Herald Square Park

Peaceful oasis in the heart of 34th Street

Herald Square was named for the New York Herald newspaper, whose building was located on 35th Street from 1893 to the 1920s. The square’s most prominent feature is the elaborate Bennett Clock, named for Herald publisher James Gordon Bennett Jr. The monument features the Bellringers, dubbed “Guff” and “Stuff,” and owls with flashing green eyes. Owls were Bennett’s talisman, and the new massive granite gateposts, installed by the Partnership, feature bronze owl figures by sculptor Greg Lefevre.

Herald Square is a wonderful place to take a break from shopping and sightseeing: pull up a chair, enjoy some refreshments from the food kiosk operated by Wafels & Dinges, and rest your eyes on the Partnership’s award–winning gardens. And be sure to catch Guff and Stuff ringing their bells every hour on the hour.

Please note: the bathroom at Herald Square Park is currently closed for renovations.

Hours

Open today 7:00am–9:00pm

    ​Open daily 7am-9pm
    Hours are weather and maintenance permitting

Getting there

​Where is Herald Square?

​Herald Square Park is between 34th and 35th Streets, and Broadway and Sixth Avenue. The park is accessible to several subway trains and bus lines.

Click here for directions to Herald Square.

Amenities

Please note: the bathroom at Herald Square Park is currently closed for renovations.

Herald Square Park has a seasonal reading room, public bathroom, beautiful seasonal plantings, and a Wafels and Dinges food kiosk. Please visit our calendar and program page to learn more about Herald Square activities and events.