New York Skyline transformed

At first glance Manhattan appears as a cluster of concrete buildings but, as always, there is more than meets the eye. Escape the busy streets and relax above the chaos.

1. The Sheltering Sky at the McCarren Hotel

Williamsburg’s newest hangout is The Sheltering Sky, opened by New York nightlife guru Nur Khan earlier this year. The lounge is an escape from Brooklyn’s typical hipster dive bar scene – here the open air and gorgeous skyline of distant Manhattan can’t be beat.

2. Le Bain at The Standard Hotel

A West Village favorite, this year-round spot is a classic place for a memorable NYC night. Their seasonal pool has a disco ball above it - need we say more?

3. Rooftop Garden Cafe + Martini Bar at the MET

After a day full of art gazing, head upstairs to soak up the sun and with a martini on the Metropolitan Museum’s lush rooftop garden. On a clear day, you can’t beat the stunning contrast an above ground perspective gives you on the green beauty of Central Park alongside Midtown Manhattan’s high rise buildings.

4. Press Lounge at The Ink48 Hotel

Catch the stunning panoramic views from this Hells Kitchen vantage point at The Ink48 Hotel’s Press Lounge. The bar serves small plates, classic cocktails and features a notable wine list, while the glass enclosed walls create a perfect setting to watch the sun go down over the Hudson River.

5. Jimmy at The James Hotel

Nestled off a quiet street in Soho, you’ll find a cozy lounge on the 18th floor of the James Hotel. ‘Jimmy’ boasts the best of both worlds: a lush pool deck and a cozy fireplace setting for those wintery nights.