5. Greeley Square

statue of Horace Greeley at Madison Square on 33rd and Broadway

Horace Greely was the founder of The New York Tribune, originator of the advice “Go West, Young Man,” champion of Senator Abe Lincoln, and one of the founders of the Republican Party. Greeley Square is at 33rd Street and Broadway. His advice referred to a series of editorials he published that encouraged tradesmen to flee New York City at a time of dire unemployment.