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Running out of ideas..65 ppl, 60th bday party, looking for indoor roofdeck or room w/ view

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jbone Jan 15, 2011 05:12 PM

any help would be great- I am planning a 60th bday party for my mom (who is cool and hip). The ideal place would be a private room, with a killer view. I am thinking pass apps all night, open bar, dj, very cocktail party vibe.. I have a pretty open budget (within reason of course)
I am open for rooftop or private room. I have called a bunch of places and either they dont have the room I want (the park) or they wont give me the whole space (rare cheslea). I am currently tossing around Harbour lights in the seaport, but I dont love it, bc it is so resturanty, and the seaport is such a trek.
I also looked at Ravel in LIc. Killer views, and nice room, but it is in the middle of nowhere.
anyone have a thoughts? does the Empire or Ink48 have private rooms with a view?
I am going to call the RItz, but that might way too pricey...
any thoughts would be great... thanks!

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    jbone Jan 16, 2011 05:18 AM

    the party is in March, if that helps..

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      Riverman500 Jan 16, 2011 05:29 AM

      Look into:

      The Modern
      Riverpark
      THOR

      All have private dining rooms with great views, and can accommodate parties of 65 or more.

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      Riverpark
      450 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016

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        AdamD Jan 16, 2011 05:36 AM

        Top of the beekman hotel tower
        http://www.thetopofthetower.com
        not sure of the pricing/capacity or if the city skyline is what you are after
        we have had a few xmas parties there-very nice atmosphere and I thought the view was nice, not sure if its killer, but nice

        1. boredough Jan 16, 2011 06:00 AM

          INK48 has a rooftop bar/lounge called PRESS . The lounge is enclosed but it opens out onto a large terrace that has wonderful views looking west, north, & east. Probably too cold in March to take much advantage of that, but your guests would certainly want to venture outside to look around. The lounge might be the right size for your party , although I really don't remember too much about its size. I think the food would come from their ground floor restaurant PRINT.

          1. Phil Ogelos Jan 16, 2011 06:30 AM

            I came to suggest exactly what boredough did: the spaces (and the views) at Ink48 are really nice. March will probably be a bit chilly to be outside, but the place as a whole is definitely hip.
            The same cannot be said of the Beekman: that rooftop bar/resto will make your mom and you both feel 80 years old.
            If you like Turtle Bay, though, and have any German connections, you might also think about the restaurant atop the German Consulate -49th & First Ave.- which has great views and food, but one of the toughest doors in town.

            EDIT: Too bad Guastavino's is gone -that would have fit the bill nicely, and their private rooms were fine.

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              jbone Jan 16, 2011 06:50 AM

              thanks- I will look into a few of the places. @ Phil, I was thinking the same thing about Guastavino's

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              Guastavino's
              344 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022

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                princeofpork Jan 16, 2011 07:21 AM

                There is a great glass roof top deck at BLT Fish that can be reserved for parties.

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                BLT Fish
                21 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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                jbone Jan 17, 2011 12:40 PM

                thanks everyone! I am still working on it- alot of the places require a full buyout with a 15k-20k minimum which is crazy with the amount of ppl i have. I am thinking about the sky room and I am going to look at that, and still waiting for called back from Rise and BLT fish- I will let you know..

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                  kathryn Jan 17, 2011 12:49 PM

                  Might as well find a loft for $5-6k and bring in a friend to DJ and your own caterer at those prices! Try Ramscale if this interests you.

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                    secondsplz Jan 17, 2011 04:29 PM

                    Just went to the Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel. If you could rent their full space, it would be perfect for the number of people. ITs a penthouse rooftop fully enclosed. honestly, i know nothing about the passed food they would provide but i do know that they do offer this. Just speaking from a view and venue point of view, it was remarkable.

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                      philk021 Jan 17, 2011 06:47 PM

                      Try this list. Hope it helps. http://nightclubcity.com/forum/showth...

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                  jbone Jan 18, 2011 01:40 PM

                  thanks for the list!
                  I tried the Kimberly, they have a 20K minimum,
                  I am narrowing down to the Skyroom, The Ritz and maybe the Empire, but they are crazy pricey as well... I will report back tomorrow :)

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