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By New York Natives Staff


We’re buying…

Skullcandy Grind Headphones

If you’re looking for a stylish way to drown out the sounds of your morning commute, Skullcandy’s Grind headphones might be just what you need. “Simple, better, louder,” Grind is a more than worthy contender in the under $100 headphone game.

Form meets function, thanks to Grind’s funky (and extremely comfortable) retro styling and new TapTech functionality, which moves the audio controls and mic to the ear cup from its more commonly seen position on the cords. Grind offers a crisp, clean sound — which many will welcome in a market saturated with bass-heavy products — that’s especially great for acoustic music. Grind is a potent combination of design, affordability, and style.

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We’re watching…

Avengers: Age of Ultron

The much anticipated Avengers sequel is upon us, as our favorite troop of heroes once again descends on New York City to fight the bad guys and save the day. Like its predecessor, Avengers: Age of Ultron is also directed by Joss Whedon and follows the same winning formula so as to avoid falling victim to the “sequel slump.” After all, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

Avengers: Age of Ultron delivers on its expectations, with stellar special effects and lots of explosions, battles, Tony Stark one-liners, and Scar-Jo’s cleavage. All of the familiar Marvel faces are back, joined by a few intriguing newcomers. And while it doesn’t exactly break the superhero action film mold, it is an entertaining and sure to be successful summer blockbuster.

Staff Pick: I’m going to…

Kentucky Derby Party at Royalton New York

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I’ve always admired the hats, the suits, and the cache that the Kentucky Derby is known for, and this year, instead of making a trip down South (which I feel everyone should at least once), I can take an Uber Uptown to Royalton New York for their annual Kentucky Derby Party.

For a few hours, I plan to escape New York, placing my bets while I enjoy a few classic cocktails and Sourthern-inspired hors d’oeuvres. But once the races are over, all bets are off, because I’ll be ditching my derby hat and getting down to DJ DANGERKAT — the way only New Yorkers know how.

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