230 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016
If you're not interested in beating the heat today, there is something totally worthy of your time that you can check out...the heat might even make it more exciting. Tonight at 8:15pm, at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar & Penthouse Lounge, 150 members of Castellers de Vilafranca (aka a multi-story humantower (aka castell) group from Spain), will attempt to make a world record by building the first eight-level castell ever assembled on a rooftop. This unique sport is a 300 year old tradition in Catalonia, Spain.
When you live in a town with over 8 million residents and just 300 square miles of land, there's only one way to go: Up. And what better way to be. For there''s something about defying the limits of our otherwise earth-bound selves that turns us loose as the neighboring birds. Whether it's the change in atmospheric pressure, the invincibility we feel on the fringes of the world's most recognizable skyline, or the memory job of a middle school 3 a.m. "rooftop rendezvous," partying where we're not supposed to is great, just great.