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Where to See & Be Seen in NYC Now

New York City isn’t known as the City That Never Sleeps for nothing. This tireless town is constantly welcoming new hot spots and hip haunts where travelers can go to be seen (and likely do some celebrity spotting).

In the know travelers can elbow up to these buzzy restaurants, bars, cafes and hangs and watch for glamorous A-listers and New York City elites. Here are the places everyone is talking about now.

RH New York

Restoration Hardware's new NYC flagship. Photo by Mark Hug/RH

When Restoration Hardware debuted its 90,000-square-foot retail space at the legendary 9 Ninth Avenue in the Meatpacking District last month, stars like Karlie Kloss and Maria Sharapova joined to celebrate its debut. Explore the star-studded (and stunning) showroom, grab an espresso at the in-house cafe, or request a table at the Brendan Sodikoff-helmed rooftop bar and restaurant. (Photo by Mark Hug via Restoration Hardware)

Blue Box Cafe

Tiffany-Blue-Box via Tiffany.com

Located on the fourth floor of the Tiffany & Co. flagship on Fifth Avenue, guests can grab a seat in this robin’s egg-blue jewel box and sip coffee with Central Park views. Even though Blue Box Cafe opened last fall, it remains one of the most luxurious places to nibble on finger modern New York City breakfast fare — you can play the part of Holly Golightly while looking for glimmers of Hollywood stars like Reese Witherspoon, Olivia Wilde and Kourtney Kardashian. (Photo via Tiffany.com)

TruFusion Fitness Center


When the first New York City outpost of this high-end boutique fitness studio opens this fall, visitors can get all-day access with a $30 guest pass. TruFusion reimagines the gym experience by offering a variety of classes all day long, ranging from aerial yoga to cycling, TRX, barre, bootcamps and boxing. Though it’s too soon to say who you might see at the Crosby Street location when it officially opens its doors, TruFusion is known to be popular with Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez. (Photo via TruFusion.com)

Legacy Records

Legacy-Records via LegacyRecords.com

On the far West Side of Manhattan, Hudson Yards is still under construction. But the massive mixed-use project has already attracted serious star chef talent like Thomas Keller, Jose Andres and David Chang. And a few swanky spots have already opened, including  restaurant Legacy Records, from the hospitality team responsible for Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones. Leather, mahogany, and emerald accents give the place an expensive vibe. (Photo via LegacyRecords.com)

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