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Herald Square, New York City
(3.8/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Herald Square is formed by the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue (officially named Avenue of the Americas), and 34th Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Named for the New York Herald, a now-defunct newspaper formerly headquartered there, it also gives its name to the surrounding area. The intersection is a typical Manhattan bow-tie square that consists of two named sections: Herald Square to the north (uptown) and Greeley Square to the south (downtown).DescriptionHerald Square proper is the north end of the square between West 34th Street and West 35th Street. The old New York Herald Building was located on the square. The square contains a huge mechanical clock whose mechanical structures were constructed in 1895 by the sculptor Antonin Jean Carles. The monument, known as the James Gordon Monument consists of the Goddess of Wisdom, Minerva with her owls in front of a bell, flanked by two bell ringers mounted on a Milford pink granite pedestal. The monument's bell was designed to chime on the hour. The two seven-foot-tall bronze laborers, nicknamed Stuff and Guff give the appearance of ringing the bell with their mallets, while in actuality is rung by mallets located behind the bell. The figures and the clock were originally part of the 1894 New York Herald Building that was located at the square. Prior to the demolition of the building in 1921, the figures were removed and reinstalled in the Square in 1940.
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  • This place has a lot of history and plenty of seating options which is a great place to hang out and just chill. It is located right across the street near Macy's. 
  • Need a break from your sight seeing or shopping. Get a coffee and take a seat in this small haven. There is seating amongst the green of this small garden. A pleasant interlude. 
  • Between the DJ music coming out of H&M, the displays of Macy's and places to eat along the way I found this to be the perfect place just to hang out for a bit. 
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  • Beautiful place to be in the fall. Shops are just steps away. Good place to grab a quick bite to eat.
  • As a kid I loved to visit here during the holidays. With the expansion of great online suppliers and deeper discounts the instore experience is not the same. The challenge of dealing with crowds and staff that is less than enthusiastic my preference is online shopping.
  • I love Herald Square! Charming place to sit down in between a hectic commute, enjoy meal or people watch. Lots of characters! A couple blocks to Penn Station. I'm looking forward to Macy's theme decorated Christmas storefront windows!
  • I was visiting New Hampshire from Georgia last week and wanting a place to take my grandmother in-law to lunch while meeting family from Ohio. I had been wanting to try Harold Square as that is the place to get Gourmet Cupcake Creations by Susie at the same time! We were not disappointed! The staff was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu and the food was great! We had sandwiches (roast beef, fish, and the nitro and Serrano chicken) and the salmon salad, they even cooked up a bowl of penne for the visiting 3 year old! The portions were huge, the food delighted our taste buds and the prices were extremely reasonable for the quality and potion! The cupcakes were the perfect compliment to the great food! I would not hesitate to recommend Harold Square to anyone! I will be returning on my next visit and can see this becoming a must go place every time I return to my home state!
  • One of the coolest spots on the city. PokemonGO hotspot, great view. Always buzzing.