New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— 34th Street district —
I am Horace Greeley, publisher of the New York Tribune, and founder of both the National Typographical Union and the Liberal Republican party. I am also the eponym for Greeley Square Park, which sits opposite Herald Square Park (named after the rival paper The Herald).
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A vital location for newspaper publishers in the late 1880s, the area saw a shift towards retail in the early 1900s. The 1910 opening of Penn Station and extension of the Hudson Tubes service to 33rd Street brought more goods and customers to 34th Street.
“The movement of the business section northward will, of course, continue…Thirty-fourth Street, it seems to me, is likely to continue (as) a great retail business street, as it is to-day.”
- William R. Wilcox, Public Service Commission, 1910
Erected by know NYC.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
Location. 40° 44.924′ N, 73° 59.317′ W. Marker is in 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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. Retail Pioneers (a few steps from this marker); Jerry McAuley’s Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Tribune (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinique and McAlpin Hotels (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackie Robinson (about 400 feet away); Herald Square (about 500 feet away); Broadway Tabernacle Church (about 500 feet away); R.H. Macy & Company (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding Greeley Square. The square is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . . 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 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.