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Flatiron Building Tours

Flatiron Building
Both an architectural marvel and one of New York’s most recognizable landmarks, the Flatiron Building has been a city icon since its debut in 1902. Named for its uncommonly thin, triangular shape, the building was designed by architect Daniel Burnham and is a National Historic Landmark. It is not currently open to the public.

The Basics
Constructed on a narrow, triangular plot, the Flatiron Building is both an ingenious engineering solution and a world-renowned symbol of New York City. It was one of the city’s earliest skyscrapers and originally known as the Fuller Building, with a the 22-story design intended to replicate the 3-part structure of a classical Greek column. Largely used for office spaces and off-limits to the public for most of its existence, the building is nevertheless beloved of New Yorkers and visitors alike.

The Flatiron Building is a staple of many Big Apple itineraries, including hop-on hop-off bus tours, neighborhood walking tours, private sightseeing trips, architecture-themed excursions, and more.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Leading artists and photographers the likes of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Albert Gleizes have all created works that feature the Flatiron Building.
  • While it’s possible to enter the building’s lobby, the rest of the structure is off-limits to visitors.
  • The Flatiron Prow Art Space, located at the front of the building at ground level, hosts a changing series of art exhibitions. 

How to Get There
Conveniently located in downtown Manhattan, the Flatiron Building can be accessed via numerous forms of transit. Take the N, Q, R, or W train to 23rd Street; the 4 or 6 train to 28th Street; or a PATH train to 23rd Street. The busy Union Square hub is also within walking distance. Alternatively, the area is served by numerous bus routes and can be reached on foot, by car, and by bike.

When to Get There
The Flatiron Building is worth visiting throughout the year, but note that it’s best to discover it by day; the building’s illumination is limited at night, so you’re more likely to capture winning photos during daytime hours. If you can, time your visit for lunchtime; in season, the pop-up Madison Square Eats food market, a popular midday destination, is located just steps away.

Exploring the Flatiron District
The Flatiron Building may be the highlight of its eponymous district, but it isn’t the only thing to see in the area. Wander into Madison Square Park for a leafy pause; go on a food crawl of Eataly; seek out high-end restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and the Gramercy Tavern; and drop in the National Museum of Mathematics (or, for adults only, the Museum of Sex).
Address: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
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$89.00
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Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

Flatiron Food, Architecture, and History Tour

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See two of New York City’s most iconic and picturesque neighborhoods, Flatiron and Union Square, on this food, architecture, and history walking tour. Try tastings at some of the most unique food stops in the city. Visit Caffe Lavazza at Eataly Market, an epic artisanal Italian food emporium. Also, enjoy a classic New York pastrami sandwich from a historic spot and try Big Apple’s best grilled cheese sandwich.
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  • 3 hours
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$60.00
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Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus New York Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the highlights of New York City without the hassle of navigating traffic or public transportation by booking a Big Bus tour. The hop-on hop-off tour enables busy travelers to relax and enjoy the sights from the double-decker bus. Along the way, you can choose the attractions that interest you most rather than being caught up on a group tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$47.20
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$47.20
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New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

New York City Tour with Driver-Guide and Separate Guide Option

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Explore New York City at your own pace on a private tour that lets you customize your itinerary. Your personal guide helps you to craft your dream journey around NYC, making this trip a rewarding adventure for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Plus, while many tours have one driver/guide, on this trip you can choose a separate guide and driver so you can ensure your guide’s full attention.
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  • 6 hours
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$849.00
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New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

New York City Sightseeing Tour by Coach

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See as much as you can in fast-moving New York on this comprehensive 5-hour coach sightseeing tour of the Big Apple’s top attractions. Listen to live commentary as you tackle NYC from top to bottom, starting with Uptown highlights like Harlem and the Dakota (once home to John Lennon) before heading towards downtown. After admiring the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings, catch a glimpse of Greenwich Village and Soho and beholding the Brooklyn Bridge. Make sure to watch for the new World Trade Center as you head back to Herald Square.
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  • 5 hours
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$69.00
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New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

New York Tour by Subway and Bus with Private Guide

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Avoid group excursions packed with tourists and instead discover New York City like a local on a private tour by subway and bus. While the city can be intimidating to explore on your own, on this tour a personal guide leads the way to top attractions and historic landmarks. That way, you don’t have to worry about navigating the public transportation systems and hectic streets.
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  • 5 hours
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$325.00
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Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour

Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour

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Discover remnants of the Gilded Age in New York City during this history-themed walking tour. Explore the Manhattan streets around the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park as you learn about the neighborhood’s architecture from your guide in a small-group atmosphere. Plus, you’ll get a new perspective on familiar streets with this informative tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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$42.00

