The Flatiron District and Union Square are wonderful neighborhoods in winter! From beautiful Madison Square Park, great views of the Empire State Building on Fifth Avenue to the majestic Flatiron Building and of course all the wonderful restaurants and delicious foods that we have in store for you on our Flatiron Food Tour:
Reflections - public art in front of the Flatiron Building:
Flatiron Reflection is a publicly spirited space that encourages new experiences of the city, new modes of dwelling in the plaza, and new views of its context. The conical interior form cuts out the visual noise of the city to isolate the image of the Flatiron Building and its neighbors on the skyline.
The project is designed to be experienced both up-close and from a distance. As you walk around it, the play of light, shadow, and reflection changes its appearance against the background of buildings and trees. From a distance, the folds create soft reflections that become clearer as you approach; Indistinguishable shapes sharpen into hazy impressions of familiar landmarks.
It's on view from November 20 to January 1. More information is available on the Flatiron District's website here.
Winter Wonderland at Eataly
Head to the Eataly Rooftop for their winter pop-up. Inspired by the small ski lodges of the Italian Alps, BAITA took New York City by storm last year with its rustic polenta, housemade sausage, and mulled wine, all delivered in a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, woolen blankets, and views of the snowy city skyline through our retractable glass roof.
Get all the details here. Open now!
ART IN MADISON SQUARE PARK
November 16, 2017 - March 25, 2018
Whiteout, a newly commissioned public art project by artist Erwin Redl (Austrian, b. 1963, lives and works in Ohio and New York City) is comprised of hundreds of transparent white spheres, each embedded with a discrete, white LED light and suspended from a square grid of steel poles and cabling. The orbs are opportunistic, gently swaying with the wind currents from their positions of one foot above the ground plane. The white LEDs are animated in large-scale patterns superimposing a virtual movement on top of the kinetic movement of the spheres. The sequence of light is an incandescent treatment of urban public space across the dark seasons of the late fall and winter.
Read more here.
Last but not least, we have prepared tons of warm, yummy food on our Flatiron Food Tour.
Breakfast focaccia at Eataly
Classic NYC rueben at a historic sandwich shop
Melty grilled cheese and artisanal cheese samples
Fresh, baked goods from an award-winning Israeli bakery