Shack Cam
Saturday, April 18 2015 07:10:59

Full Menu

The menu features all the Shack classics, plus a selection of frozen treats created just for this location!

Custard Calendar

Custard Calendar

Find out what Custard is being featured today at your Shack!


We’re all about our hood! We’re committed to extending hospitality beyond the four walls of this Shack and into the Madison Square Park/Flatiron community.

We love our flagship home park, and a portion of Shake Shack’s proceeds are donated to the Madison Square Park Conservancy.



Charitable Partner: Madison Square Park Conservancy


MSP Check-ins to date


Swarm Stats

Have you checked in yet on Foursquare’s Swarm? Here’s a running tally of everyone who has…


total shack check-ins

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Give some shack!

Give some shack!

Treat someone you love to delicious burgers, dogs, custard and more! Buy now.

Join Our Team

Join Our Team

We’re looking for caring, warm, fun, intelligent individuals who love to serve. If that sounds like you, apply now!