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A new shopping experience has emerged in NYC. Luxury stores along with restaurants have made their way close to the West Side Highway right next to 34th Street. The “new neighborhood” is known as Hudson Yards. What was once home to just the Javits Center, The Highline, and active railways, it has now blossomed into a residential, office and shopping district.
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With about 40,000 workers and commuters per day, people will also be able to directly access the High Line, and it’s only a few blocks away from the Javits Center. This will certainly generate lots of foot traffic. We took a quick look around inside The Shops at Hudson Yards to give you all of what you can expect. It did not disappoint.
The 7Train takes you right to the Subway stop Hudson Yards which is only 5 minutes walking distance from the Mall.
High-End Shops at Hudson Yards Along with Mainstream Favorites
The Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards are filled with high-end designers and has become a destination for shopping in NYC. When you enter through the same side as The Vessel, you’re automatically greeted with a huge Christian Dior sign.
That’s going to be a lot of people’s first impression and it’s a shopper’s dream. The layout and feel are quite similar to the Shops at Columbus Circle. Here, you’ll find shops like Neiman Marcus, Cartier, Forty-Five Ten which is a high-end designer store that takes the concept of art and fashion, Piaget, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany’s, Rolex and many more luxury stores.
Affordable stores at the Shops at Hudson Yards
To appeal to the masses, The Shops at Hudson Yards also has Zara, Muji, H&M, and Uniqlo on the upper floors. For now, that’s about it. If you’re coming to the Mall at Hudson Yards, expect high-end stores rather than affordable stores to shop. Neiman Marcus’s opening tagline, “New York has a new playground,” is pretty accurate. There’s a lot going on at Hudson Yards Mall. Let’s see if the hype will last.
Hudson Yards Restaurants
Along with high-end shopping, The Hudson Yards mall area is filled with restaurant options as well. It even has a food hall called Mercado Little Spain. The concept started with Chef José Andrés. For him, this is his first project in New York City.
Instead of opening one eatery, he decided to open multiple ones, at the same time. It’s the epitome of “go-big or go-home”. Mercado Little Spain will have food vendors that are influenced by Spain. Fine dining Restaurants are also scattered throughout the mall as well.
The Shops at Hudson Yards is Directly Connected to the High Line
Part of the Hudson Yards development was connecting the mall to the High Line which would, in turn, generate lots of foot traffic. There are already about 40,000 workers and commuters that make their way to the vicinity per day. If you take into account the traffic the High Line brings in, the Hudson Yards mall could potentially generate millions more in visitors each year. The Hudson Yards project is definitely well thought out. Also, let’s not forget about the Javits Center which is only a few blocks away. With numerous tradeshows per year, that too will bring in visitors.
Overall, The Shops at Hudson Yards is beautiful and there’s something for everyone. Let us know what you think by commenting below!
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