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FROM: Best Bets Daily
MESSAGE: Antique NYC subway signs at Spuyten Duyvil, vintage postcards from Kate’s Paperie, I Heart NY shirts written in Braille from Lyd and I Heart Brooklyn written in Arabic at Artez’n, Coney Island pins at Lola Staar, Catapano Goat Farm’s chèvre at Gourmet Garage, graffiti-covered chocolate bars at Henri Bendel, soil samples from the five boroughs available at City Reliquary, 3-D poster at Depthography, NYC condoms, coasters from the Spotted Pig, soap bars from restaurant Public, an entry pin from the Met, the Parks Department’s Forever Wild Nature Preserve map
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SUBJECT: Borough Food & Drink (12 E 22nd between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 212-260-0103)
MESSAGE: A restaurant, opening Thursday, from Zak Pelaccio (Fatty Crab) and restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow.
DISCARDED: "your pledge to turn your own kitchen into a working mink farm," "the most delicious Staten Island export since Robert Loggia," "a myriad of friendly neighborhood mothers you're also too lazy to visit"
SUBJECT: After 8.5 (9 W 57th St, 212-829-0812)
MESSAGE: At 8:30pm nightly, Brasserie 8½'s lounge turns into a dessert bar with treats from pastry chef Martin Howard.