Great Outdoor Places
by Karen Carzo
Thursday, March 19, 2015

After a tease of spring-like weather on the East Coast, we are all thinking about outdoor events where the City’s famous skyline is always the most popular guest!  Let these great outdoor places host your next event.

Sky Room is the city’s highest rooftop lounge.  Located in Midtown Manhattan with views of the Hudson River and the Empire State Building, the venue offers six event spaces and terraces with retractable roofing for year-round events.  330 W. 40th Street, 866.727.0066,

Located at 632 On Hudson you’ll find The Triplex, a three-story event space designed to represent a private home.  It has a 1,000 square foot planted roof garden that features a gazebo and fountain created out of an iconic new York City Rosenwach water tower. 632 Hudson, 212.620.7631,

The rooftop bar/deck at CityView Racquet Club offers a unique view of the Manhattan skyline from across the river.  Located in Long Island City, it’s a short trip across the 59th Street Bridge to a venue that seamlessly blends luxury and sports.  43-34 32nd Place, Long Island City, 718.389.6252,

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of the most historic event spaces in New York City.  It offers 25,000 square feet of event space, including the flight deck that not only offers beautiful views of Manhattan and the Hudson River, but is also home to the Space Shuttle Pavilion which houses the Enterprise.  One Intrepid Square 12th Avenue and 46th Street, 646.381.5301,

The Refinery Rooftop at the Refinery Hotel features an outdoor terrace and retractable glass roof along with its never-ending view of the skyline.  63 W. 38th Street,

The quaint little garden at Pizzetteria Brunetti in the West Village is perfect for smaller, intimate social events where guests enjoy uniquely blended Neapolitan and New York-style pizzas with complementing Italian crafted beers and select Italian wines, small plates and salads.  626 Hudson Street, 212.255.5699,

Gary’s Loft offers three beautifully designed and decorated studios as well as a finished roof deck with a gorgeous view of the Empire State Building. 28 W. 36th Street, 212.244.0970,

The rooftop at Hudson Mercantile is one of the largest in Manhattan.  This gorgeous space can be used al fresco, or fully-tented for climate control.  500 W. 36th Street, 212.776.4065,

Penthouse 45 is a corporate event space with panoramic views of the City skyline and the Hudson River.  In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, the space also features an outdoor wrap-around terrace.  432 W. 45th Street, 212.245.0969,

Midtown Loft and Terrace offers a versatile terrace atop an upscale Fifth Avenue building.  It’s perfect for corporate and social events.  267 Fifth Avenue, 888.435.4979,

Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is home to the Brooklyn Grange, a 65,000 square foot rooftop farm atop Building number three.  The space - with its herb-scented breezes, sweeping views of the docks, East River and Downtown Manhattan – also has a 4,000 square foot paved deck and walkways among the sustainable crops.  It’s the perfect secret garden atmosphere for a variety of occasions. Brooklyn Nave Yards, 63 Flushing Avenue, Bldg. 92, 347.335.0549,

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