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How do we love you, NYC? Let us count the ways with our new weekly e-mail chockful of your favorite things: local openings, sweet deals, and charming diversions. We hope it helps you fall even harder for the city’s happs, hoods, and haunts.

Rock on.

Cafe owner Jodi Richard charges into the competitive New York bean scene with the city’s first $18,000 Slayer espresso machine (one of fewer than twenty in the world).
Why: You’re not missing the chance to see a milk steamer that costs more than your rent.
When: Opens Mon. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 71 Worth St., b/t Broadway & Church St. (212-226-1111).

Jeffrey Monteiro Sample Sale
One of our 2009 Sweetest Things nominees says thanks by offering a one-day sale exclusively for DailyCandy readers.
Why: Sample sale prices are an extra 20 percent off — just for you!
When: Mon., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 200 Centre St., at Hester St., loft 2 (646-415-8218).

Patti Smith Speaks
The original queen of the Bowery punk scene dishes on her long friendship with daring photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
Why: The rock legend’s art show has whet your ’70s nostalgia whistle.
When: Tues., 7 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., b/t Broadway & Park Ave. (212-253-0810).

Denis Darzacq’s Hyper Exhibition

What: A French photographer snaps street dancers doing acrobatics in supermarkets. Magic ensues.
Why: You’ve always dreamed of flipping in the frozen foods aisle.
When: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: Laurence Miller Gallery, 20 W. 57th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves. (212-397-3930).

Fashion Delivers

What: The fashion industry’s go-to charity will be donating new clothes, blankets, and accessories to the Haiti effort.
Why: You don’t need another coffee/handcrafted necklace/pair of shoes. Put that money to good use.
When: All week.
Where: E-mail or call 212-629-6700 for a drop-off location near you.

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon

Laurence Miller Gallery
20 W 57th St
bt 5th & 6th Aves
New York, NY 10019
Jeffrey Monteiro Sample Sale
200 Centre St
@ Hester St, loft 2
New York, NY 10013
Barnes & Noble
33 E 17th St
bt Broadway & Park Ave S
New York, NY 10003
71 Worth St
bt Church St & Broadway
New York, NY 10013