5 Things To Know This AM — Dec 13 2011

A new startup store opens in Chelsea, and is stocked with products invented by your fellow NYers! Click away to check it out. (Daily Candy)
The NYPD was told to not ticket Times Square Elmo and Mickey — it's traumatizing the youngins! (Animal New York)
There is a Park Slope food coop tumblr dedicated to its most hottest member. Ryan Gosling, we'll meet you at the check out line... with a reusable tote bag. (Food Coop Hey Girl)
When you're in a movie like War Horse, expect a lot of questions to be about, well, horses. (NY Mag)
Shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood sits down with T's Jane Herman, and reveals some of his famous footwear that brought him to fashion stardom. (T Magazine)

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