Edge Hudson Yards is one of New York City’s five major observation decks. (Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, Edge, and Summit.) Each observation deck has something wonderful to offer the public, and Edge is no exception. Let’s take a look at what sets Edge apart from the crowd and what you can expect when you visit.




Edge is located in the center of Hudson Yards. Hudson Yards, a modern architectural marvel, represents the epitome of urban renewal and transformation in New York City. This sprawling development, located on the west side of Manhattan, had its origins in the early 2000s. The area was formerly an industrial wasteland with railyards, warehouses, and disused spaces. However, the vision to revitalize this underutilized land came to fruition when the Hudson Yards Development Corporation was established in 2005. Spearheaded by the Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, the ambitious project aimed to create a cutting-edge neighborhood that seamlessly blended commercial, residential, and recreational spaces. After years of planning, construction began in 2012, and by 2019, Hudson Yards unveiled its gleaming skyscrapers, green spaces, upscale retail, and cultural venues, including the iconic Vessel and The Shed. Beyond its remarkable architecture, Hudson Yards stands as a symbol of urban ingenuity, showcasing the city’s ability to reinvent itself and embrace the future.


When one visits Hudson Yards, they immediately see a large public work of art known as “The Vessel.” Many onlookers have claimed “The Vessel” looks like a giant shawarma, tornado, honeycomb, or beehive. We’d love to know what you think it looks like. Leave a comment below! 


Hudson Yards is home to a wide array of restaurants, offering something for everyone at truly every price point. Head to Estiatorio Milos for delicious upscale Greek seafood, Peak for fine dining a thousand feet above the ground, or any of the food carts on the ground level for super affordable street food. 


Hudson Yards is also home to a shopping mall where visitors can get anything from a Patek Phillippe watch to Uniqlo heattech long underwear to protect themselves from the cold. 




Edge has the unique claim to fame of having the “highest outdoor skydeck” in the Western Hemisphere. While One World Observatory technically is higher, it is all enclosed. Edge has a large outdoor skydeck where visitors can walk around and soak in the expansive sky around them. Super brave visitors can walk out onto a glass floor on the skydeck and look down. The skydeck is 1,100 feet above the floor below, so to look straight down is quite an experience. The view is nothing short of stunning. From Edge, you will be face to face with the top of the Empire State Building. Look far enough to the south, and you’ll be able to see the Statue of Liberty. Edge’s location on the Hudson River makes it the perfect NYC observation deck for soaking in a sunset. 


To get these breathtaking views, guests must take a thrilling elevator ride. The ride lasts about 54 seconds, soaring 1,100 feet up in the sky in less than a minute! During the elevator ride, you’ll see a digital artist rendering of the NYC skyline being drawn before your eyes. Coming back down, you’re treated to an elevator video that makes you feel as though you’re flying around Hudson Yards Spider-Man style. The experience is fun for kids and adults of all ages. 


Edge seasonally offers experiential pop-ups. In the summer there is often a flower installation called “Bloom,” which is perfect for those seeking Instagram photos. In the winter, they offer a “glice-skating” rink. This is a skating rink built on synthetic ice. It’s perfect for those who enjoy the gliding sensation of figure skating, but despise the cold. Please note, you *must* use the available rental skates, as your own skates won’t make it through security. Check Edge’s website and social media to find out the seasonal offerings available during your visit.




Edge offers a one-of-a-kind experience known as City Climb. City Climb is marketed as “the highest open-air building ascent in the world.” During City Climb, guests literally scale the outside of 30 Hudson Yards, a NYC skyscraper. From the tippy-top, guests lean back from the dizzying height of 1,200 feet above the city. City Climb is NOT included in general admission, it is a separate ticket costing $185. Tickets include a video of your City Climb experience and a medal to commemorate the achievement. If you do City Climb, let the world know about your accomplishment by visiting www.timessquarebillboard.com and learning how you can put your City Climb photo on a giant Times Square billboard for just $150! The photo will show at least 22 times throughout a 24-hour period, and a live-stream is available for your friends at home to share the experience.




Edge has several food options. Depending on the season, they may have pop-up shops selling local NYC foods on the ground floor. They always have a small snack bar on the 100th floor as well. The highest level boasts a champagne bar with stellar panoramic views. The crown dining jewel of Edge is Peak NYC, an upscale restaurant offering lunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and dinner from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. (10:30 pm Thursday-Sat.) A three-course Prix Fixe dinner is available for $125. On Saturday nights, the space transforms into “Peakaboo,” a late-night lounge featuring a live DJ, light bites, and divine cocktails. 

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