Hudson Yards: Opening Weekend

The much-awaited east-side 34th St. Hudson Yards complex has had a soft opening for visitors this weekend to experience the now-famous Vessel structure, as well as the large shopping center.

The glorified 5-story mall has a pretty breathtaking view of Hudson County and Lower Manhattan, but unfortunately the observation deck was not open on opening weekend.

The area is connected directly to the Flushing-bound 7 train:

It's important to note the controversy surrounding this opening and the ownership rights of the photos taken at the Hudson Yards complex. A report from the New York Times has more information.