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This Daniel Burnham design got its moniker because, as you might guess, it resembles an iron.
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175 5th Ave, At 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010-7703
Flatiron District
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing place to see for yourself. I took a leisurely walk up 5th avenue from Times Square and just seeing that amazing structure in the distance was amazing. You cannot take enough photos! A lovely park just to the right of the "pointy"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LaChelle_2304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Iconic and breath taking. A great place to photograph. Take a seat in Madison park opposite an x admire! A must do!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Building is very old, more than 100 years. It's considered as one of the first NYC skyscrapers, noticeable due to very atypical triangle architecture.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the first time I've seen The Flatiron Building up close and it's simply stunning. Worth a look and a few photos if you are nearby. Pleased I can tick this off my bucket list now.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Christoper L
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Really cool looking building and very unique. Would love to see the inside one day. A fun building to see if you are in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed January 4, 2019

Whenever I come to New York I make sure that I get to see the flat iron. The proportions are perfect and ii is so very pleasing to gaze at. Worth going out of your way to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed December 28, 2018

As others here have commented, the Flatiron building isn’t worthy of a destination by itself, but if you are in the area visiting other sights, then head on over to snap a few photos and check out the exterior. Despite being a one-trick pony, it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dunadan
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

Even though this is just a building to look at its a must to do when in NYC due to the buildings history also it’s an incredible looking building from all angles! There’s a subway stop nearby and also plenty of other things within walking...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank longpod212
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Looks like it could tip over, and is a NYC icon. Medium walk from Empire State Building and is worth the look.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Randell G
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Awesome building. It is a well deserved landmark in NYC. The surroundings parks and area are also nice to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops
set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
...More
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Milburn3
November 25, 2016|
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Response from swift314 | Reviewed this property |
The building comprises of shops - lower floor and office upper floors so unless you ar going on business or find a friendly business owner highly unlikely - but still the best views are on the outside.
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stagetogo
April 6, 2016|
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Response from AndrzejK0725 | Reviewed this property |
Was not around long enough to count them all...:)
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Kdamhz
January 15, 2016|
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Response from hh73050 | Reviewed this property |
I am going to check with my cousin who lives close by and get back to you
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Bazza61
Brisbane, Australia
Eating in Manhatten ? - but not in restaurants. (25 Replies)
I was recently in Honolulu - and, although there were many restaurants there, I found them to be not what I wanted. What I did want and find was a large "food hall" in a hotel shopping arcade, selling all kinds of food from Mexican to Asian. Cheap, quick and quite good food. I have Googled "food halls" in Manhatten but can't really find anything similar - will be staying near the Flatiron Building . Any thoughts please for casual non-restaurant eating while in New York??
August 08, 2017|
Response fromjhwanderer|
Eataly is right by the Flat iron. The Pennsy in Penn Station. There's one in the Row NYC hotel. Chelsea Market, which is a hall not a market. There's one at 43rd and 10th or 11th. It's actually a hip trend right now.
manicsfan
Manchester, United Kingdom
Trip Report - Part 2 (8 Replies)
Day 3 - Monday December 3rd Headed out for breakfast to our usual place (John’s at 2nd Ave & 44th St) where it was the usual fast, friendly and efficient service - a great start to the day! We then started quite a long walk to Union Square. We walked down 2nd Avenue until we reached 14th Street. During the walk we passed a crèche for dogs - we’ve never seen this before and it was SO cute! We could see all the dog s playing together - it was so sweet. We also saw a bus go by - department of...More
December 09, 2007|
Response fromNYCSoxFan44|
The fun continues. OK, when you mentioned a "creche" with dogs, what came to mind was my definition of "creche", which is typically an installation portraying Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, the Three Kings, etc. So I pictured someone creating such an installation, but with dog statues instead of human ones. But when you said "it was fun to watch the dogs play together" I kinda freaked - these were LIVE dogs portraying the biblical characters?!?!? My GOD I've got to see this. Then I looked...More
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I am trying to plan a trip to Boston, Salem, Plymouth, Providence, NYC, Springfield, and back to Boston from October 5-10. I am almost 40 and will be traveling with my Native American sweetie of 59. He doesn't want to walk too much, but can get along fine enough. We do not drink. I have a plan, but not sure if it will work. Please offer any suggestions. October 5: Fly to Boston and rent a car to drive to Salem to enjoy an evening walking tour. Which tour should I take? How long is the drive...More
July 09, 2011|
Response fromTravelDeer|
To see how long it takes to drive from Groton, CT to NYC, put your destinations into Google Maps (e.g., "Groton, CT to New York City"). It will give you directions and an estimated time of travel. As far as your list of things to do in NYC, it depends on what you enjoy doing. First off, how many days to you plan on staying in NYC? Second, you may want to repost your question in the New York City forum (you are currently in the general forum for New York State) where you will likely get...More