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Inside the opening of the new ultra-luxury Manhattan West


The last and largest part of the city, Manhattan West, is officially open for business with a private launch party taking place tonight.

“Manhattan West, a decades-long project, weaves together the diverse communities of the West Side of Manhattan and offers New Yorkers an enormous amount of new experiences, restaurants, cultural programming, public space, arts and entertainment,” Laura Montross, Brookfield’s director of communications, The Post said.

Megaproject developer Brookfield purchased its first plot for the project in 1985 and acquired the remainder over the next 19 years, while the rezoning of Hudson Yards in 2005 allowed development to move forward.

Tonight’s shindig will feature bites and cocktails from Manhattan West’s many restaurants as well as music from Questlove and The Roots. The 7.5 million square foot amenity-filled oasis includes 200,000 square feet of food haunts, public art, and experiential retail spread across 2.5 acres of open space.

The sprawling 8-acre city-within-a-city has also created essential pedestrian connectivity between Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, the new Moynihan Train Hall, the other Hudson Yards towers, and the Aerial High Line which also connects visitors to Chelsea and the slaughterhouse district.

The sprawling mixed-use wonder connects to the new Moynihan Station.
Lois Weiss

“The guests are the people who made this project possible from the local community, the real estate industry, restaurants, artists, tenants and investors,” Montross said.

Here’s what’s inside:

Framed by two glass-walled towers – the 67-story office building now open to One Manhattan West and the Two Manhattan West still under construction – the development is located between Ninth and Tenth Avenues and West 30th and 33rd Streets.

One Manhattan, a 2.1 million square foot tower located on the north side of the aisle, is already home to Accenture, EY, law firms Skadden and McKool Smith as well as global investment firm Pharo and the NHL – who will also have a store and a helping hand in operating the seasonal rink.

“The guests are the people who made this project possible among the local community, the real estate industry, restaurants, artists, tenants and investors. “

Laura Montross, Director of Communications at Brookfield

Its west side is adjacent to a 13-story 1913 office building, the Lofts, which houses workplace provider Spaces and other small businesses. The 202,000 square foot building has a 100,000 square foot block available on the upper floors which includes a private penthouse terrace and its own entrance with rent on request.

Further west, the luxury boutique hotel Pendry, now open on West 33rd Street, is the brainchild of Alan Fuerstman and his son Michael, the visionaries of Montage Hotels & Resorts, which includes the brand Pendry.

This, their first town hall, brings a soothing cream and brown palette to the area, along with fireplaces, an intimate cocktail lounge, and a private whiskey bar terrace. Many of its 880-square-foot multi-room suites are already rented out on weekends, even with a tab of up to $ 2,600 per night on its upper floors.

The south side of the plaza includes the 1.75 million square foot Two Manhattan where the Cravath Swaine & Moore law firm will occupy 481,000 square feet as a primary tenant. Availability includes floors 6 to 29, plus 38 to 58.

“These are incredibly attractive blocks [of space]“Montross said of the building which will open in 2023.“ We have a serious interest in over 1.5 million square feet. ”Quoted rents are available on request.

The Eugene - also known as 3 Manhattan West - features 834 luxury apartments in a 62-story tower.
The Eugene – also known as 3 Manhattan West – features 834 luxury apartments in a 62-story tower.

To its west are the adjacent luxury rentals of The Eugene – also known as 3 Manhattan West – which include 675 market-priced units and 159 affordable units in a contemporary 62-story tower with interiors by Roman and Williams. .

Brookfield has included an impressive 55,000 square feet of amenities here, including a pool table, game room, golf simulator, LA PALESTRA wellness and fitness center, rooftop terrace with piano and a poker room, kids’ playroom, climbing wall, and regulation-sized basketball court – after all, it’s only two blocks from the Knicks base at Madison Square Garden.

