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Herald Square is a typical Manhattan bow-tie square that consists of two named squares: Herald Square; and Greeley Square, which is specifically the portion between West 32nd Street and West 33rd Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue (Avenue of The Americas).^ Herald Square is formed by the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue (officially named Avenue of the Americas) and 34th Street in New York City. The area was named for the New York Herald, now the International Herald Tribune, a famous newspaper originally headquartered there. Befitting its newspaper heritage, a triangular park formed by Broadway, Sixth Avenue, and West 32nd Street is named Horace Greeley Square, after the New York Tribune publisher. There is a statue of Horace Greeley seated inside the park, that was created in 1890 by Alexander Doyle^ (the Tribune was later acquired by the Herald).^^ There also is a huge mechanical clock located in the companion park, formerly the site of the New York Herald building, at the north end of the square between West 34th Street and West 35th Street, whose mechanical structures were constructed in 1895 by the sculptor Antonin Jean Carles.^

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Herald Square

Herald Square
Made by peterjr1961
Herald Square: Minerva and The Bell Ringers ( Stuff and Guff or Gog and Magog) This park was named for the newspaper that was once published directly to its north. The City of New York acquired the area in 1846 as part of the opening of Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway). By the early 20th century, many printers and publishers had located in the area. The New York Herald, founded by James Gordon Bennett in 1835, was best known for its sensational coverage of scandal and crime, and for its enormous circulation. Herald Square’s centerpiece - a monument to Bennett and his son - houses a sculpture and clock that formerly topped the Herald building. The bronze figures include Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and invention, and two bell-ringing blacksmiths. The clock and figures were installed on the monument in 1940, and blacksmiths “Stuff and Guff” or “Gog and Magog” have chimed the hours ever since. Location: 6th Avenue and 34th Street Sculptor: Antonin Jean Carles, Paris Description: Niche, pilasters, 3 figural statues, bell Materials: Bronze, Milford pink granite Dimensions: Bell H: 74 D: 45; Minerva H: 11'; Left Figure H: 7'4; Right Figure H: 6'11; Plinth H: 5 L:10'4 Dedicated: 1895; 1928; restored 1940 Foundry: s101 - decauville, paris, 1894 Fabricator: Restored by E. Gargani & Sons Donor: 6th Avenue Association Inscription: A MEMORIAL TO JAMES GORDON BENNETT (1795-1872) FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK HERALD IN 1835 AND TO HIS SON JAMES GORDON BENNETT (1841-1918) THRUGH WHOSE VISION AND ENTERPRISE THE NEW YORK HERALD BECAME ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT NEWSPAPERS THE BRONZE FIGURES OF MINERVA AND THE BELLRINGERS ARE THE WORK OF ANTONIN JEAN CARLES. THEY STOOD, FROM 1895 TO 1921. ABOVE THE CORNICES OF JAMES GORDON BENNETT'S NEW YORK HERALD BUILDING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HERALD SQUARE AND TOLLED THE ACTIVE HOURS TO THE MILLIONS. IN 1928, THEY WERE GIVEN BY WILLIAM T. DEWART, PUBLISHER OF THE NEW YORK SUN, TO NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, THROUGH WHOSE GENEROSITY IN 1928 THEY ENTERED ON PERMANENT LOAN, THE CARE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THAT THEY MAY BE HERE RESTORED TO THEIR ORIGINAL AREA OF PLEASANT SERVICE, AND TO THEIR PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF OUR CITIZENS. FUNDS FOR THE RESTORATION WERE PROVIDED BY SUBSCRIPTION OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE LIVES ARE DEEP ROOTED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF HERALD SQUARE. MCMXL DOOR MEDALLION OWL & CRESCENT, LA NUIT PORTE CONSEIL GODDESS OF LIBERTY ORIGINALLY FROM ALTAR OF LIBERTY IN GREENWOOD CEMETARY COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND. TABLET INSCRIPTION MINERVA, GODDESS OF WISDOM, GLORY AND PATRIOTISM HERE SALUTES THE STATUE OF LIBERTY.

