Haute Secrets: Clive Davis’ Guide to New York

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WHERE WERE YOU BORN: Brooklyn, New York

HOW LONG IN NEW YORK: In NY all my life

NEIGHBORHOOD: As an adult: Manhattan – midtown

OCCUPATION: Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment

FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Four Seasons Restaurant, Monkey Bar and Balthazar in Manhattan; Pasta Nostra in South Norwalk, CT

BEST SUSHI: Nobu

BEST ITALIAN: Primola, Sette Mezzo, Scalinatella in NYC; and Pasta Nostra, South Norwalk, CT

BEST PLACE FOR LATE NIGHT DINING: Smith & Wollensky and Balthazar

BEST DESSERT: Sette Mezzo’s Tartufo and Serendipity’s Ice Cream Sundae

BEST PLACE FOR A ROMANTIC DATE: Four Seasons Restaurant and Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, CT

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH: Norma’s in the Le Parker Meridien Hotel

COOLEST CLUB/LOUNGE: None

BEST PLACE FOR A POWER BUSINESS MEETING: Four Seasons Restaurant

ALL-AROUND FAVORITE SPOT IN NEW YORK: Madison Avenue (59th Street to 82nd Street)

IF YOU HAVE OUT OF TOWN GUESTS, WHICH HOTEL WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? St. Regis Hotel

FAVORITE SHOPPING VENUE/BOUTIQUE: Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store

FAVORITE CHARITY EVENT: Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles

FAVORITE CULTURAL EVENT: Broadway show opening of what turns out to be a classic.

FAVORITE CULTURAL INSTITUTION: Equal: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)

BEST ASPECT OF NEW YORK: The theater; the Yankees; the incredible quality and variety of restaurants; the museums; the shopping; and the unique melting pot of its people.

BEST STEAKHOUSE: Minetta’s Tavern, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, BLT, and Peter Luger – all in NYC

BEST PIZZA: Trattoria Dell’Arte and Orso

BEST LUNCH: Sony Club

BEST LIMOUSINE/DRIVING SERVICE: Music Express

FAVORITE HISTORY/LEGENDARY PLACE TO SEE OR EXPLORE: Washington Square Park and the immediate neighborhood north of it

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