Though it may not feel like it right now, spring is just around the corner, which also means that soon, most New Yorkers will be feeling the itch to be outdoors. There are plenty of places to satisfy that ourdoorsy urge (parks! beaches!), but the city's plethora of trendy hotels offer some of the best options—and since it's New York we're talking about, all of these venues have mindboggling views, allowing visitors to scope out the city (and its most iconic buildings) from a whole new angle.
And though hotel rooftops can have a reputation for being, well, loud and gimmicky, a new crop of spaces is bucking the trend—and just wait until later this season, when the Williamsburg Hotel's roof bar in a water tower debuts. For now, though, these 20 spaces will have to suffice.Read More