Favorite Neighborhoods, Hot Spots and New Destination

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Making Places: Favorite Neighborhoods, Hot Spots and New Destinations with Stuart Wood, Group Leader, Heatherwick Studio; James Ramsey, Co-Founder, Lowline; Jonathan Butler, Founder, Smorgasburg; Steve Cornwell, CMO, Howard Hughes Corporation and moderated by Cassim Shepard, Author, Citymakers: The Culture and Craft of Practical Urbanism and Founding Editor-In-Chief, Urban Omnibus.

Place-making is part science, part art. From the Vessel, a new kind of public landmark at Hudson Yards that, with 2,500 individual steps and 80 landings, is meant to be climbed and explored; to the Lowline, an underground urban park of 50,000 square feet beneath Delancey Street, and many points of interest in between, an illustrious panel of architects, developers and visionaries talk about creating new neighborhoods and offer their predictions for the next “it” destinations.

Attendees will be among the first to hear from The Howard Hughes Corporation, which since 2010 has been revitalizing Seaport District NYC and whose Pier 17 is on track for a 2018 opening with restaurants by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the Momofuku Group, as well as a 1.5-acre rooftop that will have a restaurant, outdoor bars and a one-of-a-kind performance venue with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the city skyline.