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Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY 10017, United States
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  • Mike Bloomberg

    On 8/6/13, I was here to speak at the joint Midtown South/17th NYPD Precinct National Night Out Against Crime.

    Mike Bloomberg · August 8, 2013
  • Michelle Y.

    Farmers' market on Wednesdays. Apple cider donuts from the rugelach people. Greasy, sugary, amazing.

    Michelle Y · January 7, 2010
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Dag Hammarskjold Plaza is the largest public garden on the east side of Midtown. Check out the Katharine Hepburn Garden (who formerly lived nearby). The garden bench was a gift from her estate.

    IWalked Audio Tours · January 19, 2012
  • Mike M.

    This block-long public space leading to the United Nations traditionally served as a staging area for demonstrations.

    Mike Malul · August 17, 2011
  • Hot Bread Kitchen

    This plaza is actually a 1.5 acre park that occupies the entire south side block between First and Second Avenues on East 47th St. Check out the Greenmarket here every Wednesday, weather permitting.

    Hot Bread Kitchen · January 17, 2012
  • NYC Parks

    Andrew Rogers' Individuals is composed of 15 bronze sculptures. Located near the United Nations they are a reminder that a community is made of unique individuals. On display until September 13, 2013. Read more

    NYC Parks · May 7, 2013
  • Castello d.

    Great farmer market. visit Borgese wine booth.

    Castello di Borghese · November 9, 2011
  • Hazel M.

    What the fuck is up with all those creepy statues.

    Hazel Monforton · July 9, 2011
  • Samantha T.

    They have cute little street and flea markets some days

    Samantha Truman · December 25, 2010
  • Daniel S.

    With the elevators here, he who hesitates is NOT lost - empty elevators tend to appear just when one fills up

    Daniel Shepherd · October 27, 2010
  • Jonathan P.

    Come early and watch the birds and homeless bathe in the fountain!

    Jonathan P. · August 16, 2010
  • Shari F.

    Nice open area in mid-east to walk the dog and meet other dog owners!

    Shari Forman Joseph · February 28, 2010
  • Compass

    Walk along this brick-lined area complete with funky gold and silver human-shaped sculptures.

    Compass · May 16, 2014
  • Jeff B.

    Get a view of The Dark Tower from here.

    Jeff B · July 23, 2013
  • NYC Parks

    Jonathan Prince’s G2V incorporates sleek form with broken edges, creating a dynamic tension with the highly refined form of this stainless steel sculpture. See G2V through April 2013. Read more

    NYC Parks · March 5, 2013
  • NYC Parks

    This stone and dust temporary sculpture is a replica of the first majestic Olmec head to be uncovered in San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan in 1964.See it through May 5, 2013. Read more

    NYC Parks · March 5, 2013
  • Flavia J.

    Biking to work today

    Flavia Jordan · May 10, 2012
  • Lori P.

    Great place for people watching

    Lori P · November 6, 2011
  • Wisnu S.

    There's a waterfall. Is turned off though perhaps for the cold season

    Wisnu S · September 26, 2010
  • Cindy O.

    9/25/ vendors today due to UN general assembly

    Cindy O'Connor · September 25, 2013
  • Lori P.

    Great place to walk and meet other dog owners

    Lori P · October 14, 2011
  • Wisnu S.

    There's a waterfall

    Wisnu S · September 26, 2010

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