‘The Flatiron District, From Toy District to Murder of the Century’ Webinar
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While seemingly every New York City neighborhood is filled with its fair share of history and happenings, it’s tough to top the Flatiron District. From the site of one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers, to home base for the Gilded Age movers and shakers, to a destination for a world-famous burger, this is the story of a neighborhood that continues to be the center of it all.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the rich history and incredible tales of the Flatiron District, a historic neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan that has been a hub of New York culture, entertainment, and architecture for over a century.
Led by NYC licensed guide Mike Kaback, who was born just a few blocks from this area, our virtual experience of one of the world’s most famous neighborhoods will include:
- A closer look at the buildings, statues, and fountains around Madison Square Park, including the iconic 1902 Fuller Building (aka Flatiron Building)
- How the original Madison Square Garden came to be, along with the three that followed
- The unbelievable story behind the assassination of Stanford White, the world’s leading architect, in the very theater that he himself built
- Why the Flatiron District was previously referred to as the Photo District, Toy District, and Silicon Alley
- A discussion around the neighborhood’s role as the American birthplace of modern art and the music industry
- Mike’s personal stories from growing up around the neighborhood, including where to find a great egg cream
Stick around afterward for a Q&A with Mike — any and all questions about the Flatiron District are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
Mike Kaback, a licensed tour guide and avid History Buff, was born just a few blocks from this area and has traversed its streets countless times. He will shed his own personal take on the area and can also recommend a wonderful old restaurant where you can still order an egg cream!
“I loved the local roots of the presenter, Mike, and the depth of knowledge–plenty I was unaware of even though I live nearby.” -Patricia
“The guide was absolutely hilarious and so full of great stories as well as all the details. He was absolutely the best!” -Sharon
“Mike’s enthusiasm & knowledge of a variety of people & events. Informative & entertaining.” -Smock
“Mike is a real character – made for a very lively presentation.” -Barbara
“The enthusiasm of the speaker was contagious! I liked his passion and enjoyed all the information he provided!” -Diana
“Mike is the best! Entertaining and knowledgeable.” -Carol
“Very informative! Tour guide, Mike, was terrific, a real New Yorker. I live on 25th Street and plan to walk around the area and check out the sites mentioned.” -Sandra
“Informative, great photographs, host entertaining” -Pamela
“Fun, engaging, and the presenter was awesome. The expressions he used – so hilarious! Very, very enjoyable.” -Margaret
“I love Michaels storytelling about history that makes it so lively and refreshing to learn new things.” -Barry
“The tour guide was GREAT! Real NYer and lives listening to him. And personal stories” -Frank
“Mike! He is a rock star with his stories and knowledge. Always learn so much!” -Linda
“Really liked his personal stories. very heartfelt and genuine in his delivery. he was really funny. I will definitely be on his next one” -Noelle
“I liked the scope of his knowledge, and passion for NYC.” -Ellen
“Very informative. The guide was extremely knowledgable.” -JudithBuy tickets/get more info now