First Look: Miami-Style Rooftop Lounge Comes to Long Island City

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If theres one thing we love, its new rooftop botes, and were happy to unveil our first of the season. In May, Long Island City boutique hotel (yes, there is one) the Ravel will soft-open its 6,500-square-foot roof deck. Therell be cabanas, frozen drinks, unparalleled views of the Queensboro Bridge, and a menu of gourmet fish tacos, mini-burritos, and lamb sliders (which we cant help but refer to as lamburginis, like North Square does), all under a retractable roof. The Ravels owner, Ravi Patel, tells us hes going for a Miami theme, with live D.J.'s spinning till 1 a.m. Converted trolley cars will pick up partyers from nearby subway stations. As if all this werent enough, a smaller roof deck will serve as an outdoor movie theater. LIC, baby!