Union Square, Manhattan

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Union Square
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Union Square looking north from 14th Street (May 2010)
LocationManhattan, New York City
Coordinates40°44′08″N 73°59′26″W / 40.73556°N 73.99056°W / 40.73556; -73.99056Coordinates: 40°44′08″N 73°59′26″W / 40.73556°N 73.99056°W / 40.73556; -73.99056
Built1882 (laid out c. 1832)[1]
ArchitectFrédéric Auguste Bartholdi, et al.
NRHP reference No.97001678
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 9, 1997[2]
Designated NHLDecember 9, 1997[3]

Union Square is a historic place surrounding neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, located where Broadway and the former Bowery Road – now Fourth Avenue[4] – came together in the early 19th century.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Parks for the New Metropolis (1811–1870)". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Archived from the original on November 26, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2008.
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
  3. "Union Square". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. September 20, 2007. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007.
  4. Four Shortened – Manhattan's Shortest Numbered Avenue, Forgotten NY. Accessed January 16, 2018. "Among New York City's numbered avenues, 1st through 12th, 4th Avenue has always been the odd duck-- you can tell just by looking at a map. While most avenues are extraordinarily lengthy, spanning much of the island from north to south, 4th runs just six short blocks between Cooper and Union Squares; and while all of NYC's numbered avenues run parallel to the island's northward tilt (though not true north) 4th runs northwest athwart the other avenues, forming a 'V' at the Bowery at Cooper Square."