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NEW YORK CITY—Racked commenters might still be debating the merits of Trader Joe's versus Fairway, but you might want to skip both of them tonight and instead check out Whole Foods's 30th birthday party tonight. Stop by any local store between 5pm and 7pm for free food and drinks and special events. [My Upper West]
NEW YORK CITY—Mayor Bloomberg has been wearing the same two pairs of shoes for the past ten years, according to the New York Post. They're both loafers, and he's owned both for so long that the labels are missing, although "shoe experts" agree that one pair is probably Cole Haan. [NYP]