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If you've ever worn a Saturdays Surf NYC T-shirt outside the confines of the cobbled streets of Nolita, you've definitely gotten the once-over. The big, block letters reading "Surf NYC," begs the question—at least for a Japanese tourist who stopped one R29 editor—"Where's the beach?" Or better yet, "Where can I score a joint?" Cali-missing stoners aside, we've got to give props to Morgan Collett, who, along with Saturdays' co-founders, Josh Rosen and Colin Tunstall, identified an apparently irrepressible market for urban wave-riders and beach bunnies. Two years on, the boys boast a flock of fashion-followers that's made their Crosby Street store-cum-coffee shop the best place for a street-style photographer to capture gorgeous Condé staffers lingering over an extra latte in hopes of chatting up the very eligible Collett. Speaking of street style, we're raising single ladies' blood pressures with Morgan's own modeling—the dude (who's practically become a Wikipedia entry on downtown casual-cool) tries on four of his favorite outfits and lets us in on why we all want to look like him.
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The Lower East Side may be best known to you as the home of rowdy, rollicking nightlife, but that adventure extends to the food scene as well. Restaurants here tend to be as tiny and crowded as bars, but see it as an excuse to meet new people and try new things before you even hit the party scene. You might know iconic read
Bars are as bountiful as Starbucks in New York City, but there are a few that raise their drinks — and their dishes — to an art form. So don’t just settle for a slice (or two) of $1 pizza! Instead, hit these crowd-pleasing gastropubs, where the scene is chill and the food is four stars; we're for any place that read