NYC_J G Bennett Mem_ (1)

NYC_J G Bennett Mem_ (1)
Made by TNoble2008
Minerva and the Bell Ringers, James Gordon Bennett Memorial Manhattan, Herald Square, New York, NY (Sculpture by Antonin Jean Carles: 1895 and Setting by Aymar Embury II: c. 1940) From the New York City Parks and Recreation Website: Location: 6th Avenue and 34th Street Sculptor: Antonin Jean Carles, Paris Description: Niche, pilasters, 3 figural statues, bell Materials: Bronze, Milford pink granite Dimensions: Bell H: 74 D: 45; Minerva H: 11'; Left Figure H: 7'4; Right Figure H: 6'11; Plinth H: 5 L:10'4 Dedicated: 1895; 1928; restored 1940 Foundry: s101 - decauville, paris, 1894 Fabricator: Restored by E. Gargani & Sons Donor: 6th Avenue Association Inscription: A MEMORIAL TO JAMES GORDON BENNETT (1795-1872) FOUNDER OF THE NEW YORK HERALD IN 1835 AND TO HIS SON JAMES GORDON BENNETT (1841-1918) THRUGH WHOSE VISION AND ENTERPRISE THE NEW YORK HERALD BECAME ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREAT NEWSPAPERS THE BRONZE FIGURES OF MINERVA AND THE BELLRINGERS ARE THE WORK OF ANTONIN JEAN CARLES. THEY STOOD, FROM 1895 TO 1921. ABOVE THE CORNICES OF JAMES GORDON BENNETT'S NEW YORK HERALD BUILDING ON THE NORTH SIDE OF HERALD SQUARE AND TOLLED THE ACTIVE HOURS TO THE MILLIONS. IN 1928, THEY WERE GIVEN BY WILLIAM T. DEWART, PUBLISHER OF THE NEW YORK SUN, TO NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, THROUGH WHOSE GENEROSITY IN 1928 THEY ENTERED ON PERMANENT LOAN, THE CARE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, THAT THEY MAY BE HERE RESTORED TO THEIR ORIGINAL AREA OF PLEASANT SERVICE, AND TO THEIR PLACE IN THE HEARTS OF OUR CITIZENS. FUNDS FOR THE RESTORATION WERE PROVIDED BY SUBSCRIPTION OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE LIVES ARE DEEP ROOTED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF HERALD SQUARE. MCMXL DOOR MEDALLION OWL & CRESCENT, LA NUIT PORTE CONSEIL GODDESS OF LIBERTY ORIGINALLY FROM ALTAR OF LIBERTY IN GREENWOOD CEMETARY COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND. TABLET INSCRIPTION MINERVA, GODDESS OF WISDOM, GLORY AND PATRIOTISM HERE SALUTES THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. The

NYC - Herald Square: Bennett Clock

NYC - Herald Square: Bennett Clock
Made by wallyg
Crafted in 1895 by Jean-Antonie Carles, this group of figures was commissioned for the roof of the New York Herald's two-story headquarters on 35th Street and Sixth Avenue. James Gordon Bennett, Jr., moved the headquarters of the Herald from its original location on Park Row (near Printer's Square, where the Benjamin Franklin statue now stands) uptown to a Renaissance-palazzo style building designed by Stanford White. In the era before cheap watches, the Herald Tribune's tolling clock was relied upon by the working people in the Herald Square area. Athena (or Minerva), goddess of wisdom, holds her shield and spear with her left hand as she gestures commandingly at the two men below. On the hour, the men, nicknamed Stuff and Guff swing back their hammers and strike the bell. Actually, they don't...that would eventually wear down the bell. Instead, the hour is struck by a mechanism tucked behind the bellringers. On top of the bell sits Athena's bird, the owl, whose eyes used to blink green when the Athena and her minions were atop the Herald's headquarters. Two more sit on pillars flanking the southern entrance to the small park. The inscription below the figures notes that this is a memorial to James Gordon Bennett, founder of the New York Herald in 1835, and his son James Gordon Bennett, through whose vision and enterprise the New York Herald became one of the world's great newspapers.

