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By New York Natives Staff

We’re reading…

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Image courtesy of Intern Queen

The First Affair by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

We can’t put down the dynamic duo’s new novel that highlights the dangerous allure of power, sex and politics in which NYC plays the role of the hero. In tandem with the launch of their latest novel this week, New York Natives proudly rolled out our new web series featuring the authors, Emma and Nicola, The Writers Block.

We’re listening to…

“Royals” by Lorde

With her debut album set to drop next month (under her stage name Lorde), we’ve been entranced by New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O’Connor’s hit song.

We’re watching…

The final season of AMC’s Breaking Bad

We may have already certified this crystal meth-infused show Native Approved, but the final season of Breaking Bad is just too badass to not mention. Our eyes our glued to the screen every Sunday night, bitch!

We’re downloading…

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Image courtesy of Lifehacker

Untappd

Social media, meet beer. Beer, meet social media. This app combines social networking with the IRL social activity of drinking some brews. You can check in and rate whatever pint you’re downing, cheers to friends, find trending beers, and get recommendations based on your selections. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend.

We’re going to…

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Image courtesy of Cargo Collective

Magnolia Bakery

While most hit up this NYC baked goods hot spot for their cupcakes, we opt for the banana pudding: vanilla wafers, fresh bananas, and vanilla pudding. Almost too good to be true.

We’re using…

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Image courtesy of Apartment Therapy

AV Room Portable USB Turntable by Crosley (available at Urban Outfitters)

We first spotted this modern take on a retro turntable at Urban Outfitters… and we’re obsessed. It’s make listening to records that much cooler.

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