Hudson Yards is New York’s newest neighborhood and home to dynamic architecture, diverse shopping, exciting culinary experiences, gardens, plazas, and of course modern residences. To complete Hudson Yards, two platforms needed to be constructed over 30 active Long Island Railroad tracks. This once industrial area is now a modern oasis filled with art and culture. Keep reading to find out our must-see places in our guide to visiting Hudson Yards.
Edge Observation Deck
Standing 1,271 feet above the New York City Streets, Edge is an architectural wonder. It is the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere. The unique design of Edge gives you the feeling that you are walking in the sky, thanks to its 360-degree views over a thousand feet above the city streets. Adding to that thrill is the triangle clear glass floor in the middle of the overlook that gives you a stunning vantage point, and makes for a great Instagram moment. Pro Tip: Dine at Peak, which is on the same level as Edge, and you can visit the observation deck for free!
Mercado Little Spain
Feel as if you’ve taken a flight to Spain at Mercado Little Spain. Shop the farm stands, food stalls, and grocery stores stocked with authentic Spanish cuisine, or have a drink or a bite to eat at one of the many bars and restaurants. Inspired by the history of mercados of his home country, Chef Jose Andres and his team have created a new and unprecedented space in Hudson Yards—Mercado Little Spain. Pro Tip: Hungry? Read New York Times 20 Most Delicious Things at Mercado Little Spain.
This giant beehive-looking structure stands 16 stories tall with 154 interconnected staircases and 2,500 individual steps. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, this $200 million structure is an icon in Hudson Yards. Pro Tip: Visit during sunset, as the sun sinks lower, the skyscrapers reflect the orange light: it’s a truly magical time to visit Hudson Yards.
The Shops & Restaurants
Shop until you drop at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. This luxury shopping experience turns into pure magic during the holiday season. Presented by Wells Fargo, Shine Bright is a display of over 2 million shimmering lights illuminating the neighborhood and a glimmering 32-foot hot air balloon suspended inside The Shops. Pro Tip: Stop here during your holiday shopping.
Immerse yourself in art and architecture at The Shed. Catch a concert by one of your favorite artists, see a musical theater performance, or gaze upon paintings, digital media, sculpture and much more! Pro Tip: purchase your tickets online at theshed.org.
While Hudson Yards was initially intended for other developments, (most notably the site of West Side Stadium, during the New York City bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics), it’s now transformed into a fun reflection of the industrial area it used to be. This new neighborhood is sure to attract new residents.
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