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margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 04:42 PM

Who do you think has the best NYC view? I have never been on TOP OF THE ROCK or any other place that is know for a good view. Any Suggestions?

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    Captain RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 04:46 PM

    I, personally, like the view at the Rise Bar in the Ritz-Carlton at Battery Park. It has a wonderful view of New York Harbor.

    1. BrookBoy RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 04:49 PM

      For my money, one of the best views isn't in Manhattan at all, but in Brooklyn, and that would be the River Cafe. If you're talking about views from a height, River Cafe isn't your place, but if you're talking about spectacular views in general, try RC at dusk.

      Or for only the cost of transportation, take a walk on the Brooklyn Promenade, which itself is free, at dusk any evening. You'll get essentially the same view as from the River Cafe without having to part with a lot of money...

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        calypsogirl RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 05:05 PM

        top of the rock is really spectacular. you get a gorgeous 360 degree view of the city.

        (but you can't eat up there.)

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          erikka RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 05:07 PM

          The rooftop of Alma--it isn't touristy beautiful but there's a great view of Manhattan, especially at sunset.

          1. thievery RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 05:09 PM

            roof top of the met has a spectacular view and is good for a martini and snack.

            230 fifth's rooftop has a straight on view of the empire state, perhaps a bit too linear to rank in the tops but still quite impressive. however, the scene there is pretty awful.

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              jungirl RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 05:12 PM

              asiate has a nice view for dinner, as does the bar outside of it, in the mandarin oriental. columbus circle

              1. Jill RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 05:50 PM

                Totally agree about 230 Fifth. The scene and service are terrible there.

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                  EAP RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 06:35 PM

                  I second the vote for the roof at Alma.

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                    food RE: margaritaman Aug 1, 2006 10:16 PM

                    A little less known but really nice is the Battery Gardens.Over looks the Statue of Liberty

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