Several years ago, my good friend, Majella, told me what her mother used to tell her, “be a tourist in your hometown.” When she finally came to town over the 4th of July weekend, we played tourist in New York. We walked all over Manhattan, including the Flatiron district. This area along with Gramercy Park just east of here and Union Square to the south are nice places to wander around in downtown Manhattan, especially on a summer evening. This is a view of the MetLife Clock Tower soaring above Madison Square park.
The Flatiron building is one of my favorite buildings in New York. I like the triangular shape of this renaissance revival style (according to the AIA guide to New York City) building, which was completed in 1903.