Top Things to Do in Gramercy-Flatiron

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Gramercy-Flatiron, New York City

Top Things to Do in Gramercy-Flatiron

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  • Niya C
    Houston, TX1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff was very friendly and felt welcomed and encouraged we helped if we had any questions . Was really fun and not packed felt very intimate.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • DAROHATH
    Cairns, Australia1,276 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s an iconic building and one that I wanted to see in the city. It’s still worth it, just be aware it’s currently covered in scaffold. The small park at the narrow end has a nice aspect and is a great spot for people watching. Dog watching too, as it has a couple of fenced off leash dog areas.
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • TarHeel
    Durham, NC1,122 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed at a hotel in the Flatiron District and wandered over here several times, once on a walking tour and then on our own. There was a wonderful farmers market and art market going on, one day we accessed the subway stop to get on a line we needed, and there always seems to be a protest or gathering going on. We also grabbed some pizza down the street and shopped in nearby stores. This is what a public space should be.
    Written July 17, 2024
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  • FlavourSeeker
    Ottawa, Canada469 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are staying in or around Union Square, this is a great market to experience! There are several vendors selling a variety of foods, from pastries, eggs, meat, vegetables, and more specialty items, such as honey. The quality of the stuff there is very good, although some of the prices are on the high side. I have been visiting this market off and on for a while, and I have really enjoyed it...
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL8,417 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In New York City, Central Park gets all the props, and deservedly so. But don't pass up an opportunity to visit Madison Square Park. Located at 11 Madison Avenue, it is a 6.2-acre public square formed by the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway at 22nd Street in Manhattan. Named for James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, it is bounded on the east by Madison Avenue, on the south by 23rd Street, on the north by 26th Street and on the west by 5th Avenue and Broadway as they cross. It has been a public space since 1686, a gathering place for people from all walks of life for centuries. Today, it also is a public garden, urban forest, wildlife habitat, public art exhibition space, a haven for children and pets to play and one of New York City's most transcendent and welcoming places, great for picnics. Historically, the park opened in 1847. Today, the only remnant of the brownstone row houses that dominated the area around the park is a single building at 14 East 2nd Street. In the 1880s, the elite of the city lived here, including Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Wharton and Winston Churchill's mother. Notable buildings around the square include the Flatiron Building, Toy Center, New York Life Building, New York Merchandise Mart, Met Life Tower, Appellate Division Courthouse and One Madison Park, a 50-story condominium tower. One of the highlights is the bronze statue of William H. Seward by Randolph Rayner in 1876. Seward was Secretary of State who purchased Alaska in 1867 and the first New Yorker to have a monument erected in his honor.
    Written July 19, 2024
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  • Kevin B
    Mount Juliet, TN3,754 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love Teddy Roosevelt and wanted to visit this site for a few years. My wife and I came here in June and we really enjoyed the artifacts and information provided on the first floor; they have quite a bit of artifacts from Teddy's life including the shirt he wore on his assassination attempt, which was very interesting to see. It's unfortunately not the original site as that building was demolished, but they tried to make it as authentic as possible. We ended up not having enough time to do the tour of the building, but that was fine for us as we were more interested in the artifacts than the building itself. It's a neat place to visit and we'd recommend it if you're in the area and enjoy US history.
    Written July 11, 2024
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  • K P
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the beginning of something that could be really great. Knowing that this is a temp space, I get it why it's not better decorated. Other reviews have picked up that this is a little underwhelming, but what they have is fun and interesting, and the staff are obviously passionate about the mission of the museum. It's fun for school-aged kids after marching them through more traditional walk-and-look museums and let them get some play out. I grew up with a long-gone-but-beloved hands-on science museum (SciTrek Atlanta) and I could see this place blooming into something like that. My 9 year olds had a great time here.
    Written June 7, 2024
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  • walterJGD
    Nieuwpoort, Belgium100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited NYC and DC last year and we were fascinated. So we decided to return to NYC again.
    We stayed in the same hotel on 44th west and 6 th avenue. At 2 minutes walk there is a supermarket and the Bryant Park.
    In the park there are evefy day activities organised.
    Movie in the park, free group yoga sessions, a jazz concert, a weekly bingo. Circus school for everyone ....
    People gather in the park, use the free tables and chairs and bring their own food and eat and drink it with friends and familiy.

