The area around Hudson Yards is being purposefully revitalized from the rough, industrial zone it used to be, into an attractive spot for residents and businesses. Probably even more of a draw than Vessel, is a park called the High Line.
This trip to New York City was our first big excursion since the beginning of the pandemic, and also the first time since we had been back to Manhattan in over five years. To celebrate, we splurged a bit and booked a room at the Hyatt Centric, right next to Times Square.
Found on the top floors of the Vanderbilt One building, which sits atop Grand Central Station, the location is about as perfect as can be. There are unmatched views of the the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, and you have a great view of Central Park along with the skinny, ultra-expensive residential towers that line it.