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Herald & Greeley Square Plazas

A famous avenue transformed into pedestrian oases

For over a decade, Herald and Greeley Square Parks have anchored the 34th Street district. In 2009, NYC’s “Broadway Boulevard” project closed Broadway to vehicle traffic between 35th and 33rd Streets, creating pedestrian plazas that more than doubled the passive space provided by the triangle parks. 34SP immediately began to program the newly pedestrianized space, installing chairs, tables, planters, and umbrellas and providing activities and entertainment.

What had once been one of the most congested streets in the city quickly became a place of relaxation, rendezvous, and recreation. In warm weather visitors can enjoy free salsa classes, fitness programs, juggling, hooping, and more.

Herald Square plaza

​The plaza on Broadway next to Herald Square Park abutting Macy’s Herald Square is full of tables, chairs, planters, and free activities. Find dance classes, fitness classes, and more in warm weather months!

Broadway between 34th and 35th Streets

greeley square plaza

​The plaza on Broadway Boulevard next to Greeley Square Park is home to ping pong, Pop in the City, free dance classes, and more! Relax and work at tables and chairs, or join in the fun.

Broadway between 32nd and 34th Streets