5 Things To Know This AM



Check out the sure-to-be awesome musical lineup at LES resto Sons of Essex, where you can rock out to "Dinner...and a Band." And with incredible indie artists like the Vaccines, the Backwoods and Fun. on the docket in past weeks, it's sure to be a seriously mind-blowing meal. (Sons of Essex)

There are thousands of stores in NYC, yet some of the biggest and most beloved brands — think J Brand and Jason Wu — don't even have a location here (!). Click to see some surprising companies that have yet to call NY home. (Racked)

The MTA is finally putting real shops in subway stations — at least, in the Columbus Circle station. Because we don't need any more excuses to spend money in this city. (Second Avenue Sagas)

With temperatures reaching a high of 97ºF in NYC this week, you'll need some beauty products that will keep your skin soft even when the sun tries to do its damage. Luckily for us, Beauty High has put together a selection of five products that they swear will keep your skin soft all summer long. (Beauty High)

We love a good sports bar, but sometimes the same ol' beer and nachos routine gets old. When you're looking for more than just a brewski, check out one of these sports bar alternatives. (Eater)

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