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Stumptown Unveils Canned Nitro Cold Brew

'Tis the season. Duane Sorenson is serious about the summertime coffee game: Last month, he introduced chocolate cold brew, and today, he's unveiling nitro cold brew in a can. It's creamier and bubblier than traditional cold-brew coffee,...Show More Summary

Forecast: Rain Today, Followed By More Rain

Today's weather forecast can't get any more Monday. The forecast is also a textbook example of a spring storm. Cloudy skies and steady rain, possibly heavy at times, is expected through early afternoon as a low pressure system crosses the Great Lakes, pulling a warm front slowly northward up the East Coast. Show More Summary

Beloved San Franciso Bakery Tartine Is Coming To NYC Next Year

Beautiful Bay Area bread will be coming to NYC next year as beloved San Francisco bakery Tartine will be expanding its lauded operation with outposts here, as well as Los Angeles and Tokyo. The bakery has become one with Blue Bottle Coffee, the Oakland-based company purveyor that's one of the big names in artisanal roasting, according to the Times. Show More Summary

Report: NYC Animal Care & Control Shelters Have "Stomach Turning" Conditions

New York City's animal shelters are overcrowded, unsafe, and poorly operated, according to a damning new report detailing inhumane conditions in the shelters run by the city. [ more › ]

How Two of America’s Best Chefs Became Trailblazers in the Gluten-Free Food Movement

Mark Ladner and Thomas Keller. By 2016, the market for gluten-free foods will earn $15 billion in annual sales. Pizza Hut sells gluten-free pies. There are gluten-free Girl Scout Cookies. Taco Bell is even considering offering gluten-free gorditas. Show More Summary

“…lots of red junk in the trunk, too.”

Thug: This was what I was tryin’ to tell him. I mean, why not? We got thumbs just like them monkeys. Thugette: Yeah. Thug: Some people even look like them apes too. You ever seen someone who looks like an ape? Thugette: Yeah. She was pretty. –Museum of Natural History

Unpacking Last Night's Mad Men: From The Oak Room To Port Authority

Last night the 3rd episode in the final season of Mad Men aired, and it looks like we're still in 1970—below, some information on the real life details we saw in last night's episode. [ more › ]

Original WTC Briefly Seen In New 1 WTC Observatory Time-Lapse

Here's a sneak peek at what your $32 ticket to the One World Trade Center Observatory will get you—at least during the elevator portion of the visit: A 47-second time-lapse video showing the development of lower Manhattan from pre-Colonial times. Show More Summary

Organic Cafe & Juice Bar Opening In Luxury Building Where Mars Bar Used To Be

Dreams of swigging beers alongside quinoa bowls inside a place called Mars Bar are now officially dead. The skeletal remains of the former East 1st Street dive—or, really, the space next door—that were reportedly reopening in some capacity will now exclusively dispense expensive juice instead of cheap beers, reports Bowery Boogie. And so it goes. [ more › ]

First Look At The Tallest Residential Tower On Earth, Headed For Midtown Manhattan

The Nordstrom Tower planned for 217 West 57th Street will likely be the tallest residential tower in the world when it's completed in 2018. New renderings obtained by NY Yimby now show how dramatically the tower will dominate the midtown...Show More Summary

Blue Bottle Acquires Tartine, Plots New York Expansion

Prepare for global domination. Chad Robertson, the co-owner of San Francisco's Bar Tartine and Tartine Bakery, has hinted at expansion plans for quite some time now. New locations of the beloved bakery are finally confirmed — in NewShow More Summary

Mind the Gap (Stand Clear of the Closing Doors)

Chick #1: I went back on birth control this month. I’m using the Ring, except I don’t know if I’m using it right. I don’t want to take it out every time we have sex. Chick #2: Wait, you shouldn’t have to take it out during sex. Chick #1: That’s what I thought. Except, maybe […]

Video: NYC Bus Operator Keeps Busy By Reading While Driving

An MTA bus driver has been bus-ted for poring over paperwork while operating a vehicle full of passengers, using his wrists and forearms to turn the wheel instead of his hands. [ more › ]

Straight Women Think Drag Queens Are Happy Meals With Toys Inside

Woman #1: It must be all in French!Woman #2: Oh, drag queens!–Shubert AlleyOverheard by: Zach

Curmudgeonly "Gangsta Cat" Seeks Accepting Home

Over the weekend, flyers began appearing around Astoria with the heading "Gangsta Cat Seeks Homey 4 Life". [ more › ]

The Supposed Mars Bar Reboot Is Just Another Juice Bar

Miss you, BB. There's been a lot of talk about beloved Mars Bar reopening on Second Avenue, but it looks like the establishment will only live on in New Yorkers' dreams. Last year, the Pink Elephant team pitched an unusual way to revive...Show More Summary

Etsy's IPO gets Brooklyn halfway to ... Queens

The Dumbo-based e-tailer became the second publicly traded company in Brooklyn. To view the full story, click the title link.

How a marijuana plant becomes a pill

New York licensees will have to master the chemical process of turning buds into oils and pills. Here's how they do it. To view the full story, click the title link.

Game Of Thrones Power Rankings: The House Of Black & White

Last week on the season premiere of Game Of Thrones, Cersei reconnected with a family member, Jon made a decision, and Tyrion drank some wine. Last night, Arya arrived at her destination, Stannis offered Jon Snow something, and Brienne ran into a familiar face. Show More Summary

LI Mother, Daughter Missing For 3 Weeks Found Safe On Upper West Side

The Long Island mother and daughter who haven't been seen since March 30th were found in good health in Manhattan today. WABC 7 reports, "Iona Costello and her 14-year-old daughter Emily Costello, of Southhold, were located on the Upper West Side sometime after 4 a.m. Monday. The two were in good condition, and are being interviewed by detectives." [ more › ]

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