New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

New York Double-Decker Bus Night Tour

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See New York City shine in all its glory on this illuminating night tour. From aboard an open-top double-decker bus, see the lights and evening activity of Times Square, Greenwich Village, SoHo, the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State Building, and more. Savor incredible panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline at night.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$29.00
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New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

New York City Hop-on Hop-Off Tour including One World Observatory Admission

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Put the 'big' in the Big Apple by covering a huge swath of Manhattan on this 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour and then gain entry to the sky-high One World Observatory in lower Manhattan. Save your feet and leg muscles by riding comfortably on the double-decker bus, learning about the history of the city as you go, getting off when something strikes your interest. Then head to One World Observatory for a stunning view. Upgrade to a 48-hour 'all loops' ticket to see even more.
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$88.00
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New York City Scavenger Hunt: Midtown Park Hopper

New York City Scavenger Hunt: Midtown Park Hopper

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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  • 2 hours
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Complete Lower Manhattan Bike Tour: 14 Neighborhoods

Complete Lower Manhattan Bike Tour: 14 Neighborhoods

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Explore the world of Lower Manhattan on this comprehensive tour of 14 neighborhoods. Fly by Wall Street, gawk in TriBeCa, window shop in SoHo, see the world in Chinatown/Little Italy, and strike a chord in the West Village. Sights include: WTC, High Line, Washington Sq Pk, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$106.67
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NYC Highlights Private Tour by Foot and Subway

NYC Highlights Private Tour by Foot and Subway

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Traverse the Big Apple by foot and subway and discover the best of New York City on this private tour. See famous landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, the World Trade Center, the Brooklyn Bridge, and more during this 4-hour excursion. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your informative guide and customize parts of the itinerary based on your interests and preferences.
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  • 4 hours
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Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

Private NYC Highlights by Chauffeured Escalade

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Make the most of your time in New York on a private tour of the city’s highlights. Your personal guide and separate chauffeur ensure easy access to locations on the day’s itinerary, which is customized to fit your needs and interests. You’ll see more of the city than you ever could by foot, cab, or public transit, and leave with an insider’s perspective on its most iconic neighborhoods.
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  • 6 hours
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$1,066.67
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See 30+ Top New York Sights! Fun Local Guide!

See 30+ Top New York Sights! Fun Local Guide!

30+ New York Sights in one tour! Fun local guide! We will guide you on an exploration of New York’s major landmarks. You will be able to see all the big ticket items in New York on a single tour! Small groups for those that like a more friendly approach We start on Wall St. Iconic buildings, Ground Zero & The NY stock exchange (Bull statue) Go through the 5 Points, China Town & Little Italy districts. Lots of history & food in this area. The Iconic Flatiron building is next. Then head across 23rd st to the High Line. We walk up to Hudson Bay Yard, view the famous Vessel 5th Avenue is next. NBC Studios, Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art, St Patrick's Cathedral & much more! See 30+ Top Sights Including ; Wall St NY Stock Exchange Ground Zero China Town Little Italy Woolworth Building Rockefeller centre Flatiron building High Line The Vessel Madison Square Garden Empire State Building 5th Avenue Times square NBC Studios Radio City Music Hall St Patricks Cathedral
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  • 5 hours
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$59.00
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History, Architecture and Live Jazz Tour: Flatiron/Gramercy

History, Architecture and Live Jazz Tour: Flatiron/Gramercy

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Discover New York that tourists don't usually get to see. The tour starts in one of the oldest bars in New York famed by its literary history. A Prohibition-era speakeasy, it stayed open despite the law and survived in its original form. We'll take a walk along the path not usually visited by tourists where we'll see a private park and facades of private clubs. We'll get to a vantage point from which we'll be able to see some of New York's most fascinating buildings. I’ll share some of my favorite New York tales filled with daring, ambition, movie characters, love, murder, Prohibition, and ladies' skirts. We'll finish our journey in one of the city's most elegant Prohibition-style parlor where exquisite whiskey cocktail and sounds of jazz will make you feel like a Great Gatsby.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Liberty Island Ferry

New York City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Liberty Island Ferry

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Wrap up New York’s signature sights without the inconveniences or expense of cabs or public transport on this hop-on hop-off tour. Relax as you see the sights and alight at any stop to explore further—creating your own personalized itinerary. Choose a 24-, 48-, and 72-hour ticket, and enjoy a night tour, ferry tour to Liberty Island and Ellis Island; admission to your choice of two museums, and other perks.
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$85.00
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$85.00

