Photo: Courtesy of The Kimberly Hotel.
Some 30 floors above midtown, the scene at Upstairs is even more enchanting than the glittering television screens that light up Times Square. Artfully hung string lights set against the open sky make for one helluva view. Keep this rooftop in your arsenal for post-summer-shenanigans, too, because the retractable glass roof will keep you cozy even when department stores start putting up their holiday windows.
Upstairs at The Kimberly Hotel, 145 E. 50th Street (between Lexington and Third avenues); 212-702-1600.