the new west side
The area surrounding Hudson Yards is growing at a rate five times that of Manhattan.
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 the arts, 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 has started construction of its third and final phase which wraps Hudson Yards as it turns toward the Hudson River at West 30th Street and culminates at 12th Avenue and West 34th Street. The third phase of the High Line is opening in 2014.

Additional public investment in area parks, mass transit and infrastructure will ensure this is the most livable area of the city.
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Public Investment
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 new 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.
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No. 7 Subway Extension$2.4 Billion
A central part of the Hudson Yards rezoning and development program extends the No. 7 Subway west and south from its current terminus at Times Square adding a new station at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

No. 7 Subway Extension Opens in 2014

Moynihan Station Renovation$267 Million
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.

Moynihan Station, Design Visualization

Javits Center Renovation$465 Million
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.

Javits Center Renovation, Design Visualization

The High Line$190 Million
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 will proceed in three phases. The first phrase of section three is expected to open in 2014.

High Line Section 3, View East, ©Joel Sternfeld

Hudson River Park$440 Million
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 River Park, Chelsea, NYC

Hudson Park & Boulevard$30 Million
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 new No. 7 Subway station will have two entrances in the park. The first phase of construction is expected to be completed in 2014.

Hudson Park & Boulevard Design Visualization

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