Herald Square

Herald Square
Made by Viridia
There's a clock atop this that didn't make it into the photo, and the guys (Stuff and Guff or Gog and Magog) ring the hour in. I hear that at least some of the owls in Herald Square have eyes that occasionally glow green. The inscription reads: A memorial to JAMES GORDON BENNETT (1795-1872) Founder of the New York Herald in 1835 and to his son JAMES GORDON BENNETT (1841-1918) through whose vision and enterprise The New York Herald became one of the world’s great newspapers The bronze figures of Minerva and the Bell Ringers are the work of Antonin Jean Carles. They stood from 1895 to 1921 above of the cornice of James Gordon Bennett’s New York Herald Building on the north side of Herald Square and tolled the active hours to the millions. In 1928 they were given by William T. Dewart, publisher of the New York Sun, to New York University, though whose generosity in 1939 they entered on permanent loan the care of the Department of Parks of the City of New York that they may be here restored to their original area of pleasant service and to their place in the hearts of our citizens. Funds for their restoration were provided by subscription of business organizations whose lives are deep-rooted in the neighborhood of Herald Square. MCMXL

No Country

No Country
Made by JordyR
A flickr friend has a group with two simple rules. Chill. And, don't be a complete ass. Indeed. 1. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Artist's Interview Nook. Pineapple has been getting Grilled for days and we are up to two full pages of questions and responses. Truly Wonderful! 2, Thanks to PIneapple!! In response to an email from her the other day in which she asked if I enjoyed seeing my group start to walk, I told her I got it going, but she made it fly!! She has put so much energy into answering the questions, and has even brought in to her interview two guests, Arieseffect and Brian Day (or B.Plus as he used to be known) who gave pretty incredible advice and pointers. 3. If you haven't stopped by, you should. I will, later this week, close Pineapple's thread, and give the group a small break until I can post another Featured Artist or Guest Featured Artist interview. I think the group will work best if there are small breaks in between interviews. 4. Chill. And, don't be a complete ass. 5. Selective color. Reflection in sunglasses. Cliche, right. HCS. 6. In and out today. A 50th Birthday Party for a friend. Will try my hardest to catch up and wish everyone a Happy Cliche Saturday.

Herald Square

Herald Square
Made by peterjr1961
Herald Square: Entrance Gate's Owl This park was named for the newspaper that was once published directly to its north. The City of New York acquired the area in 1846 as part of the opening of Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway). By the early 20th century, many printers and publishers had located in the area. The New York Herald, founded by James Gordon Bennett in 1835, was best known for its sensational coverage of scandal and crime, and for its enormous circulation. Herald Square’s centerpiece - a monument to Bennett and his son - houses a sculpture and clock that formerly topped the Herald building. The bronze figures include Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and invention, and two bell-ringing blacksmiths. The clock and figures were installed on the monument in 1940, and blacksmiths “Stuff and Guff” or “Gog and Magog” have chimed the hours ever since.

GWNY032

GWNY032
Made by jankor
Stuff and Guff pretend to hit the bell with a hammer at each full hour while Minerva (not visible here) watches from above. These mannequins are part of the clock which once crowned the former New York Herald Building right north of here. The building was erected in 1895 by Stanford White (from McKim, Mead & White) and was demolished in 1921. The clock, dominating the little park clad with bonze owls in Herald Square, Koreatown, New York, is still in function. The mechanical parts of the clock were constructed in 1895 by the sculptor Antonin Jean Carles.

Another place

Another place
Made by huffee
When Anthony Gormley's Another place came to Merseyside we loved it so much we kept it. I think of these sculptures as part of our landscape now. So I wasn't sure what to make of them turning up in New York. This installation is Event Horizon www.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/arts/design/19gormley.html using similar casts of the artist. There are a few at street level but it' the ones on the building tops that convinced me we can share our iron men. It seems they're not univesally popular though; news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8624268.stm

NYC (Local) Sidewalk Vendor 4

NYC (Local) Sidewalk Vendor 4
Made by danmags100
Hotdog stands are all over New York City and majority of them (or may be I should say all of them) are owned by Middle Eastern. I don't have any idea why is this so. NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg (30th world's richest person, 2011 Forbes Magazine) with Britain's PM David Cameron, took a hotdog bite in one of these hotdog stands. Philippine President Aquino III, with his official party, were also photographed to have snacked in a hotdog stand located within the vicinity of the hotel where he stayed while attending a UN conference here in NYC. Prices: Hotdog -$1; a can of Coke - $1. Wow! Who can beat that price?? And it's in NYC where everything, especially the cost of living, is damn expensive!

