Good Monday afternoon in New York City, where tennis is cool. Here's what else is happening:

  • After a dozen Weed World trucks were towed or otherwise seized by the city back in June, the CBD vendor that insists it "doesn't sell real weed" has paid $200,000 in back parking tickets and was put on a payment plan to eventually cough up the remaining $300,000 it owes.
  • Solange Knowles is composing music for an upcoming New York City Ballet performance.
  • People are upset at a Long Island man for wrestling a shark up onto the sand at Smith Point beach when he could've presumably let the shark live its life in its natural habitat.
  • Congrats to Liv Volker, a 47-year-old Pennsylvania health care worker, on becoming TikTok's foremost lanternfly-killing influencer.
  • In other Pennsylvania news, Senate candidate Dr. Oz is upset with President Joe Biden for the rising cost of crudité.
  • Lululemon is making a killing selling men's pants that are marketing for their "Anti-Ball Crushing" design.
  • Happy Ferragosto, a.k.a. the Feast of the Assumption, hope you enjoy some prosecco, pasta and late-summer bliss this evening.
  • A scary scene broke out at an Ikea in Shanghai over the weekend when a customer in the store was identified as having made contact with a COVID-positive person and people frantically tried escaping before getting locked in the furniture store by authorities.
  • Feral boars, a pesky invasive species in much of the world, have ended up being crucial prey for endangered species like Australian crocodiles and Florida panthers.
  • A boutique ice cream brand in New York City is making Miller High Life-infused ice cream bars that are marketed as having the smell and texture of "a sticky dive bar floor."
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  • And finally, whose hop is better?: