Hudson Yards has reached a major milestone of minor proportions: parts of Hudson Yards Park, the new 4-acre strip of green space between West 33rd and 36th streets between Tenth and Eleventh avenues, is now open to the public. The caution tape has been removed at the northernmost portion of the park between 35th and 36th street, welcoming visitors to lounge on the section's built-in benches, sit at its tables and chairs (still padlocked together at the time of our visit), and make some ruckus on its playground. A construction worker at the site says that the portion of the park between 34th and 35th streets will open as soon as tomorrow, and the southernmost portion of the park will open further into the future.
The park was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Landscape Architects, who are also behind Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 (which coincidentally will also open to the public in the near future.)
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