New York City 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Tour

New York City 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Our double decker Hop-on Hop-off tour has more than 40 stops near the all major attractions with 5 different routes to see the best of New York City. The bus arrives every 10-15 minutes, free wifi on board and audio narration in 12 languages with free earphones.
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  • 2 hours
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$49.00
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$49.00
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2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Access in New York

2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Access in New York

Our double-decker hop-on hop-off is the best choice for visitors as we pass near all major attractions. 5 different routes to see the best of New York City, bus arrive every 10-15 minutes, free wifi on the bus, and this tour have audio narration in 12 languages with free earphones. The best way to fully experience Central Park is on a bike. Hop on a top-notch bike, and take in some fresh air while pedaling. Included in your package is the museum of New York, they offer great learning opportunities for visitors who are interested in the history of the world’s most influential metropolis, this museum is founded in 1923. The museum features an impressive collection of over 1.5 million artifacts, photographs, and rare manuscripts that show the development and flourishing of the city. Finally, the Liberty Cruise is this highest-rating cruise allows you to sail on the New York Harbor and see the Statue of Liberty up close while taking in the panoramic views of Manhattan skylines
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  • 2 hours
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$69.00
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New york Hop-on Hop-off 72 Hours 3 Days Packages

New york Hop-on Hop-off 72 Hours 3 Days Packages

Our double decker Hop-on Hop-off is the best choice for visitors we pass Near the All Major Attractions,5 diferent Routes to see the best of New York City, bus arrive every 10-15 minutes,free wifi on the bus and this tour have audio narration in 12 languages with free Earphones.The best way to fully experience Central Park is on a bike. Hop on a top-notch Trek® bike, and take in some fresh air while pedaling.You have included in your package the museum of city of new york they offers great learning opportunities for visitors who are interested in the history of the world’s most influential metropolis,thhis museum is founded in 1923.The museum features an impressive collection of over 1.5 million artifacts, photographs and rare manuscripts which show the development and flourishing of the city. Finaly the Liberty Cruise is this highest-rating cruise allows you to sail on the New York Harbor and see the Statue of Liberty up close while taking in the panoramic views of Manhattan skylines
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00
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New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour 5 Days Packages

New York Hop-on Hop-off Tour 5 Days Packages

Our double decker Hop-on Hop-off is the best choice for visitors we pass Near the All Major Attractions,5 diferent Routes to see the best of New York City, bus arrive every 10-15 minutes,free wifi on the bus and this tour have audio narration in 12 languages with free Earphones.The best way to fully experience Central Park is on a bike. Hop on a top-notch Trek® bike, and take in some fresh air while pedaling.You have included in your package the museum of city of new york they offers great learning opportunities for visitors who are interested in the history of the world’s most influential metropolis,thhis museum is founded in 1923.The museum features an impressive collection of over 1.5 million artifacts, photographs and rare manuscripts which show the development and flourishing of the city. Finaly the Liberty Cruise is this highest-rating cruise allows you to sail on the New York Harbor and see the Statue of Liberty up close while taking in the panoramic views of Manhattan skylines
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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New York: Midtown Pedicab Tours - Sightseeing Rickshaw Tours

New York: Midtown Pedicab Tours - Sightseeing Rickshaw Tours

Avoid big buses and crows, pedicab tours is the less streanues and personal way to enjoy many well-known attractions and famous landmarks around Midtown, New York City. Enjoy the city on the comfort of Pedicab Guided Tour!
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

Private Highlights Tour of New York (Half Day)

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Become a New York VIP for the day during this half-day sightseeing tour, including a private guide and a chauffeur-driven vehicle. Explore the Big Apple by car and on foot as you visit attractions such as the Broadway Theater District, the stores of 5th Avenue, Central Park, the West Village, Wall Street, and much more.
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  • 4 hours
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$901.34
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$901.34
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Private Highlights Tour of New York (Full Day)

Private Highlights Tour of New York (Full Day)

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With so many sights to see in New York City, make sure you get to see the ones that matter most to you. This private full-day tour of the city is tailored to your wants and needs. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your private guide's commentary is based on your interests. See famous places such as Grand Central Station, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Wall Street, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,594.67
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$1,594.67
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Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour

Lower Manhattan & Midtown Manhattan Private Walking Tour

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Skip the effort of exploring Lower and Midtown Manhattan on your own with this private walking tour. With a guide to lead the way and furnish you with historical tales, it’s an easier and more enlightening option than sightseeing alone. Hear stories of Alexander Hamilton, visit Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza; and then head uptown to see the Empire State, Grand Central, and lesser-known treasures many visitors miss.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.90
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$121.90
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