Rooftop dining and dancing under the stars

It’s July. It’s hot, really hot. Where did sophisticated New Yorkers go to relax, cool down, and take in a big band orchestra or tango? Perhaps one of these rooftop restaurants, as featured in the July 4, 1936 New Yorker.

Luncheon for 75 cents? Sweet!


Wayne King must have been a big name at the time. They include his handsome mug in the ad too.

The Rainbow Room had a regular 3 a.m. show? The city really knew how to party. I wonder what “kaleidoscope dance moods” and “character delineations” meant.

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