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There's Nothing Like the Big City: New York

When was the last time you wore heels? The last time you went dancing—other than at a wedding? The last time you ate at a restaurant without crayons on the table? The last time you stayed up past midnight?

Where to Kick Up Your Heels
Grown-up drinks: On every table at Pegu Club are droppers with lime juice and mixers for individualized drink calibration--if the obsessive bartenders didn't master your concoction from the get-go.

Outdoor seating: Overlook the Meatpacking District nightlife scene without ever leaving it at Plunge, the poolside rooftop lounge of Hotel Gansevoort.

Till midnight: Italian wines and paninis are served at both of Bar Veloce's intimate, counter-and-bar-stool outposts.

Till 3 A.M.: On the 20th floor of an office tower, 230 Fifth is a 20,000-square-foot club on two levels, with Versace-meets-Versailles decor and a spectacular terrace with 500 chairs.

Till dawn: Les Enfants Terribles is a French-African restaurant by day; later, it's a hotspot for those in the know.

Something you'll regret: Kitschy Mexican joint Tortilla Flats rocks all night, especially after 1 A.M. on weekends, when margarita pitchers are $5 off.

Must-See Museum Show
The Whitney's Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era--paintings, album covers, posters, photographs, and sculptures that came out of the social changes of the 1960s and '70s.

Streets That Are Made for Shopping
Elizabeth Street (bet. Houston and Spring): independent boutiques with stylish heels and dresses.

East Seventh and East Ninth Streets (bet. Second Avenue and Avenue A): funky vintage threads.

Madison Avenue (bet. 57th and 72nd Streets): celebrity designers like Donna and Calvin.

You Gotta Do at Least One…
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge; then wander through the neighborhood of Dumbo, stopping for pizza at Grimaldi's and dessert at Jacques Torres Chocolate.

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