FLATIRON DISTRICT WALKING TOUR
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership sponsors free walking tours of the historic Flatiron district every Sunday year-round.
Join our professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building.
Of the 314 walking tours given to date, over 4,100 people have attended representing 52 countries, including China, Scotland, India, Sweden, Australia, Israel, Argentina, South Africa, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and more. In the United States and Canada, over 305 cities have been represented by attendees. The Flatiron Walking Tour not only provides a rich history of the Flatiron District but also produces a great international vibe through its diverse audience.
To view the self-guided walking tour brochure, click here.
Every Sunday at 11a.m.
Meeting Place :
The southwest corner of Madison Square Park, at 23rd Street and Broadway.
Meet the Tour Guides:
Miriam Berman is a historian, urban archivist, graphic designer and the author of “Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks” and “New York in Words and Images,” a book of New York postcards. She has conducted research for The City Parks Foundation, the Manhattan User's Guide and the Campaign for the New Madison Square Park, and has given walking tours and presentations for such organizations as the Municipal Arts Society, the 23rd Street Association, the Madison Square Conservancy and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Other projects include the St. Mark's in-the-Bowery 200th Anniversary Timeline and the official guidebook for the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial. Miriam also consulted on the 100th anniversary of the Flatiron Building exhibition for the New-York Historical Society. For more information about Miriam, see her website: http://www.urbanarchivist.com.
Fred Cookinham earned his Bachelor's Degree in American History at Cortland State College in 1976, and his Master's at Brooklyn College in 1987. He is the author of “The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World.” Fred has led tours for the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Prof. Kenneth Jackson's class at Columbia University, the New-York Historical Society, the Art Deco Society of New York, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, the Princeton Club, three book clubs, the Mont Pelerin Society of international economists, and Gray Line. For more information about Fred, see his website: http://www.indepthwalkingtours.com.
Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker, has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city. His socks are patterned with a subway map, his bookcase bulges with New York-centric volumes, his apartment boasts city dioramas, his kitchen table carries a figurine of the Empire State Building, and a piece of cobblestone from Old New York hangs on his living room wall. Mike worked in the Garment Center for more than 35 years, spent 10 years in real estate, 10 more as a tour guide and has lived in many parts of the city, all of which give him a unique perspective of New York's people, history and landscape. For more information about Mike, see his website: http://www.mikesnyctours.com.