5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 02 2012

Calling all aspiring designers! Submit your sketches to this Henri Bendel contest, and you could win the chance to have it produced and sold in stores. Plus, a couple grand in cash, natch. (Facebook)
In honor of America's upcoming birthday, visit one (or all) of NYC's 10 best hot dog vendors. Because nothing says 'America' like munching on Nathan's, right? (Gothamist)
As Brooklynites know all too well, the G train can be somewhat, well, unreliable. Instead of taking your frustration out on the subway platform, channel your anger into a song, and you could win a trip to Sweden (seriously!). (Brokelyn)
Ever the dreamer, Mayor Bloomberg wants to install an air gondola to connect NYC's boroughs. Call us scaredy-cats, but we're not too sure about that. (Daily News)
Using the, er, facilities at NYC establishments can be quite the harrowing experience, so peep this guide before you take a chance. (Animal New York)

Photo: Via Henri Bendel/Facebook