INFINITE CITY is a series of walking tours exploring New York City in endless detail. This is the seventh tour in the series.
On this thirty-minute tour, we’ll walk two loops around a single block in the Flatiron District. Each successive trip reveals another layer of information about the people and buildings. On the first loop, you’ll learn about the events that unfolded on this block, including the development of the city’s main transportation depot, the construction of an extravagant mansion, and the rooftop murder of an architect. Then, on the second loop, you’ll hear about the architectural history that’s hidden within the buildings on this block, past and present.
Join us on a walking tour unlike any other where, by putting this city block under a microscope, you’ll learn about:
• The paupers’ grave beneath the park
• Massive insurance empires
• The New York and Harlem Railroad Depot
• Herman Melville’s last home
• The original Madison Square Garden
• Tiffany’s ascension
Each tour in the INFINITE CITY series is an accumulation of a particular place’s memories and an obsessive compendium of its often overlooked minutiae. Keep a look out for more tours in the series on VoiceMap’s app soon!