Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza

Plaza
Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10017

Tips

  • On 8/6/13, I was here to speak at the joint Midtown South/17th NYPD Precinct National Night Out Against Crime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This block-long public space leading to the United Nations traditionally served as a staging area for demonstrations.
  • What the fuck is up with all those creepy statues.
  • Walk along this brick-lined area complete with funky gold and silver human-shaped sculptures.
  • Get a view of The Dark Tower from here.
  • Jonathan Princes 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.
  • 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.
  • Biking to work today
  • Great farmer market. visit Borgese wine booth.
  • Great place for people watching
  • They have cute little street and flea markets some days
  • With the elevators here, he who hesitates is NOT lost - empty elevators tend to appear just when one fills up
  • There's a waterfall. Is turned off though perhaps for the cold season
  • Come early and watch the birds and homeless bathe in the fountain!
  • Nice open area in mid-east to walk the dog and meet other dog owners!
  • Farmers' market on Wednesdays. Apple cider donuts from the rugelach people. Greasy, sugary, amazing.
  • Wednesday farmers' market

Nearby places

333 E 47th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
315 E 47th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave)
59th St to 110th St (5th Ave to Central Park West)