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Break for Spring In The City!

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Spring Break in NYC

Easter Drone Show at Sky Room NYC in Times Square Saturday March 31st, 2018. Spring Break in NYC Guide.

As tight and cold of a grip as Winter has had on us this season, Spring and Spring Break are right around the corner with their bubbly weather and gentle breezes. So here’s Spring Break Guide for you while you’re here in NYC, by Sky Room

Welcome to our “Break for Spring in NYC” Guide.

“NYC isn’t the traditional place I would go to for Spring Break considering the weather isn’t very hot and I won’t be able to tan. What is there possibly there to do to make me even consider it an option?”

Well, let’s just say that we’re not really into skin cancer here, so there’s that. But also, we have one of the funnest cities in the world where there’s always something to do, people to meet and plenty of places to go to. We’ve laid out some cool options for you to take advantage of our great town and get the most bang for your buck on your Spring Break in NYC. 

Easter Drone Show – Times Square @ Sky Room NYC
Sky Room NYC is open from 5PM – 4AM, Saturday March 31st, 2018. 

Join us Saturday March 31st, 2018 as we reveal our newest attraction: A special Drone Show for Easter!
Comment below for suggestions of what patterns you’d like to see above Sky Room, and be here to see it on the 31st! 1AM

$20 Admission on Friday and Saturday Nights, 10PM
$4 mandatory coat check (cash only) 

Cameras Welcomed.

Easter Jazzy Sunday Brunch Cruise – Pier 40
Depart from Pier 40 on Sunday April 1st, 2018 off the Hudson River for an Easter Sunday brunch buffet cruise compete with live jazz, endless mimosas, an Easter egg hunt and, not to mention, the Easter Bunny himself. All of that coupled with some unbelievable Instagrammam-worthy bridge, skyline and Statue of Liberty views.

Admission will cost you $85 and include reserved seating, dessert station and signature coffee and teas, additional to the breakfast buffet and free-flowing mimosas that caught your eye in the first place.

Cameras Welcomed.

New York International Auto Show – Javits Center
The 2018 New York International Auto Show begins this coming Friday March 30th, 2018 thru Sunday April 8th, 2018. NYIAS 2018 showcases an incredible array of concept designs alongside extraordinary innovations. With more than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers, the NYIAS will be an exciting adventure. 

Admission ranges from  $7 – $55 with different VIP packages and tours available throughout. 
Cameras Welcomed.

“This is all good, but is there anything we don’t have to pay for? You did mention a Bang for our Buck!”

Absolutely! Here are a few freebies for ya:

Macy’s Flower Show – Macy’s Herald Square 
The Macy’s Flower Show runs for two weeks starting today,  Sunday March 25th, 2018.  This floral feat or art features masterpiece arrangements on display to go along with the theme for this 44th annual installment: “Once Upon A Springtime.” Expect to see a lot of plays on fantasy-inspired settings and storybook scenes this year, and enjoy the crowds. 

Admission is FREE
Cameras Welcomed.

Picnic at Bryant Park – Bryant Park
When you get over the crowds and want something a little quieter, check out Bryant Park and bring your picnic basket! Soak up some of the nice Spring weather and enjoy the scenery. Bryant Park is the perfect people-watching locale and only two blocks away from us, so once you’re done, grab your friends and come on up for a little Happy Hour action!

Admission is FREE
Cameras Welcomed.

Check out more details of our Operating Hours, Special Events, Happy Hour and more here.

Enjoy your Break for Spring in NYC and come up to Sky Room to try a specialty cocktail or two, during your stay. Until then, See You Soon!
Don’t forget to come back, check the blog and find more valuable information about our neighbors & the surrounding areas, here on the Sky Room Blog.

 

Spring Break in NYC Guide by Sky Room

Spring Break in NYC Guide by Sky Room

March Madness at Sky Room NYC

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Sky Room Happy Hour 5pm-7pm Every Thursday and Friday.

