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Herald Square

1 Herald Square, at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, New York City, NY 10001-2902 (Garment District)
212 922 9393
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Ranked #269 of 848 attractions in New York City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

So when we got out that sunny day in september in 2005, the huge Macy's General Store, we found ourselves in the small area bordered with the trees and fence on one side and the massive characteristic New York buildings on the other side. That was just the spot to rest a little, amidst the agitation of the everyday life... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A little oasis in the middle of the bustle around Macy's near the Empire State Building. We sat here with coffee after our trip up to the top to people watch. It is great spot to do all of that.

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Langport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This small square is a great place for people watching. It is set out with tables and chairs, where tourists and locals alike spend their lunch break or simply sit to soak up the warmth of the spring sunshine. It was shady and smelt lovely with all the many tubs of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths around it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Nice stop for a relaxing break. Love this city. So many things to do. Suggest you stay for a few days to see the little gems like the square

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Unlike some other reviewers, I found this a delightful quiet area surrounded by the usual mayhem of New York traffic and pedestrian bustle. It is a shaded spot among trees - not exactly common in the heart of Manhattan. I didn't see any litter and the tables and chairs were clean and a welcome respite. Probably not worth seeking out... More

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Paris, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Quite simply this is one of the most disgusting places in new york city. There was rubbish everywhere that seemed unattended to for several days and with no action to have it removed. The chairs and tables are in disarray having us wonder what they are there for since they seemed to be unkept. I cant believe this is just... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

This was the first time I actually spent time here. It was a beautiful day. Not to crowded and plenty of chairs. The bells going off was an added treat. I really enjoyed the beauty.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

It is full of tourists, mainly on the way to Macys which is outside it. We were lucky to find a table, and sat down to have a snack and drink before we entered Macys. There was people watching and even some music.

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Herald Square is awful. It's always jam packed with aggressive tourists. The streets and sidewalk dirty. None of the nearby shops or eating establishments are worth your time, unless you want a quick, greasy bite. Avoid it if you can!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Herald Square is where Broadway intersects with Sixth Avenue. It has been synonymous with clothes shopping forever due to the fact that Macy's Department Store's flagship is right there, facing onto the square. And of course many other big national chains like H&M and Victoria's Secret also have stores there too. But the thing that draws me to Herald Square... More

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