New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York Tribune
Celebrated editor and political leader Horace Greeley (1811-1872) launched the New York Tribune in 1841. From its pages, he had an enormous influence on American popular opinion. Greeley’s famous advice, “Go West, young man, go West”, inspired generations of Americans to seek their fortunes on the new frontier. He advocated protectionism, abolition of slavery, labor rights, and political reform. Greeley ran for President against Ulysses S. Grant in 1872.
This triangular park in the heart of the old newspaper and printing district was named in Greeley’s honor. The City of New York acquired the site in 1846 in connection with the opening of Bloomingdale Road (now Broadway). The bronze monument of Greeley by sculptor Alexander Doyle was dedicated in 1890.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
Location. 40° 44.94′ N, 73° 59.293′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broadway and East 33rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Greeley Square, New York NY 10001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Retail Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Greeley Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerry McAuley’s Mission (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackie Robinson (about 300 feet away); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 400 feet away); Herald Square (about 400 feet away); R.H. Macy & Company (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The plaque is set into the pavement by the Horace Greeley statue.
Also see . . .
1. New York Tribune. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Greeley Square Park. official NYC Parks description. (Submitted on August 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. Horace Greeley. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on August 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 6. submitted on August 7, 2020. 7. submitted on August 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.