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With tall buildings everywhere, NYC is the perfect place to upgrade your afternoon drink by adding spectacular views of the city. But you don’t need to be a big city baller to enjoy this metropolitan right of passage, stop in during one of these happy hours at one of the many great rooftop bars in NYC and make your frugal night a little more fabulous. From outdoor bars with elevated patios, to rooftops on luxury hotels, there are tons of options for spending a summer Friday. After all, if there’s one thing that goes well with a Manhattan, it's a view of the Empire State.
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