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High-up hideaways of the rich
THEY’RE on top of the world! In a city starved for space, nothing says wealth — or luck — like a rooftop oasis. Aerial photographer Alex S. MacLean captured a rare bird’s eye view of these little slices of heaven in his new book “Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces” (Princeton University Press).“You get a sense that there’s a whole world going on right above us,” MacLean said. “When you’re down on the street, you have no idea.” MacLean took the pictures from a helicopter without the knowledge of owners; his book contains no details about the spaces.But The Post reached out to some of the rooftop denizens to see what life is like above the rabble.— By SUSANNAH CAHALAN and CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
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Bette Midler may have the wind beneath her wings, but it could make for a rough landing on her tree-lined rooftop garden in Carnegie Hill. The “Divine Miss M” shares the Upper East Side penthouse with her longtime hubby, Martin von Haselberg. The 3,100-square-foot sprawling rooftop overlooks Central Park, and includes a glass-enclosed patio and plenty of shaded areas to park your tuches on hot days.