BY: Atul Kapoor Staff Writer For World Liberty TV
The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards to Open March 15 2019 at Noon.
The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, New York City’s newest, most exciting and innovative shopping and dining destination, will officially open to the public at noon on Friday, March 15, 2019 as part of the Grand Opening of Hudson Yards.
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. Located within the vibrant new Hudson Yards neighborhood – surrounded by 14 acres of public space, new cultural landmarks, 4,000 modern residences including affordable housing and state-of-the-art commercial office space for diverse, leading companies – The Shops & Restaurants, developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, represent a new shopping district with more than 100 stores, across seven levels. With connections to the High Line, No. 7 Subway line, and a dozen entrances from 10th Ave., 30th St., 33rd St., The Plaza and neighboring office towers, The Shops & Restaurants is also one of the most connected shopping destinations in New York. The development and operations of The Shops & Restaurants alone has created thousands of jobs.
“We curated The Shops & Restaurants with New Yorkers and the customer in mind – offering a diverse array of leading brands across categories and price-points, bringing new experiences, creating a suite of hospitality amenities never seen before in a shopping center, and embracing demand for differentiated dining and cultural experiences,” said Kenneth A. Himmel, President and CEO of Related Urban, the mixed-use division of Related Companies.
“We are extremely excited to share with New York this group of retail and restaurateur partners that shared our forward-thinking vision and have poured an incredible amount of creativity into their concepts. We are thrilled to welcome the world to experience the collection.”
The Shops & Restaurants offer New Yorkers, visitors, workers and residents a comprehensive collection of top brands and experiences. This includes an approximately 190,000 sq. ft. Neiman Marcus, featuring three restaurants, on the top three levels of the retail center; a collection of experiential retail concepts and first permanent stores from leading digitally native brands; New York’s first Forty Five Ten, a more than 16,000 sq. ft. outpost of the Dallas-based boutique with four distinct storefronts; and mainstays across every category. The Shops & Restaurants is also home to Snark Park, the first permanent exhibition space from New York-based design studio Snarkitecture.
“The culinary creativity and diverse retail experiences at The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards showcase some of the most innovative and exciting concepts in shopping and dining today. We truly believe we have assembled a collection that will delight New Yorkers and visitors alike,” said Dean Shapiro, Head of US Property Development for Oxford Properties Group.
The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards also includes an esteemed group of restaurants and food concepts co-curated by Chef Thomas Keller and Kenneth A. Himmel. The hand-selected culinary experiences provide New Yorkers, residents, visitors and employees with everything from early morning coffee to lunchtime salads, and from casual cocktails to celebratory evening dinners. There are food and beverage offerings located on every level of the retail center. Additional culinary offerings will also be located in other buildings at Hudson Yards.
On March 15, and during the Grand Opening Weekend of Hudson Yards, numerous public performances will take place including presentations from the Rising Stars of the Ailey School, an NYC-founded performing arts community using the beauty of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages and backgrounds; the Haiku Guys, poets that create complimentary Haiku’s on any topic; Taro’s Origami, intricate and unique origami mementos; Caricature Artist A.E. Kieren, an undercover illustrator creating candid sketches in the moment; The D.R.E.A.M. Ring, a community-oriented dance company performing the Brooklyn-born street dance style Flexn, dressed by Lululemon; Silhouettes by Cindi, live creation of unique paper silhouette mementos; in addition to various DJ’s playing throughout the weekend.
The Shops & Restaurants are open from 10:00am to 9:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and 11:00am to 7:00pm on Sunday. Note: Some restaurant and café hours may vary based on their offerings. Holiday hours are to be announced.
ABOUT HUDSON YARDS: Hudson Yards is a new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side being developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group. Hudson Yards will be home to more than 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus, an array of experiential and online retailers, and a collection of leading brands in every category from luxury to fast fashion. The neighborhood will feature restaurants and food experiences by chefs and restaurateurs Thomas Keller, José Andrés, David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Costas Spiliadis, rhubarb and Chef Peter Jin, D&D London and more; dynamic cultural institutions; 4,000 state-of-the-art modern residences; a new 750-seat public school; a 212-room Equinox Hotel®; and more than 14 acres of public plazas, gardens and groves – all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests.
Must say it is a great place to be at ,state of the art buildings, restaurants, shops and much more, the whole world’s eye will be on the Hudson yards as they are the World leaders in developing is project on this magnitude.