The Empire Hotel Rooftop
, 44 W 63rd St.
New York, NY

c (212) 956-3313

w http://www.chinagrillmgt.com/restaurants-and-bars/empire-hotel-rooftop
Do Daily 5pm–3am. Open year-round.

44 W 63rd St between Broadway and Columbus Ave (212-956-3313, empirehotelnyc.com)

"This rooftop lounge features 3,000 square feet of outdoor space and private chaise longue–equipped cabanas. Three separate terraces offer views of Lincoln Center and Central Park, and an appropriately sleek bar—constructed of stacked metal pipes—dispenses specialty cocktails. For the past two years, four of NYC’s best revivalist groups have thrown a 1920s-themed Independence Day party, the Liberty Belle Spectacular (libertybellespectacula...) on the rooftop. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for another edition in 2012."