On March 14, I attended the grand opening of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, New York City’s new $25 billion neighborhood.
It was full of tastemakers, influencers, socialites, and celebrities, from Anne Hathaway to Whoopi Goldberg.
It was one poppin’ mall party.
Last night, I was surrounded by dollar signs.
On my left, the real-life version of “Gossip Girl” — millennials wearing ascot scarfs, bow ties, and an air of confidence. To my right, female influencers dressed to what I call the “Instagram nines” — red lipstick, fur coats, and stiletto boots patterned with a dollar bill print.
I was at the grand opening of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, a shopping destination in New York City’s new $25 billion Hudson Yards neighborhood that began construction about four years ago. It’s the most expensive real-estate development in US history.
Tastemakers, influencers, socialites, and celebrities — basically New York’s elite and then some — congregated at the invite-only party, which Sharif El Gamal of Soho Properties described as “Sim City on steroids, but real” to Real Deal reporter Rich Bockmann. Bockmann himself said the event resembled “a circus.”
My first impression fell somewhere along the lines of, “This is lit.”
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Perhaps that’s because 8,000 people were invited — but, according to Vogue, some 13,000 showed up over the course of the evening. I wasn’t surprised — it felt more packed than Times Square, but with fewer tourists.
It was especially crowded in the area …read more
Source:: Business Insider