March Madness at Sky Room in New York City

Welcome to March Madness, the Sky Room way!

This month features St. Patrick’s Day and we celebrate it Saturday March 17th, 2018 beginning at 5pm!
Come up for drink specials, no entry fee until 9pm, beautiful views of NYC and fun times!

Every Thursday

Enjoy! $7 Mojitos from 5pm-10pm uptop New York City’s Highest Rooftop Party Lounge.
Dance the night away, literally, under the stars.

Happy Hour happens every Thursday and Friday from 5pm-7pm where you will enjoy $7 Wines by the glass, well drinks and $5 beers.

There is NO Cover Charge on Thursdays.  
$4 Mandatory Coat Check fee after Happy Hour (cash only). 
[see flyer for party details here]

“Sky Room is the premier choice of New Yorkers who work in the nearby areas: Hell’s Kitchen, The Garment District, Times Square, Midtown, Midtown West, Midtown East and Byrant Park.”

Mile High Fridays at 10pm, Every Friday

Features Special Guest hosts, New York Radio DJs and the “EXTRA, After Work Party.”
The “EXTRAAfter Work Party,” happens every Friday from 6pm-8pm and features branded samplings, gift giveaways and branded drink specials. 

There is a Cover Charge after 9pm which is $20.
$4 Mandatory Coat Check fee after Happy Hour (cash only). 
[see flyer for party details here]

On Top Saturdays

Saturday Night is one of Sky Room’s busiest nights, so Table Reservations for anything after 9pm are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
We open at 5pm, where you can enjoy daytime views of the Manhattan Skyline and Hudson River until Sunset (7pmish), try some of our delicious bites, cocktails and dance straight into the dawn! 

There is a Cover Charge after 9pm which is $20.
$4 Mandatory Coat Check fee (cash only). 
[see flyer for party details here]

 

Sky Partners

Sky Room would like to thank Big Bus Tours as one of our prestigious partners. Enjoy 20% Off Your Bill Up Here when you ride with Big Bus and show us your credentials. 

WTF is Business Casual?

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Sky Room NY’s Business Casual Dress Code

Dress Code at Sky Room NYC

Business Casual Dress Code doesn’t always mean corporate

The Dress Code at Sky Room and many other establishments around New York City is Business Casual. We get hundreds of phone calls, emails, facebook messages, instagram DMs and snapchat inboxes a year regarding what exactly defines: Business Casual, so we took the time to write a blog and post some photos about it and maybe help you pick out your next outfit for when you come up here to party with us!

What Shouldn’t I Wear?

Well first, let’s start off with all the things you should not wear when you come to party at Sky Room in New York City. This will make it much easier for you to get through our velvet ropes with no issues at the door. A seamless experience provides a better customer experience and ensures the night starts off good. 

  • No Fitted or Snapback Hats or Caps of any kind
  • No Sneakers unless in Business Casual Attire 
  • No Sports Jerseys. We love our superior New York teams too, but a sexy rooftop lounge like Sky Room isn’t the place to advocate your passion for them.
  • No Tank Tops, Etc. 

But Athleisure is Definitely A Thing, Vogue and GQ Say So

Hudson River from Sky Room

Hudson River view from Sky Room New York City on 40th Street

They lied. While we embrace the Athleisure trend, no one wants to see Lululemon and Sweaty Betty logos while sipping on seductive martinis over The Hudson River, staring at sexy sunset views. However, we do allow sneakers in some cases and here are a few Business Casual looks that might work for you guys out there. 

The Most Romantic Views in NYC for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's DayValentine’s Day is for lovers, they say, so we’ve listed The Most Romantic Views in NYC for Valentine’s Day you can take a date to.

Here is YOUR list of The Most Romantic Views in NYC for Valentine’s Day

1.) Rainbow Room30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th Floor, New York, NY 10112
Cost: $$$$

Located atop of Rockefeller Center the legendary Rainbow Room is where NYC’s elite dined, brunched and boozed. Come experience the grandeur of NYC from one of its finest establishments. 


