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LET THESE NYC STARTUPS MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY WEEK!
While this will be one of the quieter weeks in the NYC tech scene, no doubt that it's going to be one of the most hectic weeks at home. You're probably hosting, cooking, and shopping (and drinking), so why shouldn't the internet make your life a little bit easier and more entertaining this week. I've picked out a few local companies that might make this the best Thanksgiving week ever.
I did find free jazz on the (covered) rooftop of the Empire Hotel tomorrow night, which looks like a pretty cool thing to do.
First off, you can't host a great party without inviting anyone, so Pingg should be your first stop for party invites. They wrote up a piece for all the T-day hosts out there that you should check out.
Before all the festivities, you should definitely make the traditional trek to the Upper West Side to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade floats get blown up. Who else is going to be there, though? How will you find them and share the experience? Hotpotato, a First Round portfolio company, just got back from launching at Crunchup and should be up and live in the app store by the time the first bit of helium makes its way into Snoopy. Share photos, notes, etc., with others in real time all around this annual event.
Meals are going to be pretty standard--turkey, stuffing, etc.--but make sure your wine selection isn't. Check out Snooth.com for the best recommendations from the most comprehensive wine database in the world.
What on earth are you going to wear? Try out a bunch of outfits and ask your friends to vote on the most appropriate ensemble with Fashism. If you're like me, you can barely dress yourself, so this kind of thing is best left to crowdsourcing.
Men, you will undoubtedly spill wine, gravy, and cranberry sauce on your white shirts, so come this Friday, it's going to be time to go shopping for a new one. Don't just buy one off the rack. Customize and personalize your own unique dress shirt with Propercloth, another cool NYC startup.
You've made way too much food and will undoubtedly be eating turkey between now and 2015. Looking for the best recipe to mashup the leftovers? Look no further than this week's Food52 Turkey Leftovers contest. I feel like that one is going to be a win-win all the way around.
Enjoy your holiday!