Meet the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, in the new heart of New York
Strategically located between 10th and 12th avenues from West 30th to West 34th Street, Hudson Yards is the center of the metropolitan region with unsurpassed connections to commuter rail service, the subway system, the West Side Highway, the Lincoln Tunnel and ferries along the Hudson River. The extension of the No. 7 Subway line, opened in 2015, arrives at Hudson Yards’ front door. In the nexus of Chelsea and Midtown West, this dynamic neighborhood is next to chic art galleries, award winning restaurants, popular bars and nightlife venues, and highly respected international fashion and design.
The neighborhoods surrounding Hudson Yards, including Chelsea, West Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen are buzzing with chic art galleries, innovative restaurants and bars, and highly respected international fashion and design. City dwellers hungry for a taste of the outdoors now have a variety of green spaces to explore including the much-celebrated High Line, Hudson River Park and Hudson Park & Boulevard. With the new No. 7 Subway extension open as of fall 2015, getting to Hudson Yards will be fast and easy.
The New No. 7 Subway Extension
The new No. 7 Subway extension is the first addition to New York City’s mass transit system in more than a generation.
Hudson Yards, an area isolated for decades by a massive, open rail yard, is transforming into one of the city’s most convenient neighborhoods with the historic introduction of new mass transit into the neighborhood. The centerpiece is the extension of the No. 7 Subway to the new Hudson Yards station between 10th and 11th avenues at West 34th Street.
Visitors can access 30 Hudson Yards at Hudson Yards directly from the No. 7 Subway station. With this new subway station at the front door of Hudson Yards, the new No. 7 Subway links the neighborhood to the 8th Avenue, 7th Avenue, 6th Avenue and Lexington Avenue subway lines.
Service on the new No. 7 Subway began in the fall of 2015—before the first building at Hudson Yards opened.
within a 16-mile radius
to Pier 79 Ferry
with access to bike paths along Hudson River Park
to Port Authority Bus Terminal
The New West Side
Hudson Yards is the epicenter of Manhattan’s New West Side. Bordered by the Hudson River, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown, this neighborhood is booming. It is a beacon for creative professionals, growing at five times the rate of the rest of Manhattan. A hub for fashion, design, communications and art, the area recently became the home of Google and other fast-growing technology and digital media firms. Hudson Yards will attract and cater to this vibrant, cutting-edge community.
Growth can be attributed to the success of the High Line which has spurred $2 billion of private investment, 12,000 new jobs and 29 development projects since opening in June 2009. The High Line opened in 2014 and wraps Hudson Yards, then turns toward the Hudson River at West 30th Street, culminating at 12th Avenue and West 34th Street. The third phase of the High Line opened in 2014.
In order to transform one of Manhattan’s last undeveloped areas, the city and state have initiated major investments in mass transit, new parks and cultural and recreational facilities directly adjacent to Hudson Yards. The following public investments have already catalyzed rapid development in the surrounding area and their impact will be especially beneficial for Hudson Yards, situated at the epicenter.
NO. 7 SUBWAY EXTENSION
A central part of the Hudson Yards rezoning and development program extended the No. 7 Subway west and south from its old terminus at Times Square adding a new station at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue.
MOYNIHAN STATION RENOVATION
The renovation of Moynihan Station and construction of a new train station at what is now known as the Farley Post Office will extend Penn Station west to 9th Avenue. The goal of the project is to alleviate pedestrian congestion at Penn Station by allowing passengers to access Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad trains across from the existing MSG/Penn Station complex.
JAVITS CENTER RENOVATION
The Javits Center has recently completed a renovation into a state-of-the-art complex that will attract more visitors to New York City and further reinvigorate the west side of Manhattan. Major renovations to the main building include a new green roof, curtain wall, skylights, and the enlargement of the main entrances and upgrades to the building’s systems.
THE HIGH LINE
On September 20, 2012, the High Line broke ground on its third and final section, which wraps around Hudson Yards, extending the park to the northern terminus of 12th Avenue and West 34th Street. Work was finished in 2014.
HUDSON RIVER PARK
Hudson River Park begins at Clinton Cove at West 55th Street and the West Side Highway and extends five miles to Riverside South. With thirteen reconstructed piers and dozens of landscaped acres offering both a tranquil respite and a multitude of active recreation, it’s difficult to imagine the New West Side without this amazing park.
HUDSON PARK & BOULEVARD
Hudson Park & Boulevard is a central element of the new Hudson Yards business district. Four acres of broad tree-lined parks and open space will extend from West 33rd to West 39th Street and eventually all the way to West 42nd Street. The first phase was completed in 2015. The new No. 7 Subway station has two entrances to the park.