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    The new New York at Hudson Yards

    The new New York at Hudson Yards

    In New York, the development is incessant. Not only do the skyscrapers come out of the ground at a surprising pace, but new neighborhoods are also emerging. With its monumental staircase, museum, glass towers and multiple restaurants and shops, the Hudson Yards district has attracted thousands of visitors since its opening last spring. A new must in the Big Apple.

    A new neighborhood

    Hudson Yards is neither more nor less than the largest private real estate project in US history: more than US $ 20 billion has been invested. After decades of speculation and more than seven years of extensive work, the new district was erected on a still operating yard. It is the epicenter of the important transformation of West Manhattan. The work will be completed in 2025.

    At the end of the High Line

    The westernmost portion of Midtown, bordering the Hudson River, had been undergoing a transformation for several years. The inauguration of the High Line, in 2009, this 2.3 km linear park built on former elevated railways, gave a new lease of life to this long forgotten area. From now on, it is in the west of Manhattan that one finds the most trendy attractions: the Chelsea Market, the Meatpacking District and, since a few months, the district Hudson Yards.

    What to do in Hudson Yards

    The centerpiece of the neighborhood is of course The Vessel, a 15-story interactive structure in the center of the public space, both a work of art and an observation tower. We climbed to our summit by taking the 154 staircases (2500 steps) which constitute its unique design. Admission is free, but reservations for access are required. The district hosts another boldly designed structure: The Shed, a space devoted to art where there are two galleries and a theater.

    New kind of shopping

    Hudson Yards is also a perfect area for shopping. A seven-storey shopping center overlooks the bay. There are luxury boutiques, consumer brands and many innovative concepts such as The Conservatory, which combines open-air boutique and tearoom. There is also B8TA, an interactive space where customers are invited to test various technological products before buying them. Finally, between two shopping sessions, you can even take a shower and take a nap at 3DEN.

    A gastronomic offer at the forefront

    We eat extremely well in this area which also offers many interesting restaurants, such as the Mercado Little Spain, which could be described as a Spanish version of the Eataly. The place, designed by the chefs José Andrès, Albert and Ferran Adrià, is a place where you can taste many Iberian specialties at one of the various counters or three restaurants of the Mercado. Also, the Milos restaurant has inaugurated its first ever Milos Wine Bar, which serves some of the signature dishes of the popular Greek haute cuisine restaurant of Montreal origin in tapas version and offers a wide selection of Greek wines by the glass.

    An innovative hotel offer

    Because everything is "new" to Hudson Yards, the hotel offering is daring. For example, the very first Equinox Hotel is a luxury establishment that focuses on well-being and performance (normal, considering that Equinox is first and foremost a collection of fitness centers). The ultra-luxurious Equinox Hotel offers an outdoor pool, an upscale spa and rooms with a "wellness" design. The Crowne Plaza HY36 is a pilot project for the hotel brand. Here, "smart" design and the latest technologies come together in a brilliantly designed hotel at a competitive price.

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