Yesterday's smoke has lifted and the sunshine is expected to return just in time for Ben & Jerry's annual free cone day. From noon until 8 p.m., the city's Ben & Jerry's scoop shops (there are three in midtown Manhattan) are dishing out free small portions as a thank you to people willing to stand around for an hour to save three bucks.

The brand has a few new flavors on offer for 2014, which they'll also be dishing out today:

  • Salted Caramel Blondie: Sweet cream ice cream with blonde brownies and a salted caramel swirl.
  • Hazed & Confused: Hazelnut and chocolate ice creams with fudge chips and a hazelnut fudge swirl.
  • Cotton Candy: Cotton candy ice cream loaded with cotton candy pieces.