Eighteenth-floor aerie highlights the many draws of The James New York. Enclosed lounge means you can enjoy 360˚ views 365 days a year. Nice sights at poolside, too, although the water’s set aside for hotel guests. Concrete halo roof frames eighty lucky souls sipping on artisanal cocktails. Johnny Swet brings the homemade syrups and bitters, herbs harvested from the hotel’s own garden. Pub accents like herringbone floors, wood bar, and working fireplaces keep things cozy.