Image © 2012 peterjr1961
I was so excited to discover this tidbit while confirming locations via Google Maps. (I love Google Maps, by the way. It has been an integral part of the initial phase of my parks research.) Despite the fact that Worth Square may not appear in the official version of the book, Pocket Parks of NYC, I wanted to share this with you.
Worth Square is located just to the West of Madison Square Park, down in the Flat Iron District. Located at the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, West 24th and West 25th Street, Worth Square is one of two New York monuments that is also a mausoleum, according to the New York City Parks & Recreation’s Historical Signs Project. The other mausoleum is Grant’s Tomb in Harlem. Worth Monument is also the second oldest monument in New York City after the George Washington monument in Union Square.
If you visit Worth Square, head across the street to Madison Square Park to the Shake Shack for a cup of coffee, a burger or to let your dog go for a run at Jemmy's Dog Run. You can't beat it at the end of a long day when the weather is nice.
Monday, I took advantage of one of the last beautiful days before the snow and bad weather most certainly begins. I ended my trip in Madison Square Park, right next to Worth Square. Here is an updated photo of the public space beneath General Worth's monument.