1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle
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Ascend an escalator bathed in lime-green fluorescence; weave your way through a sea of overstuffed leather club chairs; glide onto a glowing glass floor; settle into a rococo sofa; gaze at the luminous primary-colored ceiling mural painted by Francesco Clemente. By the time you're served by the dressed-to-thrill waitstaff, you'll feel as if you've stepped into a glossy Versace ad. The Hudson is the quintessential post-millennial hotspot, complete with the requisite Philippe Starck décor, Page Six celebrity endorsements and assorted hangers-on milling about—all of whom are playing the same harmless fantasy of the Beautiful Person who's had sex in the city.Extra
With its elaborate rooftop garden—ersatz jungle vegetation and funky seats (if you can get one)—the Hudson's patio may be the swankest place in the city for outdoor imbibing.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.