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A new neighborhood will be opening to the public on March 15. After years of development and construction projects, Hudson Yards will finally be opening up its doors. “[T]he west side mega-project–the largest private development in the nation’s history–developed by Related Companies and Oxford Propertied Group now has announced that Friday, March 15th will be its official opening date.”[1] Related Companies is a real estate development company with offices across the nation, and the world. They are responsible for many developments in New York City, that include affordable and luxury buildings across the boroughs. This official opening will include the opening of the shops, restaurants, offices, and residential buildings. Tenants will be moving in to the buildings in phases over the next few months.

Hudson Yards will boast NYC’s highest outdoor observation deck, various luxury goods stores, and a new arts center. This development project will certainly create a new neighborhood on the west side, but also revamp the surrounding neighborhoods. “Most recently The Shed, the new arts center at Hudson Yards announced an opening date (April 5, 2019) and additional opening season commissions. In addition to The Shed’s cultural contributions, 25 restaurant and food concepts are setting up shop at Hudson Yards, with chefs like David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Thomas Keller and Costas Spiliadis weighing in.”[2] The star studded attractions are sure to attract large gatherings for years to come. The arts center, which is scheduled for an opening date of April 5th, will be the city’s “first arts center dedicated to presenting new performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture works.”[3]

Opening day on March 14th is invitation only for The Shops and Restaurants, however the following morning will include an official grand opening of the Vessel. Followed by the arts center grand opening ceremony on April 5th.

[1] Cohen, M. (January 2019), Hudson Yards will ‘officially’ open on March 15, Retrieved from 6sqft Accessed on January 30, 2019

[2] Ib.

[3] Cohen, M. (January 2019), Hudson Yards arts center The Shed sets an opening date and reveals additions to inaugural lineup, Retrieved from 6sqft Accessed on January 30, 2019

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