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While we may throw a few folding chairs and a potted-palm on the roof for summer rooftop BBQ’s, there’s a whole other scale of botanic luxury sitting on top of the concrete jungle to be inspired by. For the first time, you can linger in the gardens of New Yorker’s most wealthy home-owners and (almost) feel the breeze as it soars by, twenty stories above the hustle. A newly released book by Denise LeFrak Calicchio and Roberta Model Amon,
Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, grants you a moment’s access to the most elite sky-high lounges this city has to offer (Michael Kors celebrated the premier book signing with an exclusive shopping event last Tuesday at the new Madison Avenue Collection Flagship Store—100% of book sales from the event benefited The Breast Cancer Research Foundation). Get a sneak peek of the book and our personal favorite rooftop havens in the slideshow below.
Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York, $45, available at Rizzoli, 31 West 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues); 212-759-2424.
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