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Best of New York 2012 • Fun

Best One-Stop Hot Spot

The Electric Room at Dream Downtown  
  • Dream Downtown

    355 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-229-2559

    The whole decadent party experience in one building. In the basement: a shabby-chic dance spot, Electric Room, the kind of place where you might spill your beer on a member of LCD Soundsystem who’s there to D.J. On the ground floor: Marble Lane, a sleek restaurant at which to impress your prospective client or romantic partner over excellent steaks prepared by former Top Chef contestant Manuel Trevino. From there, a mirrored elevator rises to PH-D, a rooftop fantasy­land with unobstructed views of the Empire State Building that attracts the most glittering of the glitterati. When morning threatens, crashing is made easy by the fact that Dream, thoughtfully, also happens to be a chic hotel.

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