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By New York Natives Staff

We’re eating…

City Cakes

Whatever the occasion, this specialty cake shop can handle it — from baby showers to birthdays (and anything in between), co-owners and cake designers Benny Rivera and Marc Matthias have got you covered, be it a traditional, elegant wedding cake, or a batch of whimsical, over-the-top custom cupcakes. Tucked  away in a Chelsea basement on residential 18th street, this hidden gem features an ever-changing offering of flavors, ranging from specialties like Salted Caramel Fantasy and Lush Amaretto, to classics like Red Velvet and Precious Yellow. And while the cupcakes are divine — especially when you factor in their “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” policy —  the infamous City Cakes Half-Pound Cookies (Sugardoodle FTW!) might be what really, pardon the pun, ‘takes the cake.’


We’re watching…

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

It’s that time of year again! The Emmy’s are back, this year with first-time host and recently minted Late Night star Seth Meyers. This will be the first time in nearly 40 years that the illustrious television award show will be held on a Monday night, and a month earlier than usual (thanks, Football!). HBO leads the pack with an impressive 36 nominations, and relative newcomer Netflix has the third most (behind FX), thanks to its popular original series House of Cards and Orange is the New Black with five nominations each.


We’re listening to…

My Everything (Deluxe Edition) by Ariana Grande

Our summer fling with Ariana Grande has been pretty well documented, and from what we’ve heard of her upcoming sophomore album, titled My Everything, the summer of love is only going to continue. The album includes the double platinum summer anthem “Problem,” and the deluxe edition will also include the certified smash hit collaboration with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, “Bang Bang.” We’re especially enjoying “Love Me Harder,” featuring Grammy Award nominee The Weekend.


We’re going to…

Mini Golf at The Brooklyn Golf Center

The Brooklyn Golf Center is a full service practice facility for golfers, and a great place to work on your swing or short game, but for those of us with a little less ‘Tiger’ in them, mini golf is the way to go! The Brooklyn Golf Center offers 18 mini golf holes designed with various hills, bumps, and obstacles, which make for a fun-filled night out with friends, or a relaxed date night with that special someone. Go ahead; embrace your Happy Gilmore.



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