The Best Winter Fun—and the Gear to Enjoy It—at Hudson Yards

Appealing activities, toasty drinks, hearty menus and cold-weather essentials to help you thaw this season.

Chilly temperatures are no obstacle when you have Hudson Yards as your backyard. Stop by soon because things are heating up!

For a Warm Drink

You’ll never go wrong with the pour–over or espresso at Blue Bottle Coffee, but the coffee purveyor’s —a lightly sweetened Japanese roasted tea with steamed milk— is a new frosty morning habit waiting to happen. Drinks from the new Ana Eatery’s specialty Italian coffee bar include cortados and mochas. Bluestone Lane whips up super healthy golden lattes—featuring turmeric—and beet lattes. And at Jack’s Stir Brew, the organic coffee menu is complemented by invigorating tea concoctions like the Applejack, a mix of tea and apple cider.

For a Warm Meal

They’re serving the ultimate American comfort food—steak frites, rotisserie chicken, vegetarian pasta “bolognese”— in the bustling dining room of Hudson Yards Grill. Or pretend for a minute that you’ve relocated somewhere warm at the just-opened Naked Tomato, with its Mediterranean feast of kebabs, whole branzino and Israeli-inspired small plates. Need a quicker fix? Shake Shack’s burgers and Fuku’s sandos deliver the heat.

For a Cozy Gathering

Breakfast all day at Spanish Diner is a great place to start—pro tip: order the Huevos Rotos Casa Lucio (fried eggs and potatoes in classic Madrideno style). Doing lunch? Ana Eatery’s pizzas, salads and sandwiches are sure-to-please. Alternatively, Mondays go down better at Queensyard, thanks to a flight of mini-martinis, inspired by the world’s best cities. Swap toasts with some of the most excellent wine pairings in town at The Tavern, the bistro created in partnership with Wine Spectator, or settle in front of the fire place at Electric Lemon.  If you really want to up the celebratory ante, head to the 101st floor of 30HY, where Peak’s glorious views—and equally elevated cocktails—await.

For Layering Up

Stock up on Uniqlo’s HEATTECH, H&M’s trendy thermal picks, Aritzia’s must-have puffers, Floga’s fur scarves and Rudsak’s wool hats. To keep those toes toasty, nothing beats Taft’s wool boots for him and Stuart Weitzman’s shearling booties for her.

For an Any-Weather Adventure

Art abounds throughout the neighborhood, from the whimsical “Pippins” drawings of late artist Charles W. Norton’s at the High Line Nine gallery to the contemporary collection of the recently expanded Avant Gallery to the Insta-ready murals of HYxOffTheWall. Meanwhile, CAMP’s family-friendly creative activities are predictably on-theme, with winter-day dioramas and sock snowmen workshops on the calendar. And, no matter what the mercury says, Edge is a destination unlike any other. Just layer up before you look down from the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere.


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