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New York Tribune

 
 
New York Tribune plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 14, 2020
1. New York Tribune plaque
Inscription.  
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.
 
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
New York Tribune plaque site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 14, 2020
2. New York Tribune plaque site
By the Horace Greeley monument.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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.) 
 
Greeley Square plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 14, 2020
3. Greeley Square plaque
Horace Greeley monument image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 28, 2017
4. Horace Greeley monument
Horace Greeley monument inscription image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 18, 2017
5. Horace Greeley monument inscription
<i>Statue of Horace Greeley, New York City</i> image. Click for full size.
Robert L. Bracklow (courtesy of the New York Historical Society), July 18, 1896
6. Statue of Horace Greeley, New York City
Greeley Square image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 14, 2020
7. Greeley Square
 
 
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 57 times since then. 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.
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