4 Days in New York City - 9/8 - 9/11

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Day 4



Day 1 - Eataly,  9/8/13

Eataly is located in the Flatiron district in New York City.  This area is called Flatiron because it is  named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue (building in the center)

 Eataly is a high-end Italian food market/mall owned by  Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich but I'll tell you more a bit later as we are going to look around this area a bit.

I really love this picture! 

The Flatiron building (in the center) was completed in  1902 and was one of the tallest buildings in the city and is one of many icon of New York City. The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1966 and as added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle's northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.

More view of the Flatiron building.


A small area where people can sit down and enjoy the view of the neighborhood.

Busted!  Working while on vacation...

You can see a red New York sight seeing bus full of tourists on the upper deck and of course everyone is taking a picture of the Flatiron building.


Across the street from rest area is Eataly.



The entrance of Eataly.


Eataly is located inside a complex of over 50,000 square feet (4,600 m2) in size.  It was opened with a large amount of press coverage on August 31, 2010 and was

described as a new mega-Italian-food destination. Mayor Michael Bloomberg attended the opening, praising Eataly for creating 300 new jobs. Two weeks after opening, there were still lines extending down Fifth Avenue to get into the store and it has since been very positively reviewed by the press.


As soon as you get in there is a long line of people staying in line to buy Italian coffee.

Beside coffee they also have a large selection of pastries.



The coffee shop


Not sure what these jars are but they are displayed across from the coffee shop.


Imported cheese from Italy

Fresh fish.

Incredible selection of fresh seafood.


Bread area....

A butcher store

Sausages, Pork belly, pork loin, pork chops, etc...

Dry sausages from Italy.

Dry age beef area.

I can't believe they have dry age beef for sale.  Dry age beef is usually reserved for high end restaurants.

More sausages.


Pasta galore!

Some of the pasta shapes I never seen before...

Fresh home made pasta.

Every piece of pasta is inspired by the rich traditions of every Italian region, and a special selection is painstakingly rolled, cut and shaped entirely by hand.

All the pasta are made with simple ingredients :flour, water and eggs and then they are transform into intricate pasta shapes.


Next.. Part 2



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