Herald Square

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 10/03/14

    For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    October 1, 2014
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    December 13, 2013

    Where to Brunch This Weekend: CU 29 Copper, La Tarte Flambee, China Grill, and Stella 34

    Are there floods of tourists between you and your gingerbread latte? Is the bitter cold preventing you from picking up breakfast in the morning? Suck it up and head out for brunch. Here are a few places to unwind with some booze and bacon while you avoid the hordes dressed like Jolly Old St. Nick.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Broadway Bites: A Pre-Holiday Pause from the Midtown Lunch (or Dinner!) [PHOTOS]

    On Monday, Urbanspace NYC opened Broadway Bites, a new street fair in Herald Square (Sixth Avenue and 34th Street). With 25 vendors serving everything from pizza (yes, it's Roberta's) to lobster rolls (Red Hook Lobster Pound) to gluten-free vegetarian fare (Two Tablespoons), the market is giving mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Big Freedia's Guinness World Record Twerk-A-Thon Explained (NSFW)

    Twerking. In the future, it will be used as currency. It will be a tool used to combat world hunger. Twerking will be used to broker peace deals. It will end poverty. In these early days of Twerk Mania, it's hard to understand what it will become, especially given very few of us understand it. That' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Big Freedia Will Attempt to Set a Guinness Record for Twerking in Herald Square Today

    If you happen to be walking past Herald Square around noon today, and you see hundreds of people doubled over, butts jutting: Stay calm. It's just Big Freedia and her army of twerkers. As a promotion for her upcoming reality show on Fuse TV, the New Orleans Bounce musician Big Freedia is holding a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Grading the Twerkers at Big Freedia's Record-Setting Twerk-A-Thon

    At 12:30 p.m. on September 25 in the Year of Our Lord 2013, something amazing happened: Some 358 New Yorkers got together in Herald Square and broke the world record for the number of people twerking simultaneously. The rules were simple: Keep your back straight. Pop your hips, not your knees. And n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    MYSTERY SOLVED: Who Is The Author Behind The Most Beautiful Craigslist Missed Connection of All Time?

    Craigslist is menagerie of oddities both gorgeous and grotesque. You can find anything on there: fan fiction about your favorite band, a record store, organs, a baby, certain death, even love.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    The New "On The Go!" Digital Subway Maps Are A Tourist's Dream Come True

    Aside from a subway death solution, a review of the G train and a whole slew of transportation inconveniences, the MTA is also in need of a technological upgrade. Luckily, that'll be arriving shortly (the other issues mentioned... maybe not so much). Two summers ago, the agency installed several ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    SPQR Closed in Little Italy; Broken English Will Become Jarro in Carroll Gardens

    SPQR in Little Italy closed this week, Grub Street reported. The restaurant on Mulberry Street had been open in some capacity for 30 years, but the phone lines are disconnected and many of the items inside the space were auctioned off, including coffee makers, wine racks, and stoves. The building th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Leske's Bakery Opens in Park Slope, Pennsylvania 6 Opens in Herald Square

    Leske's Bakery will open a second location in Brooklyn on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. The Bay Ridge-based bakery has been around for over 100 years and is known for its Scandinavian heritage and black-and-white cookies. Join in the sweet festivities by showing up bright and early for a celebratory cookie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Mmm... Enfes Opens Near Herald Square, Eagle Trading Company Comes to Greenpoint

    Mmm...Enfes, the popular Turkish pastry shop that usually pops up at the Bryant Park and Columbus Circle Holiday Markets, can now be found permanently near Herald Square. Savory and sweet items include bourek and baklava. 70 W. 39th St.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Give It a Few Weeks Before the R Train Returns

    Yesterday, we reported on the MTA's no-refund policy enacted in the aftermath of Sandy. Although no reason was given, the situation provided enough explanation: the agency was out a significant amount of cash flow and paying back all those fares definitely wouldn't have helped. So straphangers are f ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    NYC's 'Stealth' Starbucks Will Serve Beer and Wine

    A 'stealth' Starbucks is an unbranded Starbucks location devoid of their usual mermaid decal, furnishings and overall look and feel. Grub Street broke the news that Macy's Square will be getting one called The Herald Square Cafe: From Grub Street: "Pastries are sourced from local bakeries, not ship ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 28, 2012


    Cintra Wilson discusses Fear and Clothing

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Bowery Burger at New York Burger Co.

