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. Retrieved March 27, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Union Square". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. September 20, 2007. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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."