Herald Square


Herald Square is formed by the intersection of Broadway and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), between West 34th and West 35th streets, and the surrounding area in Midtown Manhattan. It was named after the old New York Herald Building, opened in 1895, headquarters of the newspaper. The City of New York acquired the area in 1846 as part of the opening of Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway). Greeley Square is to the south.

In the 19th century, the 71st Infantry Regiment had its headquarters at the junction of Broadway, 6th Avenue and 35th Street. The building was erected about 1863 on the site of an old market. In 1894, the 71st moved to the new premises in Park Avenue.

In the early 1890, The New York Herald operated in a building on Broadway, at Ann Street. In 1895, the newspaper, founded in 1835 by James Gordon Bennett (1795–1872), moved to the new building in the area that became known as Herald Square, in the former site of the 71st Infantry Regiment.

The New York Herald newspaper was published between 1835 and 1924, when the company merged with the New-York Tribune to form the New York Herald Tribune. Part of the Herald Building was demolished in 1921 and the southern half of the Herald Building was leased by the Rogers Peet Company, in the same year, and it still existed in 1936. The other part was occupied by the Herald Square Building, completed in 1930.

In 1940, the bronze sculptures on top of the old Herald Building were incorporated into the James Gordon Bennett Memorial.

The Macy's building was completed in 1902 on the northwest corner of West 34th Street. The 25-story Hotel McAlpin was completed in 1912 at 1282-1300 Broadway, corner of West 34th Street.


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Herald Square looking north from the junction of Broadway (left) and Sixth Avenue (right). Herald Building is in the center. Vintage postcard copyright 1907 by De Witt C. Wheeler.


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Herald Square looking north on Broadway, with Herald Building on the right and the Macy's building on the left, between 1902 and 1904. Vintage postcard by E. Frey & Co.


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Broadway, east side, 34th to 37th. Herald Square and Broadway Tabernacle - 1899.




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On 1282-1300 Broadway at 33rd Street. Herald Square is to the left.


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