    New York Burger Co.'s Bowery Burger When you crave a hamburger, you usually go upscale or down. On the downscale side, you may walk into Five Guys, a diner, or even Burger King or Wendy's. Upscale, find yourself at maybe Minetta Tavern (where you can actually get a seat at lunch), 5 Napkin, or eve ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 16, 2011

    Look! Large Balloons!!

    The only time of year animals take over NYC

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Will You Shop at the New MTA Boutique at Macy's?

    ​Subway merch is obviously not a new idea -- you've all seen the subway-themed shower curtains, T-shirts, dog gear, magnets, umbrellas, and whatnot. But now there's an entire section of Macy's capitalizing on people's need to buy things that remind them of their dreaded commutes. The MTA has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    'Occupy Fountains' Ride Planned for Today in Midtown

    "Occupying" is clearly not confined to Wall Street, having occurred over the weekend in Washington Square Park and, we hear, being planned for Tompkins Square Park this coming Saturday and Sunday. All the while, Occupy Wall Street Protesters are remaining at base camp in Zuccotti Park, where Mayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    New York City Ups Security in Light of 'Credible' 9/11 Terror Threat

    ​Last night Mayor Bloomberg addressed the city, along with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, in a press conference after officials announced a "specific, credible, but unconfirmed" threat of an attack in New York City or Washington D.C. timed to the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Fashion's Night Out Preview: Must-Go Spots

    ​Back in 2009 when Fashion's Night Out launched, Anna Wintour, the brainchild behind the event, aimed to celebrate the fashion industry and its consumers with an all-night party at shops and department stores throughout the city, in an attempt to spruce up retail sales in the wake of the marke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    You Can Now Find Tanoreen in Midtown

    Robert SietsemaWhere angels fear to tread.​Although we're not really fans of FoodParc, we now have one reason to be grateful for its existence. That reason is Tanoreen.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Macy's 37th Annual Flower Show: Fake Daisies and Dogs in Floral Snuggies

    Heather Holland via The Lush Side​It's a good thing the wall of daisies was artificial, since the near-freezing wind that swept through Herald Square would have made short work of any exposed bloom at Macy's annual Flower Show on Sunday. Still, midtown tourists and shoppers took little notice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Valentine's Day Is Also National Condom Day!

    ​Yes, it's true, good friends. National Condom Day and Valentine's Day fall on the very same day! Someone was either thinking, or not thinking, as the case may be, because just like Mother's Day, every day should really be National Condom Day. (And thereby, the two shall ever remain separate.) ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2010

    New Year's Eve: Eats

    Old stand-bys and some new kids on the block

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    A First Look Inside Foodparc, NYC

    ​Foodparc is not quite as big and grandiose as it looks from the outside. If this era coming up has a theme, it might be the Era of Food Courts. They seem to be popping up everywhere.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Bedbug Taste Levels Are Improving; They're Now at Macy's and Bloomingdale's

    ​If you laughed when bedbugs were found at Hollister and Victoria's Secret, you may not be laughing now that they're mounting the fashion food chain. The latest: The bugs have been found at two of New York's biggest department stores, Macy's in Herald Square and Bloomingdales on 59th Street. B ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010

    OH, JE$US

    Our patience is running as thin as her sobriety

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Material Hurl: Our Top 10 Issues with Madonna and Lourdes' New Clothing Line

    ​Yesterday, in a maelstrom of glitter and Pixie Stix, Herald Square unveiled Material Girl, their new, tween-oriented in-house fashion line. Their collaborators: Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes. The face of the brand: panda-eyed Gossip Girl actress and the Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Commuting Report: Subway Ridership Down, Bikes on the Up

    ​Over the weekend New York City Transit released a whole bunch of data about how we ride the subway. It turns out, ridership for 2009 was down slightly from 2008 (blame the economy and the fact that a bunch of us were unemployed; if you're the MTA, blame construction).

