Bottled water is evil but sometimes unavoidable, and there’s a new kind on the market that lets New Yorkers swell with civic pride even as they trash the environment. This week’s Duane Reade circular introduces their exclusive New York Spring Water, “bottled in New York State for New Yorkers.” It doesn’t say where the water comes from, but the label copy defensively assures skeptics that “It’s clean, it’s natural, we promise.” At this price it could come from the Gowanus: $1.99 for a 12-pack of 16.9 ouncers comes out to about 17 cents a bottle, rounding up. That’s practically cheaper than tap water. By the way, how is it that DR is “introducing” the water at the “lowest price ever”?
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]