Broadway Boulevard

A famous avenue transforms into a pedestrian oasis in the middle of Manhattan

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.

Visit our calendar to discover free programs and activities on Broadway Boulevard.

Getting there

Accessible by several subway lines, buses, and the LIRR, Broadway Boulevard is in Herald Square and close to Penn Station and the Empire State Building.

Broadway Boulevard is located on Broadway between 32nd and 35th Streets. Click here for directions to Broadway Boulevard.

Herald Square Plaza

​The plaza on Broadway Boulevard next to Herald Square Park and in front of Macy’s Herald Square, hosts kids activities, cultural performances, free fitness classes, and more. Check out our calendar for more info on our free programs.

Broadway between 34th and 35th Streets

Greeley Square Plaza

​The plaza on Broadway Boulevard next to Greeley Square Park is home to Recess (with ping pong and games), free dance classes, and more! Relax and work at tables and chairs, or join in the fun. Check out our calendar for more info on our free programs.

Broadway between 32nd and 34th Streets