Good Thursday afternoon in New York City, where the cocktails have gotten boring and too expensive. Here's what else is happening:

  • New York City can be a brutal place to live, especially if you're a dog. Maybe don't subject them to this?
  • More than 13,000 trees have been planted in "shade-deficient" neighborhoods this past year, and the city plans to add 20,000 more each year through 2026.
  • Cardi B pleaded guilty today to two misdemeanors stemming from a 2018 brawl in a Queens strip club where she threw a hookah pipe at a bartender and paid a friend to beat someone up.
  • AM New York has a deep investigation into the city's boredom- and TikTok-fueled surge in subway surfing incidents.
  • Treasury Secretary and Bay Ridge native Janet Yellen keeps getting stamps as gifts from foreign dignitaries who mistakenly believe that she's a stamp collector.
  • Journalists at the New York Times seem to be on the verge of striking if they don't get a raise.
  • Fred Franzia, the man who gave us Charles Shaw wine, a.k.a. Two Buck Chuck, has died at the age of 79.
  • More and more, it's hard to say what's even cool.
  • Cubicles are making a comeback.
  • The truth about hypoallergenic dogs is, no such thing exists.
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  • And finally, agility: