Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch on Pier 15 comes through the deluge. Ginormous steel and glass spread lets you drink right next to the rigging of historic Seaport... read more
Swank pool deck for that St. Tropez tan. Hotel guests get the run of the show until sunset, when the sand and cabanas become nightlife accessories. Chaise lounges inspired by the Cote D'Azur, keep ... read more
La Piscine’s winter hibernation. Hôtel Americano rooftop bar turns up the cozy at Patagonia-inspired aerie. The piscine is now a hot tub, and the solarium is looking Viking-friendly wit... read more
Hotel rooftop for the few. Outdoor patio’s cushioned wicker chairs are vibrant enough, view from atop West Street goes unobstructed. Inside, shabby chic digs befitting SRO/boutique below. Lik... read more
McKittrick Hotel rooftop bar linked with insomniac experiential play Sleep No More. Dank elevator ride up opens to a seriously lovely roof garden. Wooden tables set about railroad-track trellis o... read more
Like a 19th hole, secreted away on an island atop the city. Hotel rooftop arrays deck furniture around mix of natural grass and Astroturf flooring. Dangling exposed bulbs complement prairie o... read more
Northern Italian Renaissance rooftop framing the highlights of the midtown skyline. Circa-1919 oasis clad by the Atlantic Terra Cotta Company, greened up with climbing ivy. Tequila for your sunsets... read more
Private elevator leads to 360-degree views high above Times Square. Eye-to-eye vantages of the French Gothic steeple of St. Mary the Virgin carry over Sanctuary theme. Swaths of green courtesy of r... read more
Sol LeWitt’s “Loopy Doopy” lends both aesthetic and name to the Conrad’s bar. Sixteenth-floor aerie atop Battery Park’s Restaurant Alley offers views of Lady Liberty a... read more
The hotel bar at Williamsburg’s Wythe, atop a six-story roof. Run by the same folks at Reynard, the farm-to-table spot downstairs. Intimate space, mosaic tile floor, but minimal furnishings (... read more
Lounge at sunset turns velvet roper come midnight. Good for a girls’ night out/I just wanna dance scene. Unobstructed views of four boroughs. Chic indoor space with stools lining the windowsi... read more
Bar and grill atop Chelsea’s Hôtel Americano, street entrance via elevator. Sleek metal bar, minimalist patio dressings, views to the east, north, and west. La piscine itself stays cool... read more
Elevator up for exclusive aerie from EMM Group peeps. Lounge wrapped in three sides of outdoor terrace. Heat lamps keep the party going even after temperatures drop. ICRAVE design places earth-tone... read more
With Lavo and Tao peeps behind the scene, doesn’t take an advanced degree to know this place will be going off. “Penthouse at Dream” provides glam topper for Vikram Chatwal’... read more
It's not often a roof lounge is touted as "neo-gothic," but Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel enters the sky-high-partying arena flaunting a deliciously shadowy, slightly Mitteleuropa aesthetic. ... read more
Eately turns its focus to drinkery with rooftop beer garden. Brew couldn’t be much fresher, as evidenced by barrels behind the bar. Dream team of brewers, including Dogfish Head and Birra Bal... read more
Thompson Hotels adds more high-altitude acreage to the portfolio. Midtown cousin to Above Allen and Above 60 presents similar mix of pretty people and swank surrounds. Views across to Time Warner, ... read more
Hilton Garden Inn lays in swank retreat XVI stories up. “Versailles in the Sky” gets decadent a la Louis the XVI, with château-chic armchairs, tripped-out candelabras groping towa... read more
Eighteenth-floor aerie highlights the many draws of The James New York. Enclosed lounge means you can enjoy 360˚ views 365 days a year. Nice sights at poolside, too, although the water’s set ... read more
Harlem sprawler not embarrassed to name check the highway (9A) that...
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Sleek spinning studio became a mini-chain in a snap. Addictive clas...
Frenchish café chain has many, many outposts throughout NYC,...
Oysters and cocktails at 1 Delancey. Named for Marcel Duchamp&rsquo...