A, C, E at 34th St.-Penn Station
From the folks who brought you the event space Skylight comes its stately twin, Skylight West. This spot offers more malleable free space than one thought possible in the north Chelsea/midtown border: two floors and a rooftop’s worth of industrial expanse coated in factory grays, virginal whites, and digital sunshine. That’s more than 20,000 square feet fit to be filled with whatever goods and services one’s market share allows–be they open-air fashion shoots, week-long product rollouts or shout-across-the-Hudson bar mitzvah bragging rights. Skylight West's unique touches stand out–most notably its freight elevator, but the venue’s convertible rooftop party deck/branding center is its top draw: a space where cocktails and Jersey views fall beneath a 60-foot billboard back ready to showcase the wares of whoever can swing it.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.