The Press Lounge
Exhausted from the grind at work? Mingle at the hottest spot in Manhattan. Look into the eyes of a successful business man while looking into the heart of the city. Wish to be in the pristine pool (because you can't swim in it) and dress classy at this rooftop bar, no flip-flops allowed. Cocktails may be a little pricey, but that also carries the price tag of a gorgeous panoramic view.
A beautiful inside and outdoor lounge with a bar that has drink specials that will rock your world. Enjoy the view of New York City behind a shimmering pool deck. It's a very spacious rooftop that can hold enough people to keep you busy the whole night. Surprise, there may even be a chance of running into a famous individual. A popular place among the stars, this hotel is one you want to stay or catch an event at (last time I went, Kim Kardashian was in the building).
A modern venue with a touch of disco is what the Hudson Terrace brings to the table. A dance floor with colorful, flashy lights and disco ball completes the happening atmosphere, not to mention a rooftop that can be on or off depending on the weather. See the sky change color throughout the evening whether you are lounging on a couch or dancing the night away.
Scholastic Greenhouse & Terrace
This hidden gem has an elegant outdoor patio. Everything from weddings to business events to casual parties can be held on this rooftop. Enjoy a combination of industrial and green scenery either inside a glass room or outside on deck. Make an evening special and book this venue or find events on the terrace.
The High Line is a must see when visiting NYC, but a trip to the Standard rooftop is another. Feel on top of the world while relaxing by the bar or on the green. Experience the Hudson River and New Jersey skyline while looking out into the financial district.
Brooklyn Apartment Rooftops
Not part of the Top 5 since it is not available to everyone, but definitely a must if you are renting an apartment or have a friend that lives in New York. Brooklyn is especially a great place to live if you want a view at anytime without the expensive entry or drink specials. This picture was taken from a friends rooftop. Sometimes the best hang out area is on a roof at home with music and drinks.
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