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Flatiron Building
Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building

175 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10010

The Basics

Constructed on a narrow, triangular plot, the Flatiron Building is both an ingenious engineering solution and a world-renowned symbol of New York City. It was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers and originally known as the Fuller Building, with a the 22-story design intended to replicate the 3-part structure of a classical Greek column. Largely used for office spaces and off-limits to the public for most of its existence, the building is nevertheless beloved of New Yorkers and visitors alike.

The Flatiron Building is a staple of many Big Apple itineraries, including hop-on hop-off bus tours, neighborhood walking tours, private sightseeing trips, architecture-themed excursions, and more.

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Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
$60.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
History + Architecture=. Amazing tour
Justin had so much info to share and we loved it. I am a retired American History teacher, my granddaughter, an Interior Designer and the info we already knew was told accurately and always Justin breathed a fresh perspective into the stories we knew.
Patricia_I, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Fun tour
Kathy_P, Jun 2021
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
My boyfriend enjoyed the history a lot. This food was pretty good as well. Kind of nice that we got a private tour since no one else signed up (they recently reopened since covid)
star-5
Great tour
Taly_C, Jul 2021
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Lovely tour. Our guide Justin was knowledgeable and friendly, the tastings were good, and we learned a lot about a part of the city that there aren't many tours of.
star-5
Perfect mix of food and history.
Frank_R, Jul 2021
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Justin was our tour guide and was very knowledgeable. Great food stops with all the NY flair. There is a good bit of walking involved but the tour was well designed with frequent stopping points.
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Family Trip
Maria_R, Jun 2021
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Very informative of the history surrounding the Flatiron District! Enjoyed each of our food stops. Food was very yummy!
star-5
Very interesting and tasty - the perfect combo
LB_HSV, Jun 2021
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
This is a great tour! Justin knows a lot of history about the area, the buildings and the food. He also shows historical photos on his iPad for comparison and knows a lot of fun facts as well. The food stops were both interesting and delicious. Our teenage boys enjoyed the tour as much as we did. We highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Excellent food and history tour
Warren_B, Mar 2020
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Excellent and informative tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend
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Eatley and the knowledge of the architecture and history of the building
Robin_C, Feb 2020
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Justin was a very informative tour guide. The tour was perfect as far as time and distance. Thought it was extremely well thought out and was enjoyable. Only suggestion would be to try the mac and cheese at Bleechers instead of the grill cheese sandwich!
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Great tour in any weather
andrebio, Jan 2020
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Despite the rainy weather a really interesting and entertaining tour through the Flat Iron district, but with information about the city as a whole. Recommended.
star-5
Worth every penny!
dipaolo7, Jan 2020
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
Tour was great - interesting, well-paced and delicious, hearty portions of food samplings. Our tour guide, Justin, was terrific. He provided a wealth of Flatiron area/NYC knowledge in a fascinating way. Thank you so much, Justin!
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Great food, knowledgeable and friendly guide
Amelia F, Nov 2019
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
We had an amazing time on this tour, learned a lot and saw and learned things that you do not get by simply using Google. The food was amazing and not stops we would know to stop at. Highly recommended for anyone who likes architecture and food! Definitely a highlight thus far
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Great food and stories of the Flatiron district
Hank B, Nov 2019
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
This was an excellent tour. Each of the places we stopped for samples was a place we would gladly return for a second helping. Justin was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We’ve been in the Flatiron District several times before, but this tour definitely gave us a deeper understanding and appreciation of the area.
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An excellent tour!
Treechopt, Oct 2019
Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour
It was an informative, interesting, and fun 3 hours. Our tour guide Justin did an excellent job. Highly recommend it as great way to see and taste a bit of NYC.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Leading artists and photographers the likes of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Albert Gleizes have all created works that feature the Flatiron Building.

  • While it’s possible to enter the building’s lobby, the rest of the structure is off-limits to visitors.

  • The Flatiron Prow Art Space, located at the front of the building at ground level, hosts a changing series of art exhibitions.

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How to Get There

Conveniently located in downtown Manhattan, the Flatiron Building can be accessed via numerous forms of transit. Take the N, Q, R, or W train to 23rd Street; the 4 or 6 train to 28th Street; or a PATH train to 23rd Street. The busy Union Square hub is also within walking distance. Alternatively, the area is served by numerous bus routes and can be reached on foot, by car, and by bike.

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When to Get There

The Flatiron Building is worth visiting throughout the year, but note that it’s best to discover it by day; the building’s illumination is limited at night, so you’re more likely to capture winning photos during daytime hours. If you can, time your visit for lunchtime; in season, the pop-up Madison Square Eats food market, a popular midday destination, is located just steps away.

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Exploring the Flatiron District

The Flatiron Building may be the highlight of its eponymous district, but it isn’t the only thing to see in the area. Wander into Madison Square Park for a leafy pause; go on a food crawl of Eataly; seek out high-end restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern; and drop in the National Museum of Mathematics (or, for adults only, the Museum of Sex).

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