1 Herald Square
New York, NY 10001
+1 212 484 1222 (Tourist Information)
Herald Square is named after the defunct New York Herald newspaper and it remains steadfast in opposition to rival Horace Greeley who owned the rival New York Tribune (he has his own square just south of here). At the northern end of Herald Square you will find the clock on the statue dedicated to James Gordon, owner of the paper. It was once in front of the eponymous building that stood here, but now it is a tranquil slice in the center of one of NYC's most visited retail hubs. Nowadays, visitors are mainly interested in shopping at Macy's
, Toys R Us, and the Manhattan Mall
. Nevertheless it is always a popular place to be (especially during Thanksgiving), and if you happen to find yourself here at night, look up at the owl's eyes on the statue, they flash an eerie green every few seconds!