Try the most unique things to do in NYC with amazing views

Try the most unique things to do in NYC with amazing views

Lars Sattanathan Lars Sattanathan

Lars Sattanathan

There are plenty of things to do in New York. But what about unique things to do in NYC? Definitely less so. New restaurants, bars and other public venues spring up now and then, but eventually they become a bit redundant. These spots also get busy to the point where service suffers, and you’ve spent your money on a mediocre experience. Not ideal for an intimate moment on a romantic date night, for example.

The Big Apple is also an artistic hub, and photo studios in New York are in high demand. In the modern age, with social media being what it is today, photoshoots have become a thing. If you haven’t done one already, you should give it a shot – literally. The problem here is that there’s a finite amount, and most of them are set up in almost identical fashion. A bare looking industrial-type space, most of the time.

The good news is that various properties are opening up to accommodate private experiences in NYC. By this I mean privately-owned versions of public venues like restaurants, bars, photo studios and even observation decks. To switch things up, why go to the crowded Harriet’s Rooftop & Lounge NYC when you can sip a drink on a private rooftop with equally amazing views? Why stand in line forever at one of the observation decks in NYC, like The Edge Observation Deck, when you can enjoy the best skyline views in New York from a private penthouse? There’s also no reason why you shouldn’t rent a unique space instead of a regular photo studio if you’re planning a production.

Romantic date with the best views in New York

Are you struggling to find romantic date ideas in NYC? You’re not alone. Do a quick search on the internet and you’ll find lists upon lists of ideas. Unfortunately, you’ve probably done those – and if you haven’t, millions of other people have. It’s not easy to find something new that’ll really surprise your partner. A cliché (first) date is at the cute café around the corner or perhaps one of the rooftop bars in NYC. The Ready Rooftop Bar, for instance.

But nowadays, privacy is a big thing, both online and offline. That’s not what you’re going to get much of at those public spots, though. On the contrary, they can be quite a turnoff if you’re seeking an intimate moment with your girlfriend or boyfriend. This begs the question: have you ever considered a private rooftop rental in NYC? If you can have dinner with a view or drinks with a view, that’s something you have to try, and we have it for you exclusively on Viewnary.

Have you ever had a private rooftop dinner? How about one overlooking the unmatched Manhattan skyline? You’re probably thinking to yourself that that’s almost impossible to get. You’re right, but those hidden gems are now available to you. If you’re short on romantic date night ideas, plan your next dinner at this exclusive modern penthouse with panoramic views of Lower Manhattan. Suited for both indoor and outdoor occasions, the spacious 600 square foot property features beautiful wooden floors, comfy seating arrangements and funky paintings.

The layout is open with windows facing south and east, giving it an airy and luxurious feel. In coordination with the Host, you can cater or order-in your - or better yet, your partner’s - favorite meal and drinks. You can also bring your own home-cooked delicacies if that’s something you want to show off. Want to combine your lovely date with a rom com movie? No worries, the penthouse is equipped with a projector and screen. By the way, this location is also perfect for a lunch or golden hour drinks.

Manhattan rooftop with couches and tables overlooking NYC skyscrapers

Photoshoot at a private, luxurious Brooklyn townhouse

In need of New York photoshoot ideas? Maybe you want some unique material for TikTok or Instagram, and are on the hunt for filming locations in New York. There are countless locals, tourists and photographers in town that are constantly looking for some new things to shoot. Most of the time, they all end up with similar content simply because, well, public places are open to everyone. It’s just a matter of time before someone gets there first. To really spice up your Instagram – or professional – gallery, you need something truly out of the ordinary.

So, planning to set up a photoshoot in New York? There’s a brand-new spot that just hit the market and it’s fit for professionals and amateurs alike. The property is a plush mid-century townhouse in the heart of Brooklyn. It was built in the 1850’s and originally belonged to a sea captain. Now the multi-story home is newly-renovated with exquisite fittings like Carrera marble kitchen counters, a floating concrete staircase and multiple outdoor decks.

The reinvented townhouse is a wonderful setting for taking spectacular photos; the well-known fashion stylist that revived it set up double-height ceilings, seamless indoor-outdoor living features and plenty of natural light from huge windows. Adding to the luxury are a spacious living room, a fully-equipped kitchen and an airy dining space. Should you need some more inspiration, be sure to check out our guide to the best photo studios in New York.   

Garden in Brooklyn with loungechairs, wooden chairs and wooden table

Get-together with sweeping Manhattan skyline views

As I said earlier, public venues are passé. In the age of personalization and the experience economy, doing something new by socializing at a private spot is the way to go. That way, you can hang out with whomever you want to without being disturbed by rowdy strangers. In a busy city like New York, that would be a rare occurrence. Wouldn’t it be great if you could rent a space in NYC that’s not only private, but has breathtaking views of Manhattan’s skyline and an exquisite interior? Well, there’s a hidden gem that ticks all the boxes. This spacious Brooklyn rooftop overlooking the Manhattan skyline is now exclusively available on Viewnary.

The luxurious townhouse is located in Bushwick and its rooftop offers panoramic views of the New York City skyline. With 1000 square feet of space and a BBQ set on site, it’s a location that can be used for anything from a golden hour mixer with friends to a brunch with a view. You are free to bring your own food and drinks, or get your favorite meals delivered to the doorstep.

If you have a fancier taste, your Host can even hire a private chef for the occasion. Don’t worry, the stylish townhouse features a full chef’s kitchen that can prepare anything you could possibly want. The property also has a quaint garden and is pet-friendly, so feel free to take your furry friends along for a memorable time - we at Viewnary, love them!

Viewnary also offers plenty of other private spaces with unique views in the United States, so be sure to check those out.

Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn private rooftop

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