Last year we visited Hudson Yards and wrote extensively about it in a two-part series. Now we’re back again to take a look at “The Edge” which is billed everywhere as, “The highest sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.”
To refresh your memory CLICK HERE TO READ OUR “HUDSON YARDS, PART ONE.
THEN CLICK HERE TO READ OUR PART TWO.
I reread both of these to bring myself up to speed and noticed that I said we wanted to climb The Vessel in Hudson Yards because my friend had climbed Ayers Rock in Australia (which is no longer allowed) and I had gone to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Now it’s time to put another notch in our belt so we planned for a trip to The Edge in May 2020. But as the Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns famously said in 1785, “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Note: we also have Burns to thank for “Auld Lang Syne” that old chestnut that we all mangle once a year – right to the end – depending on how much booze we’ve imbibed.
So now I find myself writing this and wondering if we will – indeed – be able be able to visit The Edge in May because of the current coronavirus scare that we’re all dealing with at the moment. The Edge opened to the public on March 11th and seems to be going forward so here is some basic information that may, or may not, come in handy.
Opening day visitors to The Edge observation deck could look 1,131 ft. to the street from glass panels (top). Or, they could experience 360-degree views of the Big Apple and beyond (below). Photos and caption: Courtesy of the New York Post of March 12, 2020.
UPDATE AS OF JUNE 6, 2020
Well, here we are. In my wildest thoughts I never thought the NYC lockdown would go on this long. Things are much better, of course – and businesses are gradually going back to the way they were BUT it seems we still have a long way to go.
That said: it’s a big “NO” to see life from the 100th floor where The Edge is located. But, we are definitely going to go on this adventure at some point in the future. Stay tuned.Shaun Nelson-Henrick
Can read about this adventure but almost sure that is as close as I will ever get to The Edge.
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I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.
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James P., Jr. "Jim" Healy
July 02, 2020
Hello Shaun, That “Edge” outdoor bar looks interesting, but I’ll have to take the elevator to get there Seems like the “Hudson Yards” project could revitalize the whole west side of Manhattan.. I’d love to see it, and plan to next time I’m in NYC; so, thanks for sharing your articles on it.