    Most tourist guides recommend to buy a hop on hop off ticket for a day or half a day. But that is rather expensive.
    I woul recommend to buy a 7 day metro card for 35 USD per person and use the public busses. And see NYC above metro level.
    The busses are easy to use and you can go from N to S on one single line.
    Or change whenever you see something interresting.

    We visited China town and were looking for a terrace in the street.
    But there are no terraces.
    Probably because of taxes. Every body is sitting on the ground or on window sills.

    A trip we recommend is taking the bus to the free Staten Island ferry and enjoy the short ferry trip up and down.

    Last year we dined in a German beergarten at 500 meter from our hotel. You can find it easy on google.
    German schnitzels, fries an a big beer. Deliceous.
    We avoided McDonalds and Shack and shake because of the fast food.

    We rather walked to rhe China deli next to our hotel on 6th Av and chose from a warm buffet whatever looked good.
    Price 25 USD per Kilo or 2 LBS..
    But you only pay what you put in your box.
    Same with the supermarket Whoolfood oppositeBryant park.

    Tourisr guides speak obout tips for whatever.
    We gave now and then tips (5USD for houekeeping per day.
    The women were very happy with this and gave us a super service.
    We give the 5 USD from the first day until the last day.

    Last year I had a 1000 USD budget for 20 days USA and I came home with almost all the money.

    We went to the Chelsea Flee Market but the prices are too high and the products are not so iterresting.

    But I do recommend the High Line walk and a visit to Chvelsea Market food courts.

    Taxi at JFK.
    Use only the yellow cabs. They have fixed prices.
    We came out of JFK an were intercepted by a man who brought us to a big suburbqn. I asked for the price and he said it's by meter. But once we left there was ni meter and no taxi licence.
    At arrival in Manhattan the driver charged ud 340 USD.
    I said I would not pay andI I showed him 150 dillar.
    This or you call the police I said.
    And finally
    he agrezd on 170.

    The yellow cab would be 85 USD plus tip.
    We would like to go back but we wait for the presidential elections before we decide.

    Finally. The people are very friendly and if the see you are looking for something they will ask if you need assistance.
    Written July 4, 2024
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  • Connector24803342979
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I accidentally pick a wrong suitcase. The living agent Bhaskar is really patient and helpful on this. He helped me find the person.
    Written July 20, 2024
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  • Wandering_Freee
    Northport, NY990 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stopped here for drinks during the day. You can start ordering food from the bar at 4pm. I liked how you order your drinks then find your own seats. We did the frozen raspberry margaritas in the pouch. They were great. You have the view of the empire state building. Definitely will be coming back.
    Written July 9, 2024
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  • Doc218
    Workington, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this wonderful building with my wife and were lucky enough to take part in a tour hosted by Bro Louis Cooper. He was so informative and passionate about both Freemasonry and the building.

    The lodge rooms are jaw dropping. The scale and decor are beautiful.

    Well worth a visit for Masons and non Masons alike.
    Written December 31, 2018
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  • 592alanac
    New York City, NY37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went yesterday night with my husband for a date night for his birthday. We had a wonderful time. I don't know how he does all of those tricks but we were amazed. I highly recommend this show! Also, just an FYI in case you arrive hungry, they have drinks and light bites.
    Written July 21, 2024
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  • Matthew J
    New York City, NY18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was looking for something to fill a lonely Saturday evening and Fotografiska felt like a good bet. I paid the $31 to enter (which did feel a little pricey) and made my way to the 5th floor to work my way down the building.

    Floors 5 and 4 were both dedicated to animals (read pets) and different ways in which they permeate our daily lives. Different photographers told their stories in different ways, from playful, to funny, to sad. My favourite photographs were by a photographer called Martin Parr, who described his collection as "anti-propoganda"; depicting the real side of life with pets with a level of humour and honesty.

    Floor 3 was an entire floor dedicated to Frank Ockenfels, which was more of a parade of just how many celebrities the famous photographer has worked with. For this reason, his works were less relatable, and therefore less interesting in my opinion.

    All in all this place is worth a visit. The exhibitions are really well presented and its a great option for a late night museum visit.
    Written November 19, 2023
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland30,165 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Located just off union Square this is an interesting and sizeable shop. The name doesn’t really do it justice as I was expecting something more of lower end.
    Written March 20, 2022
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  • FX75000
    Paris, France682 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks to the French Ambassador Dubois, we had the pleasure to discover this lovely house facing the « sublime «  private gardens at Gramercy place South. Delicious restaurant and a Chef of high quality. Interesting gallery for art shows.
    Written May 13, 2023
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