4. Greeley Square

Architecturally the New York Tribune is best remembered for the Tribune Tower, one of the monumental newspaper buildings along Park Row. Although that building was demolished in 1966, the Tribune retains a presence in Midtown.

During the mid 1800s, Tribune founder Horace Greeley famously exhorted “Go west, young man.” In 1894, when the City decided to create a “Greeley Square” in his honor, it ignored his advice and went uptown instead, naming the triangular park bounded by 32nd Street, Sixth Avenue, and Broadway, for him.

Greeley Square features a statue of Greeley and also has an in-ground historical marker commemorating the New York Tribune. However, most of the time the marker is little noticed as it is usually covered by seating and tables. Although the Tribune never moved its headquarters to Greeley Square, in the late 1800s its “Uptown Office” was located at 1242 Broadway, one block to the south at 31st Street.