As part of our Secrets of the New Yorker Hotel Tour, led by the hotel’s senior project engineer Joe Kinney, we take guests to the rooftop to see the famous NEW YORKER sign up close. Photographers James and Karla Murray, who also run our Historic East Village Food Tours, captured these amazing shots from the rooftop on a tour with us recently.


The rooftop of the New Yorker Hotel has never been an observation deck, and is occupied mostly by mechanical equipment. But the view is stunning, like the view towards Hudson Yards and the Javits Center (where you can see the green roof), above, or this angle of the Empire State Building below:


You’ll see Madison Square Garden from above, potentially a future expansion of Penn Station?


New York City, the city that never sleeps:


The Secrets of the New Yorker Hotel Tour also takes guests to the original award winning power plant, a closed off tunnel to the subway, Kinney’s archive of the hotel, and more. New dates have become available for this tour:
Behind the Scenes Tour of the New Yorker Hotel!

Next, check out the Top 10 Secrets of the New Yorker Hotel.