Author Topic: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019  (Read 1409 times)

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 10:44:37 PM »
Cool.  It is exciting when NYC creates things on such a massive scale. Very curious to see it.
It's part of what makes living here special. The grandeur.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 05:06:08 PM »
Good thing the Hudson yard bound 7 is skipping all local stops this weekend. I'm shocked.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 05:47:54 PM »
Good luck on trying to get a seat at a restaurant.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 09:33:05 PM »
Good luck on trying to get a seat at a restaurant.

well, they have about 200 of them. seriously. from bargain basement to high-end. the food looks really good.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 10:13:42 PM »
 Am not sure New Yorkers are really going to go to this. Seems like a Fishermans Wharf or Fanieul Hall or even the newly
reconstituted South Street seaport as an area that few natives frequent. Loved the High Line initially but the crowds made
that not so fun anymore. This seems like the same direction but will probably check it out once. Could not get the free
preview tours no matter what I tried online for what that was worth.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 11:14:41 PM »
you may be right. i used to go to South Street a lot when it was in its unvarnished state -- restaurants like Sloppy Louie's and Carmine's (no relation to the current chain) served great food and offered a vibe you couldn't get anywhere else. and the bars serving large beers in those oversize styrofoam cups you could take to go before Giuliani time kicked in....sigh.

but the shopping mall that replaced it? the suburbs do it better.

the overall concept of Hudson Yards has its merits -- we haven't really had a whole new neighborhood built from the ground up since Battery Park City. and it's certainly better use of that land than the stadium  Bloomberg wanted to build. but i don't think i'll spend a lot of time there, either. certainly won't know any of the new residents, i'm guessing (NY1 did a report today on one building, with apartments starting at four million and going up to 32 million), but we'll see how it shakes out.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 08:52:45 AM »
What is astonishing is the engineering feat of decking over the railway yards.

It's always impressive what this city can do.

Plus the Vessel (public structure) and the "Shed" Performing Center will be a true positive addition to New York City. 

I love the excitement of what NYC offers. Plus...it's Spring! The perfect time to explore...

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 03:04:15 PM »
yes. on all fronts. and you  know i'm a snippy {rhymes with witch}.

What is astonishing is the engineering feat of decking over the railway yards.

It's always impressive what this city can do.

Plus the Vessel (public structure) and the "Shed" Performing Center will be a true positive addition to New York City. 

I love the excitement of what NYC offers. Plus...it's Spring! The perfect time to explore...

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 03:48:41 PM »
Here's a preview of one of the big food attractions, Mercado Little Spain

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 04:14:19 PM »
Here's a preview of one of the big food attractions, Mercado Little Spain

Good to see José Andrés making waves in NYC he did some real good in PR for those in need.




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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2019, 07:24:58 PM »
Here's a preview of one of the big food attractions, Mercado Little Spain

Good to see José Andrés making waves in NYC he did some real good in PR for those in need.

since we don't have a like button, "like."

he did great work. and he also did the same for gov't workers during the shutdown. a good man. and a good chef.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 10:15:02 AM »
I think this is great and why NY is special.  They did however receive six billion dollars in incentives and tax breaks but I think it  is a good investment for the city.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/09/nyregion/hudson-yards-new-york-tax-breaks.html


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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 06:26:00 AM »
I visited. what I did like about it was that I felt I wasn't in NYC, there is a feeling of Singapore or Hong Kong about it....

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 09:24:46 AM »
I visited. what I did like about it was that I felt I wasn't in NYC, there is a feeling of Singapore or Hong Kong about it....

https://gizmodo.com/nycs-new-tourist-trap-claims-the-rights-to-every-photo-1833387084

New York City’s newest luxury neighborhood, Hudson Yards, officially opened on Friday and visitors are already scrambling to photograph or mock its gilded pinecone landmark structure dubbed the Vessel.

But, as Gothamist points out, Hudson Yards seemingly claims rights to all such photos of the $200-million giant honeycomb floating above an active train yard, so long as they’re taken in and around the Vessel.

The Gothamist highlights two clauses in the Hudson Yards Terms & Conditions, which state that Hudson Yards has the right and license to use any content related to the structure:

MY NAME AND LIKENESS. If I appear in, create, upload, post, or send any photographs, audio recordings, or video footage depicting or relating to the Vessel, I grant to Company the unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual right and license (with the right to transfer or sublicense) to use my name, likeness, voice, and all other aspects of my persona for the purpose of operating, developing, providing, promoting, advertising, and improving the Vessel or any other products or services provided by Company or its sublicensees (in either case, now known or later developed)....

MY CONTENT. If I create, upload, post or send any photographs, audio recordings, or video footage depicting or relating to the Vessel, I grant to Company and its affiliates the irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable, and transferable right and license to use, display, reproduce, perform, modify, transmit, publish, and distribute such photographs, audio recordings, or video footage for any purpose whatsoever in any and all media...


According to the terms and conditions, visitors agree to these clauses when they enter the Vessel.

Mickey Osterreicher, general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association told Gothamist that these terms and conditions don’t mean that Hudson Yards owns visitors’ content, but the organization is allowed “broad license” to use the content how it would like without visitors’ consent. And it means visitors can’t use their Vessel content commercially, according to Osterreicher’s reading.

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Re: Hudson Yards opens this Friday, March 15, 2019
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 09:24:46 AM »