Self-Guided Walking Tour of New York

Strolling Through History: Exploring the Flatiron District & Gramercy

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Start from Flatiron Building, New York

Duration 70-75 min

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Welcome to the road less traveled! My name is Iren, and I'm thrilled to show you two of my favorite neighborhoods: Gramercy, tranquil and dignified, with the feel of the 19th century, and glorious Flatiron, with soaring skyscrapers of a different era. A few minutes’ stroll between them feels like walking through time. We’ll see the only private park in Manhattan, 19th-century mansions, and some of the city’s most iconic views. I’ll share some of my favorite New York tales filled with daring, ambition, movie characters, famous architects, writers, lost presidential elections, love, murder, Prohibition, and ladies' skirts. You will discover New York, which most tourists don’t usually get to see.

Created by Iren

Highlights ✨

Flatiron Building

MetLife Tower – a Piece of Venice in New York

The General Worth Monument—a gravesite in the middle of Broadway

New York Life — a skyscraper with a golden crown

Appellate Division Courthouse — one missing lawmaker

The Church Missions House — from charity to photography

3 and 4 Gramercy Park West — A Dutch Tradition in Gramercy

Tilden Mansion: Victorian Facade and Political Scandal

The Players — private club artists and arts lovers

Gramercy Park — from Swamp to Private Park

Pete’s Tavern — Since Abe Lincoln was President


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