Leslie Adatto is an expert on New York City Rooftops and has been exploring the old and the new since 2009. From peaceful secret gardens perched high in the sky, to swanky hotel bars set for romance and moonlight, she’s got you covered. Join Leslie while she explores all the city has to offer in arts, culture, parks and amazing views. One rooftop at a time.

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  1. Vickie Jenkins says:

    You are so creative! This is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing yet another of your gifts, Leslie.

  2. v j loperfido says:

    “Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and
    some have greatness thrust upon ’em.”

    The “great wind” from the west is proud indeed… of your noble words and deeds!

  3. Mike Gellman says:


    How nice to see you living your dream. And you have such a pleasant writing style to boot!🙂

  4. Sidsel Robards says:

    I this as a fantastic idea for a blog!
    Beautiful stories!

  5. Lori Lipkes says:

    Hi Leslie,
    Looks like you are doing great things for NYC!!

  6. alpa says:

    I just found this site, and i’m loving it.

    do you have any idea how many acres of green roofs there already are in nyc?

    • So happy you found the site – welcome!
      I can’t say I know how many acres of green roofs collectively exist in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn (I haven’t found any green roofs in Staten Island thus far) but I can tell you about a few big ones – The Morgan Mail Processing Center in Manhattan is an impressive 2.5 acres. Randall’s Island is a big one too and the Brooklyn Grange Farm in Queens comes in at one acre. The largest continuous green roof in North America will be ready in 2012 in the Bronx at the Croton Water Treatment Plant and will serve as the Moshulu Driving Range. It will be an impressive 9 acres.
      Thanks for the thought-provoking question. Hope to hear from you again soon!

  7. Hi Leslie,

    Hope all is well. I am just wondering if you are the same Leslie I knew back at CHS in Wilmington, DE. If so, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.

    Happy Chunukah and have a very Happy New Year!

    Louis Eguaras

    • Dear Louis,
      So sorry but I have never been to Wilmington. Is there really another Leslie Adatto out there? The only CHS I went to was Crawford High School in San Diego, California, a continent away. I do hope you’ll keep reading “Looking Up With Leslie” regardless!
      Best Wishes for a Happy New Year,

  8. Hi! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the excellent work!

  9. Thanks for your marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and may come back later on. I want to encourage continue your great writing, have a nice morning!

  10. Emily says:

    Leslie – do you by any chance offer tours? Or, do you know of someone who does offer a rooftops of nyc tour?

  11. Judith Friedel says:

    hi leslie:
    do you do roof top tours? we’ll be in nyc soon and i thought it would be a great thing to do with some friends. otherwise, i’ll see you at the book fair?

    btw: saw your mom today. she was at a lunch i attended.

  12. Ethel Adatto says:

    H Leslie,
    Yes, you are a continent away from home and we miss you. I want you to know that all of our family is so proud that you followed your heart and wrote the book you dreamed about. I know it took four long years, but when I see it sitting on my desk I puff up with pride. When I saw your name and book mentioned in the New York Times – well that was a button popper.
    Looking forward to your visit in November and your book talk at the JCC in La Jolla on November 16th. I will be there bright and early for your 9 am San Diego debut.

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