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By New York Natives Staff

We’re watching…

The Giver

Hollywood heavy-hitters meet literary  legend in Phillip Noyce’s film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, The Giver. As with any book-to-film endeavor, opinions and expectations run high, though the combined talents of Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep certainly don’t hurt. Will the film be a classic, and stand the test of time like the novel has?


We’re buying…


The lokai bracelet is all about balance, and remembering to maintain balance in life. Intended to serve as a reminder to stay humble in times of success and stay hopeful when times are tough, each bracelet contains both water from Mt. Everest and mud from the Dead Sea. And if that’s not enough to get you feeling high on life, 10% of lokai profits are donated to charity!


We’re shopping at…


Kalustyan’s is your one-stop spot when you’re in need of specialty foods, offering only the highest quality goods. Nestled in the heart of Murray Hill — aka Curry Hill — it is a destination unto itself, like visiting a spice market in the East. Our recommend? The hummus and baba ghanoush…you can thank us later.


We’re going to…

Grand Prix New York

Summer isn’t over yet, so why not hit the tracks? Grand Prix New York has a little something for everyone, be it indoor formula one style go kart racing, bowling, or arcade games. Let your inner child run (or race) free, just short train ride north of the city in Mount Kisco.



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