- The Canal Room
285 West Broadway, 212-941-8100
Stars who want to frolic in a no-holds-barred, to–hell–with–“Page Six” environment know that Marcus Linial is their man. When he shut down his music mecca Shine, gave it a gorgeous seven-figure makeover, and reopened it as the Canal Room last September, it became an instant party destination for A-listers like Tyson Beckford, P. Diddy, and the Ronsons. And the stories haven’t stopped since: Lil’ Kim treating fans to a wee-bit-too-intimate view onstage, Ashton dancing on banquettes as Demi fumed nearby—a near sensory overload of spectacle for civilians usually overjoyed to catch a passing glimpse. Almost any night will yield a sighting or two, but remember: Arriving with a video camera probably won’t endear you to the doorman.
Best Celebrity Stalking
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).