Hudson Yards Debuts in Midtown Manhattan

Your guide to the $25 billion development
BY CHADNER NAVARRO — Summer 2019

Churros and Bravas at Mercado Little Spain. PHOTO BY LIZ CLAYMAN.

For Good Bites

José Andrés’ Mercado Little Spain is a partnership with El Bulli pioneers Albert and Ferran Adrià. The brightly muraled and tiled 35,000-square-foot epicurean showcase, best described as a Spanish variation on Eataly, boasts a live-cooking paella station, a stall for piping-hot churros, and both a cocktail and a wine bar. 646-495-1242; littlespain.com

New York strip steak

Thomas Keller’s 180-seat, two-floor TAK Room delivers a glamorous old New York dining experience. Think Champagne carts, live music from a vintage baby grand piano, and photogenic tableside presentations. Try the New York strip steak (a hybrid of Japanese wagyu and Black Angus beef) drizzled with sel gris and topped with a confit of Cipollini onion. 929-450-4050; takroomnyc.com

Other buzz-worthy dining spots include a second New York City location of the popular Estiatorio Milos Greek restaurant; a Korean food concept from David Chang, Kāwi; scene-y café Queensyard; and the Zodiac Room inside Neiman Marcus for classic eats.

Estiatorio Milos. PHOTO BY MATT TAYLOR GROSS.


For Cool Experiences

The Shed. PHOTO BY IWAN BAAN.

The Shed, a multidisciplinary arts destination, commissions and stages work of every medium and expression. Housed in the Bloomberg Building, and cloaked with a quiltlike outer shell, it presents everything from “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise,” a kung fu musical playing through July 27, to a comprehensive exhibition of conceptual artist Agnes Denes’ 50-year career, which opens on Oct. 9. 646-455-3494; theshed.org

Vessel, the Thomas Heatherwick-designed copper tower, is a climbable, multilevel geometric installation featuring 154 flights of stairs leading to a 150-foot-wide apex offering fantastic views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. 646-954-3100; hudsonyardsnewyork.com/discover

Coming in early 2020: the Edge observation deck. Soaring 1,100 feet up in the sky, a 7,500-square-foot terrace will jut 65 feet out from the 100th floor of the 30 Hudson Yards high-rise. 646-954-3100; hudsonyardsnewyork.com/discover


For Some Shut-Eye

The world’s first Equinox Hotel, a 212-room, 48-suite luxury property from the health and fitness brand, opens in July. In addition to elegant interiors and a culinary concept created by Stephen Starr, guests can expect a robust wellness aspect to their stay with the 60,000-square-foot Equinox Fitness Club and Spa. The hotel’s innovative offerings will include total in-room soundproofing and sleep coaching through Equinox’s Tier X program. From $700. 212-812-9200; equinox-hotels.com

Equinox Hotel

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