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Merchants' Gate Plaza



Merchants' Gate Plaza is home to the Conservancy's Columbus Circle Information Kiosk, where visitors can get Park information and souvenirs. In 1997, the Conservancy restored Merchants' Gate and its surrounding landscape, transforming it into an inviting public plaza with decorative granite paving, a low stone seating wall, and a shaded sitting area with lighting. During the holiday season, visit the plaza's holiday market and pick up unique gifts from vendors specializing in everything from food to apparel.


Kiosk Open Hours:

  • Weather permitting, spring through December: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


Columbus Circle at Central Park South and Central Park West.

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