Spotlight on Herald Square, Manhattan, NY
Herald Square is a small section of Midtown Manhattan formed by the intersection of Broadway, Avenue of the Americas, and 34th Street. Named for the iconic, but now-defunct New York Herald newspaper that was previously headquartered there, the square is made up of two distinct sections –Herald Square to the north, and Greeley Square to the south. Both areas are made up of a park surrounded by an array of retail stores.
Shopping is the name of the Herald Square game, with the best selection of chain clothing stores in the city, or possibly the world. The most famous of these is Macy’s flagship department store, the largest in the United States. The Manhattan Mall is also located here, as is the Fashion Institute of Technology. Transportation in the area is plentiful, due to the 34th Street- Herald Square subway station, as well as the PATH trains.
The parks serve as a popular spot for tourists taking a break from shopping, workers grabbing some sun during their lunch break, or residents looking for live in one of the most lively areas of Manhattan. With plenty of pedestrian spaces, trees, and gardens, the area maintains the perfect balance of commercial business and serene surroundings. Herald Square is also home to a huge mechanical clock, constructed in 1895. Originally the clock and its surrounding statues were part of the New York Herald Building, but were later moved to the square when it was demolished.
While Herald Square is famous for it’s vast array of stores, it isn’t without residential space. As with the Garment District, and indeed many other areas of Midtown, Herald Square has been developing more and more residential real estate in recent years. There is a mix of high rise buildings with luxury rental apartments, as well as more affordable properties. A number of current buildings have been converted into condos as well, such as the Glass Farm House, previously used as a school, located on 37th Street near the Fashion Institute. As more and more families and young professionals move to the area, the culinary scene has in Herald Square continues to expand too. Check out the Breslin or Eventi Hotels which both boast stellar restaurants, before heading out for a day of lounging in the park, or perhaps a shopping spree.
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