Discover the history behind the Flatiron/23rd Street neighborhood through Jane’s Walk

    Discover the History and Architecture of Flatiron,

    When the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Participates in Jane’s Walk NYC

    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    –Professional guide and author Miriam Berman to lead Jane’s Walk participants on a 90-minute historic tour through the Flatiron District–

    (New York. N.Y.) – The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District  (BID) is giving New Yorkers and visitors an opportunity to discover the history and architectural gems in the neighborhood when it participates in Jane’s Walk on May 6, 2018.

    Jane’s Walk, a global festival organized the by Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), is celebrated from May 4 to 6 with free citizen-led walking tours across New York City, and the Flatiron walking tour is one of the free events this year.

    Miriam Berman, author of “Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks” and “New York in Words and Images”, a book of New York postcards, will lead the tour through the historic Flatiron District. The 90-minute tour will highlight some of the city’s most notable landmarks, including the Flatiron Building, New York Life Insurance Building, MetLife Clock Tower, and Appellate Courthouse.

    Flatiron’s Jane’s Walk tour meets at 11 a.m. (rain or shine) at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd Street and Broadway. For more information and to sign up, visit:

    About the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership

    The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District, formed in 2006, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the area’s reputation as one of New York’s most vital and exciting neighborhoods. This is accomplished by maintaining a clean and safe environment for the district’s businesses, residents and visitors; by spearheading area improvement projects; and by marketing the diverse business and retail options in this vibrant and historic neighborhood.

    About Jane’s Walk

    Jane’s Walk is a global festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs organized by the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS). Walks combine the simple act of exploring the city with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. Now in its eighth year, Jane’s Walk NYC is the largest in the world, dates for 2018 are May 4-6.