From May 17-20, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair comes to New York to serve as the stateside launchpad of the design world’s newest developments. For industry diehards, roving the showroom floors of the massive Javits Center is like being a kid in the candy shop—but it’s a bit of a drag for everyone else. Thankfully, the masses have NYCxDESIGN, the city-backed, 10-day initiative to celebrate and draw attention to the satellite design events throughout the metropolis. Now in its second year, the lineup is a little more robust, with a greater number of gallery shows, large-scale exhibitions, and outer-borough happenings. Core77 will cover the highlights in a tabloid-sized newspaper, distributing it to 20 venues via truck and old-fashioned newsies. The best of NYCxDESIGN, which runs May 9-20, is below.