Friday, July 07, 2006
Just image your private helicopter landing on the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper, with your favorite drink already shaken-- not stirred -- and waiting for you as soon as you plant your feet on...well, whatever the roof floor might be made of in these cases.
Helicopter landing facilities aside, a feature article in this month's New York Magazine puts the spotlight on several rooftop watering holes here in NYC that are making quite a name for themselves these days. And no doubt, one of my favorites to check out on the list is: Bookmarks Library Hotel (pictured above) at 299 Madison Ave., at 41st St.
With its brick walls, lovely floral displays, and abundance of reading material, the terrace of the Library Hotel's rooftop bar could pass for the patio of an Upper East Side townhouse.
The View: The majestic Lefcourt building rises across the street.
The Menu: Elegant concoctions like the Chambord Royale, which artfully blends Stoli Vanilla, Chambord, and fresh grapefruit juice.
The Hours: Mon. to Sat., 4 p.m. to midnight; Sun., closed.
This Grand Central-area hotel is also where each guestroom floor is named after one of the ten major Dewey Decimal System categories. Now, how bookishly cool is that??
So if you're going to be in or around the NYC area, I'd say it's well worth checking into, so cheers and bottoms up!
In the meantime, the weekend's here again, so as always -- have yourselves a great one.