Whether you are a tourist visiting the Big Apple for the first time or a lifelong New Yorker, prepare to be awed by the sights and sightlines at Hudson Yards. Here is where you should go to find the perfect lookout spot for …
The bird’s-eye view
Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor sky deck, juts from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards. Through its angled glass walls, you’ll see unimpeded vistas in every direction. The whole of the city. River views. Peeks into Long Island and New Jersey. (On a clear day, the visible horizon may be as much as 40 miles away.) But you can also look straight down through a glass oculus in the platform floor to the city streets below. Toast the unique perspective with a glass of champagne or specialty cocktail from the bar inside.
The heart-pounding view
Just in case the sweeping scenes at Edge aren’t quite enough for you, the ultimate urban adventure—with panoramas to match—awaits at City Climb, the highest open-air building ascent in the world. Don a climbsuit, harness up and buckle into The Rail, and you’ll be able to lean way out and take it all in as you scale the crown of 30 Hudson Yards.
The food-with-a-view view
For an experience that appeals as much to the tastebuds as the eye, book a table at Peak on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards. Both the views and the menu—featuring the highest-quality seafood, meats and produce from local suppliers—go above and beyond.
The hopeless romantic’s view
New York’s best sunsets are framed by the windows of some of the neighborhood restaurants. As you ooh over the orange and pink glow in the sky (and its reflection off the Hudson River), make sure you leave room to aah over the British-inspired fare and craft cocktails of Queensyard or the Greek seafood specialties of Estiatorio Milos.
A people-viewing view
Hudson Yards is one of the most popular destinations in the city, attracting visitors—first timer’s and serial returners alike—from all over the world. Its unique shops also make it a fashionista’s paradise. And you can get a good look at all of them from a seat on The Public Square & Gardens.
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