Staff Picks: Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Staff Picks: Best Rooftop Bars in NYC

Having a drink on a rooftop is one of those experiences you absolutely must do during your stay in New York City! This city offers more than 100 rooftops scattered across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even Long Island City. Classics, trendy, sophisticated, or cool, there’s something for everyone and for all types of occasions. To help you get better acquainted, we’ve prepared a list of the best rooftops in NYC, by neighborhood. All you’ll have to do is choose!

Before we get started, here’s a little advice:

– Access to most rooftops is often forbidden to those under 21 years of age (the legal drinking age in the USA). Certain rooftops, which open in the afternoon, however, may accept minors. Be sure to call first or check out their website so you’re not turned away at the door.

– As in every bar serving alcohol in New York, you will be asked to show an identity card at the entrance. Remember to bring yours.

– Certain rooftops are highly sought after. Avoid peak hours of operation during the weekend (8pm-10pm) if you don’t want to wait in line to get in.

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6 Fun Ways to Welcome Spring in NYC

6 Fun Ways to Welcome Spring in NYC

Spring is in the air, bringing along long days of sunshine and blooming flowers. Consider planning your springtime activities with Harlem Spirituals/New York Visions. Whether you want to spend a day exploring Manhattan, or want to branch out to the City’s other boroughs of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, our guided visits are intended to make sure that you get the most out of your time in New York City. Are you looking for super fun things to do in Gotham this season? Read on for some more exhilarating ways to welcome spring in New York City.

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A Guide of the Lower East Side

A Guide of the Lower East Side

When in New York, be it for many years or only a few days, you will most likely find yourself wandering through the Lower East Side. It is at the heart of New York City’s underground culture and nightlife, one of the most colorful neighborhoods of the Big Apple, and a Harlem Spiritual’s staff favorite. Do not let the edgy and strikingly contemporary vibe of the streets fool you, for the Lower East Side is one of the most historic areas in town, and there is a plethora of art, cultural hubs, dining, entertainment, and shopping to keep you busy. Read more

A Guide To Classic NYC Food Experiences

A Guide To Classic NYC Food Experiences

It is not enough to just know about the latest food craze or trendy restaurant. The real pursuit is in finding the hidden gems. We’re talking under-the-radar eateries where real New Yorkers go for delicious, unpretentious bites that always manage to hit the spot. How will you ever know where to go when New Yorkers like to keep their favorite places a secret so it doesn’t get lost in the other crowded joint in NYC? Here is our insider guide to good eats in the Big Apple.

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A Guide of Harlem

A Guide of Harlem

Thinking back to boyhood days, I remember the bright sun on Harlem streets, the easy rhythms of black and brown bodies, the sounds of children streaming in and out of red brick tenements,” said writer and Harlem native Walter Dean Myers. This is usually what one pictures when thinking about Harlem, but the neighborhood has been through a long series of transformations since its beginning as a Dutch colony, through the Harlem Renaissance to today’s gentrification movements. So hop on the A train – or on our guided bus tours, and follow us on the road to Harlem. Read more