In a city with some of the tallest buildings—and views—in the world, it’s no wonder that New Yorkers are so partial to their rooftop hangouts. Seasons changing is no cause for discouragement.Read on for how you too can enjoy New York rooftops all year long, with some tips from the St. Cloud Rooftop at the Knickerbocker. With its lush walls of greenery and epic views over Times Square, the rooftop offers festive atmosphere regardless of season.
It’s tempting to dress optimistically for warm weather when you’re heading to a plein air cocktail bar. But New York isn’t tropical—so don’t forget the layers. Photo via @stcloudnyc on Instagram
ORDER HOT COCKTAILS
Frosé is a thing of the past. Warm your body and spirit with a hot toddy or similar boozy drink.
FOLLOW THE HEAT LAMPS
New York winter rooftops come equipped with high-powered heating lamps. They should be strong enough to keep the area pleasantly warm, but if you’re looking to feel extra toasty, plant yourself in the seats directly underneath.
THROW ON A THROW
At The Knick, we’ve got Nordic-style blankets that keep visitors snug and cozy while they sit under the bright lights of Midtown.