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Herald Square, New York City

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 160+ 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 is basically overlooked these days as traffic has been rerouted and large buildings have been put up and then renovated around it but it still remains an important spot in the history of th...  read more »
  • Charming place, with tables on the square to sit down and have a coffee enjoying the coming and going of passers-by.
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  • It is always crowded and full of life in Herald Square. The main "attraction" is Macy's Department Store which is huge and diverse. On special holidays Macy's presents its' beautifully decorated windo...  read more »
  • 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!
  • Macys! It's a classic place to shop. Historical Macy's still has Santa! Tons of designers sell their bags, shoes to top of the line names. At this Macy's you will find all the fancy brands. There are also sale items and markdowns. Get their credit card and earn points& coupons. The new gimmick is the Plenticard for money back savings.
  • I love shopping here. It's that simple. They literally have everything you could thing of: men and women clothing, home shopping, restaurants in the Macy's building, and a bunch of other stuff. This is a must-go place.
  • It's a small park with nothing really interesting. I usually just walk through it to get to the other side. It certainly doesn't take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Often there are events there which can be nice... Or not. And there's a Shake Shack. So, that's nice for Shake Shack, but takes away from the park being a serene place to relax.
  • As a local I cannot say I enjoy this area very much. It is usually packed with tourists and pick pockets. Since it's a train hub I sometimes find myself in the area but I try to get out as fast as possible. I wouldn't eat around the area as they are expecting tourists they raise their prices. The shopping is good at Macy's but again very crowded. If you're not a tourist I would avoid this area. Side note, do not dip your debit or credit card in any of the MTA machines or ATM s as they can be tampered with.
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