The Charge: May 5, 2014
Monday is Cinco de Mayo and we've got you covered. Here's how to make a margarita and here's where to celebrate. We've even got a roundup of how to celebrate without contributing to the lime shortage. The Charge is at 75%.
Enjoying that morning cup of coffee today? It apparently comes at a price: 55 percent of baristas surveyed said they have repetitive stress injuries, according to the New York Post.
“I’ve seen all kinds of barista injuries,” says Phaeleau Cunneen, a certified hand specialist at SPEAR Physical Therapy in Manhattan. “It’s very common, and usually chronic.”
Oh man. So now our coffee comes with a side of guilt? Minus 15. The Charge is now 60%.
The subway is off to a slow start today, with delays coming in even before the morning rush. Due to a mechanical problem at Prospect Park, southbound Q trains are running on the N track, and southbound B trains are running on the D track. That's not all: Southbound E trains are running local on the E track from Jackson Heights (unrelated to Friday's derailment).Flickr / romankphoto
Minus 10. Can't we just get our Mondays off without delays? Although plus 5 for getting the F train back in service so fast, MTA. The Charge is now 55%.
Hooray -- it's a Cinco de Mayo miracle! Lime prices are down (although they are still expensive) as the lime shortage is easing.
Plus 20 for the good news. We had your back anyway with these lime-less concoctions, but it's good to know there's always options. The Charge is now 60%.
If margaritas and tacos aren't your thing, then turn to Time. The magazine has come up with the 13 most influential pizzas in history, with the city's Lombardi's being noted as the fourth-most influential. Read the whole breakdown here.
Plus 10 for recognizing pizza, and noting how important New York is to pizza. But minus 7 for putting Totino's and Domino's above Lombardi's because no. The Charge is now 63%.