Nickolaus Hines

Step Inside Brooklyn’s Secret Cheese Tunnels

Step Inside Brooklyn’s Secret Cheese Tunnels

A delicious trove of aging cheese sits 30 feet below the bustling streets of Brooklyn. It’s way more cheesy than just a couple wheels of parmesan, too. There’s nearly 22,000 pounds of cheese sitting down there. The cheese belongs to Crown Finish Caves. The company doesn’t make their own cheese, but it does age young cheeses […]

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Every Irish Pub in Manhattan, Mapped

Every Irish Pub in Manhattan, Mapped

It’s hard to turn a corner in New York City without seeing an Irish pub. New York City has the most concentrated Irish population in the United States — 12.9 percent of residents claimed Irish ancestry in 2013 — and Irish pub culture is everywhere. Sure, some of those pubs are cookie cutter faux Irish […]

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Your Pinkie Provides Half Your Hand Strength

Your Pinkie Provides Half Your Hand Strength

Stick your pinkies out and raise your glasses for a toast to the fifth finger. Without it, your hand would be half as strong. “You’d lose 50 percent of your hand strength, easily,” Laurie Rogers, a certified hand therapist in Washington, told the New York Times. The pinkie finger and the the ring finger act […]

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Chicago Hot Dog Infused Whiskey Now Exists

Chicago Hot Dog Infused Whiskey Now Exists

Flavor infused alcohol has been all the rage for years now. Just look at what’s been done to the vodka market — no matter how much people make fun of it, more flavors keep on coming out. Now, it’s whiskey’s turn for a disgusting flavor punch: Chicago hot dog infused whiskey.

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How Many Calories Are in a Guinness?

How Many Calories Are in a Guinness?

Looking for a low-calorie beer that actually has some flavor? Don’t look for something with “Light” in the title (or “Lite”). Direct your gaze to the Guinness. That’s right. Ireland’s most popular export has a lot fewer calories than you’d think for a beer that’s so dark and creamy: 125 calories in a Guinness Draught, […]

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New York Has a High-Class Way to Melt Its Snow

New York Has a High-Class Way to Melt Its Snow

New York City is no stranger to snow. The City gets anywhere between 20 to 60 inches of snow every year. Granted, it’s not all at once, but snow does accumulate, and when that happens, city officials need to find a way to get rid of all that snow before it clogs the streets and […]

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