NYC In Conversation: 2.

NYC In Conversation: 2.
Made by Trapac
Nikon F80 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 + Fuji Velvia 50. I finally processed five rolls of Velvia 50, shot during a fabulous trip to New York with M in June 2007. That was the beginning of my journey with the Nikon F80, my 'first' film SLR, and the true workhorse of my stream even now. Oh yes, and the delay was because I wanted to process the Velvia as it was intended, in E6 chemicals as slide positives and by the time you get scans as well, that's expensive. So it took a while. I hope you enjoy the change of scenery and a break from the Burnham Lighthouse, the poppies and for a short period - cross processed film! ;)

Just Hanging Out

Just Hanging Out
Made by ScottDeW
HDR Just got home today from vacation. Ended up taking 4001 pictures across 56.6GB of data... Let's just say I have a lot of work to do! Here's one I ended up warming up with today from Times Square in New York City. My goal with this was to see if I could recreate how vibrant, and busy, this area is during the day. But yet, people still find the time to just hang out in the middle of this super busy intersection. On illuminated steps no less! (Well... the illuminate at night at least!) www.scottdewoody.com scottdewoody@hotmail.com

NYC - Herald Square: Owl

NYC - Herald Square: Owl
Made by wallyg
Originally called Dodge Place, the square was renamed for the New York Herald, whose headquarters building from 1893 to the 1920s was located on 35th Street. The square's most prominent feature is the elaborate , named for Herald publisher James Gordon Bennett Jr., but better known as Minerva, the Bellringers (dubbed Guff and Stuff), and the Owl. Owls were Bennett's talisman, and the new massive granite gateposts, installed by the Partnership, feature bronze owl figures by sculptor Greg Lefevre. NYC from A to Zed: O is for Owl

The Pink Depression

The Pink Depression
Made by ASquall (This is Gamy Wong Photography)
On my scavenger hunt for the 88 pianos in NYC hosted by Sing for Hope, I encountered this man trying to earn some money from playing on this piano. It was a pathetic sight to see someone trying so hard but not getting the attention he needed. Interesting how homelessness is still prevalent today. I hope he got some more money than he did when I saw him. It makes me wonder how I would have reacted to him if he wasn't on this piano, I think most New Yorkers are pretty numb to the homeless but really they just need more opportunities to work or make a living.

Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen
Made by jnap
This owl can be found in Herald Square. Originally called Dodge Place, the square was renamed for the New York Herald, whose headquarters 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., but better known as Minerva, the Bellringers (dubbed Guff and Stuff), and the Owl. Owls were Bennett's talisman, and the new massive granite gateposts, installed by the Partnership, feature bronze owl figures by sculptor Greg Lefevre.

Friendly  Wig maker

Friendly Wig maker
Made by Tattooed JJ
Took this shot near Macy's in manhattan one weekend a while back, I dont often take shots of people so a bit unusual for my stream But it seamed to fit a shot as if from the past and olden times, perhaps going back near to the original Independence day, well perhaps would if it wasnt for the jeans on the people in the background LOL Comments appreciated, Constructive critique even more appreciated, best way for me to learn better on B l a c k M a g i c

Macys seasonal window display 2

Macys seasonal window display 2
Made by Tattooed JJ
Another shot of one of the windows in Macy's seasonal display Quite suprised how good it turned out with just a little noise reduction considering this shot was with ISO 3200 PS. May not be able to visit and comment tonight or tomorrow, on the way home last night I caught my foot on a crack on the road and fell over and landed on my hands, cutting up the palms and making typing uncomfortable the good news is my camera was safely packed away in my backup and wasnt damaged at all in the fall

34th & Broadway, NYC

34th & Broadway, NYC
Made by Digital Agent 
Shop Large on Black at Macy's Almost two years ago I took a similar shot of this famous intersection on Manhattan Island, you can see it . What I really liked now is how the city of NY has closed a portion of Broadway to traffic and turned it into short promenade.... I took this from the top of the Empire State Building, zoomed in using my 24-105 Canon L F4.0 lens.

