07/05/16 11:08am
Which ice cream will come out victorious?

Which ice cream will come out victorious?

Happy Summer, New Yorkers! We’re officially post-solstice and now that we’ve gotten all that freedom out of our systems, it’s time to honor the most important summer holiday: National Ice Cream Month. And what better way to celebrate than by yet again doing a bunch of research no one asked for?

Inspired by FiveThirtyEight’s Ultimate Burrito Bracket, I set out to find the best ice cream in Brooklyn. This led to many weeks of existential contemplation: what makes something the “best” ice cream. Is it the most original flavor? The creamiest? The most refreshing on a hot summer day? How much it reminds you of childhood summers? Furthermore, is it fair to compare, say, OddFellows’ Miso Cherry with a classic Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough? How does the shop affect the experience? And isn’t that what ice cream is: an experience? It’s summer and comfort and cool down and love. (Well, as long as you aren’t actually working at one of these shops, serving the sweaty, sun-addled masses.)

In the end, we actually ended up determining the best ice cream shop, rather than flavor, in Brooklyn.

Is our research scientific? No. Is it delicious? What, do you think we ate 30 pints of ice for the sake of selfless journalism? But we put together a fair fight, and in all honesty, you’d be well served by any of these ice creams. (more…)

12/09/15 4:05pm
Here'a scoop: These folks are hiring

Here’a scoop: These folks are hiring

What do Santa and Hanukkah Harry have in their mysterious, jolly sacks for all the unemployed or frustrated with their employment situation boys and girls? Jobs! Fantastic new jobs! What do they have in their sacks for the bad boys and girls out there? Continuing soul crushing employment of the kind that makes you dread waking up every day! So, only read today’s job roundup if you’ve been good this year. (more…)

08/27/15 1:15pm
I scream, you scream, etc. via flickr user Chun Yip So

I scream, you scream, etc. via flickr user Chun Yip So

The dog days of summer are upon us, where all you want to do is lay out in the sun and eat ice cream. And usually, only one of those two things is free. But today, you can do both without spending a dime, because Van Leeuwen is giving away ice cream tonight! According to Gothamist, the dessert-isans will be offering up gratis scoops of ice cream at their new flagship location in Williamsburg (204 Wythe Avenue).  (more…)

07/18/13 12:59pm
It'll come right to your door. via Facebook

It’ll come right to your door. via Facebook

Magic is happening. Between 11am and 5pm tomorrow, you will have the power to make ice cream teleport to you! No more chasing down the ice cream truck like a short-legged suburban tyke. Using your smartphone, you can order yourself ice cream delivery, grown-up style.  (more…)