Hudson Yards Makes Its Mark on Manhattan

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An outside view of the Vessel and Public Square and Gardens at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Preview Celebration on March 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Related)

On March 15, Hudson Yards officially opened in New York City. Developed by Related Companies, the shopping and cultural destination is the largest private real estate development in the United States. Located between 10th and 12thAvenues from West 30th to 34th Streets, the project is known as the city’s new cultural phenomenon—an expansive space aplenty with art, food, fashion, and fun.

The property—now home to an array of world-class fashion and cuisine leaders, including names like TAK Room by Thomas Keller, Fuku by David Chang, Neiman Marcus, Van Cleef & Arpels, Fendi, Forty Five Ten, and Cartier—is also anchored by architect Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel, a walkable sculpture with 154 interconnecting flights of stairs that acts as the project’s centerpiece.

Anne Hathaway attends The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Preview Celebration– Red Carpet Arrivals on March 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Related)

At its preview party on March 14, we joined thousands of guests to explore the new space. After traveling up and down escalators, around corners, and through shops and eateries, we made note of special guests—like Andy Cohen, Anne Hathaway, Coco Rocha, Diane von Furstenberg, Don Lemon, Elie Tahari, Gail Simmons, Karlie Kloss, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie Assoulin, Senator Chuck Schumer, Stacey Bendet, Vera Wang, and Related Companies executives Stephen M. Ross, Jeff T. Blau, Bruce A. Beal, Jr., Kenneth P. Wong, Kenneth A. Himmel, and L. Jay Cross—enjoying champagne and live performances by DJ Paul Sevigny, Waffle NYC, Syncopated Ladies, Caleb Teicher & Company, Industrial Rhythm, Marvillous Beats, Blackout, and Brooklyn United. 

A view of New York City’s first Neiman Marcus at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Preview Celebration on March 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Clint Spaulding/Getty Images for Related)

There, attendees also took in a special art exhibition entitled “HYxOFFTHEWALL,” which curated and produced by Culture Corps and featured works by Rachel Feinstein, Will Cotton, Francesco Clemente, and more.

A view of atmosphere during The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Preview Celebration– Milos Private Party on March 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Related)

(L-R) Jeff Blau, Stephen
Ross, Bruce Beal and Ken Wong attend The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Preview Celebration– Red Carpet Arrivals on March 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Related)

Designer Thomas Heatherwick attends The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards Preview Celebration on March 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Related)