If I had to choose the one thing that makes living in Manhattan the most radically different from my previous San Diego lifestyle, no doubt, it would be how I get to where I’m going. I used to drive a massive, gas-guzzling, shiny black BMW X5 most everywhere I went. I worked from home, but … More Goodbye BMW, Hello Bicycle – Another New York Rooftop Love Story
**The first time I got here, in the first moment I got out of the cab on the corner of Broadway and W. 111th Street, I fell in love with New York City. It was 1997 and I was 34 years old with a 5-year-old child and a full life a continent away in San … More Love at First Sight – A New York Rooftop Story
Gothamites know summer is on its way when one of our most beloved New York City rooftops opens for the season. The Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Dan Graham with Günther Vogt from April 29 – November 2, 2014. This is not to be missed! In sharp contrast with … More The Met Roof is Open!
I’ve been searching out NYC rooftops for close to four years. I’ve been on hundreds of Gotham’s rooftops, terraces and setbacks. And I have a book coming out soon called “Roof Explorer’s Guide: 101 New York City Rooftops.” I thought I knew where the rooftops are – especially the public access rooftops (the primary focus … More Bloomingdale’s is Right on Track
Melissa Chen of the New York Daily News reported this week that Bourbon Street, an established Bayside, Queens New Orleans style restaurant, is adding a rooftop bar, restaurant, raw seafood bar and possibly even a wood-burning rooftop pizza oven! Great news for Queens – home of huge rooftop commercial farm, lots of green roofs and … More New Rooftop Bar in Bayside, Queens
This just in! The Wall Street Journal reports that a huge, 130,000 square foot green roof is planned for Barclays Center. What a wonderful upgrade for this huge sports arena located in Brooklyn. The link to the full article is below: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304640104579485500580574812?mg=reno64-wsj
Another in my series of NYC winter rooftop experiences: It’s been cold here. I personally witnessed ice floes on the Hudson. I’d even say it’s been cold enough for an Eskimo! And now New Yorkers (and anyone visiting our frigid city) can reserve one of four igloo-shaped, temperature controlled, clear plastic bubble tents, furnished with … More “Igloos” for rent at 230 Fifth’s Rooftop Bar