Hudson Yards Opens Today: Here’s What To Know

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Hudson Yards Opens Today: Here’s What To Know
Over the past few months there’s been an outpouring of news about the developments on Hudson Yards, from restaurant collaborations to the opening of their performance center The Shed, to the climbable Hudson Yards ‘Vessel’ installation. 

All of these new additions—plus the construction of what will be the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere—has made Hudson Yards one of the most highly anticipated openings in New York City. The area will finally open to the public today, March 15, at noon for shopping, eating, and exploring. As noted in their Grand Opening announcement, “the one-million-square-foot retail center brings together an unparalleled collection of shopping and dining experiences found nowhere else in New York, including offerings from leading brands in every category from luxury to fast fashion, first stores from many digitally native brands and imaginative cultural exhibitions. The culinary collection offers comprehensive and complementary experiences for morning, noon and night, across all food types and price points.”

There will be several “NYC firsts” coming this area including the first Neiman Marcus store (which will take up 190,000-square-feet), in addition to the first Equinox Hotel. The three-level Neiman Marcus flagship will include three restaurants: Zodiac Room, Bar Stanley, and Cook &Merchants. Aside from this, the shops will be complete with seven levels of retailers and restaurants to choose from. Here’s the released list of retailers and dining options you’ll find on opening day (with more places to be added moving forward):

  • Level 1: Avant Gallery, Cartier, Coach, The Conservatory, Cremieux, Dunhill, Fendi, Kate Spade, Kenzo*, Molton Brown, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rolex, Rudsak, Sally Hershberger Salon, Scanlan Theodore, Stuart Weitzman, Theory, Tory Burch, Tumi, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vilebrequin, Vitra Eyewear and Watches of Switzerland
  • Level 2: AG Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied, Atelier Cologne, b8ta, Batch, Citarella, Frankie CoLAB, Heidi Klein, Lovepop, Mack Weldon, Madewell, M.Gemi, Milk & Honey Babies, Muji, Rhone, Snark Park, Stance and Uniqlo
  • Level 3: Aritiza, Athleta, Banana Republic, H&M (first of two levels), Jo Malone London, Kiehl’s, Lululemon, M.A.C. Cosmetics, Origins, Pandora, Sephora, Sundays, Verizon Wireless and Zara (first of two levels)
  • Level 4: 3DEN, The Body Shop, Dylan’s Candy Bar, H&M (level two) Li-Lac Chocolates, Micro Kickboard, PiQ and Zara (level two)
  • Level 5: Neiman Marcus (first of three levels) including Chanel and Louis Vuitton hard shops and Forty Five Ten
  • Level 6: Neiman Marcus
  • Level 7: Neiman Marcus
  • TAK Room, a new restaurant concept from Thomas Keller Restaurant Group that honors timeless American traditions (Level 5 and 6)
  • Kāwi, a restaurant concept from Momofuku helmed by Chef Eunjo Park, accompanied by Peach Mart, its corresponding grab-and-go business (Level 5)
  • Fuku, a fried kitchen concept from Momofuku (Level 2)
  • Belcampo, a signature restaurant and retail concept from Anya Fernald’s renowned organic meat company, which is their first location outside of California (Level 4)
  • Estiatorio Milos, a Greek seafood dining experience from Chef Costas Spiliadis (Level 5 and 6)
  • Hudson Yards Grill, a welcome restaurant featuring refined classics by celebrated New York chef, Michael Lomonaco (Level 4)
  • Queensyard, A European-inspired all-day café, restaurant and bar from D&D London (Level 4)
  • Wild ink, a restaurant and bar from rhubarb, London’s premium hospitality group, and Chef Peter Jin (Level 5)
  • Citarella Gourmet Market, including a new eat-in dining concept dubbed Citarella Hudson Yards (Level 2)
  • Zodiac Room, Neiman Marcus’ signature fine dining restaurant (Level 7 in Neiman Marcus)
  • Bar Stanley, a full bar serving Stanley Marcus’ favorite bites (Level 6 in Neiman Marcus)
  • Cook & Merchants, a market with pre-made grab-and-go food options, coffee bar, chocolate counter, and wine bar with local craft beers (Level 5 in Neiman Marcus)
  • Teak Tearoom, an all-day café with specialty teas, light fare and an evening tequila selection (Level 1 in The Conservatory)
  • The Drug Store, a cocktail bar featuring drinks crafted with all-natural ingredients and functional properties (Level 2)
  • Additional eateries and specialty food stores include: Blue Bottle Coffee (Level 2), Bluestone Lane (Level 3), Bouchon Bakery (Level 5), Dylan’s Candy Bar (Level 4), Jack’s Stir Brew Coffee (Level 4), Li-Lac Chocolates (Level 4), Shake Shack (Level 4), Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream (Level 3) and William Greenberg Desserts (Level 3)
  • Mercado Little Spain, a 35,000 sq. ft. Spanish food experience by Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup, in collaboration with fellow Spanish chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià, featuring three full-service restaurants; several bars; more than a dozen individual stalls serving a wide selection of tapas; as well as retail kiosks selling a variety of Spanish products and gift baskets.

featured image source: Hudson Yards, The Great Room at The Shops

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