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Old 07-05-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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So, if you're looking for that high-society "royal" experience - whether it's to live that way or just to get your kicks - where do you go to in New York City?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:43 AM
 
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Riverdale, I guess.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: New York City
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That world is very, very private. You can’t participate without being invited. It’s all based around private parties, charity galas, estates in the Hamptons, clubs in Midtown, etc. The sort of events that Bill Cunningham photographs for his “Evening Hours” column in the New York Times (Evening Hours | Winners All Around - NYTimes.com).

Yes, you can spend a lot of money in New York, but it takes more than that to be with “high-society.”

The closest you could get on your own is probably buying a ticket to the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night gala in the fall.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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Visit the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel!
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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The Metropolitan Club
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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The Hot Dog eating contest in Coney Island, where else?
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:09 PM
 
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One of them Sex and the City tours.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Rego Park, Queens
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The Social Register would be a start ... if that is what interests you ...
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Volunteering for charities and political causes can get you in environments where you meet members of high society.

Yet, as has been said, the high-end society does enjoy things available to all. So yes, the Metropolitan Opera - maybe - if you can afford the higher-priced seats. Also, where you go - Lincoln Center Theaters in Columbus Circle will more likely get a high-society crowd. There is also the high-society untraditional crowd. These people will attend Brooklyn Academy of Music special events, maybe some off-Broadway fundraiser, or special events at contemporary art museums such as MOMA and Whitney.

It isn't very cut and dried though. I have heard tons of stories of multi-millionaires attending undergraduate student recitals at Juilliard to support talented musicians. (Oh, then there are the churches and synagogues in the tony Upper East Side as well as private clubs such as Metropolitan and Princeton ...). "High-society" people will be found in all 5 boros (Todt Hill Staten Island is very wealthy, Jamaica Estates in Queens, Riverdale in the Bronx, Williamsburg Brooklyn Heights some spots in Park Slope --- further away little private enclaves such as Seaside)
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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A few places come to mind: Upper East Side (lots of old money), Riverdale, NY, Upper West Side, Brooklyn Heights.
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