5 Things To Know This A.M. — Dec 21 2011

We have millions of reasons to love the Big Apple, but is NY Magazine running out? The numbers have been in decline since 2005 and doesn't seem to be on the upswing. (NY Observer)
Dudes, learn how to shave... for real with this (actually) helpful video that'll eliminate the 5 o'clock shadow in no time. (Q, Equinox)
The recession has taken its obvious toll on our pockets, so here's a pick-me-up for those starving wallets. Check out the best food Manhattan can offer, for less than a subway ride. (Gothamist)
If you were looking to get your fix of NYC-based HBO shows, your time could run out. HBO has officially axed both Bored To Death, based in Brooklyn, and How To Make It In America, which was deemed a hipster fave. (MSNBC)
Christina Ricci's stage debut was so powerful last year that she's taking on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on Broadway this coming spring. We can't wait. (Huffington Post)

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