Herald Square

sights / Squares & plazas

Herald Square information

Location
New York City , USA
Address
cnr Broadway, Sixth Ave & 34th St
Getting there
Subway: B/D/F/M, N/Q/R to 34th St-Herald Sq
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This crowded convergence of Broadway, Sixth Ave and 34th St is best known as the home of mammoth department store Macy's , where you can still ride some of the original wooden elevators. As part of the city’s ‘traffic-free Times Square’ plan, you can also (try to) relax in a lawn chair outside the store, slap-bang in the middle of Broadway.

Herald Square gets its name from a long-defunct newspaper, the New York Herald (1835–1924), and the small, leafy park here bustles during business hours thanks to a much-needed facelift. Skip the indoor malls south of Macy’s on Sixth Ave, packed with dull, suburban chains.