You can spend a very pleasant one day in New York's Flatiron District, roughly 14th to 29th Streets between Park and Fifth Avenues. Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site located at 28 E. 20th Street at Park Avenue is well worth your time and energy. It is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 5:00. Tours of the house guided by Federal Rangers lasting for about 40 minutes every hour from 10:00 to 4:00, but not at 12:00 noon. A 24-minute video is shown about President Roosevelt's boyhood is highly recommended before taking the tour. For more information see www.nps.gov/thrb/planyourvisit/index.htm. Just a short stroll away is the Eataly at 200 Fifth Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets. It is a spectacular Italian culinary heaven. If weather permit, you can take your food to Madison Square Park across the street. In the park is Shake Shack if your prefer the all American hamburger. The famous Flatiron building is at intersection of 22nd and 23rd Streets on Fifth Avenue. A few other famous architecture landmarks are nearby. Along Fifth and Sixth Avenues in this district, you will see stores and other places for eating and drinking. One unusual store is Fishs Eddy offering china, glassware from overstocked corporations, factories and out-of-business restaurants. You get a little bit of everything in the Flatiron District, NYC and US history, culinary experience, and shopping.
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