It had to happen. There had to be a way to take home a little piece of artisanal New York in a handy package. Voila, the GoodHoodGoods line of neighborhood gift buckets (brought to market with a little help from yours truly). Each GHG bucket represents a different neighborhood and includes gems from local makers like Baggu, Chocolat Moderne, and the Good Home Company.

Buckets are on sale at the Milford Hotel in Midtown and can be ordered online right here.

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08:41AM on 08/23/2013

The Museum Mile Festival is back on Tuesday, June 11th from 6-9pm on Fifth Avenue between 82nd-105th Streets! Get your face painted at 88th, inspire young artists with a live model drawing class for kids at 90th, make some chalk drawings with museum educators on 91st, and catch Paul Labarbera and Rockbeat Music Group at 100th!

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11:00AM on 06/08/2013

Appellation is one of the most impressive wine stores in the city, with a huge selection organized by region with an emphasis on organic and eco-friendly options. Pop in for a taste of Southern France with a bottle of Zelige-Caravent or Mas Foulaquier if you like red, or the Les Chemins de Bassac if you prefer white.

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11:00AM on 06/06/2013

One of the city's most-anticipated summer events, the Summer Stage concert series, is kicking off the season in Red Hood Park with these must-see shows:

  • June 4, 7pm: Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers
  • June 5, 7pm: Rakim, presented by Lyricist Lounge
  • June 6, 7pm: Fuzz (Ty Segall side band)
  • June 7, 7:30pm: COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS – Cristela Alonzo and Mark Normand
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12:00PM on 06/02/2013

The Fairway Patio Grill is up and running, with Chef Michael London manning the grill. You can order a 1/2 Rack of Baby Back Ribs ($12) or a Spicy Lamb Sausage with Harissa Mayo, lettuce, and cole slaw ($9) and enjoy with an amazing view of the Statue of Liberty. An added bonus for lazy barbecuers: you can have them cook up any food you purchased at Fairway, free of charge.

Open Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-8pm.

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11:00AM on 05/30/2013

Sushi is an art form, and for Toshio Oguma, who was the executive sushi chef at Morimoto, his restaurant Tanoshi reflects this. The tiny ten-seat restaurant offers a chef’s choice menu of sushi made with the freshest fish on the market, and all for about $50 a meal.

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11:00AM on 05/27/2013

Lavender Lake has launched free outdoor movie nights in their banging backyard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at sundown. They've already shown "North by Northwest," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," and "Ferris Beuller's Day Off," so you know you're in good hands.

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09:55PM on 05/21/2013

Every Bloody Mary should be garnished with a fat slab of house-cured bacon.

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11:00AM on 05/11/2013
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The Antlers. Oh, The Antlers. "Hospice" is a concept album about a hospice worker and his love for his dying patient, and if that doesn't melt your heart then the vocals will. Enough said. Wednesday, June 12th at 8 p.m., ($20).

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12:00PM on 06/06/2013

This Saturday, start your foray into Red Hook at The Total Red Hook Immersion, an all-day celebration of the hood with a few perks: free Brooklyn Brewery beers at favorite bars Fort Defiance, Brooklyn Ice House and more, as well as at brunch hot spots Home/Made, The Good Fork, and Kevin's. Also receive 15% off at Foxy Winston, Brooklyn Slate Company, and $2 off lobster rolls at Red Hook Lobster Pound.

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12:28PM on 06/05/2013

Every Chinese family in Flushing shuffles into this massive space adorned with chandeliers that span the width of the ceiling, and the waitstaff handles the masses like a well-oiled machine. Wait for your number to be called via microphone (listen carefully--they only say it in English once, and with a heavy accent), and then start eating immediately as soon as the first cart passes your table. Be warned: what might look like sweet-and-sour chicken strips a la Panda Express are actually chicken feet.

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11:00AM on 05/31/2013

This Sunday, June 2nd, transport yourself from the hustle and bustle of Chelsea to the beautiful rivieras of Southern France. This exclusive al fresco meal at the idyllic Hotel Americano is the perfect opening celebrationg of the Sud de France Festival, a celebration of the tastes, sights, sounds, and culture of the region. This exclusive three-course meal by acclaimed Chef Joseph Buenoconsejo will include traditional dishes such as Langoustine & Ris de Veau paired with local wines hand-selected by sommelier Theirry Chouquet.

Buy Tickets here.

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05:38PM on 05/29/2013

This place is not only is it a great option for picky eaters wary of unfamiliar tastes, textures, and animal parts, it's also delicious. The flavors are remarkably satisfying, and even Vegetarian Mock Roast Pork Buns ($2.95) leave nothing to be desired, right down to the unidentifiable vegetable substance with an uncanny resemblance to pork fat.

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11:00AM on 05/24/2013

The Thermals were great as an angsty teenager, and trust me when I say nothing has changed. Go to this show to indulge your inner irreverent, head-banging rebel. Tuesday and Wednesday May 28th & 29th at 8 p.m. ($16)

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11:00AM on 05/20/2013

Almost as exciting as Gatsby's parties themselves are the outfits--the beaded, sequined, feathered outfits. Prada will be hosting an exhibition of the costumes used in the film from May 1st-12th. The show will feature flapper dresses, hats, vintage kitten heels, and sparkly jewelry, as well as sketches and designs from Miuccia Prada and costume designer Catherine Martin.

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11:00AM on 05/09/2013

The Art Farm in the City hosts all sorts of fun activities for kids that include dancing, singing, arts and crafts, cooking, and real live animals! You can sign up for weekly classes, play groups, weekend programs, and even summer camp. The best deal: the Part-Time Pet program, where your kid can finally get the bunny or lizard he or she has been begging for, without you having to clean up the cage.

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11:00AM on 06/06/2013
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Oaxaca tacos have a way of always hitting the spot. All tacos come topped with your choice of meat, pickled red onions, cotija cheese, salsa, cilantro, avacado, and lime ($3.25, $9.95 for any 3 plus rice and beans). We highly recommend the Especiale. A recent taco of the day: Korean BBQ Short Rib Taco. Yum.

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11:00AM on 06/03/2013

Didn't you hear? Sunday is the new Saturday. So join Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at their Mister Sundays dance parties where you'll dance all day long on a poplar-shaded dance floor while sipping on homemade sangria and eating tacos all summer long.

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11:40AM on 05/30/2013

In NYC, you can eat food from pretty much all over the world. But good Mexican-Mexican food? Hard to find. That's why La Lucha is a boon for all West Coasters craving the real deal. La Lucha is a truly Mexican-run tacqueria serving up taco perfection with no need for piles and piles of toppings. All the flavor is right there in the Super Porky Mexican Pulled Pork Taco ($4.50) or the El Solitario Steak Taco ($4).

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11:00AM on 05/29/2013

Snack Dragon is the answer to your drunken prayers, serving up late-night cheesy, spicy eats that won't make you miserable the morning after. Fresh, herb-packed tacos are served on homemade blue corn tortillas and are worth waiting for, along with the perpetually happy throng of bar hoppers craving chipotle-citrus marinated Carne Asada ($5) or Grilled Sole ($4).

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11:33AM on 05/23/2013

Has the new Gatsby movie (namely, Leo Dicaprio) inspired fantasies of the roarin' twenties? Now you can stay in the art deco Fitzgerald Suite, adorned with historical photographs of Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda. The Plaza has also curated a menu meant to give you a taste of the 1920's, and, naturally, a decadent champagne bar. Get your bubbly at The Rose Club's Gatsby Hour every Wednesday and Thursday with live jazz music for a roarin' good time.

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11:00AM on 05/14/2013

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