Hudson Yards, located on the far west side of Manhattan, is buzzing with new attractions, dining and retail options. The City’s newest neighborhood is packed with amazing things for your clients to do, eat and see. Here’s what they won’t want to miss the next time they’re in town.

Vessel, exterior, hudson yards

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New Attractions

The copper-steel-and-concrete Vessel (TKA), a hive-shaped, climbable public art installation with 154 interconnecting flights of stairs, is already the most recognizable symbol of Hudson Yards and has drawn huge crowds since its opening in March. Your clients will need free timed tickets to enter. They can sign up for them online up to two weeks in advance of their visit or reserve them on-site in Hudson Yards’ Public Square and Gardens.

The neighborhood is also home to The Shed, an innovative performing arts space created through a collaboration between architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and the Rockwell Group. The futuristic 200,000-square-foot structure stands eight stories tall and has a telescoping outer shell that can contract and expand to accommodate a variety of configurations. Since opening in April, The Shed has hosted such luminaries as Björk and Renée Fleming; upcoming events include a dance series from choreographer William Forsythe and several performances of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.

Snark Park, hudson yards

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There’s also Snark Park, a playful rotating exhibition space from the NYC-based arts collective Snarkitecture. Each of the creative environments in the 3,000-square-foot gallery uses colors, materials and textures in unconventional and unexpected ways, so your clients are sure to have an Instagram-worthy experience. The current installation, “Lost and Found,” a stylized, interactive maze created from some 90 columns, will run through August.

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Next year will see the debut of Edge, Hudson Yards’ 1,100-foot observation deck perched on the 65th floor of 30 Hudson Yards. The unique design of the outdoor observation deck, which is enclosed by large panes of tilted glass, means that your clients will have incredible views of the Hudson and the iconic New York City skyline.

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Shopping

Hudson Yards is home to the City’s first Neiman Marcus, which takes up three floors at 20 Hudson Yards. The luxury department store carries a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s designer fashions, as well as accessories, beauty products, housewares, jewelry and more. Your clients can get pampered at BLVD, Neiman Marcus’ signature spa, or snack on the likes of popovers smothered in strawberry butter and a variety of entrées, salads and sandwiches at The Zodiac Room, the chic in-store eatery. There’s also Bar Stanley, which offers wine, beer and cocktails alongside a light-bites, pub-style menu, and coffee bar Cook & Merchants.

louis vuitton, hudson yards

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Hudson Yards is a retail paradise, with around 100 stores where your clients can shop to their hearts’ content. They’ll find luxury shops in plenty—Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe and Rolex are just some of the tony brands that have a presence in the mall—plus staples like H&M, Sephora and Zara.

There are also wellness-focused retailers like Athleta, Lululemon and The Conservatory, a spacious lifestyle concept store focused on sustainable goods.

This directory lists all of Hudson Yards’ stores.

 

Dining

Hudson Yards has some incredible dining options, with even more set to debut later this year.

Mercado Little Spain, food, hudson yards

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Mercado Little Spain

At Mercado Little Spain, an indoor food hall dreamed up by noted Spanish-American chef José Andrés and El Bulli alum Ferran Adrià and his brother Albert, your clients can sample a range of Spanish food and drink. Vendors serve up churros, ice cream, inventive small bites, paella and more, with stalls selling meat, produce and prepared foods throughout the market. Mercado Little Spain has two sit-down restaurants: Leña emphasizes grilled foods from the Basque Country and northwest Spain’s coastal Asturias region, while Mar is a temple to the sea, with à la carte raw Atlantic shellfish, tapas and two full tasting menus. Spanish Diner is a casual spot, with its own cocktail bar, that puts a creative twist on classic greasy spoon fare. There are two other bars, Bar Celona and Vinos.

Estiatorio Milos, hudson yards

Estiatorio Milos, Photo: Francis Dzikowski for Related Oxford

Fine Dining

Belcampo Meat Co, an East Coast outpost of Anya Fernald’s California-based farm-to-table restaurants, emphasizes compassionately and sustainably raised ingredients in its dishes.

Estiatorio Milos, a Midtown spot known for Mediterranean-style seafood dishes, has opened a second location at Hudson Yards. There’s also Kāwi, a fine-dining restaurant from Momofuku Ko protégée Eunjo Park, where your clients can experience a fresh take on Korean staples.

Noted chef Thomas Keller has opened the posh TAK Room, which offers high-end continental cuisine.

fuku, hudson yards

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Fast-Casual Fare

Hudson Yards is home to an outpost of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery, where your clients can find delectable coffee and pastries.

There’s also David Chang’s Fuku, which offers up fried chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and other reimagined comfort food. Peach Mart, the chef’s spin on the classic convenience store, is stocked with grab-and-go sandwiches as well as a variety of Asian snacks.

Your clients can also try burgers, hot dogs and fries from chef Danny Meyer’s popular Shake Shack chain.

This map gives an even more complete overview of Hudson Yards’ dining scene.