2.) View.
 1535 Broadway, 48th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Cost: $$$$

This rotating rooftop restaurant has the stuff legends are made of, since there is actually a rooftop that rotates as you dine showcasing the Manhattan Skyline through its floor-to-ceiling windows set against Gotham City, itself. Reservations might be impossible at this point, but hey, this is New York after all, where nothing is impossible! 

3.) Cecconi. Dumbo
Cost: $$$

Take a lover’s stroll around one of New York City’s most impressive neighborhood, Dumbo, and make sure you are selfie and photoshoot ready! The Manhattan vista from this high-end Italian gem of a restaurant is phenomenal. The space is elegant, the lighting is romantic, the food is exquisite and the views are instagram-worthy. Get ready to smooch your Valentine date and rack up some social media points at one of The Most Romantic Views in NYC for Valentine’s Day, in Brooklyn’s Dumbo!

4.) Sky Room. 330 West 40th St between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10018
Cost: $

$30 gets you and your Valentine 2 glasses of champagne and a dessert to share uptop NYC’s Highest Rooftop Party Lounge and Bar.
Just come on in and join us for the romantic times and be sure to grab a kiss at Sky Room, one of The Most Romantic Views in NYC for Valentine’s Day!

Sky Room hosts a series of weekly parties that cater to Native New Yorkers, Manhattan locals and tourists seeking a real New York City experience. With none of the pretentiousness of those downtown hype holes, Sky Room provides a stress-free experience to anyone seeking a really fun time! 

5.) Empire State Building. 350 5th Ave, 86th Floor.  New York, NY 10118
Cost: FREE 

The Empire State Building holds its annual Valentine’s Day Weddings contest, where couples are selected to get married on February 14, at the world’s most romantic building. Please visit their Facebook page for more information and to enter.

Moral of the story? New York City is full of romantic places and locations, but how much better is a kiss from up above? 

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 New York Fashion Week 2018 & The Winter Olympics Are Coming!

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From private showings to the runway firing squads of flash photographers to which parties to hit up. Let us give you a few suggestions to make your New York Fashion Week experience the most fun while fitting in, and looking stylish! 

When is New York Fashion Week 2018?

New York Fashion Week runs from Thursday, February 8th to Friday, February 16th, 2018.
(Men’s Fashion Week will be Monday, February 5th to Wednesday, February 8th, 2018.)

Where is New York Fashion Week 2018?

New York Fashion Week shows take place all over the city, but the main presentations happen at Spring Studios (6 St Johns Ln).

When are the Winter Olympics? 

The Winter Olympics happen from Friday, February 9th, 2018 – Sunday, February 25th, 2018.

Wow! There’s So Much Happening At Once. How Can I Do It All? 

Adios Grammys and hello New York Fashion Week and Winter Olympics 2018! Since we are the “New Yorkers” after all, let us show you how to run your Olympics of Fashion, while in town and experience the best of both!

Nordic Combined: Where Do I Buy The Best Winter Clothes To Stay Warm During Fashion Week?

  • Fivestory – 18 East 59th St. 10021, (212) 288-2621
  • Moncler – 90 Prince St. 10012, (646) 350-3620
  • Reiss – 309-313 Bleecker St. 10014, (212) 488-2411
  • Uniqlo – 666 5th Ave. 10103, (877) 486-4756
  • VFILES – 12 Mercer St. 10013, (212) 804-6400

Short Track: How do I get into New York Fashion Week 2018 Shows?

New York Fashion Week includes two types of shows: Industry and open-to-the-public shows. Unless you’re a buyer or work in press, it is unlikely that you’ll be able to snag a seat to the major players’ shows. However, you can nab tickets to the public shows here.

Curling: Where Do I Get My Hair Done?

Who has time to get their hair done while jetsetting all over the place? Not us, at least, so here’s a quick list of some of NYC’s more notable hairstylists! Lucky for us all, The Grammys were in NYC, so we don’t have to do much frantic flying around this year. 

