Herald Square
Herald Square
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Tenderloin
How to get there
  • 34th St – Herald Square • 1 min walk
  • 34th St – Penn Station • 3 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles281 reviews
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Josh D
New York City, NY474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
I know all tourists go to Times Square but I happen to be a native of the city and I think it is very overrated!! I am not trying to start a tourism coup and get overthrown but I am saying it is very crowded!! I happen to enjoy walking 8 blocks from the crowd and hanging out here!! I went here today with my ramen friend in NY who I’ve mentioned a few times!! We played a prank on his parents and said he left his phone in the ramen room which is actually an inside joke that we created inside of the restaurant we ate at!! I know what an inside joke is and the last line was also a joke!! We had to sit down and explain the joke to his parents because they fell for it and we sat here!! We then enjoyed a waffle which we split in half and enjoyed!! You all should come here!!
Written 22 December 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,782 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We did go to Macy's, which is the iconic presence at this crossroads. We were surprised that there were so many people shopping, nice to see post-Covid. The city has made a wise choice of blocking traffic on some of the odd portions of Broadway and setting up tables and chairs, which are used by people to rest or to eat. Makes the area more lively.
Written 27 June 2023
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This small, incredibly active neighborhood is a shopping hub for the city and houses one of NYC's most iconic places: the Macy's Flagship Store with its glorious window displays (come for Christmas!). It's easy for this neighborhood to blend into Times Square, so it's a bit less well-known as a distinct neighborhood, but it's still absolutely worth a visit for its own sake. Parts of the bordering streets are closed to vehicles so pedestrians can sit at tables to enjoy a meal from one of the cafés or to merely people-watch.
Written 5 June 2023
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Daniel D
Dearborn, MI24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I had a waffle and coffee and enjoyed the early morning views and statue. Felt a bit like Europe! Good place to start the day and the park was clean, secure, and well maintained.
Written 8 November 2022
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
PROS
• Famous because of the song
• So centrally located in midtown Manhattan
* Adjacent to Empire State Building and Macy’s and on Broadway
• Seats and tables in pedestrian areas

CONS
• Not much else of tourist interest here

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… on my path of walking excursion of 26,308 steps of midtown Manhattan. Others had informed me that there was not much notable there, and they were correct.

TIPS
See it if you are there and pass by it. Certainly do not make a special trip to be there.

PLEASE SEE MY SEVERAL PHOTOS and if you like them, please press “helpful.”
Written 21 June 2022
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY15,368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Herald Square has a small park and part of the street closed to traffic. In the portion of Broadway were tables and chairs and pedestrian walkways. A nice place to enjoy a cup of coffee after shopping at Macy's.
Written 25 April 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,476 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Herald Square is opposite to Greeley Square Park. Both are small parks that sit in the middle of Manhattan. Flowers and seating . Both nice.
Written 23 April 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,131 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
If you look at Google Maps it correct describes Herald Square as a "compact plaza" which is highly accurate. There is a small pedestrian area, then a very small green space with a statue and then 6th Ave. That's really it.

Macy's has announced a makeover of the area to make it much more pedestrian friendly and hopefully turn it into a real point of interest. In my opinion, the makeover is a great idea. Right now it is an average 3 star green space in midtown.
Written 18 March 2022
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Ben B
Calgary, Canada14,382 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
You know you're in a special place in NYC when you see people from all walks of live take a pause from their everyday life, whether it's running a company or busking on the street. Like many NYC squares, it is small, but it's clean, well run, the furniture etc is in good shape. We were there in the evening, felt safe, and just enjoyed seeing people relax. The Square was named after the now defunct New York Herald newspaper, founded by James Gordon Bennett whose statue presided over the park. If you're near Macy's and need a breather, check out this tiny park! Honeymooner? Be extra sure to visit here, you'll carry the memory for the rest of your life!
Written 25 November 2021
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Grab a coffee up the street at Starbucks and bring it to herald square. This is a fantastic little urban park with tables and chairs, shade, an enormous monument to Jordan Bennett, beautiful landscaping, and friendly people.
Written 17 May 2021
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