Staycation Imaginative Rooftop – The Greens


A fun summer destination and you don’t even need a passport. Howard Hughes Seaport does it again!

Come on snap out of it, let’s get rid of the doom and gloom! There’s a lot of positive going on in New York City.

Perfectly socially distanced, your own personal roof deck within a roof deck, The Greens 

When we arrived, we were clueless. This touch-free, on-your-phone ordering was a bit much at first. No problem–the manager was happy to come over to help. She was delightful and informative.

Let’s put it this way: you cannot overhear your neighbor’s conversation. I don’t know if you can get this much private space on a nonprivate roof deck anywhere else in New York City and still be outside. They kept an extremely clean environment–we were delighted to see wipe downs and proper cleaning going on the entire time we were there.

It’s only their second week but they’re off to a great start.

Cheryl and I chose a tasting from each category.

We started with the cocktails. I had the Jalapeno – Watermelon Margarita, hornitos, jalapeno-infused watermelon juice, agave, kiwi liquor float. Our Sustainable Fashion Editor Cherly Lefkovits had the Vodka Soda – grey goose, club soda, both delicious and refreshing for this hot summer evening.

We started out with tuna tartare with preserved lemon, Calabrian chili, kalamata olives, and shrimp cocktail. The shrimp cocktail was delicious, cold, fresh, and just what was needed to start the evening off.

In between, we had a delicious order of french fries with garlic aioli, the corn on the cob. and the lobster roll with mustard mayo, sunburst tomato, and tarragon.

NYC’s ultimate socially distanced restaurant experience

Our final dish was the Grilled Faroe Island Salmon and Summer Squash Kebab with a delicious salsa verde lime, perfectly cooked, and the delicious mouth-watering Cheddar Cheeseburger, with passion fruit BBQ sauce, grilled onions, yes, and more french fries. Don’t judge!

We were hoping to make it to dessert but we couldn’t get there

Important: do not overdress. The atmosphere warrants shorts, casual sundresses, jeans, and bring your bathing suit and towels. There’s no pool but trust me it’s a perfect place to get a fabulous suntan.

A great place for families, date night, or just time out with your BFFs

Your cabana area can hold up to eight people comfortably, with beautiful sun umbrellas that have small white decorative lighting in the evening, cabana-style lounge chairs, and faux grass to frolic on. Don’t worry about an extra phone charger–they thought of that. Forgot your sunscreen? no problem! it’s on the menu.




Just before we left we had a chance to meet the handsome Chef Noah. Ladies, we’re not sure if he’s single but definitely say hello to him during your visit. Be sure to tell him Grace and Cheryl, from Downtown, sent you. The chef was personable, he took the time to chat with us about our evening and our meal.

Throughout the Summer THE GREENS will host various additional programs and even more fun experiences.

Anticipate Seaport Cinema’s dinner & movie nights, live music, and DJs as part of Seaport Sounds, presented by Heineken, and more!

For more about one of our favorite and newest destinations, The Seaport By Howard Hughes, visit

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Grace Capobianco, CEO/Publisher of Downtown Media & Production was born to be a visionary. She has spent the majority of her life working, developing and marketing innovative media products that not only engage and inform but also bring entire communities together. Utilizing her personal vision as a professional guide, Grace started her first company, Tropical Publishing, when she was just 27 years old and from this moment on, she knew that entrepreneurship was her passion. On a perpetual quest to bring innovative and relevant news to communities, she also created, developed and published the first ever Chamber of Commerce magazine for the Palm Beaches, The South Florida Office Guide. Evolving within the realm of publishing, she moved on to launch Up The Coast magazine in the 1980’s, a guide to Jupiter, in north Florida, where the population aggrandized from 9,000 to more than 70,000 today, and then continued to hone in on niche markets with the launch of publications like Alternative Medicine and NewBeauty. Simultaneously, she launched ATSI, a telecommunications company, which sold Mitel and Siemens products to her publishing clients. The idea of Downtown Magazine NYC was born for Grace in the wake of the devastation of 9/11. A Lower Manhattan resident at this time, Grace saw firsthand the incredible sense of community the neighborhood had demonstrated during these trying times, as well as its immense strength and perseverance. She explored every angle of launching a magazine that would speak to this community but initially felt the timing was just too soon. It wasn’t until 2010 that Grace felt the community was ready to hear its voice and launched Downtown Magazine NYC.