Chess In Herald Square

Chess In Herald Square
Made by smaginnis11565
Broadway at Times Square and Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan have been closed to vehicular traffic, opening up some badly needed pedestrian space. Lawn chairs have been set up in the new space at Times Square, but a different tack was tried in Herald Square. Chess boards have been set up here, on rows of tables. There's even a giant chess set on the pavement, visible here in the background. Chess is a popular pastime in Union Square farther south.

K5 more of Macys window displays1

K5 more of Macys window displays1
Made by Tattooed JJ
Got some more shots of the Macy's windows display and sharing a few on here startng with this one the displays are kind of cool this year based on the movie, which I completly forget the name of now, but anyways its the story of Virginia coming up to Christmas and wondering if there is a santa claus, its an animated movie and may well be called Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and there pretty cool with the movements within each window

joyous

joyous
Made by JordyR
I had a meeting downtown at 120 Broadway today. I always use that as an excuse to spend the rest of the day walking in the city and taking pics. Today was very disappointing. I took dozens of pics that simply were not in focus. But, shoot enough and you'll get one or two .... I was pretty pleased with this one. He was part of a three man band playing at Herald Square. They sounded pretty good, and absolutely looked the part.

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MTA NYCT Subway R160A departing 34th Street Herald Square
MTA NYC Trasnit Subway R160A on N line departing 34th Street Herald Square....MTA New York City Transit R160


F train at 34th Street-Herald Square
Brooklyn-bound F train of R46s arriving at, stopping, and leaving 34th Street-Herald Square...NYC Subway Manhattan Midtown R46


Herald Square
A look at Herald Square, New York City....New York NYC NY midtown manhattan Broadway 6th Avenue West 34th Street Empire State Building junction crossroads


N train at 34th Street-Herald Square
Brooklyn-bound N train of R160s arriving at 34th Street-Herald Square...NYC Subway Manhattan Midtown R160


Outside of Macy's in Herald Square, New York, NY
. This is not the best video, but you can see the outside of their store....Macy's Macys Macy department store outside Herald Square


R68 W Train @ 34th Street Herald Square
R68 W Train @ 34th Street Herald Square. More of these cars are rolling on the W line now. Enjoy :]...R68 R68A MTA NYCTA


New York Minute- Herald Square
I was going to do a minute of Macy*s window displays, but the Empire State Building looked so cool with the clouds....Macy Empire


Grand Street to 34th Street-Herald Square!
Broadway-Lafayette Street, West 4th Street-Washington Square Park and then arriving @ 34th Street-Herald Square! PS This video was taken on Labor Day


E train at 34th Street-Herald Square
Queens-bound E train of R32s leaving 34th Street-Herald Square. NOTE: Due to construction, E trains were rerouted via the V line between Queens


Times Square-42nd Street to Canal Street!
Times Square-42nd Street arriving @/leaving 34th Street-Herald Square bypassing 28th Street, 23rd Street arriving @/leaving 14th Street-Union Square bypassing


Herald Square
A Moment Of Zen...Caravan Police NYC Herald Square


V train at 34th Street-Herald Square
Queens-bound V train of R46s leaving 34th Street-Herald Square and I must say, the platform is quite long. With the huge gap in front


Macys herald square
Jus a lil clip i took of Macys from h&m's 2nd floor...from h&m


F train at 34th Street-Herald Square 2
Queens-bound F train of R46s arriving at 34th Street-Herald Square...NYC Subway Manhattan Midtown R46


1st Floor of Macy's in Herald Square, New York, NY
I went to visit NYC this weekend and this is a video of what the main level looks like when coming down the escalator. As you can see,


New York City Google Earth Fly Over
* Washington Square * Union Square * Flatiron Building * Empire State Building * Herald Square/ Macy*s * Jacob K Javits Center * Madison Square Garden/


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Snow Globe
Snow Globe! Featuring the New York City skyline, a model of Macy's Herald Square and rotating balloons, you couldn't get a better view! Just


Born to lead design search colection launch
search collection launch at Macy's, herald square. Look at the beautiful Pailin's collection!...Born to lead design search collection launch Macy's herald square




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