NO UMBRELLAS NEEDED ON THIS WALK!
I was with my Tribeca family and we walked from their apartment thru Brookfield Place down the escalators across the walk and onto Westfield which recently opened in the soaring space of The Oculus.
The Oculus! The Transportation Hub at the World Trade Center designed by the internationally renowned architect Santiago Calvatrava of Spain.
I thought it was stunningly beautiful! How do you combine a subway station and a mall into a grand open shining space…call on a famous architect that’s what you do. Amazing!
Best way to do this walk? I always suggest to check out websites to see what’s happening not only at Westfield, but also at Brookfield Place. They are connected and you’ll never have to go outside. Often special events are taking place that will just add to the fun. This is not a quiet walk, but it sure is exciting, especially the first time you do it. By the way, stopped at the new Eataly and enjoyed a lovely wine and pizza with my family overlooking the World Trade Center and the new Liberty Park.
It’s a huge place so when you go be sure to plan your day, don’t rush, people-watch, perhaps walk over to Brookfield Place and take in a view of the Hudson or do it all in reverse. Along your way, you’ll find many places to stop for something to eat plus, of course, a glass of wine or an old-fashioned to give your feet a rest and decide where your next steps will take you on this inside walk!
Important to know: It can get a little crazy during commuting times – so keep in mind it is a transportation hub.
Websites: About The Oculus, Westfield and Brookfield Place
Cost: Seeing the buildings- free. shopping, eating and drinking? As the old song goes sung by Frank Sinatra and Ruth Etting (back in the day) “It all depends on you”!
Where to eat: A huge selection of places- as of this post – not all opened but will be very soon.
Kid Friendly: Without a doubt
*Disclaimer – I try for correct info on Kay’s Notes– but no guarantees people.