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Cabins on a Rooftop: The Greens at Pier 17

Entrancing art installations. Delicious fine dining. Hip pop-up bars. The Lower East Side has never been more exciting, and living at One Manhattan Square puts residents in the heart of the action. This month, we’re highlighting one of the neighborhood’s newest rooftop lounges, where exciting events meet social consciousness to create a unique New York experience you won’t want to miss.

When The Greens at Pier 17 first opened in 2020, the pandemic had shuttered large swaths of the city, and New Yorkers were aching for some nightlife. Set against the glittering backdrop of Downtown Brooklyn, The Greens offered Manhattanites a place to relax when they needed it most, hosting guests in a series of heated cabins, complete with rooftop views of New York Harbor. Best of all, management took advantage of the opportunity to give back to the rest of the city, with a portion of each reservation fee donated to organizations that helped New Yorkers through the most difficult stretches of the pandemic.

As restrictions eased, The Greens became a space for New Yorkers to come together at a safe distance and create a sense of community. During the winter, the heated cabins are among the coziest drinking spots in the entire city, while the summer months bring an expanded musical and performance schedule sure to keep guests entertained all evening. As part of Pride, The Greens hosted a Queer Comedy showcase, drag show, and dance party on the rooftop lawn earlier this month. If you missed it, don’t worry: keep your eye on The Greens Events Page to find out when the next fun event is on the horizon!

Of course, the greatest setting and community in the world wouldn’t make up for weak drinks. Fortunately, The Greens has guests covered with a full bar and list of specialty cocktails, including the dangerous Red Pepper Emoji (a “refreshing spicy Paloma”), the Pretty Penny (their take on a Gold Rush with bourbon, apple brandy, lemon, and honey), and the iconic Ward Eight (Maker’s Mark bourbon with lemon, orange, and grenadine). With the weather warming up, make sure to order a Summer Crush, a frozen watermelon drink infused with a healthy dose of vodka.

The Greens at Pier 17 is less than a mile from the new condos at One Manhattan Square, making it a great place to meet with friends after work or on a weekend. So, get your reservation at The Greens today, then check out the availability at One Manhattan Square and put this hip rooftop bar within minutes of your new home.