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 …

Freemans Sporting Club Cherishes Its Status as a Neighborhood Store

Inside the soul of the brand with its designer, Nikko Lencek-Inagaki

Nikko Lencek-Inagaki’s affection for the NYC-based Freemans Sporting Club predates assuming the role of Designer there. “One of my favorite things about this store, about this brand, when I first started was that it really fleshed out a lifestyle, but in kind of an unusual way. It wasn’t necessarily candles and dress shoes,” he explains. “It was these sort of strange objects—these enormous camping thermoses …

3×1’s Common Thread Docuseries Traces the History of Denim

Hosted by founder Scott Morrison, the first episode is set in Italy and available now

Made in collaboration with Convicts Media, NYC-based denim producer 3×1‘s docu-series “Common Thread” dives into the history of one of the most democratic textiles ever developed: denim. With 3×1 founder Scott Morrison as host, the first episode takes viewers to Italy to meet Renzo Rosso of Diesel, as well as producer Canidiani and finishing company Tonello. The country is not only renowned for its generational …