One way to see the rarified heights of New York City on a fixed income is to join a writing group that rotates meeting places.
As spring edges towards summer the odds are high that someone hosting a meeting will live in a nice place with roof access. Don't miss this meeting!
Rain or shine, tar beach will provide views to make your socks go up and down.
I highly recommend you join a writing group ~ and I'll meet you up on the roof.
See other roof pix here.