Mike Sugerman Shares His Favorite 'Sweet Spot' Moments From 2019

Mike Sugerman
January 03, 2020 - 5:00 am
Mike Sugerman

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Every week, Mike Sugerman highlights the people, places and things that make the New York City area so special.

Here's a look back at some of his favorite "Sweet Spot" stories from 2019.

A Genius Way To Beat NYC Traffic

David Pike, who runs a specialty bus company, figured out a way to shave more than an hour off his commute from Jersey City to Red Hook, Brooklyn. Sugerman joined him on his ride into work on his personal water craft across New York Harbor. 

Enter The Punderdome

Mike Sugerman became a part of the story when he took us into the "Punderdome" — a monthly contest at Littlefield in Brooklyn that tests the competitors' pun skills.

Hitting The Links At Citi Field

In November, Sugerman traveled to Citi Field in Queens for a unique golf experience. Golfers were welcomed to take a swing from the top deck onto the greens set up on the field.

Inside The World Of Competitive Skee-Ball

Everyone's favorite arcade game is now a serious sport.

Cuddlers Bring Comfort To NICU Babies And Parents

Mike Sugerman meets Ilene Adams, a cuddler at NewYork–Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. She and other volunteers hold and sing or talk to the tiny babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The cuddling program launched at the hospital in 2008 and Adams was the first volunteer.

Meet Rabbi Alvin Kass, NYPD's Longest-Serving Member

New York City police officers wear a badge on the left side and a longevity bar on the right with Roman numerals indicating how long you've been in the department. Mike Sugerman meets Rabbi Alvin Kass — the one person in the history of the department to wear an L. 

Eat Your Way Through NYC's Mob History On Airbnb's Most Popular Tour

There's a walking tour in New York which shows the history of organized crime from both sides.

Are Dive Bars A Dying Breed?

Mike Sugerman gets many of his ideas sitting at dive bars and one time nursing a drink he thought to himself, "How do they stay in business? Their rent is so high and they charge so little." So he went to find out.

Brooklyn Pizza Joint Gets You High On Pie

On a nondescript street in a nondescript storefront somewhere in Brooklyn they are making pizza unlike any you'll find in a chain. All of their products are infused with THC.

Get a Taste Of Your Childhood At Economy Candy

There's a sweet spot on the Lower East Side where adults flock to get a taste of their childhood.