Posts Tagged ‘herald sq’

January shoppers

January 10, 2014

sales are on

It’s been very cold out, but the stores are having big sales. The solution: bundling up and hitting the stores. The urge to shop trumps staying warm.


Start your engines

April 16, 2013

sea of yellow

Sometimes the yellow cabs take over the roadway. A stoplight looks like the start of a road race, and the drivers are all ready to gun their engines the moment the light turns green.

Dirty habits

March 1, 2013


Pick your favorite vice. Shopping can get out of control, but smoking is definitely worse, especially on the sidewalk.

New Herald Square

June 12, 2012

Inches from cars and exhaust, you have to speak up above the traffic sounds; and remember to watch your shopping bags closely. The tables, chairs, and pedestrian walkways at 34th Street are a great addition to the area, as are the potted plants and flowers.

Uncrowded 34th Street

April 11, 2012

It was the middle of the day and the flower show tent was coming down. Herald Square was bustling, but somehow I took a picture that made the crowds at 34th Street look quite sparse.

Looking for a mailbox

March 29, 2012

That’s why most of us to to a mailbox, isn’t it, to sent back a movie or two?

Giant green oil can

April 7, 2011

Valvoline has taken over the area in front of Macy’s with an inflatable green oil can and a fake stock car. A rep told me that it’s April, a month of renewal, and started his spiel about recycled motor oil, but I didn’t let him go on too long because I said I didn’t own a car and didn’t need to know specifics. The display, ironically, was on a car-free plaza; below street-level is one of the city’s major subway hubs.

Is it last-minute yet?

December 23, 2010

34th Street isn’t crowded today, not yet, anyway. If people were really looking for bargains, they wouldn’t let the windy cold (or lousy economic environment) deter them.

PM rush on 34th Street

June 18, 2010

34th Street at 6:00 PM is packed. Commuters you expect to see, but there are also throngs of shoppers going in and out of stores and toting shopping bags.

Your food is on its way

March 27, 2010

Shoppers love 34th Street; pedestrians hate it. Delivery guys on bikes tolerate the Herald Square area because they have to.