A symbol of modernity, the Flatiron building is considered an iconic masterpiece. With its Corinthian columns and unique shape, it’s no wonder that the building was photographed by both Edward Steichen and Alfred Steiglitz. Explore the Flatiron district on your own or join the free 90-minute guided walking tour. The Flatiron district is home to nine museums, multitudes of stores, and to one of the most beautiful and unique places in the city, Rizzoli Bookstore. The area also offers many seasonal entertainment events. This lively space rivals many other attractions.
Flatiron, 27 West 24th Street Suite 800B New York, NY, USA, +1 212 741 2323
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway 26th Street New York, NY, USA, +1 212 759 2424
The space encompassing Herald Square is rather elusive unless visitors are coming up from the subway. The space spans from two food kiosks to a line of green chairs and umbrellas that lead into a flower-filled park. Just outside of Herald Square Park lies a strip of shops, most notably Macy’s, a longstanding historical landmark. Walking down to 33rd Street is another thriving space that is becoming iconic to the city, Korea Town. The cultural square is popular for its chic coffee houses, delectable food court, and fried chicken. With a karaoke bar and late-night Korean BBQ, this is truly a part of Midtown that never sleeps.
Herald Square, W 35th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 719 3434
Macy’s, 151 W 34th St, New York, NY, USA, +1 212 695 4400
Long before Tom Cruise’s Vanilla Sky (2001) famous running scene at Times Square, people and businesses have flocked to this entertainment district since the early 1900s. It started as a thriving business, but for almost 90 years, Times Square was akin to the red-light district. After intense redevelopment in the 2000s, theaters, clothing retailers, and children-themed stores inhabited this ‘crossroads of the world,’ making it the famous landmark that tourists visit today. Times Square, with its enormous ads and beaming lights, is best seen at night, after an evening Broadway show or a family dinner at one of the many restaurants in the district.
Times Square, Manhattan, NY, USA