Our neighborhood is undergoing quite a makeover. Sitting on Manhattan’s west side between 30th and 34th streets, Hudson Yards is the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center.
When the project is complete, the former rail yards will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, state-of-the-art office towers, more than 100 shops including New York’s first Neiman Marcus, and a collection of restaurants curated by Chef Thomas Keller.
The development will include approximately 4,000 residences, The Shed, a new center for artistic invention, 14 acres of public open space, a 750-seat public school and an Equinox® branded luxury hotel.
This is major.
And the best part? It will all be right outside our door at Webster! NYC’s newest, most luxurious neighborhood will now be just a few feet away.
Here we’ve put together a list of everything we’re most excited for:
Approximately 100 luxury and specialty stores and unique restaurants will occupy nearly 720,000 square feet of vertical space at Hudson Yards.
New York’s first and only Neiman Marcus will join other brands like AG Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied, Aritzia, Athleta, Banana Republic, The Body Shop, Cartier, Coach, Forty Five Ten, H&M, Jo Malone, Kiehl’s, Lululemon, MAC, NYX, Origins, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rolex, Sephora, Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, Urban Decay, Van Cleef & Arpels, Watches of Switzerland and Zara.
We’ll never need to go anywhere else.
Chef Thomas Keller will curate the restaurant collection at Hudson Yards. Dining options will include a variety of 25 different restaurant and casual eating options from some of the world’s best chefs.
Even though Webster has its own private backyard and rooftop, it’s always nice to have as much outdoor space as possible, especially as the weather gets warmer.
Hudson Yards will feature a 14-acre strip of green space between 10th and 11th avenues. The Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards will feature built-in benches and chairs for picnics and a children’s playground. It will also be home to the area’s huge anchor artwork, Vessel, by British starchitect Thomas Heatherwick.
The Shed space at Hudson Yards is earmarked as the future home of New York Fashion Week, so it’s fitting that Neiman Marcus would debut its first-ever NYC store here. Neiman Marcus will be a three-level, 250,000-square-foot mega store.
Although almost every subway line is just a few blocks away, it’s because of Hudson Yards that the 7 train line was extended to the west side. The 7 train is already up and running, but we still needed to add this to our list, because the more transportation options, the better!
There are already major changes in the area, but the official debut of the Hudson Yards development is slated for Spring, 2019.
Photo Credit: Hudson Yards