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New Years Eve 2012

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Hi everyone,

We are coming to town again for New Years Eve. We have done Times Square in the past and we definitely don't need to be down there again (brrr...). We've also done a lot of the good restaurants in the city - Babbo, Madison Park, etc. We're looking for some good ideas about what to eat and where to go that night. Are their restaurants nearby where you can see the hoopla without being in it? Alternatively, what would be some good food + lounge or 'party' options? I don't necessarily want a club type atmosphere, just somewhere to go where the drinks and music will be good and hopefully nearby to wherever we eat. We'll be staying on the UES in an apartment, but don't have any limitations in terms of location or cost.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

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  1. I'd also be interested on some knowledgable answers to this question. I too would like to know about any restaurants celebrating New Years. Money not an issue.

    1. Some of the higher end cocktail lounges throw a party with open bar and bites and live music. I think the same places will probably have similar parties this year: Lani Kai, Mayahuel, Raines Law Room, Little Branch.

      Here's some info from last year:
      http://www.raineslawroom.com/newyears...
      https://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...
      http://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=da...

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      Little Branch
      22 Seventh Ave South, New York, NY 10014

      Raines Law Room
      48 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011

      Mayahuel
      304 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

      Lani Kai
      525 Broome St, New York, NY 10012

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