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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Comic Strip Live is one of the most important spots in the history of comedy, kicking off the careers of such legends as Eddie Murphy, Sarah Silverman, and Louis C.K. The always popular comedy club has shows every night of the week ($15) for a guaranteed gut-busting. You never know, you might just see the next Chris Rock.

Dane Cook courtesy of Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

1568 2nd Ave. (between 81st & 82nd)

(212) 861-9386



A New Take On Lox And Bagels

Chef Laurent Tourondel has already mixed things up with the steakhouse-sushi fusion cuisine at his restaurant Arlington Club, but now he has another surprise for us: bagel-themed sushi. This special new weekend brunch menu choice comes sandwich-style, and marries smoked salmon, scallion, and cream cheese with asparagus in daikon to make the “Everything Smoked Salmon” sushi roll.

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Arlington Club

1032 Lexington Ave (between 73rd & 74th St.)

(212) 249-5700



For The Important Things, Say It With Snail Mail

Blacker and Kooby has been selling custom invitations and stationary since the 1960s, and it remains a neighborhood establishment even in the age of e-mails and texts. Blacker and Kooby has everything you need to send a beautiful personalized message, no matter what the occasion. They also sell a variety of pens and stationary, art supplies, journals, frames and photo albums, as well as gifts.

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Blacker and Kooby

1204 Madison Ave.



What's Happening At The Whitney?

If you haven’t been in a while, now is a great time to visit The Whitney. The current exhibitions celebrate some of the biggest names in American modern art. American Legends: From Calder to O’Keefe and …As Apple Pie feature the works of Edward Hopper, Howard Cook and more. Sinister Pop takes a closer look at the less-than-savory American ideals featured in the works of Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. Last but not least, Blues for Smoke is a contemporary exhibition further exploring the theme of America through Blues imagery.

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The Whitney Museum

945 Madison Ave. (at 75th St.)

(212) 570-3600


Beauty Queen

Zitomer is a one-stop shop for every beauty product you need to pamper and paint yourself: make-up, hair products, bubble bath and candles, fragrances, and even lingerie. But it’s not just another version of Sephora—they carry everything from their own brand of Sleeping Capsules ($7.95) to Supersmile Oral Rinse ($8.00) for those pearly whites. So next time the gray weather is making you feel blue, pop over to Zitomer for everything you need to help feel your best.

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959 Madison Ave. (between 75th & 76th)

(212) 737-5560


Calling All Cinephiles

If you want to brighten up a cold February evening, the French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Cinéma Tuesdays are a weekly escape into the best of French film today. This month, FIAF features the genius of acclaimed director Leos Carax, and on February 26th at 7pm Carax presents his film “Holy Motors” starring Eva Mendes. After the screening, the director will participate in a Q&A session moderated by New York Times film critic Richard Brody. Tickets are $10.

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French Institute Alliance Francaise

55 East 59th St.




Show Them You REALLY <3 Them

Conversation Candy Hearts are a Valentine’s Day tradition, but these Conversation Heart Cookies from Eleni’s Bakery are much better tasting. Now you can send a message to your loved ones that they will truly take to heart (and their stomach!)

48 hand-iced sugar cookies for $58.50.

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Eleni’s Bakery

1266 Madison Ave. (between 90th & 91st St.)



Public Display of Affection

Let’s be honest, we all love to feel special, especially when it means receiving an attention grabbing bouquet of flowers at the office. This Valentine’s Day, you can trust Sterling Blooms’ professional and stunning bouquets to make your loved one the center of attention. After all, it wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without hearing the words “Secret Admirer” whispered at least once, would it?

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Sterling Blooms

1155 Park Ave. (between 91st & 92nd)

(646) 290-8818



Get In The Mood For Valentine's Day

If you and your partner don’t want to wait until Thursday to start celebrating Valentine’s Day, go to the Burlesque is Love show this weekend. The New York School of Burlesque and the Bishop of Burlesque host a night of performances on Saturday beginning at 9:30 p.m. ($25 tickets). A full cash bar will be available during the show, and it’s guaranteed to turn up the heat—you might even have to whip out some V-Day surprises early.

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Buttenweiser Hall at 92Y

1395 Lexington Ave. (at 92nd St.)

(212) 415-5552


Sweat It Out

After eating all those Super Bowl snacks, it might be time to consider trying bikram yoga. Because the temperature is turned up, your muscles get an extra stretch as you move between poses. It’s kind of like getting your work out done while relaxing in the sauna. To celebrate their Grand Re-Opening, Bikram Yoga East Harlem is hosting free classes from February 6th-10th! If you decide you like it, you can sign up for a month of unlimited classes for just $69.

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Bikram Yoga East Harlem

4 East 116th Street, 2nd and 3rd Floors

(212) 369-1830

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