Photo: Hudson Yards

The Best View of New York City Is Opening Today

New York City News Art + Architecture
by Eben Diskin Mar 11, 2020

There are no shortage of skyline views in New York City, but the best new vantage point is now open. The new Hudson Yards neighborhood just unveiled a 1,100-foot-high observation deck called Edge. The deck is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, and offers views of the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, and the rest of New York’s skyline.


Photo: Edge/Facebook

Edge can be reached via a 60-second elevator ride from The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. Once up there, you’ll be able to walk around the 200-square-foot triangular deck and its glass bottom, and look out from its glass walls.

Edge sunset

Photo: Edge/Facebook

The experience is open every day from 8:00 AM until midnight. Tickets are available online for $36 each. All tickets have a date and timed entry, so you’d better be punctual. New Yorkers, however, get a hometown discount of $34.

Although tickets are dated and have a timed entry, there is no limit to how long you can stay at Edge. You can stay as long as you like. You can even indulge in a cocktail or Champagne from the bar while you take in the views.

A version of this article was previously published on October 25, 2019, and was updated on March 11, 2020, with more information.

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