If the Exorcise Pool has its way, you’ll be taking a dip in cleaned water from Newtown Creek, one of the New York City’s dirtiest waterways.
The Cronut Project was born when three advertising agency interns were given a $1,000 budget and the mandate to do as much good as possible. Taking a little bit of inspiration from Fast Company, they are soliciting donations for the Food Bank of New York with a delicious (and flaky) twist: They have partnered with Dominique Ansel, baker-creator of the smash hit pastry that combines the best of a croissant and a doughnut, to offer a limited edition passion fruit flavor.
Every day this week, the largest-dollar donor, plus a random donor, will get one of these special cronuts.
Step right up, step right up! Did you know New York has 12 carousels? One of them is even made out of sea glass—amazing! The one pictured here is Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It is $2 a ride and is open 11am to 7pm through 14 October (closed Tuesdays).
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Good morning Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- Google will tap into its inner nerd during the upcoming Geek Week (Aug 4-10), which is meant to promote its original content.
- The new Nexus 7 tablet has gone on pre-order before Google even had a chance to reveal it.
- BBC Researchers have come up with a concept for how to send astronauts to Mars, and then bring them back.
- Heads up all you hopeless e-romantics, a security flaw within the dating app Tinder exposed users’ locations and Facebook IDs for two hours last weekend.
- Hmm, is your data safe with Citibike? A glitch exposed the credit card info of more than 1,000 users in April.
- Get ready to see lots of promoted tweets during your favorite TV shows, because Twitter is giving a big push to its TV ad targeting feature for brands.
- Apple’s third-quarter earnings show record-setting iPhone sales but declining numbers for the iPad.
- NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s sexting alter-ego has a name, and it is Carlos Danger.
- Edward Snowden has been given permission to leave the Sheremetyevo airport, as long as he stays in Russia.
- A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a Superteddy bear that would be able to chat naturally using Siri-like technology.
Have a great day!
From a branding standpoint, if a sexting scandal couldn’t kill Weiner’s credibility, surely Carlos Danger will.
Subway dogs always make my day
Here are 5 rules for growing your business like a baller from the team behind the highly successful NYC Meatball Shop.
1. Keep it simple.
2. Embrace f—-ups.
3. Play with your food.
4. Pick your battles, know your strengths.
5. Let the neighborhood drive the vibe.
BONUS VIDEO: 5 rules for making a great meatball
Stay hydrated New Yorkers- it’s going to be a hot one!
Hybird - Photo: Joe Buglewicz/NYC & Company
One Innovation By Design entrant is Hello Compost, a proposed program in which low-income families will be able exchange compost for produce credits.
“We need to re-imagine the role of food waste from being a smelly, unattractive side effect of eating to an attractive resource for residents to positively impact their community and to help put fresh food on the table,” says cofounder Aly Blenkin.
Introduced last month, the Cronut has customers lining up outside Cronut creator Dominique Ansel’s SoHo bakery at 6 a.m., and the store regularly sells out its daily production of at least 300 within a half-hour after opening. This enormous popularity is no accident. In fact, the Cronut’s success reflects the many strengths that characterize America’s small-business sector.
Here’s the small-business recipe for a Cronut-level hit:
1. A dollop of product innovation.
2. A dash of social media and marketing.
3. A pinch of sustainable growth.
[Image: Flickr user Katy Watts]
It’s 90 degrees here in NYC.
What this Fast Co. employee loves about her job today is:
- 7 World Trade Center’s frosty air conditioning.
- Fast Company’s unending supply of cold beverages.
- (And challenging, stimulating work, etc.)
What do you love about your job today?
One thing that makes NYC so great is all of the free things to see and do.
Like this concert that is happening outside of our office right now.
The 7 WTC 7th Anniversary Concert Series will be held at 12 pm on every Friday from July 12 through August 23.
The rise of NYC over the past 150 years.