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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 #249 of 861 Attractions in New York City
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Despite being at a major intersection by Macy's and very busy, there was a surprisingly relaxed atmosphere in Herald Square. When we visited (April 2014) there were lots of containers planted with spring flowers which looked lovely. Not really somewhere to make a point of visiting, but very pleasant to stop for a quick coffee and sit in the sun... More

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lincolnshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

our hotel was on this square and I was pleased to see it after it featured in the goldfinch book macys is here and I am a big fan of macys!

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New York City, New York
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153 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

THis intersection is at a crossroads in manhattan.To the east is Koreatown, a bustling area of Korean restaurant, shops, temples and ethnic curosities, to the west a vast shopping mecca containing Macys and other big shopping malls and further west, Penn Station, the gateway around the country. To The south lies the gift buildings and a newly revived flower market... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Spent the day in NYC with my three kids...decided to take the subway from Central Park area to Herald square so glad we did. Very nice part of town, Macy's store was busy and exciting. Plenty of things to see especially people watch. I highly recommend eating at the Waffles and Dinges stand across from Macy's. Best money I ever... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Situated at the intersection of Broadway and Avenue of Americas, the park gives an opportunity to sit back and relax amidst the madness of Manhattan. If you are shopping on broadway and enjoy street food, best way is to grab some fast food, a cup of coffee and sit here and witness the surroundings. Though this idea will only suitable... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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