6. Herald Square

Herald Square at 34th and Broadway

Herald Square, at 34th Street, was named for the Herald Building that stood at the intersection of Broadway and Sixth Avenue. The Herald Building has been taken down, but the monument erected includes the statues of Minerva and the Bell Ringers, who were originally atop the north side of the building. Herald Square was from its earliest development a retail center with stores like Saks, Gimbels, Macy’s, and the original Tiffany clustered around the area. Now, only Macy’s remains.