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The NYC Pawnshop with a Hidden Surprise

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I might be a little late to the party on this one, but I just came across the neat little concept of a restaurant hidden at the back of a pawn shop over in New York City. The Beauty & Essex Lounge opened in 2011 with a deceptive retro shop front acting as a facade to the vast and lavishly designed restaurant and late night lounge.

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It’s called Beauty & Essex, quite simply because it’s located on Essex Street in Manhattan, where an old furniture business called M & Katz & Sons used to have their shop front…

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You can even see the ghost outlines of the old furniture store’s sign.

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If you’re in New York this weekend and somehow this one missed missed your radar, give it a try for me and report back!

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As long as I get to go through a secret door, this whole prohibition theme is never getting old…

Photos sourced from here, here, and here.

Beauty & Essex 146 Essex Street, New York, New York +1 212-614-0146

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Pokémons are set free on Google Map!

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Google Maps has introduced the Pokémon Challenge, a contest to become an official Pokémon Master at Google. The contest challenges users to collect a set of 150 different Pokémon from the video game franchise of the same name that are hiding throughout various locations on the service’s mobile application. “Strong-willed” applicants with every single Pokémon will be invited to Googleplex for a final hiring round, and the winner will ultimately start at Google as a Pokémon Master on September 1st, 2014. The challenge, which is conveniently right in time for April 1st, ends on April 2nd at 2:00PM PDT.

We value employees who are risk-taking and detail-oriented, have deep technical knowledge, and can navigate through tall grass to capture wild creatures. It turns out that these skills have a lot in common with another profession—that of the Pokémon Master. With that in mind, we’ve worked with Pokémon and Nintendo to develop a new training tool to help people hone their Pokémon-capturing abilities using Google Maps.

via Kimber Streams