My girlfriend is an utter maniac for fireworks but just broke her ankle last week, and so we can't dive into the usual scrum that describes running out onto the West Side Highway to see the 4oJ display.
I know that rooftop places are growing in popularity in New York [ages behind the custom in Istanbul, but better late than never, I guess]; are there any on the West Side that might afford an unimpeded view of the Hudson and the fireworks show? That there might be nice food and drink would be a real draw -and our budget is essentially unlimited (maniacal, like I said)- but frankly it's the space that is most important.
I can guess some of the West Village boutique hotels have something like what I need, but other suggestions are welcome. Thanks, as always.