It's Officially Rooftop Season In New York
Nevermind what the bees are up to on hotel rooftops, we're here to remind you that New York has an abundance (literally) of rooftop spaces built for recreational human endeavors like eating, drinking and sunbathing.
One of our favorites, perhaps, is the sun terrace on top of the Peninsula New York. Mainly because we can do all three of those things at once, and then cool down afterwards with a relaxing 60-minute holistic massage. But if lounging on a fancy-shmance sun deck isn't your cup of tea, you've got plenty of other options around the city...
Just the other week, the outdoor terrace at The Crosby Street Hotel opened up for the season with delicious (but pricey) cocktails and cozy views of surrounding SoHo.
And if cocktails were what you had in mind, then a few other places to check out are: Sky Terrace at Hudson Hotel, where the liquor flowed last summer during a Kanon Vodka sponsorship (DJs play frequently on the roof). And let's not forget that other Morgans Hotel Group property further downtown. So far, Mondrian Soho has only hosted private events up on the roof, but we hear this summer, the space will be more open to the public and guests alike.
While you're in the area, why not check out Jimmy, on top of The James New York? The food from David Burke Kitchen downstairs is to die for, and the "halo-ed" rooftop pool is one of the sexiest in town.
Meanwhile, Hotel Indigo Chelsea just re-opened their rooftop last week. And right around the corner is another of our favorites, Rare View at Hilton Fashion 26.
Of course, there are also some brand new places opening this season that we can't wait to check out, but we can't give out all our secrets at once! What would be the fun in that?