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One Night in New York
Q:I'm going to be in New York have heard of some really trendy spots like Bungalow 8 and 40/40.
HOWEVER, because I'm only going to be there a couple of days and don't have a lot of time to "attempt" to get into one of those places, what is your best recommendation for a trendy spot where entrance is not impossible.

-- "Vanessa DLC"


You know those two lines in economics, one of which goes down as the other one goes up, you may remember, supply.....demand.....yes, that one.

The trendier the spot, the harder the door.
No two ways about it.
No one way around it.

My advice is the same as always.
Call ahead if you really want to go somewhere hot.

That said, I have never found the door at 40/40 difficult.
I have however been told that "Amy inside wasn't going to allow me into Bungalow" when I'd just left Amy at Cabana - so that was pretty funny. (I do like Bungalow and it can be a good time late with the right people.)

I also like the lobby bar at the Maritime which right now (Summer 2004) is pretty fun and there is no door policy. At all.

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