• Contemporary Observation Deck Set to Arrive in New York City

     
    POSTED March 28, 2019
     

Standing more than 1,100 feet in the air and extending 65 feet outward from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, edge is set to be the highest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere, and the fifth highest in the entire world.

Offering unique views of the New York City skyline and Hudson River, edge will feature a viewing area surrounded by a nine-foot high glass wall. A 60-second elevator ride will bring guests to edge’s 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area that includes a glass floor offering a birds-eye view of the city below.

Programming is slated to include a signature 10,000-square-foot restaurant, bar and event space, offering a one-of-a-kind social and dining experience for visitors, residents and employees.

Jason Horkin, executive director of Hudson Yards Experiences, notes, “Edge invites visitors to walk out into the sky and embrace unobstructed, panoramic views of New York City like never before. The name reflects both the unique structural design, which pierces the sky when observed from below, and the exhilarating feeling of being on the brink of something exceptional—exactly where you are on edge.”

Edge has begun accepting group bookings for events for the first quarter of 2020 and is expected to open early 2020.

This summer, New York is welcoming its first sports betting bar and casino, Rivers Sportsbook Schenectady. The lounge, designed by DMAC Architecture, is approximately 1,800 square feet of comfortable chairs with charging ports, betting terminals and a gaming floor. With walls covered in high definition televsions, Rivers Sportsbook allows guests to place bets on several different games rather than just focusing on one.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Mount Airy Casino Resort revealed its recent expansion with a ribbon cutting on May 2. The expansion included several additions and renovations to the resort's event space.

Before the expansion, Mount Airy Casino Resort lacked space to accommodate large scale meetings and conventions, but now it has a full-service four-star diamond resort that can accommodate 750 guests seated or 1,200 standing.