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Top of the Standard

The name doesn’t lie, Top of the Standard is located at the top of the Standard Hotel, but also literally tops any high standard I ever held for any hotel bar and restaurant.   102 more words

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Frying Pan

Located ON the Hudson River, the Frying Pan is a historic Floating Lighthouse permanently docked at Pier 66, turned into a seasonal bar and grill.  When I went in the middle of August, it was nice to be outside on the water with the breeze, it also had quality cocktails, good food, and great views of the city.   13 more words

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Hotel Empire

Located in the Upper West Side at 44 W 63rd St, this classic (Gossip Girl fans where ya at?) landmark not only has a great lobby bar, but a rooftop bar and terrace with ample seating and fantastic 360 views of the city.   28 more words

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Mr. Purple

Located in the Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side (180 Orchard St), Mr. Purple is by far my favorite rooftop bar lounge (it’s also a restaurant) that I have been to.   54 more words

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Coney Island - Luna Park

Once again, I made a mistake and came to Luna Park on Coney Island in the middle of a humid August summer day – I definitely don’t regret the experience though; it was something I wanted to cross off my NYC bucket list and it was enjoyable to learn and see a classic amusement park that wasn’t the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. 156 more words

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The High Line

Definitely the coolest park I’ve ever been to – historically a railroad used to transport freight, it was transformed and repurposed to a public park.  I would recommend going in the Spring or Summer, as it has tons of beautiful greenery and shrubbery.   39 more words

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Brooklyn Bridge

The most beautiful suspension bridge I have ever seen.  If I lived near Brooklyn I would frequent this often (like every day probably).  There are both pathways to walk and bike across the mile long historical landmark, and walking across you get spectacular views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn. 53 more words

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