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This week we’re encouraging you to shop local, highlighting 2 cool new things and sharing our favorite Thanksgiving leftovers recipe.  

Culture Corner


The Rockefeller Center refresh continues with Jupiter - a new spot for pasta and wine from the team behind Soho hotspot, King. Jupiter is open now on weekdays and takes reservations up to two weeks in advance (sorry we have to say this, but these are reservation-hungry times!) It's the perfect place for your post-touristy activity of looking at the Rockefeller Center tree even though you tell everyone you never do.


Park Slope just got a new shop just in time for the gift-giving season. Rider is a woman-owned store that prominently features brands run by women. With products ranging from home goods to kids to pantry items, Rider has a great range of fun stuff to give. Stop by the new shop on 8th avenue between 10th and 11th streets in Brooklyn.

SHOP (local)

If you’re looking for how to avoid all of those Black Friday emails coming in your inbox today, consider shopping small tomorrow for Small Business Saturday. This weekend, Canal Street Market is hosting "Chinatown Flea," a community-driven market space celebrating considerate consumption. A curated collection of 40+ local artists, creatives, and independent businesses will showcase art, clothes, homegoods and furniture both new and used. Stop by and shop from 11a-7p at 265 Canal Street :) 

PS - patronize shops around your local neighborhood tomorrow for more small bizz Saturday fun. We've got guides to many NYC neighborhoods on our site right here that all include our favorite local stores.
LOOK (at art)
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Date Night

Some like to call this time of year, “cuffing season,” but whether you’re going with a new flame or an old friend, we love that the Met is staying open later for Date Nights on Fridays and Saturdays. Here are a few fun events coming up on date night in December: 

  • Dec 2 & 3 : Julliard Students are performing + there are some fun gallery chats in various wings of the Museum from Medieval Art to Modern & Contemporary.

  • Dec 16: There will be an exhibition tour of the popular Cubism and the Trompe l’Oeil Tradition.

  • Dec 30: Live music by Instruments of the People--Francisco Roldán (guitar) and Danny Mallon (hand percussion) perform their own arrangements from the Dominican Republic, France, Brazil, Haiti, Spain, and Venezuela exploring genres such as voodoo ritual dances, joropo, flamenco dances, bolero, tango, and more.

Check out the deets for all the Date Night at the Met events here!

Joan Mitchell at David Zwirner 20th St

Of all the galleries in Chelsea, we always make sure to stop by to see what’s on at David Zwirner. Currently on view is a massive 1981 quadriptych by American abstractionist, Joan Mitchell. Swing by the gallery on 20th st until December 17th to catch the show. 


As you’re reading this, we hope you had a chance to connect with friends, family, or yourself this week. To show our thanks to you, our dear reader, we have a little recipe for our perfect “leftovers sandwich”.


Step 1:

Take some good quality bread from one of the Best Bakeries in NYC and cut it into a few thick slices.


Step 2:

Spread the bread with either mayo or butter (sorry sauce haterz, but this sammy needs it!)


Step 3: 

Pile high with whatever you’ve got. A lot of these focus on the meats or leftover tofurkeys, but what will really make this thing special is adding sides to the mix. Slather those mashed potatoes, drizzle with gravy, and add some green beans or brussels! Anything goes, as long as you like it on its own.


Step 4: 

Precariously top your masterpiece with one of the sauced-up slices, and place the entire thing (on a sheet pan) into an oven or toaster oven at 350F for 5-10 minutes. You’re looking for the bread to be lightly toasted and the interiors warmed through.


Step 5:

Sit back, enjoy, and share your creation with us on Instagram :) COOLSTUFF <3’s YOU!

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