NYC’s Happy Be Rooftop Bar

Perched above Tribeca, this new venue serves signature cocktails set to staggering skyline views

As the Frieze Art Fair swept into NYC last month, it brought with it a swell of activity the likes of which the city hadn’t seen in a long time—group dinners, gatherings at galleries, and the opening of a new rooftop bar, Happy Be. Situated atop the Walker Hotel Tribeca (though accessed through a dedicated, nondescript Cortland Alley entryway and elevator), the verdant watering hole offers …

Sister City’s AI-Generated Lobby Score

Recorded by Julianna Barwick, an ambient wave of music is determined by the mood of the city

Sister City, a new outpost from the people behind the Ace Hotel properties, feels like a secret, futuristic escape. Guests check themselves in at kiosks just inside the lobby doors, which exist beyond a stone patio and a doorman-equipped gate (with an even more private back entrance on Freeman Alley). If visitors wished to duck away from the chaos of the city for a minute, …

The Art of Tiki Tabu

Artist Misha Kahn ups the celebratory ante for the LES rooftop bar's reopening

A New York City summer isn’t complete without a few romps on rooftop bars. After a successful pop-up launch last summer—that was so well-received it was extended well into the winter—Tiki Tabu at SIXTY LES is back and better than ever. Everything we loved about it last summer remains intact: stunning views, outdoor seating in addition to covered seating for rainy days, and fun, clever …