Perching on of New York City's many skyscraper's should be on your list of New York Things to do. There are a lots of rooftop views for you to take in and here are a few of BBOnline's recommendations to add to your list. Anyone of these is easily accessible from your New York bed and breakfast.
The View Restaurant and Bar
Marriott Marquis Hotel
1535 Broadway (45 Street and Broadway)
Elevators effortlessly whisk patrons forty-eight floors above the Times Square Theatre District. BBonline recommeds The View because it is the only revolving restaurant in New York. The view is everchanging as the Empire State Building, Conde Naste building, The Met Life Tower and even the Hudson River and the Meat Packing District are all seen right from your dining table. The restaurant has a pre-theatre dining menu (available until 6:30pm) for $59.
Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge at the Library Hotel
299 Madison Ave at 41 Street
Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge
The cozy setup and quiet nooks make this place really feel like a place of study. The fireplace on the roof and comfortable sofas do add a certain decadence to the view. The crowd here is mature and not into the elbow room party scene. People go here to simply get some air and enjoy a quiet cocktail. Drink in mid-town Manhattan's soaring skyscrapers as you sip on literary-themed cocktails like the Tequila Mockingbird and the Jackie Collins. BBOnline recommends the $12 Hemingway made with rum, mint and champangne.
259 Banker St between Calyer St and Meserole Ave
Although this building only stands at three feet tall, it is a summer favorite among locals. They boast an impressive list of DJs and a $5 barbeque plate three times a week. The view from here is over the industrial Greenpoint and the Manhattan skyline.
Plunge at the Hotel Gansevoort
18 Ninth Avenue (Weat 13 Street and Gansevoort)
This one of the trendiest rooftops in downtown Manhattan. Plunge is where skinny stilettos meet fat wallets over a panaoramic view of the Hudson. The pool ups the cool factor which caters to the desires of the posh, stylish-set. Head there after 10p.m from your New York inn to join the late night posse.
17 W 32 Street
(212) 290- 2460
Located on the 14th floor of the La Quinta Inn this well kept secret is now the tourist's gem. You might be tempted scale the Empire State Building because it is so close (2 blocks away). The roof deck is open year round.