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By New York Natives Staff

We’re eating…

Dairy Queen

Just in time to ruin that summer body you’ve been working on, Manhattan has its very first Dairy Queen. If the heat and humidity of the summer months has you missing the Polar Vortex, a Blizzard might be just the fix you need…but you didn’t hear it from us.

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images News/Getty Images

 

We’re watching…

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 Trailer

With just under 5 months to go until the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, like many of you, we’ve all been eagerly devouring any and all information we could get our hands on, and at last, it’s arrived: the first official trailer. Not your typical preview, the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 teaser trailer is breathtakingly simple and eerily realistic. President Snow, portrayed by Donald Sutherland, addresses all the districts of Panem, while a stoic Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) stands beside him. If this doesn’t get you amped for Novemeber 21st, then nothing will…and in that case, “May the odds be ever in your favor.”

 

We’re listening to…

“Do or Die” by Thirty Seconds to Mars

After seeing the preview for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming animated film The Book of Life, we went digging through last summer’s road trip playlist for “Do or Die” by Thirty Seconds to Mars. This one is just begging for the top down and the volume up. And if it’s the dance floor and not the open road that’s calling your name, check out this remix by Afrojack.

 

We’re downloading…

Thyme

This handy app is a new essential for the culinarily inclined. Thyme “only does one thing, but does it very well,” allowing you to set multiple timers simultaneously. The simple, elegant user interface even helps you keep track of which timers correspond to each burner or your oven, making it perfect for having multiple ingredients cooking at once. Go on and get your Julia Child on!

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Image courtesy of iTunes, www.itunes.com

 

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