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Brooklyn’s Fourth Avenue isn’t much to look at, and neither is the oddly futuristic Hotel LeBleu, whose décor is a bit more Jetsons-era aquarium than urban cutting-edge. But its eighth-floor restaurant and rooftop lounge commands an incredible 180°-plus view of the city—spanning the Brooklyn Clocktower and Financial District skyscrapers, the Empire State and Wall Street, Governor’s Island and the Gowanus Canal. The best vantage point is the wind-whipped balcony; the wire mesh tables may have all the appeal of a community pool snack stand, but it offers the chance to see the sun set behind the Statue of Liberty. The crowd feels a bit more South Beach than Park Slope, and the pomegranate margaritas they’re sipping are priced accordingly: weak, fruity cocktails are between $11 and $14.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.