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The Greenest Blocks in Brooklyn. And the winner is… Vanderveer Place.

Fluff up your kitchen, living room, and bedroom with help from the Jill Vegas School of Speed Decorating.

Location: Lincoln Center • Chef: Jonathan Benno • Design: Diller, Scofidio + Renfro • Price Tag: $20 million. Lincoln arrives.

indie rock… Saturday: Norway's Casiokids electro-dance up Glasslands. [Photo: Vinciane Verguethen] Sunday: Gayngs (featuring members of Bon Iver) play Bowery Ballroom. Just Announced… 10/6: M.I.A. (free show). 10/30: Devo w/ The Drums. 11/16 & 11/18: Kings of Leon.

moviesNine Nation Animation features award-winning animated shorts from around the world. It's at IFC, now through Tuesday. Note: these movies aren't suitable for kids.

food… Two big food events coming up: Governors Island porks out on Saturday, starting at 11:30am. Pig Island will feature a grill-off among two dozen chefs, Sixpoint Craft Ales, and live music… On Wednesday, October 6th, the third annual Taste of Greenmarket takes place at the Altman Building, 135 W. 18th [6th/7th].

theater… This theater season features an incredible lineup of top-tier actresses. Cherry Jones in Mrs. Warren's Profession, Laura Linney in Time Stands Still, the formidable triumvirate of Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, and Laura Benanti in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown [Photo: Ethan Hill], Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy, and Jan Maxwell in Wings. And let's not leave out Joanne Lumley in La Bête and Jennifer Coolidge in Elling.

photographyAnne Frank: A Private Photo Album is an exhibition of family pictures taken by Otto Frank during happier times (1926-1942). Their every-dayness makes them especially affecting. At the Leica Gallery, 670 Bway [Great Jones/E. 2nd] 212.777.3051.

shopping… The Society of Illustrators now has an online shop with merch showcasing illustration on clothing, posters, tableware, totes, and more. The flower vase pictured is by Whitney Sherman. There's only one available and it's $300. Most of the other items, though, are under $20.

The Ben Folds/Nick Hornby collaboration sounded, on paper, a little pat to us. Shows you what we know. The album, Lonely Avenue, is a pop classic.

For size, uh, mavens… you can cruise Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, the world's largest ship, seven nights for $899, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale. The ship looks kinda ugly to us, but it could still be a fun ride.

It's rare to get a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian Homes. This Saturday is your chance. Tickets are $150.

Pete Seeger (from 2008)

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