KABOOMY! We are checking out the new mall/shopping/office/apartment complex on the west side of Manhattan here in beautiful New York Citaaaaay called Hudson Yards, and it is not doing much for us at all.
The whole thing reminds us of a shiny Asian mall in Hong Kong or Ho Chi Minh City or Taipei or Beijing, etc. Lots of tall glass-enclosed buildings where people can work and sleep and park their money. . .lots of standard shopping fare inside the mall building–nothing exciting at all, really.
Lots of folks are agog over the Escher-like shiny stairway-to-nowhere thing sitting in the center of the pedestrian mall. . .see our obligatory photos above. . .come here and see it once. . .then move on with your life because you will never want to visit it again.
This complex is located between 31st and 34th Streets right on the Hudson River. . .well, not really right on the Hudson River because the West Side Highway is between us and the river…and the Hudson River walkway/parkway is also between us and the river. So you can see the Hudson River out there…you can also see New Jersey across the water…but the Hudson Yards complex itself feels disconnected from nature and the surrounding environment. Strange. This is the first structure that I have ever visited in Manhattan in over 30 years of living here that makes me feel like I am not in New York. Hmmmm…not good, methinks. Or maybe real good for the next generation of New Yorkers…we shall see.
Come and visit this thing, and you decide. . .would love to hear what you think.
So, here’s to progress. . .upward and onward, biatches!
It’s lovely out there.