Haute Secrets NYC: Legendary Photographer Patrick McMullan

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Patrick McMullan at “Pictures: From the Patrick McMullan Collection”
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If there was ever a personality who defined the term “man-about-town” it is legendary photographer, Patrick McMullan.  As Andy Warhol famously said. “If you don’t know Patrick McMullan, you ought to get out more!”

An A-lister himself, McMullan has photographed just about every celebrity, supermodel, political honcho and social figure, not lonely in New York, but also on the planet—he and his team of intrepid photographers follow the world’s movers and shakers wherever they happen to be.

Below are Patrick’s favorite city spots and his take on the city and the people he has chronicled so extensively over the decades.

Where were you born? Brooklyn

How long in New York? 100 years

Current neighborhood: Lower Fifth Avenue

Occupation: Photographer/scenester

Best Restaurant:  Le Bernardin

Best Steakhouse: The Old Homestead Steakhouse

Best Lunch: Michael’s

Best Sunday brunch: Sleep

Best place for a “power” business meeting: Four Seasons

Best Italian: Sophia Loren

Best dessert: Chocolate Mousse

Best bar: Boom Boom Room at the Top of the Standard

Hotel you recommend for out-of-town guests: The Marlton

Favorite shopping haunt: Barneys

Best Gym:  Equinox

Favorite charity: Coalition for the Homeless

Night-on-the-town favorites: Wherever I’m working that night

Best Museum: MoMa

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Central Park

Describe New York in three words: Busy, exciting, and versatile

Best aspect of New York: Eclectic

Secret to your success? Perseverance