Take in stunning views of NYC from thrilling heights or stick to the safety of the ground while getting your buzz on at a bang-for-your-buck happy hour.

Often viewed as “a city within a city,” Hudson Yards boasts impressive architecture, over 100 shops and restaurants, a cultural center, and some of NYC’s most iconic destinations such as Edge and The Vessel. There’s a seemingly endless amount of things to do in the neighborhood, and to help you figure out where to head to first, we’re sharing the best of the neighborhood.

Here’s our inside scoop:


La Mercerie

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La Mercerie hosts an absolutely delicious weekend brunch from 10a.m. – 3p.m. where you can indulge on a French twist on all your fav breakfast classics, such as crêpes, Croque Monsieur, and, of course, croissants.

Where: 53 Howard St.

Wild Ink

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Because why have eggs and pancakes when you can have dumplings, prawn toast, and shrimp and grits?! (Brunch is served on Saturdays from 11:30a.m. – 3p.m.)

Where: 20 Hudson Yards


Bluestone Lane

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Bluestone Lane is more than a coffeeshop–they serve food items such as salmon toast, salads, and croissant sandwiches as well–but we promise once you taste a sip of their Australian coffee your life will be changed.

Where: 500 W 33rd St.


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French bakery Maman is an NYC favorite—which may just have the best chocolate chip cookies in the city–but their front-of-house espresso bar pours one of the tastiest shots of espresso we’ve ever tasted. Plus, the decor practically transports you to a luscious green garden.

Where: 375 Hudson St.



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Situated on the 101st floor (that’s one floor higher than Edge!) come here for the delicious modern American cuisine, stay for the stunning 360° views of Manhattan.

Where: 30 Hudson Yards, 101st floor

Mercado Little Spain

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An all-day destination for Spanish food, drinks, & culture, Mercado Little Spain is a sprawling Spanish food market with several restaurants & kiosks to choose such as Spanish Diner, Leña, Mar, and La Barra. So you can enjoy food from 5+ spots in one!

Where: 10 Hudson Yards

Happy Hour


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Get your buzz on without breaking the bank at Queensyard from 5p.m. to 7p.m. Monday through Friday. Enjoy $5 draft Narragansetts, $10 liquor selections, $12 specialty house cocktails, and $8 bar bites including olives, chips, and guac.

Where: 20 Hudson Yards


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At Porchlight happy hour is 3p.m. – 7p.m. Monday through Saturday and allllll day Sunday! We’ll have a dirty vodka martini on the rocks, please.

Where: 271 11th Ave.



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Located within Hudson Yards restaurant Peak, this elevated (in all senses of the word) nightspot offers sweeping city views that you can’t get anywhere else.

Where: 30 Hudson Yards, 101st floor

Unique Experiences


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For those looking to get their adrenaline pumping, head to the highly-anticipated, tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere. It clocks in at 1,131 feet high and juts out of the building about 80-feet, enclosed by a nine-foot-tall glass wall.

Where: 30 Hudson Yards, 100th floor

The Shed

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Take in your share of NYC culture at The Shed Performing Arts Center for performance art events as well as fine art installations.

Where: 545 W 30th St.

The Vessel

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The 150-foot-tall artistic creation by Thomas Heatherwick is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs, almost 2,500 individual steps, and 80 landings. Though it remains temporarily closed, access to the ground-level base is free and open to the public.

Where: 20 Hudson Yards

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