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Old 04-21-2009, 05:56 AM
 
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Where are they going and spending their money? Which are the swankiest bars where it's more about being seen than having a good time. I am looking to visit New York and want to meet some famous people. Sorry for being completely pretentious but I come from a place where we don't have celebrities.

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Old 04-21-2009, 06:04 AM
 
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Meet? You might see celebrities, but meet them? Unlikely.

Hang around SoHo - Spring Street and that area.

On the other hand, I was walking my dog a while back on East 73rd Street and Tim Curry came up, dropped his shopping bag and greeted my dog for a good five minutes. It turns out he LOVES pugs.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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Where are they going and spending their money? Which are the swankiest bars where it's more about being seen than having a good time. I am looking to visit New York and want to meet some famous people. Sorry for being completely pretentious but I come from a place where we don't have celebrities.

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Old 04-21-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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Meet? You might see celebrities, but meet them? Unlikely.

Hang around SoHo - Spring Street and that area.

On the other hand, I was walking my dog a while back on East 73rd Street and Tim Curry came up, dropped his shopping bag and greeted my dog for a good five minutes. It turns out he LOVES pugs.
I ran into Edie Falco walking her dog before when I used to work in Tribeca. She was pretty nice, but I think Tony Soprano could do better considering he was the boss
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:20 AM
 
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Unless you're a 23 year old anorexic model, or the doorman knows you work on Wall Street, it's very hard to get into those place, i.e., past the red velvet rope. Also, ultra trendy bars are notoriously fickle and transient. What's cool this week is hopelessly lame next week.

Manhattan is crammed with celebrities and pseudo-celebrities. I see them all the time. They're sometimes hard to spot because they tend to dress down so as not to attract undue attention. If you see some commotion on the street, it's more likely to be a minor, reality show personality than a real star.

The number one rule in New York: Don't gawk or fuss over a celebrity (it's very tacky). You can smile and nod, but them move on.
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Old 04-22-2009, 03:23 AM
 
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That is good advice. Trust me I'm not one of those people that makes everyone else cringe while I try and get autographs. I can't stand that. Would just be cool to say I was in a bar and saw such and such
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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The number one rule in New York: Don't gawk or fuss over a celebrity (it's very tacky). You can smile and nod, but them move on.
This is tacky no matter where you are, but it never stops people from doing it.

I agree; a smile, nod, or simple gesture of recognition is all the attention a grownup should give if one ever finds themselves nose to nose with a "celebrity" (in quotes on purpose...we're not talking about heads of state or royalty here...most of these people don't deserve any more respect than the average person IMO.)
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