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City-centric presents that are great for die-hard New Yorkers.

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  • MTA neighborhood map

  • Spinagogue (Photograph: Diana Sonis)

  • Adopt-a-Building in the Panorama of the City of New York (Photograph: Courtesy...

  • The Beatles: Rock Band (Photograph: Jolie Ruben)

MTA neighborhood map


MTA Map

MTA Neighborhood Maps
Each 25-by-30-inch print represents one of the 65 neighborhood maps used in the subway system and features details like nearby parks and subway stations. transitmuseumstore.com, $65


Spinagogue

Major League Dreidel’s Spinagogue
Up to nine players can participate in games such as Spinnings (use the dreidel to score runs and gelt as base runners), or the traditional twirling-top routine. moderntribe.com, $40
EXPERIENCE IT! Major League Dreidel hosts its 2009 tournament on Dec 12; watch or participate—whoever spins longest wins. Knitting Factory Brooklyn, 361 Metropolitan Ave at Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (majorleaguedreidel.com). 7pm; advance $10, $15.


Panorama

Adopt-a-Building in the Panorama of the City of New York
For as little as $50, stake your claim to a specific address within the Queens Museum’s Panorama, the 9,335-square-foot model of the city. Your name will remain in the diorama for at least five years. Plus: no maintenance costs! For more info, go to queensmuseum.org, or purchase on Paypal, $50--$2,500
EXPERIENCE IT! Go see your building! New York City Building, Flushing Meadows--Corona Park, Queens (718-592-9700, queensmuseum.org)


Rock Band

The Beatles: Rock Band
Channel your inner John, Paul, George or Ringo as you play through their greatest hits; once you’ve mastered the basics, buy additional downloads of complete albums like Abbey Road ($17) and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band ($13). amazon.com, $240
EXPERIENCE IT! Check out “John Lennon: The New York City Years” at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex NYC, for a poignant look at the life of the late Beatle. 76 Mercer St between Broome and Spring Sts (866-976-2569, rockannex.com). $17--$25.

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