230 Fifth Ave. Rooftop


With Hermine ready to upset beach plans, be happy that you decided to spend the Labor Day Weekend in New York City where there is always something to do.

If it’s not raining or storming, try the outside Rooftop Bar at 230 Fifth Avenue  (20th Floor) where the Empire State Building is right in your face close-up. It’s a crowded happy place with 360 degree views; drinks and a lite menu and brunch is served over the weekend. If the weather is inclement, just go down the stairs one flight where the indoor bar overlooking the City has some new age extravagant fittings to brighten your visit and outrageous views!


Skylark Rooftop


Speaking of rooftops, there’s the new hotspot Skylark at 200 West 39 St. (30th Floor) with an interesting cocktail menu and dinner by the bite. But it’s all about the views. Gorgeous!



Lobster Boat

If the weather stays favorable, try the North River Lobster Boat, Pier 81, W. 41 St. & 12th Avenue. No sailing fee, just pay for what you order. It’s earthy/funky – sit outdoors or in with 3 decks from which to choose. The boat sails almost hourly and you’re out on the water for 1-1/2 hours. Yes, of course, you can order a small lobster or lobster salad sandwich and more.  There’s a sister boat called The Fish Bar, more upscale but same deal, no sailing fee, pay for what you eat and drink, with a more select menu. It sails from the same Pier for a longer sailing time.



Fish Bar

And remember, if all else fails, there’s always. . . the cinema!  If you haven’t seen Florence Foster Jenkins, with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, you should. Or there’s always the continuing Jason Bourne with Matt Damon. New and opening today is The Light Between Oceans with Rachel Weisz and Michael Fassbender. Of course, the varied cinemas throughout the city have enough to keep all styles of wants and desires engaged.

And don’t get me started on theater – extending and extending is the award winning Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility (Eric Tucker director) at the Gym at Judson – a must see for any theatergoer.

Enjoy the end of summer holiday weekend whatever you decide to do or not do!