Fetish finder

In a city of 8 million people, there's someone for everyone-you just have to know where to look. Here, a starter guide to scoping out suits, LARPers, shopgirls and other niche scenes.



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Tumblring Twitterati

Alex G. 25; financial and digital public relations; Hell’s Kitchen
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“Being connected is great, and even though my less digitally inclined friends tease me about my frequent BlackBerry use, it’s not going to replace having a beer at the bar.”

Where to find ’em...

New Work City You know you’ve fallen for one of the Tumblring Twitterati when you start toting your laptop to this shared coworker space, popular with both freelancers and tech-savvy entrepreneurs. Rentals are $25 day. 200 Varick St at W Houston St, room 507B (nwcny.com)

The Magician Buy the social-media geek of your dreams a beer at this noirish bar, a favorite of “Gawker alumni, some significant blog editors and writers, tech journalists and a lot of commenters,” says Web developer Brian Van Nieuwenhoven. 118 Rivington St at Essex St (212-673-7851)

NYTech Meetup Once a month, drop by the Frank Gehry--designed IAC Building for this powwow of click-savvy movers and shakers, including Tumblr founder David Karp and CNET News writer Caroline McCarthy. “There’s always a lively after-party at the Park down the street,” says Julia Kaganskiy of Unigo. The next event is March 3. 555 W 18th St at Eleventh Ave (meetup.com/ny-tech)

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