NYC Bucket List - Go to top of Empire State Building @ night. Visit Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. See the 9/11 Memorial. Take Roosevelt Island Tram and visit Four Freedoms Park. Visit the Food Halls at the Plaza Hotel.
Best rooftop bars int'l: A short hop from Grand Central Station on East 39th Street, Pod 39 is 4,500 square feet of alfresco drinking pleasure (with some natty views to boot). Located 17 floors up, there are neoclassical touches aplenty including terracotta columns and exposed red brickwork. Pitch up at the copper-topped bar for a tequila and cop an eyeful of the panaromas that span the Chrysler Building to the East River.