New York Today: How to Watch the Solar Eclipse

While New York City isn’t in the path of today’s total solar eclipse, we’re still expecting quite the spectacle.

Nearly 72 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon during a partial solar eclipse.

“New Yorkers should be really excited,” said Dr. Jackie Faherty, an astrophysicist at the American Museum of Natural History. “The total solar eclipse is getting all the attention, but partial solar eclipses are an experience all on their own.”

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Where to Eat and Drink on a Roof in New York

Not going to lie: the vibe here borders on scene-y but the views of the Empire are hard to beat. The drinks here are super seasonal, including a pineapple and rum concoction and a watermelon margarita.

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A Night Out With: Monarch Rooftop’s Genese DeBeaux

New York City’s best bartenders don’t have a lot of time off. But when they do get a chance to go out, they know the best bars, the best places to eat, and all the late-night spots. In VinePair’s new Night Out series, we’ll be speaking with some of the top bartenders in the city to learn what they do when they aren’t hard at work. Consider this your guide to the perfect night out.

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Monarch Rooftop Bar and Lounge

I don’t know about you, but I can’t help but imagine myself in a movie when I’m at a rooftop bar. You know what I’m talking about – there’s always that scene in your favorite rom-com where the group of friends meet after work to catch up and blow off some steam. Well, at the risk of sounding completely corny, I definitely felt rom-com worthy when visiting Monarch Rooftop Bar.

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