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By Conde Nast Traveler May 7, 2018 PDF Article Original Article Press
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Ophelia, New York City

New York City has dozens of awesome rooftop bars, but few hit all the marks like this 2018 newcomer that crowns the landmark Beekman Tower in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood. We love the 1920-30s aesthetic, including restored elements of the original c.1928 rooftop (those arched, glass panels), a rich red-and-blue color palette (over classic black-and-white squared tiling), and vintage artifacts on display (think: flapper hats and century-old tarot cards). Cocktails are creative without being pretentious, the price point is reasonable, seating is ample, service is top-notch, and advanced reservations are available online. And then, of course, there are those 360-degree views of the East River and Manhattan skyline.