The Flatiron Building to Become a New York Residential Dream

The Flatiron Building separates Broadway & the 5th Avenue of New York City
The Flatiron Building, Broadway & Fifth Avenue, New York City

The Flatiron Building, an iconic symbol of The New Yorker Life, has recently been sold at auction for the second time. This triangular-shaped marvel, standing tall at the intersection of Broadway and Fifth Avenue, is now poised for a potential transformation. But before we delve into its future, let’s take a step back and appreciate its rich history and architectural grandeur.

Historical Background of The Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, originally known as the Fuller Building, was completed in 1902. It was the brainchild of the Fuller Company, a major player in the city’s real estate scene at the time. Over the years, the building changed hands multiple times, each transition adding a new layer to its storied history.

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Top Taschen Coffee Table Books Of New Yorkers in 2023

New Yorker Taschen Coffee Table Books Of New Yorkers in 2023

New York coffee table books list we released last year was a massive hit amongst the readers of The New Yorker Life. New Yorker loves buying and gifting coffee table books, and we are no different at NYL. We shared what we purchased and loved, and you valued our suggestions, leading to thousands of book sales. We are proud! The interest encouraged us to focus on more book recommendations in 2023; therefore, here comes a new list of Taschen coffee table books.

Suggesting a product to a vast group of people is no easy job! We are responsible people and do not wish to contribute to climate change and pollution by marketing garbage products. We also want you to feel that if NYL suggests it, it’s good! Discovering great items and ensuring they are worth buying is our top priority. Without further ado, here’s the list of Taschen coffee table books.

Best Coffee Table Books to Buy & Gift This Year

What Great Paintings Say. 100 Masterpieces in Detail

This book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, offering a fresh perspective on some of the world’s most admired artworks. Each page invites you to delve deeper into the stories behind the masterpieces, making it a captivating addition to any coffee table.

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New York City Street Photography: New Yorkers

Throughout the decades, many photographers produced excellent works documenting New Yorkers and the New Yorker life. Ernst Haas, Melissa O’Shaughnessy , Vivian Maier and Robert Herman are the first ones that come to mind. In recent years an Instagram account grew in popularity so much that it eventually turned into a book titled Humans of New York, and sold millions of copies. (All highly recommended)

The attraction makes sense, though. New York is one of the most diverse places on earth, a photographer’s dream, and New Yorkers are equally as colorful. Anthropologically speaking, an exciting case study in diversity at the very least.

Race, religion, and cultural differences make the city multi-layered and richer. Millions of New Yorkers embrace diversity for the most part and manage to co-exist on a tiny piece of land. This unique situation allows us to meet people from many other countries and learn about the world without traveling away from NYC.

Who is a New Yorker anyway?

We are happy to announce that we are hopping on the “documenting the New Yorker” train as well. Through photography, we’ll further investigate the question “Who is a New Yorker?” This series will get richer by the day, and we’ll see where it goes in the future. Take this post as a starter, part 1, if you will.

The beautiful photographs in this post come from Ohad Kab, our contributing photographer. He connects New Yorkers to the city and gives clues about who they are in a single frame. Ohad being an immigrant adds another layer to his great work. His previous post on NYL, “Dogs of New York” was wildly popular! You can follow Ohad Kab on Instagram.

If you would like to hear other stories from the city’s residents, we highly suggest picking up Humans of NY’s latest book, Humans of New York: Stories. If that’s not quite your vibe, there’s a great film with an all-star cast that exhibits similar, although fictionalized, stories from New York City residents called New York, I Love You, which you can also stream on Prime.

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