When you live in New York City, having access to your building's rooftop is a considered a huge bonus, despite the fact that most of them are just black tar-covered death traps that get uncomfortably hot in the summer. But if you can look past all that, you'll be rewarded with killer views.
However, if you're armed with a penthouse budget, things are a little different. To see what it's like to live above it all like one of the privileged few, here are 20 mind-blowing private Manhattan rooftops. Warning: side effects may include fits of jealous rage.