Obi and I are pretty much stuck within the confines of the hotel room due to the limitations brought about by the winter storm looming over the northeast now and the fact that Obi is not human. America is not as pet friendly as I imagined and expected, but understandably so and more on that later.
Almost the same time last year, The Husband and I were here. The weather was indeed better (albeit still cold) and we did not have Obi yet. I was free to explore NYC as The Husband worked hard in NJ.
One of the NYC icons I stumbled upon (it was close to a friend’s office) was the Flatiron building.
Rightfully named so because of its unique triangular, iron (the one we use to straighten our wrinkles on our clothes) shape. Completed in 1902, it’s amazing details are well-preserved to this very day.
A budget conscious traveller, I am happy to report that admiring this iconic NYC structure is free. The city even has a seating area, where one can enjoy a cup of coffee or smoothie (depending on what season you are visiting) or maybe even a meal. Those aren’t free, but still. There are no tickets needed to just gape at the beauty that is the Flatiron building.
I could bring Obi there one day because a few meters from the building is Madison Square Park, which has a cozy dog park, where Obi can walk around off-leash. In the park, there is a Shake Shack, but, unfortunately, as of today, this location will be closed for renovations until June 2015.
If you have no furry companions, Eataly of Mario Batali fame is also within short walking distance of the building.
So now since we are pretty much stuck due to horrid weather, I can only reminisce and hope and dream that we’d be able to visit one day with better weather.
The Flatiron Building
175 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010