Hudson Yards is New York’s newest neighborhood and has so many things to see and do both inside and out. You really have to experience it yourself but I wanted to run down a few highlights and can’t miss experiences.
Things to see and do…
THE EDGE – The highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere. It’s suspended in mid-air, giving you the feeling of floating in the sky with 360-degree views you can’t get anywhere else, and a champagne bar 100 stories up!
CITY CLIMB – Are you a risk taker? Not afraid of heights? This thrilling adventure is for you! City Climb is the highest open-air building ascent in the world. Climbers scale the outside of a skyscraper more than 1,200 feet above the ground, then lean out and look down from the highest outdoor platform in New York City.
VESSEL (temporarily closed as of January 2022)- A soaring new landmark. This interactive artwork was imagined by Thomas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio as a focal point where people can enjoy new perspectives of the city and one another from different heights and angles. Comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs — almost 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings — the vertical climb offers remarkable views of the city, the river and beyond.
THE SHED – The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. You will find everything from established to emerging artists in fields ranging from hip hop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance in an unprecedented movable structure that adapts to support all kinds of inventive work under one roof.
CAMP – Built to engage and inspire young families, Camp has a café, an interactive space for play and shopping, and a theater for activities and programming for kids.
Eat & drink…
With more than 30 places to eat and drink, Hudson Yards has something for every taste and mood. An eclectic selection of restaurants, bars, bistros, dessert bars, and coffee shops that mirror the diversity of New York City.
The Tavern is a modern twist on the American bistro featuring a great cocktail and wine list. Guests will find a new home for inventive pairings and warm hospitality.
Queensyard is a restaurant, kitchen and bar from D&D London with a menu that focuses on British cooking but features influences from both sides of the Atlantic. The perfect spot for a light lunch, after-work drink or cozy dinner in the Dining Room.
Wild Ink is an Asian-inspired restaurant serving handmade dumplings within an incredible East meets West menu. The destination bar serves up craft cocktails and light bites through lunch and dinner.
Magnolia Bakery is opening soon!
There is no shortage of excellent brands to shop at Hudson Yards! If shopping is calling your name look no further. You will find Cartier, Coach, Dior, Fendi, Tiffany’s and so much more here!
While you are nearby…
Hudson Yards is conveniently located near The High Line – a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Saved from demolition by neighborhood residents and the City of New York, the High Line opened in 2009 as a hybrid public space where visitors experience nature, art, and design. Definitely worth a visit while you are in the area!
For more information on all there is to do at Hudson Yards visit https://www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com to plan your trip!