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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  • Josh D
    New York City, New York883 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very square!!
    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!!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 22, 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota5,385 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable Spot to Grab a Table and Take in the City
    Herald Square, where you will find Macy's flagship store, is a pleasant spot to grab an outdoor table and enjoy a coffee while taking in the pulse of the city. It is a recognizable spot if you ever watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv. It is located on a closed off, pedestrianized section of Broadway. The Empire State Building is right around the corner. Not a place to make a special trip but certainly a good spot to take a break if in the area visiting the Empire State Building or Macy's.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2024
  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, California8,793 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Miss the Skybridge!
    Herald Square is home to many things : Macy's flagship store, the mysterious owl sculptures, Horace Greet Park, with its equally imposing eagle statues, all in the shadow of the nearby Empire State Building But tucked away on West 32nd is a copper clad skybridge that once connected not one, but two iconic NYC stores. First Saks 34th Street branch, and then, Gimbels. It can still be viewed from the street below, a long ago architectural marvel from the golden age of the department store.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written May 19, 2024
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,143 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 June 5, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,385 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Herald Square, where you will find Macy's flagship store, is a pleasant spot to grab an outdoor table and enjoy a coffee while taking in the pulse of the city. It is a recognizable spot if you ever watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv. It is located on a closed off, pedestrianized section of Broadway. The Empire State Building is right around the corner. Not a place to make a special trip but certainly a good spot to take a break if in the area visiting the Empire State Building or Macy's.
Written March 28, 2024
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Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
Los Angeles, CA8,793 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Herald Square is home to many things : Macy's flagship store, the mysterious owl sculptures, Horace Greet Park, with its equally imposing eagle statues, all in the shadow of the nearby Empire State Building

But tucked away on West 32nd is a copper clad skybridge that once connected not one, but two iconic NYC stores. First Saks 34th Street branch, and then, Gimbels.

It can still be viewed from the street below, a long ago architectural marvel from the golden age of the department store.
Written May 19, 2024
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,137 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 April 25, 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 June 21, 2022
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
In between 34th and 35th to the West of Sixth Avenue and East of Broadway sits Herald Square. Now a location with tables, chairs and food trucks. Just outside Macy's it is a place where you can take a load off your feet for a few moments and enjoy some people watching. During the Holiday Season you can enjoy the windows at Macy's, but in the Summer you can enjoy seeing NYC life go by you as the locals intermingle with the tourists. Take a walk inside Macy's and ride the original wooden escalators that were installed in the store decades ago. Fun piece of trivia for you is that the Squares in NYC: Times, Herald and Union were all named for the Newspapers that once resided on them in years past. Enjoy your time in Herald Square.
Written April 26, 2019
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Nancy B
Philadelphia, PA34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
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 spent. Delicious!
Written August 18, 2014
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,610 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed breakfast there this past weekend and really liked the quietest of the place. The statue is beautiful and the surroundings quaint and pretty.
Written September 3, 2019
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David G
25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
My son and I were in the city for a Rangers game. We normally go to Bryant park so my son can have a pre game snack from waffles and dinges but decided to go to the one in Herald square instead. They did not disappointment. Even on a cool March day it was nice to sit in the park and enjoy a quick snack. We even had some company from some sparrows that wanted to join us and help my son with his waffle.
Written March 4, 2019
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Edward D.
Lucena, PB4,577 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Named for the long-defunct newspaper, the NY Herald, if you’ve been to Macy’s on 34th Street, you’ve probably passed through the square without even knowing. It’s not really a destination of its own, because there’s really nothing to see here, but the nearby Greeley Square Park is a nice little place to sit under the shade of a tree for a break from sightseeing and shopping.
Written August 19, 2018
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