May-Oct: Daily, 5pm-1am, weather permitting; Nov-Apr: closed
C, E at Spring St.; 1 at Canal St.
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Hotelier Jason Pomeranc's elegant members-only rooftop bar features plush patio furniture and awesome views—and happens to be less exclusive than it seems: Sure, gaining access is a helluva lot easier if you happen to be Pomeranc's former gal pal Shannen Doherty, but would-be partiers can also score a key card by getting a room. Kinda like the hotel equivalent of bottle service. The view: A 13th-floor terrace showcasing midtown and lower Manhattan skylines. The menu: Cocktails with fresh exotic fruits and spicy Thai hors d'oeuvres.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.