One thing you don't think of when looking at a top
floor apartment with a communal roof deck in the middle of winter is that
eventually windows will be opened and residents will head outdoors. No wild
parties to date, just forceful daytime dude conversations. Luckily, this has
been a non-spring so I've staved off this situation until nearly May, and now
that NYC only had two seasons, hot and cold, it will be back to windows shut, air
conditioning on, in a millisecond.
It's still preferable to eye-level, ground-floor