Freestyle: Will I be able to hang out with any models? 

That is the dream, and that dream may very well become a reality, but we just want to say: we told you so!, in case you miss out on anything fun!

  • Private Parties – Grab a friend, dress the part and crash a private party. Details to these are kept under close watch, RSVP’s are triple checked and invite lists are nearly impossible to get on, but crashing one isn’t impossible. 
  • Sky Room – 330 West 40th St. 10019, (212) 280-1195 – Sky Room hosts both NYFW Opening and NYFW Closing parties and has NYC’s longest-running fashion series, every Thursday beginning at 5pm. 
  • The Blond
  • Paul’s Casablanca 
  • Cafeteria – Worst case scenario, just meet up with the models after they’re done partying, at the local diner where they are most likely to end up.

Luge: after a long day of running around the city, why not come to Sky Room and get a few drinks from our ice luge? Oh yeah, that kind of luge. Tequila!

5 Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City

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New York City is the classic choice for New Year’s Eve, with legendary parties, dinners, and the opportunity to attend the biggest New Year’s Eve party on earth: the live ball drop in Times Square. Whether you’re looking for a great party, an intimate dinner, or a complete change of scene, check out some of our ideas for your New Year’s Eve celebration in New York City. Sky Room’s guide to New Year’s Eve in New York City!

Watch The Ball Drop in Times Square

If your New Year’s Eve in New York City fantasy involves watching the ball drop in Times Square, you are not alone—approximately two million revelers fill Times Square each year to watch the ball drop at midnight. Be prepared for the weather and the other things you should bring to the ball drop in Times Square. You might want to check out a few tips for attending the ball drop.

Enjoy a Great Concert or Show on New Year’s Eve

New York City venues pull out all the stops for NYE. It’s a fun night to catch a top live act performing at one of New York City’s great performance venues. Check out a round-up of great concerts and shows happening on New Year’s Eve in New York City.

Feast Your Way into the New Year

One of the best ways to celebrate the New Year is through your stomach, with a hearty or refined, delicious meal. Check out some restaurants that usually serve up special New Year’s Eve menus. Consider early seatings if you want to toast in the New Year elsewhere. Or, if you plan to clink glasses at your table, find just the spot for a midnight toast.

Dance & Drink the Night Away at Sky Room

Sky Room rings in 2018 in style! Featuring a 5-hour open bar with party favors, a great mix of music by resident DJ’s and a live-screening of the Ball Drop, Sky Room gives you the feeling of being right in the middle of Times Square without freezing to death!

$125 at skyroomtickets.com 

Looking for Something Different for New Year’s Eve?

Maybe the same-old, same-old is not how you want to start the New Year. For more unique ideas about how to start off your new year, consider these more unusual ways to celebrate the New Year in New York City, including a New Year’s Eve race, a Fireworks Cruise and a Bike or Skate Ride. Check out some other fun things to do on New Year’s Eve in New York City here.

We hope our quick New Year’s Eve in New York City guide gave you enough information to make a wise decision on where to ring in the New Year and say goodbye to 2017!

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Where To Ice Skate in NYC: The Most Epic Winter Question, Ever

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Where To Skate in NYC

Where To Ice Skate in NYC: Bryant Park

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, more family members than you’re used to hanging around, and ice skating! So here is Where To Ice Skate in NYC, guide by Sky Room

Welcome to our “Where To Ice Skate in NYC” Guide.

One of the most epic questions we get during Winter Season here in NYC, goes something like this:

“Do you recommend Rockefeller Center or Central Park, for ice skating?”

So what’s the answer? Well, let’s find out. 

Central Park – Wollman Rink
The skating rink in Central Park is open from 10AM – 6PM, daily (Weather permitting, of course). $12 admission on Mondays thru Thursdays, $9 for skates (unless you bring your own) and $5 for a locker rental. That’s a grand total of $26 dollars. You can skate the entire time the rink is open with no time limits.

