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Best of New York Nightlife 2004

Best Celebrity Stalking

  • 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.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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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).