8. Duffy Square

Father Duffy Square at 47th and Broadway

Duffy Square, like many other squares in Manhattan, was dedicated to a participant in World War I – Father Francis P. Duffy – Chaplain to the “Fighting Sixty-Ninth.” The 69th is the city’s Irish heritage regiment having answered the call to duty since the Civil War and always leads the St Patrick’s Day Parade. Father Duffy distinguished himself by seeing service in the Spanish-American War and World War I. It is probably best known today as the site for discount theater TKTS. His square is on W. 47th street at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue.