New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Union Square Park
National Historic Landmark
Here workers exercised their rights to free speech and assembly and on September 5, 1882, observed the first Labor Day.
Erected 1997 by National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 40° 44.121′ N, 73° 59.445′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Union Square Park Main Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abraham Lincoln Statue (about 400 feet away); Ninth Regiment New York State (about 500 feet away); Gramercy Gym Site (was about 700 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Elihu Root (about 800 feet away); Academy of Music Site (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. • Labor Unions • Notable Events • Notable Places • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,410 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on October 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.