Hudson Yards is NYC’s newest neighborhood. It’s a mixed-use development over half of the West Side railroad yards.
Major attractions include The Shops mall, The Shed arts space, The Vessel selfie spot, and The Edge skydeck. The Javits Center convention center is now considered part of Hudson Yards.
Mercado Little Spain, by Celebrity Spanish Chef José Andrés, is one of NYC’s best Spanish markets and collection of Spanish restaurants. It’s a great place for lechon (roast suckling pig), paella cooked over wood fires, octopus, sardines, and Spanish pastries. It’s a great date spot.
Latin Culture in Hudson Yards
Maxwell Alexandre: Pardo é Papel: The Glorious Victory and New Power, an exhibition of the Brazilian artist’s paintings about the African Diaspora in Brazil, is at The Shed in Hudson Yards, Wednesday, October 26, 2022 – January 8, 2023. 🇧🇷
The IFPDA Print Fair 2022 brings world-class fine art print dealers, galleries and publishers to Javits Center in Hudson Yards, Friday-Sunday, October 28-30, 2022 with a VIP Preview on Thursday, October 27. From $25. 🇨🇦🇫🇷🇪🇸
Los Hacheros play The Stage on Level 4 on Tue, Nov 30, 2021 from 6-8pm. FREE with registration. 🇵🇷
New York City’s Biggest Selfie Spot
In addition to residential, commercial and office space, the new development includes:
- The Shops mall
- The Shed performing arts center
- The Vessel selfie spot
- The Edge skyline viewing platform
When it was being built, we wondered what on earth The Vessel was for. This circular stairway to nowhere is a New York style selfie-spot (it’s big). As of March 2022, it is temporarily closed.
On the right you can see The Shed performing arts center with its movable roof.
Behind The Vessel, you can see The Shops mall. It has a lot of high end retailers.
Mercado Little Spain is in The Shops’ basement. It’s a wonderful collection of Spanish markets, restaurants and bars by renowned Spanish Chef José Andrés and the Adría Brothers.
There is great lechon, paella, pulpo, sardinas, pastries and other Spanish delicacies that you won’t find anywhere else in NYC, quite like this. The presentation is extraordinary. It feels like a high-end market in the Latin world. Watching the chefs work is exciting for foodies. Your mouth waters just from walking around. It’s also a great date spot.
Leña is a delicious restaurant. Its speciality is fire grilled Basque and Asturian dishes from Northern Spain. littlespain.com.
Let’s go to Hudson Yards NYC!