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The best days are the ones when brunch with your besties turns into window-shopping, which turns into mani-pedis, which turns into cocktails on a patio. Here are four blocks that have all the ingredients for a leisurely afternoon.

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Greenwich Village: West Eighth Street between Fifth and Sixth

This unassuming street makes the perfect complement to a people-watching stroll in Washington Square Park.

Eat: If you can snag a table, the veggie-centric fare at Loring Place will have you dreaming about zucchini for weeks to come. Or, for a more casual option, pick up a healthy (and adorable) meal in a jar from Ancolie. And don’t forget the unreal house-made frozen yogurt at Culture (it puts Pinkberry to shame).

Shop: Handwritten notes are alive and well at the aptly named Goods for the Study, a beautifully curated wonderland of stationery, cards for any occasion, leather-bound journals, drawing gear and everything else a paper lover’s heart could desire.

Do: Still got time to kill? Squeeze in a midday rave workout at 305 Fitness, which makes its heart-pumping cardio classes feel like a dance party. If you’re looking to unwind, hole up with a book and a glass of wine in the cozy lobby of the Marlton Hotel.

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Williamsburg: Grand Street between Bedford and Roebling

Just outside the craziness of Bedford you’ll find a refreshingly low-key slice of the ’Burg.

Eat: Everyone’s talking about the “bacon omakase” at newly opened Belly, which also happens to have a karaoke den in the basement. We’re also perpetual fans of the addictive udon soups at Samurai Mama and the filet-mignon French dip at Walter Foods.

Shop: Peruse the well-edited racks of Life:Curated and La Di Da Dee, ogle (or splurge on) the designer wares at Bird or pick up some new flair for your jean jacket at Pintrill.

Do: Treat yourself to a blowout at Self Salon or some nontoxic nail art at pH7 Nail Couture, then catch a flick at Williamsburg Cinemas. (Pro tip: Tickets are just $9 all day Tuesdays and Thursdays.)

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Prospect Heights: Vanderbilt Avenue between Pacific and Park

Maybe it’s the proximity to greenery, but good vibes are pretty much a certainty on this laid-back stretch.

Eat: Where to begin? There’s house-made pasta at Faun, ramen at Chuko, fresh-baked goods at Daly Pie, expertly crafted cocktails (and a patio to drink them on) at Weather Up. Oh, and the Ample Hills location that started it all.

Shop: The snug storefront of Unnameable Books belies its impressive collection, which usually includes a $1 shelf.

Do: You’re so close to Prospect Park, you may as well stop by. Or check out what’s on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

Astoria: Broadway between Crescent and Steinway

There are lots of pockets of goodness in Astoria, but we particularly love this strip because it has a little of everything.

Eat: Fill up on corn bread and brisket at the Strand Smokehouse, tacos at Las Catrinas, burrata and brews at Astoria Bier & Cheese and—of course—Greek specialties at Bahari Estiatorio.

Shop: It doesn’t matter what we’re in the market for—Lockwood always has what we want, between its adorable home goods and Queens-themed gifts and stylish clothes for all sizes. (And the Astoria Bookshop is just off the main drag.)

Do: Unwind after a long day of eating and shopping with a class at Yoga Agora, which just so happens to be one of our favorite yoga studios in the city.

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