The dozen or so units available include the cheapest studio which will set you back $ 4,120 per month, while a one-bedroom corner costs $ 6,415 per month and a two-bedroom corner with two bathrooms can be purchased for $ 7,930 per month. Rents vary depending on the flexible number of months rented

The building facing Tenth Avenue, known as 5 Manhattan West, has newly sloped glass walls and old turned 100,000-square-foot industrial office floors – some of the largest in the city – with technology tenants such as Amazon.

A new Whole Foods anchors the heart of the new district.
A new Whole Foods anchors the heart of the new district.
Lois Weiss

This building has exterior and interior passageways (and an elevator) that wind around and through a new Whole Foods to Tenth Avenue, as well as food courts which, by early 2023, will be directly connected to a new spur of the High Line at West 31st Street.

“The land runs down from Ninth Avenue to the Hudson River, but the second floor of Five Manhattan West is exactly the height of the High Line,” Montross explained of its lucky connectivity.

SOM Architects – who designed the Manhattan West master plan as well as all new buildings – pushed the tall towers back and brought them down to earth using swaying and curving terraces as well as numerous street retailers, restaurants and terraces. .

In winter, the large central circle will be occupied by a regulatory ice rink which will be operated by Brookfield with its offices and tenant retailer, the National Hockey League.

The silk fabric protects walkers and viewers from the giant lemons and flowers of Citrovia, an art installation.
The silk fabric protects walkers and viewers from the giant lemons and flowers of Citrovia, an art installation.
Lois Weiss

For now, a very high scaffolding decorated with illuminated silk-fabric poufs shields walkers and spectators from the giant lemons and flowers of Citrovia, an art installation that is expected to last another year or more. Although the scaffolding placed between the two towers is also intended for the recycling bin, Brookfield may need to rethink it and replace it with something permanent, as it now protects diners and strollers from the sun, rain and snow to come.

Montross says: “The retailers were chosen with daily needs in mind, as well as health and wellness. “

Stores range from the Peloton department store and the studio where his live lessons are filmed; Therabody’s natural wellness solutions; Peachy’s wrinkle breakers; OPR glasses; casual wear from Public Rec; men’s clothing belonging to the Rothman’s NYC family; curated New Stand offers as well as the latest incarnation of the NHL Store.

Three coffee outlets include the Black Fox on West 33rd Street, Bluestone Lane at the base of the Eugene on West 31st Street, and a Starbucks with a pickup window along the main alley in the plaza.

The restaurants are plentiful and designed to make your mouth water without diverting your wallet. At the foot of Five Manhattan West, Sam Nazarian’s C3’s 40,000-square-foot Citizens dining room will feature take-out pastries, cocktails and two full-service restaurants: Chef Katsuya Uechi’s Asian-inspired Katsuya and a Mediterranean Concept with “Spanish flare” nicknamed Casa Dani by chef Dani Garcia.

Quality Branded will open Zou Zou's at Five Manhattan West, which includes a dining terrace.
Guests enjoy the outdoor patio at 5 Manhattan West and the pedestrian links to Hudson Yards.
Lois Weiss

Quality Branded will open another Mediterranean café, Zou Zou’s, at the northwest corner of the main square which is connected to the base of the Pendry hotel. Opening soon, it will include a dining room on the ground floor and an indoor-outdoor bar on a terrace on the fourth floor overlooking the square.

Zou Zou’s will open an indoor-outdoor bar on the fourth floor above.

Zou Zou’s also provides all the food at Pendry with its 23rd floor hosting another bar that will open in the spring.

Next to the square, Chef Richard Kuo’s Asian-inspired Hidden Leaf has its own bar in the square with another bar and restaurant on the second floor.

East of Hidden Leaf is the entrance to the 10,000-square-foot Midnight Theater, a 160-seat venue on the second floor that will feature dinner with a rotation of comedy, magic, music and drama programs. .

Danny Meyer’s Union Hospitality Group owns the southwest corner of the square with Daily Provisions which opens Wednesday for healthy everyday fare and a contemporary Italian menu at Ci Siamo, which also has a terrace at the upper floor.

“We are incredibly proud to introduce New Yorkers to West Manhattan and to contribute to the boundless vibrancy of this city,” said Montross.