It’s no surprise that, with a party for 17,000 people on March 14 and an opening ceremony with Mayor de Blasio on March 15, the first wave of visitors to Hudson Yards came from within five miles.
But as the weeks have gone by, more folks have been checking it out from farther afield, a new report from Placer.ai found.
The report created for The Post also found visitor numbers peaked at Hudson Yards on March 30. Placer.ai is able to make this deep dive using GPS information from visitor phones that is compiled from “hundreds of apps.”
Noam Ben-Zvi, chief executive and co-founder of Placer.ai, said of Hudson Yards, “It’s a new tourist attraction that blends well with the others.”
While Rockefeller Center had more visitors on March 16 as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade marched by, Hudson Yards had more the next day, as well as on March 24 and March 30.
Over the weekend of March 29 to March 31 alone, Hudson Yards attracted an estimated 127,000 visitors, yet the total on March 31 (a gloomy Sunday) alone sank for both Hudson Yards and Rockefeller Center.
With the High Line park at its doorstep, however, a full 90 percent of those who went to Hudson Yards also took a stroll on the High Line.