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Being in New York is heady and lots of fantasy's may appear and a friendliness may overwhelm your shyness. This is the first caution when talking to strangers, even cute and hot ones. Be prudent in sharing personal information and where you are staying, where you are from and where you plan to go. You really do not know the ropes when it comes to people who prey off other people and caution is advised to limit your friendliness to casual speech, cite how wonderful the landmarks are and when asked where you are staying, make a clear statement to say you are staying with friends on Park Avenue or whatever comes to mind. The name of the hotel is ok provided you don't start verbally blogging your floor and room. Short-n-sweet, don't be stupid. If you complain about how everything is expensive and you're just on a shoestring you're good as long as your audience is interested in your money, in their pocket. If they have other plans in mind, it's time to go.
New York’s bar and club scenes are as vibrant and varied as you can get anywhere – except that everything you could want is all in one metropolitan area, making it difficult to choose in just one visit! Although certain venues have become classics and have withstood the test of time, many more open, close and/or metamorphose at the drop of a hat. To find bars and clubs tailored to your own personal taste, please consider using one or more of these internet resources:New York Magazine’s Online Nightlife Page
At the present time, the hottest area for a bar- and club-hopping is the Meatpacking District, located on the west side of Manhattan and sandwiched between Chelsea and the West Village. Once a low-key area home to warehouses and meatpacking plants, it also garnered an unsavory reputation as a preferred haunt for prostitutes. While remnants of the old neighborhood still exist, visitors who walk the district’s uneven cobblestone streets will now find it crowded with trendy upscale boutiques and restaurants as well as the latest cool night spots.
The Meatpacking District is now home to some of the city's elite bars, clubs, and posh new hotels. Some of the best include
Hipsters seeking nightlife should also be sure to check out the Lower East Side, another area that, while still retaining a gritty feel, is undergoing a similar transformation and is now a fashionable destination in which to eat, drink, shop and hang out after dark.
The following is just a minute sampling of of-the-moment hotspots:
For those interested in partying with Manhattan's elite and rubbing elbows with fashion models, celebrities, pro-athletes and musicians, look into one of the city's exclusive nightclubs. It can be difficult to get in to these places, but it is certainly not impossible- and it is perhaps your best chance to party like a celebrity. Which places are currently hot seems to change on an almost weekly basis, check this website for information on which elite clubs and lounges are currently in fashion. New Top NYC Clubs and Lounges.These are the most popular with the A-list crowd: