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restaurants… In the thick of summer, what we want most is fresh seafood and fresh air. These five restaurants have the fresh seafood and, if not fresh air, at least open air.
Aquagrill, 210 Spring [6th] 212.274.0505
Bouillabaisse 126, 126 Union [Columbia/Hicks] Bklyn 718.855.4405
Esca, 402 W. 43rd [9th ] 212.564.7272
Hudson River Cafe, 697 W. 133rd [RSD] 212.491.9111
Telly's Taverna, 28-13 23rd Ave. [28th/29th] Qns 718.728.9056

music… Jill Sobule is a rare kind of songwriter. She can be extremely funny (Listen to "Karen By Night" about a mild-mannered co-worker — by day), touching ("Underachiever "), and sometimes both at once ("One of These Days") — the mark of a true storyteller. We think she's a great, underappreciated talent. (Note to the Atlantic Theater: how about developing a project with her?) Meanwhile, catch her act this Saturday at Joe's Pub, 7pm, $18.

books… Anne Fadiman, author of Ex Libris as well as one of our all-time favorite non-fiction reads — The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down — has a new book of essays out called At Large and At Small. She'll be signing at the Corner Bookstore, 1313 Mad [93rd] 212.831.3554, on Tuesday, July 10, 6pm.

shopping… At Auto, 805 Wash [Horatio/Gansevoort] 212.229.2292, a housewares store with a fresh eye, they're having a summer sale (up to 40% off) now through July 15. Paul Smith beach towels, Marimekko baby items, Virginia Johnson cotton dresses, and more.

out of town… Vegetarians and vegans who want to experience the leafy greens in other parts of the world should check out Green Earth Travel, which specializes in this — including custom-designed trips, cruises, and eco-adventure.

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