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Address: 1 Herald Square, at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City, NY 10001-2902
Phone Number: 212 922 9393
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An oasis from the madness

A rare piece of serenity inside the madness of New York City. Calmness personified. A nice place to just rest for a minute and grab a snack.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bury, United Kingdom

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Bury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A rare piece of serenity inside the madness of New York City. Calmness personified. A nice place to just rest for a minute and grab a snack.

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Urban Outfitters (a shop I love, this was the best outlet I have ever been to!!), Victoria's Secret (lovely staff, I really like the bags for wet umbrellas!) and American Eagle (great stock, pushy staff)

Thank Cindy C
Beit Shemesh, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An intersection of three main NYC streets- once popular and famous and now, less so. Nonetheless, it's pleasant and busy- much to see and much to do. M There is certainly no reason to seek this out specifically, but if you find yourself here, shop eat and enjoy!

Thank AvrahamR1954
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It is only a tiny space edged between two very busy roads but it is like a shining oasis. Maybe it was the quite warm day but with the sun shining, the plants all around and the free tables and chairs it was a perfect place to soak up the NYC atmosphere with any of the frenetic pace of other... More 

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Surf City USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Herald Square combines with Greeley Square to form a welcome bow tie-shaped green space at 34th & Broadway in front of Macy's flagship store. Two things are nice here: free chairs for the public to sit on and free public toilets. & & Broadway

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Whitby, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I was hoping for better than what I found. On two mornings I purchased take out breakfasts with the hope of eating it in Herald Square. Both mornings (a Monday and a Tuesday) I got to the Square around 9:30, only to find no available seating. I find find a table on the third day, but the Square was dirty,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Just walked through it and in all honesty it is full of homeless beggars. Not their fault they are there but the area is dirty and gives an unsafe feel

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A great spot to have a little break and enjoy some coffee or water depending on the day and people watch.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Popular tourist area. Packed all day long. Casual atmosphere, lots to see and do or just sit and people watch. Home to the Macys which is one of the world's largest department stores.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice little square to relax for a second and enjoy the beautiful flowers and to people watch. Close to Macys and other shopping plus many restaurants.

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