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    What to Talk About at Work Today

    ​In case you were living under a rock (or outside, with a healthy application of spf, we hope) this weekend, we've consolidated a handy list of what the past two days had to offer. Fear the office water cooler no longer! Read on for what's on the lips of all the popular kids:

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Michael Kors Dresses Weatherproof Mannequin, Gets Taste of His Own Project Runway Medicine

    Michael Kors, Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg and 17 other top American designers are creating a summer-long "fashion show" that will march up Broadway from Herald Square to Times Square. The public art project, called "Sidewalk Catwalk" and put on by the Fashion Center Business Improvement D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Al di La Comes to Macy's Tomorrow Night

    Robert SietsemaAl di La goes from Park Slope to Herald Square​Tomorrow, Al di La is crossing the East River for one night only: chef Anna Klinger and her husband Emiliano Coppa will be making a five-course meal with wine pairings at De Gustibus, the cooking school perched at the top of Macy's. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    H&M Apologizes for Destroying, Trashing Unsold Clothes, Sort Of

    Whatever happened to all those unsightly metallic brown, fur-trimmed puffer jackets on the clearance rack at H&M? In all likelihood, they're probably out back in a garbage bag, fiberfill busting out of box-cutter slashes. On Tuesday, the Times published a story on retail giant H&M's shady practi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Bloomberg to Bikers: Screw You!

    With all the pale green bike lanes going in across town, you might think we have a bicycle-friendly mayor. Nothing could be further from the truth. The bike lanes are really his method of hectoring motorists by eliminating car-traffic lanes--as are the pedestrian malls at Times Square and Heral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Friday's Headlines: Piven Won't Be Punished for Fishy Story

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Friday New York headlines...Fishy outcome: Actors' union buys Jeremy Piven's sob story, won't penalize him for ditching play over 'mercury poisoning.'U.S. to buy up to 40 percent stake in Citigroup, just keeping it private, in desperate move to keep it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Reverend Billy Leads Buy Nothing Day Service in Union Square

    "Where's Reverend Billy?" asked a young woman with a camera. The acolyte who'd handed her a flyer for the Buy-Nothing day event at the north end of Union Square (detailing the activist Rev's "10 Commandments of Buylessness," and including a "Fun Page" of BND activities) thought a moment, then said, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    The Truth Behind 'Beaver' Shots and Who Owns Your Tofurky?

    A web site touting the amenities in The Beaver House, a new building by developer Andre Balazs, features avideo of girls pillow-fighting among other delights. The sales gimmick, dubbed The Beaver Butler, allows owners to monitor their apartments while they are away through video surveillance, light ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2007

    Family (Terror) Ties

    With a brother in prison, Sanya Siraj sells books and hopes to remain in the country.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Victoria's Secret Goes Green, Sort of

    Reverend Billy works it. Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping Choir were outside the Victoria's Secret in Herald Square on Wednesday crowing for victory with the news that parent company Limited Brands has decided to stop clearcutting endangered forests to produce its ubiquitous catalogs ... More >>

  • Art

    April 4, 2006

    On High

    Christian college takes root in the Empire State Building

  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    Chain Reaction

    What does your H&M say about you?

  • NYC Life

    August 9, 2005

    Something to Fall Back On

    'America's Next Top Model' searches for America's next reality stars

  • NYC Life

    December 9, 2003

    The Cheap Detective

    Holiday Hunting in Bargain Bins

  • NYC Life

    December 9, 2003
  • News

    December 24, 2002

    The BCS Mess

    Our Guide to the Bowl Championship Series

  • News

    November 19, 2002
  • News

    September 5, 2000

    Ink Slingers

    Across Town, Words Jump off the Page

  • NYC Life

    December 22, 1998

    Less Is More

    Bargaining with the Holidays

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