More than 50 shops that make up Manhattan’s newest enclosed mall at Hudson Yards re-opened yesterday, though anchor Neiman-Marcus will engage customers for a four-day clearance sale only. The department store chain filed for Chapter 11 protection in May and will close this location.
The Tavern Patio restaurant has opened with outdoor seating and takeout service, The Edge viewing deck atop 30 Hudson Yards is welcoming guests at 25% capacity, and the Backyard gathering space is back with food trucks, kids camp activities, and Equinox in the Wild group fitness classes.
The beehive-shaped Vessel, a viewing platform that can be climbed by visitors, has also opened at 25% capacity.
Hudson Yards and The Shops at Columbus Circle prepared for the re-opening by working with the Mount Sinai Health System to institute the use of measures that meet or exceed current public health guidelines, claiming to have “reimagined the visitor journey” as a socially distanced and almost completely touchless experience.