Let me tell you a quick something about New York today.
Ramble of the Day
The other day, I was scrolling through Twitter, an activity I’m sure many of you are familiar with, and I saw an excited tweet about a website called Nap York. Turns out, it is kind of what it says it is: naps in New York.
This is a company that offers safe napping and relaxation spaces to anyone in midtown New York that wants it. It’s amazing. Their services are pretty cool and affordable, as shown by this picture I took straight from their website.
$10 for a simple 30 minute nap seems like a pretty good price, unless you’re one of those people that cannot fall asleep that quickly. (I sometimes am, so I know the feeling. If anything, though, you could probably just pay for the next half hour.) Plus, each pod comes with complimentary headphones for music or white noise, which only helps the experience.
Additionally, they offer simple relaxing experiences in case sleeping in a semi-public place is not your thing. That moon chair looks tempting, as does the desk, though my current option of popping into a café whenever I’m in Manhattan and need to use my laptop is cheaper. The prices of those yoga and meditation classes are also nice looking.
I have no idea if sleeping in a semi-public place is something I would be open to; in theory, it sounds great, but in practice, I might find it difficult. It seems like a good investment in case one is in dire need of a nap or a relaxing location, a feeling I’m sure many of us have had.
The best part for me is that its in a part of town that I tend to find myself in a lot, so I might be enticed. Of course, I will report back if I ever muster up the courage or accumulate the fatigue to use it.
These pods do look very comfortable, though...
Links of the Day
The captains of the teams set to face Peru at the World Cup, including Hugo Lloris, have written a letter to FIFA to have Paolo Guerrero’s doping ban overturned.
In managerial changes, Carlo Ancelotti has replaced Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, while Unai Emery has been named the new Arsenal boss.
Adrien Rabio has refused his spot as a World Cup reserve for France, leading Didier Deschamps to call that a “massive mistake.”
John Terry is currently negotiating a new contract with Aston Villa that would allow him to skip matches against Chelsea if they are promoted.
Today’s long read: Fabrizio Romano interviews Suso on his football journey so far and his own potential for The Guardian