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STUNNING ROOFTOPS TO VISIT IN NYC

There are few rooftops more magical to cocktail upon than those in New York City. With Manhattan's cinematic views and the weather oh-so hot, it doesn’t matter if you plan to sunbathe or star-gaze- it's always ahhh-mazing! Rounding-up the most beautiful spots in the city to enjoy beautiful design at altitude, here’s where to drink, brunch and get your panoramic hit when in town.

1 WESTLIGHT AT THE WILLIAM VALE

WESTLIGHT AT THE WILLIAM VALE

Fancy a drink at at the top of Brooklyn’s tallest skyscraper? Here you’ll find breathtaking views of Manhattan alongside craft cocktails and small plates from hotshot chef Andrew Carmellini. The William Vale hotel opened in 2016 and is definitely worth a design/architectural creep too.

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2 THE TOP OF THE STANDARD

THE TOP OF THE STANDARD

Fun, fresh and right in the midst of the Meatpacking District, The Standard Hotel's rooftop is not to be missed. Sunbath by day, then at night pop to The Top of The Standard for floor-to-ceiling windows, opulent interiors, live jazz and a good dose of old-world glamour.

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3 A60

A60

One of the most exclusive rooftops in the city, A60 at the Sixty Hotel is open to hotel guests and members only. The good news? You can host a private party! Gather-up your nearest and dearest and basque for a full day or night in the beautifully designed exteriors.

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4 THE MET ROOF TOP BAR

THE MET ROOF TOP BAR

Situated on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum, the suitably named Met Rooftop Bar offers special views across the whole of Central Park. Be warned though: it can get touristy but it is well worth the wait. Try visit at an off-peak time when the rest of the city is at work…

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THE PRESS LOUNGE

Perched 16 stories above the city, even seasoned New Yorker’s love to come marvel at the city lights from The Press Lounge. With amazing views of both the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River, it makes the perfect Instagram sundowner spot.

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6 SALON DE NING

SALON DE NING

A glamorous and time-tested NYC classic, Salon de Ning at The Peninsula features two outdoor terraces and an intimate interior bar. Overlooking Midtown and Fifth Avenue, it’s perfect for a post-shopping aperitif.

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7 BAR 65 AT THE RAINBOW ROOMS

BAR 65 AT THE RAINBOW ROOMS

Proper attire and a reservation is required to enter this dramatic lounge (and the highest outdoor terrace bar in the whole of New York City). Situated 65 stories above the iconic Art Deco Rockefeller Center, it’s glamorous and magnificent.

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8 230 FIFTH

230 FIFTH

This humungous roof deck is the largest in New York and has incredible views of the Empire State Building. Perfect for a summer afternoon drink or even a winter warmer in the colder seasons when they power-up the heat lamps and instal inflatable igloos

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9 GALLOW GREEN

GALLOW GREEN

A mainstay rooftop bar that still boasts hidden-gem style charm, they open for summer only and do a mean brunch (not to mention punch bowls). One of the most charming and pretty of all the city's rooftops.

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10 THE IDES AT THE WYTHE HOTEL

THE IDES AT THE WYTHE HOTEL

Situated in Brooklyn, at the top of this 'factory-turned-boutique hotel' on the Williamsburg waterfront., this lounge has the perfect views for those wanting to watch the sunset over Manhattan. They recently introduced a new gratuity-free menu too.
(Photo-credit: @barkinozdemir)

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