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

Are your coworkers staring longingly out their windows? Why not treat them to manicures? Manicube will temporarily turn your office into a nail spa with 15-minute manicures for $15, or $12 “clip and cleans” for guys. An added bonus: $1 from every manicure goes to entrepreneurial women in developing countries.

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02:22PM on 04/10/2013

The Cold War Kids have been around for a while, but if you haven't seen them live, you should. This is a show that will give your calves a good work out from all the jumping. Saturday, April 13th at 6 p.m. ($25).

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12:18PM on 04/03/2013

It's pasta night, so you're asking yourself, "Red or White?" But with one of Sfoglini's surprising freshly-made pasta flavors, you need to be deciding what beer you want to go with your meal. The BxB Radiators are a collaboration with the Bronx Brewery and is made with spent grain from their signature Pale Ale.

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11:00AM on 03/29/2013

Alphabet City Beer Co. is the beer version of your favorite wine bar/wine shop. They sell over 350 different kinds of craft beers, and keep 12 rotating on tap to taste in the bar or to bring home in a growler along with some fresh baked bread, cheese, and charcuterie to titillate your palate. Hunker down in a leather armchair with a brew and book, or make new friends at the wooden community table and snack on a Three Cheese Grilled Cheese on Cranberry Pecan Bread ($7) or a Pate Plate ($10).

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11:20AM on 03/16/2013

Dear shopping addicts, I give you two reasons to shop the Surface to Air Sample Sale this week from March 14th-17th: 1) Up to 80% off men's, women's, and kid's clothing and accessories and 2) a change in seasons demands a whole new wardrobe. Every fashionista knows that.

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11:00AM on 03/13/2013

At most falafel places, it's the mayonnaise-rich "white sauce" that adds that special touch. But Tarator is different. The restaurant’s name refers to tarator, a tahini-based sauce made with lemon, garlic, parsley, and cumin. Way healthier, and way tastier.

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11:00AM on 03/10/2013

Cozy's Cuts for Kids is not only the most fun hair salon around, it also offers a Braid Bar. Kids can flip through a look book of different braided dos, and pick a style to match the newest runway trends ($15 & up).

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03:04PM on 03/07/2013

Get ready to fall into a trance and figure your whole life out while experiencing an intense non-drug-induced body high at the Memory Tapes show. Sunday, April 14th at 9:30 p.m. ($12).

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11:00AM on 04/10/2013

OMilk has been making waves in NYC, and for good reason. Their Almond and Cashew Milks are as scrumptious as milkshakes, especially the unfiltered Cashew Milk made with vanilla bean.

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11:00AM on 04/03/2013

The Sferra Sample Sale at Chelsea Market starting today has all of your cuddling essentials--down comforters, bathrobes, throw blankets, you name it, and all for up to 70% off.

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11:00AM on 03/27/2013

Manhattan boasts the biggest and longest-running St. Patrick's Day Parade in the world, which means Midtown is a madhouse on this rowdy holdiay. But Maggie's Place is ready for the hullabaloo and, to make you a little better prepared, also, is offering an Access Pass that you can print out and become an instant VIP.

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11:00AM on 03/15/2013

If you've already had too much Guinness this St. Patrick's Day, stop at Tir Na Nog for a Floggin' Molly, made with Bushmills Whiskey and Irish Cream ($10) or a Big Ginger, made with Double Jameson, Ginger Ale, and Lime ($10).

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11:00AM on 03/12/2013

Walking around Paris, you won’t pass a corner without seeing someone toting a fresh baguette. Delicious for every meal, including breakfast or dessert (chocolate and brie sandwich, anyone?), baguettes are a staple in France, and therefore they know how to do it right. Now, we can finally get a real French Baguette Monge ($2.75) right on the Upper East Side, at Maison Kayser!

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11:00AM on 03/09/2013

Mellow Pages is the bookworm-friendly brainchild of Matt Nelson and Jacob Perkins. The $20 membership fee allows you to check out books, magazines, and literary magazines from their collection and keep them as long as you like. You can score a free membership by donating 5 books from their wishlist or 10 books not on the list.

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11:00AM on 03/04/2013

This Thursday, April 11 is the annual Rising Stars Awards Tasting Gala and Awards Ceremony, an event that celebrates the New York's best new chefs. You can experience a to-die-for meal of 20 dishes with beverage pairings from the chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and brewers from some of your favorite restaurants. Tickets are $125 general admission or $175 for VIP access.

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10:52AM on 04/09/2013

Four words: Spicy Bacon Caramel Corn. Yep. This popcorn is paired with smoky bacon from farm-raised hogs and smothered in Brooklyn Brewery Pennant Ale caramel. Yum.

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11:00AM on 04/02/2013

Thelewala is right across the street from Kati Roll, and proving to be stiff competition. But can they live up to the beloved original purveyor of this delectable Indian street food? You be the judge.

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11:00AM on 03/18/2013

Comic Strip Live is one of the most important spots in the history of comedy, kicking off the careers of such legends as Eddie Murphy, Sarah Silverman, and Louis C.K. The always popular comedy club has shows every night of the week ($15) for a guaranteed gut-busting. You never know, you might just see the next Dane Cook.

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11:00AM on 03/14/2013

Proletariat is a tiny bar appropriately tucked away on St. Mark's for beer lovers to discover, as their slogan promises, "rare, new, and unusual beers." You don't have to be a beer connoisseur to appreciate this place, although the beer snobs might throw dirty looks.  The bartenders know what you want, so let them guide you to the perfect brew.

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11:00AM on 03/11/2013

Finally, beer gets the respect it deserves at this beer shop, which is on par with a wine shop rather than a your corner bodega. Good Beer specializes in draft and bottled craft beers from independent, micro, and nano brewers across the country, as well as a select few European brews. You can get a pint ($6) or tasting flight (four 4.5 oz pours, $8)  in-house, as well as some tasty organic, local, or heritage cheeses, kielbasas, and hotdogs.

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11:16AM on 03/08/2013

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