Speed skates allowed.

Rockefeller Center – The Rink
“The Rink” at Rockefeller Center operates a bit differently. There are time-limited sessions (90 minutes) throughout the day for ice-skating. This allows everyone the chance to Instagram it up and get their money’s worth because it ain’t cheap and the lines are normally long.

General Admission will cost you $25 plus another $12 for ice skate rentals. That’s $11 more than Central Park. Reservations are not possible here, which means it is first come, first serve. You’ll be waiting for hours (during peak season) with all the tourists before you get a chance to skate. VIP Reservations can run up to $150 per person. 

Speed skates not allowed. FAQ‘s

The Rink at Bryant Park
Open everyday from 8PM – 10PM, the ice skating here is FREE. Skate rental is $20, but you can also bring your own. Lockers are also FREE here, but you need a lock, which they will rent you. That will run you another $10. Bag check is available, too.

Speed skates allowed.

While Central Park wins for Best Value, the other two options also have some great experiences to be noted.
Breakfast with Santa,” at The Rink gets you a view of the famous bronze statue of the Greek Titan Prometheus where you will sit for a full breakfast. It also includes entry and admission to the skating rink, and a photo op with good ole Saint Nick! 

For those of you that have found it hard to let go of that college ID, you’re in luck! The Rink at Bryant Park hosts a series of College Night experiences where that ID can get you a bunch of perks. Check out their programming here for more details. Don’t forget that we are a just few blocks away from Bryant Park offering great Happy Hour deal and a beautiful setting to unwind with some cocktails, after skating. Coat check is FREE during Happy Hour. 

So, there you have it. Now you too know and can tell your visiting cousins Where To Ice Skate in NYC, this Holiday Season! And if after nightfall you’d like to pursue your icy endeavors with some ice in a glass, come up to Sky Room to try a specialty cocktail or two. 

Happy Holidays! 

Where To Ice Skate in NYC

Ideas for Your Corporate Holiday Party Guide This Season

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Sky Room’s holiday party ideas guide for 2017 for your next Holiday Party or Corporate Party

 

As the holidays creep up on us, finalizing the details for your company’s Holiday Party can be another full time job in itself. Hopefully, our holiday party ideas for your Corporate & Holiday party, and this short guide, will help make it a little easier for you to provide a great time for you and your team!

The Place:

First and foremost, you must find the ideal venue.

With our state of the art rooftop heating system, Sky Room is one of the few NYC rooftops that can host parties all-year around. Boasting three (3) magnificent spaces that can hold their own individual private parties or be combined as one giant space, Sky Room allows the flexibility of working with any budget you provide.

Our event coordinators will customize packages based on your needs and wants to make sure that your Corporate Holiday party is a hit! 

The Details:

Your Corporate Holiday Party won’t be complete without some fun details.

From photobooths to interactive cocktail stations and cigar rollers, our rolodex of vendors is the absolute finest. Our event coordinators will provide you with great holiday party ideas for these tiny memorable details as well as some fun themes that we have successfully executed on past events. Casino Nights, Great Gatsby themes, Mysterious Masquerades and more.

Sky Room event coordinators will help plan out and execute every detail to the tee. 

The Bites:

GOOD food is a MUST; something you can walk with. It can be a semi-professional environment, so getting your outfit or hands messy is a no go.” — Marisa C. Walsh, Broadstreet

Professional event planners love us at Sky Room because our in house chef and kitchen staff always get it right.

No want is too big for us as we always come up with the perfect Holiday/Corporate menu to feed all those hard-working staff, team members, employees and clients. From passed hors d’ oeuvres to chocolate fondue fountains, no holiday party ideas are too extravagant or too out of reach here.

The Dates:

Finding the right date for your Holiday affair is another strenuous and stressful process, but our spectacular event coordinators will make it the easiest part of the process.

Contact us today to book your event with us now! There are just a few dates remaining during the peak Corporate Holiday Party Season. 

