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What's New at Hudson Yards

Manhattan’s newest neighborhood provides a bevy of fresh shopping, dining, and exploring. But Hudson Yards is far from finished, as construction continues in this massive West Side development. We’ve rounded up some recently completed projects and things to look forward to—The Shed, Edge, Electric Lemon, Tiffany & Co., and more, this fall and beyond at Hudson Yards.

Equinox Hotel

Equinox gyms number among the finest fitness clubs in New York City. Now the smash-hit wellness brand extends to a chain of hotels, and the first location is at Hudson Yards. The state-of-the-art rooms are paired with a 60,000-square-foot Equinox fitness center and spa on-site for guests and Equinox Club members. Inside you’ll also find a SoulCycle and a clean-eater’s restaurant, Electric Lemon (see below). Additional locations of Equinox Hotels are planned for Seattle, Houston, Los Angeles, and Chicago. 33 Hudson Yards, 212-812-9200, equinox-hotels.com

Electric Lemon 

Electric Lemon

The Equinox Hotel presents a new restaurant from Stephen Starr: Electric Lemon. The seasonal cuisine is available from breakfast to dinner and beyond in a sleek new dining room and outdoor terrace on the hotel’s 24th floor. The thoughtful dinner menu this summer includes Hay Roasted Oysters, duck dumplings, and Berkshire pork with roasted corn and cherries. 33 Hudson Yards, 24th Floor, 212-812-9202, electriclemonnyc.com

The Shed

The Shed Iwan Baan

Photo: Iwan Baan.

Part museum, part performance space, The Shed offers fall programming that celebrates contemporary creatives. In September, Venezuelan artist Arca will present her series of performance artworks called Mutant;Faith (Sept 25-28). The immersive, metatextual pieces can be enjoyed individually or as a set of four, blurring the line between the artist’s process and her presentation. A Quiet Evening of Dance, choreographed by William Forsythe, is The Shed’s October performance (Oct 11-25). This commissioned series of dance pieces highlights Forsythe’s interpretation of classical ballet with the dancers’ breath as the soundtrack. 

In the gallery space at The Shed, experience a new retrospective on the pioneering artist Agnes Denes, October 9 through January 19 of 2020. The 150-piece work will explore Denes’ artistic engagement with environmentalism, philosophy, and psychology across her decades-long career. 

In addition to art and performance, there’s also a new Danny Meyer bar at The Shed called Cedric’s. Sample a Hudson High Step cocktail along with elevated bar bites like Gooey Grilled Cheese and shareable monkey bread. There are also coffee, salads, and sandwiches available during lunchtime. 545 W 30th St., 646-455-3494, theshed.org

Tiffany & Co. 

Tiffany & Co.

Get ready for blue boxes galore at the new location of Tiffany & Co. at The Shops at Hudson Yards. The ground-floor store has yet to open, but expect the finest jewelry, engagement rings, gifts, and accessories at the quintessential New York jeweler. Stay tuned for an opening date later this year. 10 Hudson Yards, 1st Floor, 646-954-3100, hudsonyardsnewyork.com

The High Line

This summer, New York’s elevated park has also reached its terminus at Hudson Yards. Construction of this new section, called “The Spur,” was completed in June, allowing visitors to walk above the streets of Chelsea from West 14th Street to West 30th Street. The new mouth of the High Line Park is located just steps from The Shops at Hudson Yards, beginning with the Coach Passage, named for the luxury brand’s new headquarters in the floors above. Along the way, visitors can view The Plinth, where a series of commissioned artworks will reside above 10th Avenue. Brick House by Simone Leigh (who has a concurrent exhibition at The Guggenheim Museum) is the inaugural work for The Plinth. 30th St. & 10th Ave., thehighline.org

Edge

Edge

Hudson Yards will soon be home to the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck. Opening early 2020, Edge will host visitors looking for a new vantage on New York City and the surrounding area (the view will extend 80 miles in every direction!). The 1,100-foot-high observation deck will be accompanied by an indoor area as well, plus a restaurant and event space by the British firm rhubarb. 30 Hudson Yards,  hudsonyardsnewyork.com/discover/edge

35 Hudson Yards

Last month saw the opening of the tower at 35 Hudson Yards. The highest residential structure at Hudson Yards, the glass and limestone exterior was designed by David Childs and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The interior design, including a stunning lobby, was created by Tony Ingrao. Residents will receive a suite of amenities from Equinox Hotel next door, including a complimentary 2-year membership to Equinox Clubs. Not to mention, the residences offer gorgeous views of the Hudson River. 35 Hudson Yards, hudsonyardsnewyork.com/live

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Merrill Lee Girardeau lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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