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By New York Natives Staff

We’re going to…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Just like changing your clock for daylight saving time, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week descends on New York twice a year, and the festivities are in full swing, arctic temperatures be damned. From style bloggers with delusions of grandeur to fashion’s elite, Lincoln Center will play host (for the final time) to the glitz and glamour of fashion week. Celebrity sightings…head-to-toe black…is that a bum or Jared Leto? There’s no experience quite like Fashion Week in the City.

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We’re watching…

The Last Five Years

Theater geeks and the handful of people — present company included — who watched Smash will likely recognize Jeremy Jordan as he stars opposite Anna Kendrick — who seems to be in more movies than we can count (not that we mind) — in the anticipated stage to film adaption of the musical dramady The Last Five Years. The obvious co-star chemistry and their even more obvious vocal chops are just a couple of the reasons we won’t be missing this one.


We’re listening to…

Florence + The Machine

Fans eagerly awaiting the expected June release arrival of Florence + The Machine’s upcoming album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, finally got a bit of sweet relief . First, an instrumental preview was released, followed shortly by the first official single, “What Kind of Man,” and it’s music video premiered. Just in case you forgot just how hard Florence Welch can give it, let this be a reminder.


Staff Pick: I’m watching…

High Maintenance

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I’m often skeptical when I’m told about a “great new web-series” that I should check out; images of obnoxious YouTube personalities usually come to mind. But High Maintenance redefines what I thought a web-series, or any series for that matter, could be. The show follows a weed dealer around New York, and introduces you to his wide variety of clientele. Each episode primarily focuses on one customer, with the unnamed dealer making short, but memorable appearances. Even though I’m still new to the City, I can confidently say that I’ve met someone very similar to every character in the show since moving here. With the episodes only running between 8-20 minutes a piece, it is not hard to binge watch a season or two at once. This is the first Vimeo original series, making me very anxious to see what their next released show will be.




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