Fred stands in front of a crowd and points to a statue while giving the Flatiron Free Walking Tour in Madison Square Park.

The Historic Flatiron Walking Tour has returned to live in-person walking tours in the Flatiron District.  

Safety Protocols: Due to the group nature of the tour, we ask all guests to wear a mask covering their mouth and nose, regardless of vaccination status. We also ask each group of guests to maintain social distance from each other and our tour guides.


Join our professional guide on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building.



Date & Time
Every Sunday at 11 am

No RSVP or registration required.  

Meeting Place
The tour meets at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. 

Download self-guided walking tour brochure

“Had a great time on last Sunday's tour. The architecture of the Flatiron District is amazing. Great program!”

- Dave M. from Ohio

Meet the Tour Guides

Miriam Berman

Historian, urban archivist, graphic designer, and the author of “Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks” and “New York in Words and Images,” a book of New York postcards.

She has conducted research for The City Parks Foundation, the Manhattan User's Guide, and the Campaign for the New Madison Square Park, and has given walking tours and presentations for such organizations as the Municipal Arts Society, the 23rd Street Association, the Madison Square Conservancy, and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Other projects include the St. Mark's in-the-Bowery 200th Anniversary Timeline and the official guidebook for the Brooklyn Bridge Centennial. Miriam also consulted on the 100th anniversary of the Flatiron Building exhibition for the New-York Historical Society. For more information about Miriam, see her website:

Mike Kaback

A native New Yorker, who has an unquenchable enthusiasm for everything about this city.

His socks are patterned with a subway map, his bookcase bulges with New York-centric volumes, his apartment boasts city dioramas, his kitchen table carries a figurine of the Empire State Building, and a piece of cobblestone from Old New York hangs on his living room wall. Mike worked in the Garment Center for more than 35 years, spent 10 years in real estate, 10 more as a tour guide, and has lived in many parts of the city, all of which give him a unique perspective of New York's people, history and landscape. For more information about Mike, see his website:

Fred Cookinham

Historian, author of “The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World.”

Fred has led tours for the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Prof. Kenneth Jackson's class at Columbia University, the New-York Historical Society, the Art Deco Society of New York, the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, the Princeton Club, three book clubs, the Mont Pelerin Society of international economists, and Gray Line. For more information about Fred, see his website:

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