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Bautista J. Cotte
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Concierge, Omni Berkshire Place
Bautista J. Cotte
Concierge, Omni Berkshire Place
21 E. 52nd St.
212.753.5800

Although the weather is getting brisk, you can still take in NYC’s awe-inspiring views from a number of venues that keep their rooftops open during the chillier months. “[Enjoying] cocktails, mocktails, hot chocolate and tea is totally possible,” Bautista J. Cotte, concierge at Omni Berkshire Place, says—noting you just have to think creatively. First up, he suggests a trip to avant-garde Le Bain in the Meatpacking District. The hot venue, part of The Standard hotel, is perched atop the popular elevated High Line park. The hotel stands taller in relation to the other structures in the area, which makes Le Bain the perfect place for unobstructed views. Don’t forget to visit in the summer, when exhibitionist types might enjoy a dip in the pool. Or, “after a couple of stiff drinks, you might develop the courage to jump in,” Cotte says. “The word is that the swimsuit attire rule isn’t enforced and undergarments are encouraged.” On the Lower East Side The DL, which rests on the corner of popular thoroughfares Delancey and Ludlow streets, “is the spot if you are in the mood for a bit of the Lower East Side vibe—a little gritty and very cool.” Cotte says. “The interior feels exotic, lush, atmospheric and boasts a sweet view of the Williamsburg Bridge!” In the space, which features a retractable roof, patrons may enjoy wine and cocktails, as well as tapas and comfort food. Sky Room, in bustling Times Square, is one of the tallest rooftop lounges currently found in the Big Apple. The bi-level venue, which occupies the 33rd and 34th floors of Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Times Square, features an eclectic music selection and party-like atmosphere. “One side of the penthouse level has more of a South Beach-like décor, draped in white with furniture you might find at a resort in the Caribbean,” Cotte says. “The other side is definitely more urban and club-like. Please be advised that a lot of dancing and romancing goes on there!”