New Year's Eve in New York City

There are plenty of options to toast the new decade in the city, mostly underground clubs. Many friends ask me where to spend this special New Year, and I have to say my choice would be Tavern on the Green. Yes, that sounds mighty touristy (which goes against our insider proposition), but there are three reasons for why I stick to my choice.
First, it's a beautiful venue in the winter. Every single branch is decked with lights during the holiday season, making it one of the most festive restaurants in town.
Second, it's in Central Park and you can watch the New Year's Eve fire works.
Third, and most importantly: this classic NYC staple will be extinct by January, and that will be our last chance to celebrate surrounded by this historic 3-room setting as we've known it for the last 30+ years.
Tickets, including buffet dinner and open bar start at $200. Organized by the expert party promoter Marc Biron. For tickets and more information click here.

If you still prefer the clubbing scene, i would suggest
1. The Top of the Standard Hotel (ex - Boom Boom Room). Tickets start at $250. Call 212-645-7600, or buy here.
2. Cipriani Wall Street, Kiss & Fly, Pink Elephant would be my other choices, For reservations and an extensive list of New Year's Eve parties at night clubs, go here.

May 2010 bring you much peace, prosperity, joy and love. Oh yes, and one more thing: wherever you decide to do it, please party like it's 2009!

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