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City Harvest Holiday Cards
What:
Utensil snowflakes, soup cans, and flying food delivery trucks filled with personalized warm wishes.
Why: For every virtual greeting purchased (23¢), a pound of food will be donated to the hunger-fighting NYC nonprofit.
When: You have a spare second.
Where: Online at paperlesspost.com.

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Octavia’s Porch
What:
In a dim, antique-accented space, Top Chef alum Nikki Cascone transcends late-night pastrami with a belly-warming menu of global Jewish cuisine (whole wheat challah with honey butter, goat cheese-smothered buckwheat tagliatelle).
Why: Mention DailyCandy for a seven-course, prix fixe dinner ($50). (Only available at the chef’s table.)
When: Thru Mar. 31, 2011.
Where: 40 Ave. B, b/t 3rd & 4th Sts. (212-677-4096).

PERUSE
Holiday Shop at Kiosk
What:
Scale the graffiti-lined stairs to enter SoHo’s miniature importing empire.
Why: Get your hands on Japanese fruit tops (they’re the new dreidels), vintage Christmas cards, cheeky rubber band pistols, and Akiko’s cookies (go for the black pepper- and blood orange-spiked Enlightenment variety).
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 95 Spring St., b/t Mercer St. & Broadway, 2nd flr. (212-226-8601).

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Dedegumo Watches
What:
See skilled artisans craft one-of-a-kind timepieces (painted numerals, colorful leather bands) in the magical bento box-like shop.
Why: The clock is winding down, and these babies make great last-minute gifts.
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 188 Orchard St., b/t Houston & Stanton Sts. (212-677-1977).

CELEBRATE
New Year’s Eve at Hecho en Dumbo
What:
Ring in 2011 with a $75, five-course Mexican menu (tuna steak ceviche, Dungeness crab tacos).
Why: After dinner, head next door to the open bar-fueled dance party ($95) led by Tijuana- and Mexico City-based DJs and iconic anti-pop star La Reina de la Anarcumbia.
When: Dec. 31. Seatings from 6 p.m.; party, 9 p.m.
Where: 354 Bowery, b/t E. 4th & Great Jones Sts. (212-937-4245). Cost is $150 for both dinner and party. R.S.V.P. (required) to newyears@hechoendumbo.com.

PARTY
Wine(ding) Down 2010
What:
Divide your evening among the regionally themed lower wine bar (U.S.), mezzanine (old world), and production room (new world).
Why: Get intimate upstairs with low lights, French vino, and 1920s music before sambaing your way around barrels.
When: Dec. 31, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Brooklyn Winery, 213 N. 8th St., b/t Driggs Ave. & Roebling St. (347-763-1506). Admission plus open bar is $85.

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LOCATIONS
188 Orchard St
bt Houston & Stanton Sts
New York, NY 10002
212-677-1977
213 N 8th St
bt Driggs Ave & Roebling St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
347-763-1506
40 Ave B
bt 3rd & 4th Sts
New York, NY 10009
212-677-4096
354 Bowery
bt E 4th & Great Jones Sts
New York, NY 10012
212-937-4245
95 Spring St
bt Broadway & Mercer Sts, 2nd flr
New York, NY 10012
212-226-8601
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