Insider Tip:

As New York remains a highly tourist-driven city, we understand that the Holidays might be too busy for your company’s party to take place.

Our event coordinators are fully equipped to provide you with as many options during the Holiday season as possible, but don’t completely disregard the latest trend of possibly hosting your event a little bit before or a little bit after the holidays. 

With plenty of advantages to hosting your company holiday party just outside of the holiday season, including deeply discounted rates, our event coordinators will provide you with all the information to make finding the right day for your event a cinch. 

Holiday party ideas by NYC rooftop Sky Room

Halloween in NYC guide highlighting the spookiest fall events

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Halloween in NYC guideIt’s the spookiest time of the year—Halloween! So this is a Halloween in NYC guide because New York has no shortage of things to do with your costumes, like spooky street fairs, scary haunted houses to explore and the sexiest Halloween party in town. Whether you like running around NYC doing every single one of the best things to do in this fall or you would rather just come up and have a Halloween themed party night, we’ve got you covered. Here’s your complete guide to celebrating the Halloween holiday in NYC!

Here is YOUR list of Top 5 Things To Do — Our Halloween in NYC guide

1.) Classic NYC Halloween Parade6th Avenue from Spring St. (SoHo) to 16th St.
CostFREE

Our friends over at Curbed have a great guide to the 44th Annual Halloween Parade in NYC. Whether you’re visiting us from out of town or you are a New Yorker that has never been to the Halloween Parade, the Halloween Parade is something everyone should experience at least once in their life, if not  even walk in it. Join the crowds and wave to the hundreds of thousands of onlookers as you walk up Sixth Avenue. 


2.) Haunted Houses.
 Multiple Locations
Cost: $-$$$

Time Out has compiled a great list of New York’s scariest haunted houses you won’t want to miss! Head over to Time Out for more detailed descriptions of them, but here’s the short list with addresses and information:

  • Blood Manor163 Varick St, New York, NY 10013
    Cost: $35-$45 Buy Tickets Here.
  • This Is Real153 Coffey St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 
    Cost: $95-$110 Buy Tickets Here.
  • Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel186 Jay St, Brooklyn,  NY 11201
    Cost: $10 Get Tickets Here.
  • I Survived the Room: Toxico Sanatorium4711 Van Dam St, Queens,  NY 11101
    Cost: $25-$35 Get Tickets Here.

3.) Ghost Tour. Central Park
Cost: $35 Buy Tickets Here.

Become a Ghost Hunter with the Ghost Doctors as they show you how to use real ghost-hunting equipment on this spooky two hour Ghost Tour in Central Park! Costumes not needed for this one, but if you do want one then keep reading our Halloween in NYC guide to find out where to go to get yours!

4.) Sky Room. 330 West 40th St between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10018
Cost: $20

Join us for one of our 2 official Halloween Parties: Friday, October 27th, 2017 @ 10pm. Cover charge $20 & Saturday, October 28th, 2017 @ 10pm, Buy Tickets Here.

What’s better than sipping cocktails from high above Manhattan while exploring views of Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen, The Garment District and Midtown, while in costume??? We didn’t think so, either!

Sky Room hosts a series of weekly parties that cater to Native New Yorkers, Manhattan locals and tourists seeking a real New York City experience. With none of the pretentiousness of those downtown hype holes, Sky Room provides a stress-free experience to anyone seeking a really fun & spooky time! 

5.) Costume ShopsMultiple Locations
Cost: $-$$$$

  • The Village Party Store – Located just a few blocks from Washington Square Park, The Village Party Store offers one of the city’s largest costume inventories.
  • Halloween Adventure – This New York staple has been in the Halloween business since 1981, carrying everything from your standard superhero costumes to creepy victorian garb.
  • Abracadabra Super Store – This store specializes in unique costuming. Stop by Abracadabra to find an extra special getup this holiday.
  • Gothic Renaissance – This East Village spot has been in operation for decades, stocking only the raddest of alternative clothing and costumes for its customers.
  • Screaming Mimi’s – If you can’t tell by the name alone, Screaming Mimi’s is perhaps one of the most interesting costume and vintage shops in the city. Though a costume from Mimi’s might cost you a pretty penny, the extra cost is totally worth it, trust us.

