Ric Addison: Founder of Addison Hospitality

Richard Addison, also known as Ric Addison, company first gained distinction & recognition with the opening of his Ava Lounge atop the Dream Hotel in 2002, starting the New York City “Rooftop Lounge” trend and which remains one of New York City’s hottest Hotel Nightlife destinations to-date.

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Gotham – Monarch Rooftop Lounge

This retro rooftop resto is the ultimate spot to take in sky-high views of its Midtown surrounds all 365 days a year. Indulge in a few post-work cocktails on the swanky terrace, which becomes heated and enclosed come fall.

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The Wandering Eater – Monarch Rooftop Lounge

Monarch Rooftop Lounge is arguably the rooftop with the up-close-and-personal feel to the Empire State Building. When we arrived there by sunset and see the light transitions from golden hour to the silver-white moonlight, we see the lovely details that makes the Empire State Building one of the most beloved landmarks in New York City.

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Boozy candies at Monarch

Embrace your inner child with liquor-infused candies at Monarch in Midtown. Choose from Tipsy Teddy Bears, gummy bears steeped in champagne or rosé; Rummy Worms, gummy worms soaked in rum; and Fish Out of Water, Swedish Fish bathed in vodka in blue jello shots.

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