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BY MONICA DIAS Meet New York City's newest, most fashionable, and most ambitious neighborhood: the Hudson Yards, located at the nexus of Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen. Built on centrally located prime real estate overlooking the Hudson River, this 28-acre, $25 billion neighborhood is, by far, the most expensive development in US History. And its underlying ambitions match its hey price tag: with its unprecedented integration of buildings, streets, parks, utilities, and public spaces, Hudson Yards is more than just a collection of shiny new buildings. Indeed, it is a model of what the future neighborhoods of the 21st-century can be: connected, responsive, clean, reliable, and efficient. Visitors of the Hudson Yard's can already enjoy more than 100 diverse shops and restaurants, cruise through the neighborhood's luxury shopping mall, and experience dynamic cultural institutions such as the Shed, a state-of-the-art arts center, or the Vessel, an interactive artwork imagined by omas Heatherwick and Heatherwick Studio. In addition, the Hudson Yards also boasts a school, modern residences, 14 acres of public plazas, gardens and groves, and the world's first Equinox Hotel, thereby cementing its place at the center of the West Side's urban experience. HUDSON YARDS: The Neighborhood of the Future V U E N J . C O M 150

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