New York Journals

West 34th Street

A July 2007 trip to New York by ripplefan2

Macys Herald Square Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: The West side of Manhattan on 34th Street has a lot to offer and is a real fun place. It is also a shoppers heaven!

West 34th Street

Overview

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34th Street has tons to offer, such as the Manhattan Mall, the world's largest Macy's, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building and tons more. One of my favorite parts of this area is Herald Square on 6th Avenue & 34th Street; it's like an oasis in the desert of swweeping shoppers. And with the Empire State Building and the mall, this neighborhood can keep you busy for days to come. So remember to make sure that that camera is fully charged.Quick Tips: Throughout the summertime, there are plenty of free attraction in and around 34th Street, ranging from free concerts, TV show promotions, and even parades, so grab a copy of the Village Voice see what's happening on th...Read More

Brother Jimmy's BBQ

Restaurant

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After a long day of walking around, or if you just arrived into Penn Station, and are in need of some sustenance, Brother Jimmy’s, near the back side of Penn Station is the place for some good southern food. It's a recent explosive trend upon Manhattan with its great food and fun ambience, just made its residency on 8th Avenue. After a rough day back from traveling on a bus, my girlfriend and I were in desperate need of food and Brother Jimmy’s was the perfect thing for us. Upon entering, we were ushered up to the second floor and given a seat underneath the fans and in front of the TV playing the soccer matches. There is nothing to me more enjoyable than a good plate of southern food a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 26, 2007

Brother Jimmy's BBQ
416 8th Avenue
New York, New York

Macy's Herald Square

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Attraction | "Macy's Department Store"

Macy's Herald Square Photo, New York, New York
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The Flagship store of Macy's is one of the biggest shopping attractions in all of New York. The brownstone styled building in a whopping full city block long with multiple floors that can send a shopper into a world wind of emotions.The facade of the building is a dazzling spectacle all in its own and can really make you stop dead in your tracks. Built in the old style of a large brownstone, this building gives that old feel with some new twists; the large color TV blasting advertisements off into the passing public. Then, when entering this behemoth of cement and fashion, you are bombarded with 12 different floors of consumer products. Doing one floor is enough to wipe you out, but 12 can be ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 26, 2007

Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street
New York, New York 10001
(212) 695 4400

Manhattan Mall

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Attraction

Manhattan Mall Photo, New York, New York
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If you are trying to find the Manhattan Mall and can't seem to locate it, just follow the crowds of people rushing south past 34th Street and it'll hit you like a tons a bricks. The mall has become a fixture in Manhattan, even after losing the Stern's that graced the halls for years. The first four floors are nothing but full on commerce, with the basement being dedicated to the food court and the areas in which the holiday festivities take place. Throughout the winter, a two store Christmas tree is erected near the fountain and a Santa Claus is there fore children to take pictures with. Now I know, once you have seen one mall, you have seen them all, but this place is a little differe...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 26, 2007

Manhattan Mall
6th Ave. and 33rd St.
New York, New York 10001
(212) 465-0500

Herald Square

Attraction

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This park, located in the midst of the hubbub that is Midtown Manhattan, this small slice of Eden is a pedestrians gift. Herald Square is actually two different parks right next to each other on 6th Avenue and 34th Street. The parks were named after the newspaper that used to inhabit that area (the New York Herald) and its sister park (Greeley Square) was named after the publisher of the then famous New York newspaper.Although the parks don't really offer much in the way of entertainment, there is nothing more enjoyable, from a New Yorkers point of view, than being able to find a patch of grass in this Metropolis. And being that each square is located right next to the biggest shopping centers...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 26, 2007

Herald Square
1 Herald Square
New York, New York 10001
(212) 922-9393