You must be 21 and over to eat most of the ice cream offered at Tispy Scoop Barlour on East 26th St. in Manhattan. That’s because owner and creator Melissa Tavss puts real alcohol in her wildly popular frozen treats. At Typsy Scoop, your average two-scoops of ice cream is the equivalent to a light beer. And remember to bring your ID, cause you would be Carded.
Harlem residents are up in arms over renaming the area from 110th to 125th Streets as SoHa, short for South Harlem, in an effort to evoke the trendiness of SoHo. The community board argues that these streets have long been part of Central Harlem, which stretches between Morningside Park and Fifth Avenue from 110th Street to the Harlem River at around West 155th Street. But Community leaders blasted the renaming calling it an insult to longtime residents and another sign of gentrification running amok. They fear it will lead to more high-end development, pushing black residents out and bringing in wealthy white condo owners. The up-and-coming area is becoming so popular that Realtor Keller Williams has a team dedicated just to SoHa on 115th street. Community leaders are particularly upset with the real estate agency, but they say it’s just a nickname and doesn’t want to undermine Harlem’s rich legacy.
It’s almost time to get your sun tan on. New York City beaches will open on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Some offering free sunscreen for beachgoers for the first time. The city decided to launch a pilot program this year to install 100 dispensers to give out free sunscreen at beaches across the city. City Comptroller Scott Stringer says it’s important to apply sunscreen on a daily basis to reduce the risk of skin cancer. City beaches will remain open through the Labor Day weekend and lifeguards will be on duty from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
From shopping online to Columbus Circle Amazon Books has opened it’s first brick-and-mortar store in the city. It opened today in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. But Despite being a brick and mortar shop, Amazon has not forgotten its Internet roots. All books sold at the store are either bestsellers on Amazon’s website or were rated 4 stars or higher by Amazon customers.
Amazon Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Shop In NYC
Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on experts who can team together to combine new perspectives, skills and technical understanding to develop immediate solutions for the MTA. It’s called the “MTA Genius Transit Challenge” and competitors will be given comprehensive briefings on the transit system and will be challenged to find solutions that can be implemented with speed and efficiency. This calls for signal system overhauls; new subway car designs, WiFi and cell service throughout the system, tunnels included. The winner in each category will receive $1 million from the State.
Leaving your dog’s poop on the street is a violation of “Pooper Scooper” law and carries a $250 fine. The city is considering a crackdown on violations of its “pooper scooper law” — if Mayor Bill de Blasio follows up on a promise made on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” to censure scofflaw dog owners. There’s an epidemic of dog waste on sidewalks in the city and dog owners should know to curb their dog.
A mandatory admission fee could be introduced to non-New York City residents to create more revenue for the Met. Confronted with a multi-million-dollar budget deficit. The City’s commissioner for Cultural Affairs says his department has discussed ways the museum could adjust its ticket policy. The current admission policy asks for a suggested fee of $25 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for students. A change in the Met’s admissions policy could also have an impact on tourism, which both museum and city officials are taking into account.
Met May Consider Mandatory Entry Fee for Non-NYers
Parts of Manhattan are going car-free this weekend in honor of Earth Day. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Broadway will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Times Square and Union Square. Cars and trucks will also be banned from St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights between 181st Street and 190th Street. This is the city’s second Car Free Day, which encourages New Yorkers to walk or bike around the five boroughs. A number of free events will take place along the closed streets including musical performances and art workshops.
To learn more, go online to: http://www1.nyc.gov/events/street-closures/11840/143
Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a “Unicorn Frappuccino.” The chain says the drink was inspired by the trend of unicorn-themed food online and starts out purple with a sweet and fruity taste. It’s only available until April 23, 2017.