We hope our Halloween in NYC guide gave you enough information to make a wise decision on where to spend your time this Halloween season! 

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Halloween in NYC guide

5 Best Ways To Enjoy An NYC Indian Summer On Manhattan’s Scenic West Side

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As Autumn kicks in, we’ve listed the 5 best ways to enjoy an Indian Summer on New York City’s gorgeously picturesque West Side.

Here is YOUR list of Top 5 Things To Do During An Indian Summer in New York City

1.) Circle Line Sightseeing CruisesPier 83, West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Cost: $29-$67, Ticket 

True New Yorkers know that the best views of Manhattan Skylines are not on the actual island of Manhattan itself but on some of the outer boroughs, and even in an entirely different state. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises lets you get those views without having to leave the city at all. 

Located on the far West End of the city, right on 42nd Street, you can check out the “Best of NYC Cruise,” or the “Landmarks + Brooklyn Cruise.” “Circle Line is the only sightseeing cruise in New York City to completely circumnavigate the island of Manhattan, with all the stunning views, insightful narrative and unforgettable experiences you want from a tour of New York City.


2.) Outdoor Cafes.
 Multiple Locations
Cost: $$

For all you landlubbers out there not ready to risk getting seasick, the West Side of Manhattan boasts some of the most amazing outdoor cafes on the Hudson River, itself. From the Boat Basin Cafe and its hidden street entrance, to an actual lightship itself with The Frying Pan and the neatly tucked in Pier i, Manhattan’s West Side is loaded with hidden gems that will make you feel as if you’re spending an Indian Summer day, far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Big Apple. 

  • Boat Basin Cafe. W 79th St, New York, NY 10024
    Cost: $$
  • Pier i500 W 70th St, New York, NY 10023 (park entrance at W 68th Street & Riverside Blvd)
    Cost: $$
  • The Frying Pan207 12th Avenue, Big Red Boat in Park, New York, NY 10001
    Cost: $$

3.) Central Park Foliage. Central Park
Cost: FREE

Take a lover’s stroll around one of New York City’s most impressive parks and make sure you are selfie and photoshoot ready! The Fall Foliage is incredible here, so be sure to bring that professional camera you packed, but barely use for this one. 

Central Park hosts so many amazing gems and treasures that you could spend a week in there discovering everything it has to offer. Beautiful places to picnic like The Great Lawn, awesome children’s playgrounds full of fun slide and sandboxes, skating rinks, pools and even a zoo. Central Park is definitely a feat to see. 

4.) Sky Room. 330 West 40th St between 8th & 9th Avenues, New York, NY 10018
Cost: The Price of a Happy Hour Drink! Sky Room hosts a Happy Hour every Thursday & Friday night from 5pm-7pm. Well Drinks are $7, Beers are $5, Wines by the glass are $7.

What’s better than sipping cocktails from high above Manhattan while exploring views of Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen, The Garment District and Midtown? We didn’t think so, either.

Sky Room hosts a series of weekly parties that cater to Native New Yorkers, Manhattan locals and tourists seeking a real New York City experience. With none of the pretentiousness of those downtown hype holes, Sky Room provides a stress-free experience to anyone seeking a really fun time! 

5.) The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Pier 86, West 46th St & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Cost: FREE – $33

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum finalizes our amazing list of ways to enjoy your Indian Summer on Manhattan’s West Side, while visiting or just exploring New York City.

Whether you’re working the Jobs on Deck tour and feeling like an actual crewmember or you’re slumber-partying the night away with your sleeping bag in tow at its Drone exhibit, The Intrepid has something for anyone at any age. 

Moral of the story? To Quote Tupac: West Side is The Best Side! West Side of Manhattan, that is! 

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