NYC’s First Self-Driving Shuttle Service Optimus Ride Commences

This week NYC’s first-ever autonomous vehicle shuttle service began operation in Brooklyn. Known as Optimus Ride, the organization features a half-dozen, six-passenger electric vehicles. Running on a continuous loop, the shuttles trek 1.1 miles from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the New York City Ferry dock on the East River. They aim to service 500 passengers per day from the compound which houses 400 companies and …

Shura: The Stage

From London-born and Brooklyn-based artist Shura (aka Alexandra Denton) comes “The Stage,” a disco-influenced alt-pop tune about a date—specifically, her first with her current girlfriend. “And we’re done with music / so if you’re assuming / you’re coming back with me / then maybe yes you can,” she sings. It’s glitzy, romantic and reflective of plenty of influences (and events). Shura’s second album (which follows …

St Agrestis Introduces Nostalgic Bottled Cocktails

Aimed at a discerning crowd, Italian-influenced ready-to-drink offerings from a Brooklyn producer

From our collective obsession with the Negroni to the refreshing spritz, summertime is the season of the bitter. While you’re likely familiar with names like Fernet-Branca, Aperol and Campari, you may be less aware of St Agrestis. Based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, St Agrestis produces exquisitely made small-batch amaro and has done for years. The flagship New York Amaro bottles are eye-catching—reminiscent of vintage apothecary bottles. And, after …