8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

by , 07/29/14


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230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

230 Fifth Ave. Manhattan

While the 230 Fifth rooftop is open year-round, we’re willing to bet that this lush rooftop bar and restaurant likely looks its best in the height of summer. Planted with potted palms and blooming ornamentals, this family-friendly rooftop with its summery drinks feels like something straight out of the tropics–that is, until you turn around and see the amazing views of the Empire State Building and city skyline.

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Le Bain at The Standard, High Line

444 W. 13th St. Manhattan

Do you love the High Line’s views of the Hudson River, but prefer to avoid the summer crowds? To escape the throngs of tourists that flock to the elevated park, take a trip up to Le Bain, a rooftop bar located on the 19th floor of the Standard Hotel. This outdoor space is lined with artificial turf and sprinkled with colorful moveable seating for that extra summery and casual feel.

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Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn

Overlooking W. 65th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. Manhattan

According to Adatto, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Lawn is “one of only a handful of public-access roof lawns in Manhattan.” Set atop a restaurant, this well-manicured, sloping green roof was built in the shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid that contrasts with the linear silhouettes of the surrounding buildings. Views of neighboring green roofs can be seen from the Illumination Lawn, including those on the Barclay Capital Grove and the Claire Tow Theater.

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  1. Shelly August 3, 2016 at 2:23 pm
    I loved 230 fifth, amazing view. Wrote a review on my blog about it LovelyShellz.com
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