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SPOTLIGHT

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN NYC 2019

Dumbo

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Oculus

Photo: Julienne Schaer / © NYC & Company

Photo: Julienne Schaer / © NYC & Company

BY BEVERLY STEPHEN

f you’ve ever been thinking about a staycation

steel structure by British designer Thomas

the Italian mega market Eataly. “I’ve dreamed of

in New York City, there couldn’t be a better

Heatherwick is literally a stairway to the stars with

opening in New York since I first came here as a

time than this spring and summer. NYCGO

154 interlinked flights of stairs offering the kind of

boy of 19,” Andrès says.

(the official guide to New York) calls 2019 a

river and city views that will command astronomical

monumental year. More than 65 million visitors

price tags in neighboring apartments. Reservations

performance space designed by Diller Scofidio

are expected to converge on the city but why let

to climb are now open, “Vessel” is already being

& Renfro and the Rockwell Group has already

tourists have all the fun.

called New York’s answer to the Eiffel Tower. It

booked plays and concerts. Why not reserve a

A whole new neighborhood, Hudson Yards, is

may also be a competitor to downtown’s soaring

room at the Equinox Hotel, a first from the fitness

coming to life on the far west side. It’s billed as the

Calatrava-designed Oculus. Climbing all those

giant opening this summer, and take it all in at

largest real estate development in United States

stairs will no doubt work up appetites for the stellar

your leisure?

history and the largest in New York City since

collection of 25 restaurants by such celebrated

Rockefeller Center. It will include 16 residential

chefs as Thomas Keller, David Chang, Costas

is the revitalized Seaport District NYC (formerly

and commercial buildings by its completion

Spiliadis and Michael Lomonaco. Anya Fernald

known as the South Street Seaport). The luxury

in 2024. The first of its 100 shops, including a

will establish the first East coast outpost of the

theater known as i-Pic Fulton Market led the way

Neiman Marcus flagship, will open this month.

Belcampo Meat Co. Plus, the Mercado, a Spanish

followed by the first U.S. outpost of Milan’s Corso

The most spectacular attraction will be a

market from chef/humanitarian Josè Andrès in

Como shopping and dining center. Pier 17’s Roof

climbable sculpture called “Vessel.” The imposing

collaboration with Ferran and Albert Adrià will rival

Top concert space opened this past summer.

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The Shed, an eight-story exhibition and

Another neighborhood waiting to be explored

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