Edge is not only the tallest observation deck in New York City but also in the western hemisphere. Edge is located in the building 30 Hudson Yards and has been open since 2020. A visit to Edge is a must when you visit New York and will give you a breathtaking 360 view of the city. Here you will find everything you need to know before your visit.
Edge – Tallest observation deck in New York
Edge is one of the newest additions to New York City and opened in 2020. This is one of my personal favorite observation decks in NYC. Edge is not only the tallest observation deck in New York but also in the western hemisphere. Edge is located on the 100th floor in one of the tallest buildings in New York 30 Hudson Yards.
Edge has an indoor and outdoor section where all the walls are covered in glass to give you the best view possible. The outdoor section has a spot where the floor is covered in glass and you can look down to the street below. This is probably nothing for you if you’re scared of heights.
One of my favorite thing to do at Edge is to grab something to drink and sit outside on the steps and soak in the beautiful view looking downtown Manhattan.
Good to know before visiting Edge in New York
- You can’t bring any suitcases of larger bags to Edge, but handbags are ok
- Edge is wheelchair and stroller friendly, but they might ask you to fold your stroller and carry your child while you go up the elevator
- You can’t bring dogs to Edge, except for service animals
- You can’t bing balloons to Edge
- There is no need to print your ticket, you can simply show it on your smartphone
Tickets to Edge in New York
You need to pick a specific time and date for your visit when you book tickets to Edge. Make sure to be there on time so you don’t miss your time slot. Kids under 5 years old can enter for free and don’t need a ticket.
City Climb at Edge
Edge has recently elevated the thrill factor with their new experience, City Climb. Get ready to step outside your comfort zone.
With this ticket, you get to climb to the top outside the skyscraper. When you get to the top they let you lean out over the edge to get more of the view. You need to be at least 13 years old to do the City Climb.
If you plan on seeing more attractions in New York City you can purchase a CityPass. A CityPass gives you access to the Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History, the Top of the Rock Observation deck, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Statue of Liberty.
How to get to Edge
To get to Edge, you need to head towards Hudson Yards, located on the west side of Manhattan. You can either take the 7 train to the Hudson Yards station or walk there if you prefer that.
Edge is open every day between 10 am and 8 pm. The last time to go up the elevator before they close is 9.10 pm.
Other observation decks in New York
If you’re planning on visiting more observation decks than Edge you have many options. If you already plan on visiting Edge, which is a newer more modern observation deck I would then suggest a visit to Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building. Because these buildings are very old, you will have a completely different feeling and experience. The Empire State Building and Top of the Rock are both located in the middle of Midtown which will give you a better view of the whole city surrounding Manhattan.
More information about Edge in New York City
Which one is the tallest observation deck in New York?
Edge is the tallest observation deck in New York City, but also in the whole western hemisphere.
Which one is the tallest building in NYC?
One World Trade Center is the tallest building in New York. Second, third, and fourth place is Central Park Tower, 111 E 57th Street, and One Vanderbilt. Click here to get the full list of the tallest buildings in New York City.
Is Edge wheelchair accessible?
Yes. Edge is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Do you need tickets for kids?
All kids under 5 years old can come in for free and don’t need a ticket.
Can I bring a stroller to Edge in New York?
Yes, you can bring a stroller to Edge. They might just ask you to fold it and carry your child when you go up the elevator.
What floor is Edge on?
Edge is located 100 floors up from the ground in the building 30 Hudson Yards.