We like to think the rooftop is this city's answer to a sprawling lawn in the 'burbs. Where suburbanites spend warm evenings in their backyards, we prefer to head up above the fray. Sometimes, we even manage to get a grill up there. And, while your neighbors' roof (accessible only by a rickety ladder and furnished with rusty folding chairs) will do in a pinch, NYC has a number of lovely rooftop establishments where you can while away a hot summer night.
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