· Go to Governors Island on Saturday, get out your trusty binoculars—proceed downloading the iPhone app—and prepare yourself for the truly unique New York City experience of bird watching with the Wildlab Team. Bird’s the word. [TheWildLab]

· A new high-speed ferry route will take New Yorkers to New London this summer. [TheDay]

· The Great American Food and Music Festival is this Sunday, and will have everything from Jim’s Philly cheesesteaks to Junior’s Cheesecakes and the stars of the Food Network. (Note: offManhattan is giving away four tickets to this event! For a chance to win, just follow @offmanhattan!) [GreatAmericanFoodandMusicFest]

· Yet another Biergarten has opened in NYC, and this one, Loreley, is the kind of place your Oma and Opa would be proud of. [Thrillist]

· The World Cup starts today with South Africa vs. Mexico and France vs. Uruguay, so check out offManhattan’s guide to where to watch the games in NYC. [oM]

· This Sunday, Brooklyn by Bike is hosting a ride from the Grand Army Arch to Governors Island—where there are over five miles of car-free paths and a funky art exhibit. [BrooklynbyBike]

· The Malaysian Restaurant week is June 14-22, and will include restaurants like Curry Leaves in Flushing, Penang in Princeton, and Satay in Hoboken. [MalaysiaKitchenNYC]

· Get your tickets early for the 10th Annual Bicycle Film Festival starting next week. [BicycleFilmFest]

Photo: Red-tailed hawk shot courtesy of rbs10025


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