The Charge: May 7, 2014
And just when we thought things couldn't get any better... news broke that Ft. Tilden beach in Queens has reopened for the first time since Superstorm Sandy! Get ready to beach everybody! The Charge is at 95%.
Teenagers. A video went viral yesterday of a girl being head in the head by a shovel after a fight with another teen. The girl is apparently fine, posting a Vine yesterday.
Watch the whole video here (ugh):Most Awkward Fight ( Girl Gets Hit With Shovel ) full lengthby Caroline Linton via YouTube
Minus 15. And another minus 5 for making us all think about who we are as people after watching this. The Charge is now 75%.
Oh boy. Thirteen-year-old Willow Smith posted a photo on Instagram Wednesday of her in bed (fully clothed, get your minds out of the gutter) with 20-year-old Moises Arias sitting next to her (he doesn't have a shirt on though).#willowsmith #willsmith #wordondastreet #tmzby trinea8499 via Instagram
Minus 10 because first of all, no. And another minus 5 for making everyone tsk tsk like old people, Willow. And minus 5 more for trolling. But plus 2 for trolling us all so successfully--and with someone good looking. Well-played, teen. The Charge is now 57%.
First the MTA took away drinking on the LIRR on the weekends, and now they are coming for the good ol' fashioned bar car on the MetroNorth. There were only four of these "Mad Men"-era cars left, and the MTA is decommissioning them, according to Gothamist.
Minus 10 for doing this to us. The long commute is bad enough, why can't we start the drinking a little early? Also another minus 5 for basically turning Metro North into this:How I Met Your Mother Season 7 - The Drunk Train. On DVD NOW.by Caroline Linton via YouTube
The Charge is now 42%.
So are you over the Snapchat update yet? No? Well here's a downer: If you want to use a filter, you have to enable Location Services. Isn't the point of Snapchat that you're not supposed to be tracked?Why does snapchat need my location to turn on my filters? No. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnDFv33CIAAFBDD.jpgMay 7, 2014
How are we supposed to use Snapchat for shady things if you know where we are?! Minus 10. Although we'll give 5 back for reminding us that there is no real secrecy in this day and age. The Charge is now 37%.
The New York Public Library has scrapped its plan to revamp its iconic location at 42nd Street. The plan had plenty of detractors, since it would have meant eliminating some of its stacks and would have cost the city $150 million. For making a whole bunch of bookworms happy, the Charge goes up. It's now at 45%.
A Nutella Bar is opening at Eataly. Yes, you heard that correctly. The Charge is up! We're at 70%.