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No. 239: Clean meat, SR-71s, Uber suits and a DIY self-driving car

TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody. It’s Aug. 25, on which the British burned down Washington but spared the U.S. Patent Office. (If you still hold a grudge, calling football “soccer” drives them freaking crazy. Just sayin’.) Happy birthday: Ivan the Terrible, Steve Levy, Amy De Leo, Tim Burton, Sean Connery, Ruby Keeler, Allan Pinkerton, Walt “Pogo” Kelly, Mel Ferrer, Leonard Bernstein, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin, Frederick Forsyth, Rollie Fingers, Elvis Costello, Billy Ray Cyrus and Claudia Schiffer….


Nat’l retail-delivery service rolls onto Long Island

By GREGORY ZELLER // Have you ever wished you could get a gallon of organic milk from Whole Foods, a bag of kibble from Petco and your vitamins from CVS, without all the driving and crowds and checkout lines? According to Instacart, you probably have. Responding to “incredible demand” from Long Island residents, the San Francisco-based retail delivery service is expanding operations to include Nassau and Suffolk counties. Beginning Aug. 1, customers in 110 Long…


Life is sweet for Backyard Brine. And sour. And spicy and …

By GREGORY ZELLER // Randy Kopke knows there’s an artisan in all of us. For the self-employed contractor – tile and masonry, mostly – it turned out to be pickling, a hobby he shared with his wife, Cori, a freelance bookkeeper. Just two years after the amateurs supplied 200 jars of handcrafted pickles as favors for a relative’s Montauk wedding, their inner entrepreneurs have come roaring out. Their 2013 startup Backyard Brine Inc. is graduating…