As anyone could have guessed way back in the midst of the pandemic, socializing was set to change for the upper echelons of out-and-about New Yorkers. Vaccine passports were simply not going to cut it for the status set who can afford to rub elbows away from the common masses. Privacy, intimacy, exclusivity, and, of course, luxury has since been prioritized when it comes to hospitality, leading to an influx of new members-only hot spots that encompass everything from workspaces and residences to restaurants and nightlife. To see and be seen these days, gaining access involves more than just making it past the doorman.