Brooklyn, NY 11215-2276
Village Voice's Description
Since its founding by a trio of aspiring coffee roasters in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks has grown to become the largest coffeehouse in the world, with upwards of 20,000 locations in New York and around the world. Named for the chief mate on the whaling ship from Moby Dick, the company didn't begin chasing the Great White Whale of world java domination until the 1990s, by which time it was opening a new store every day. A turbulent economy has since forced it to retrench, but the chain remains a powerhouse both commercially and politically, thanks to its op-ed-penning chairman, Howard Schultz. A purveyor of whole foods, Starbucks typically farms out its secret recipes to a single, Starbucks-owned bakery in each city, and now sells a good deal of its coffee beans at grocery stores. Find any and all local locations on Voice Places.
Tips from foursquare
Look out for strollers!!!!
Roll your eyes at someone when they park their stroller in front of the condiment bar, completely blocking it.
You get a free tall cup of coffee when you buy a pound of coffee beans! :D
Strollers and crabby Park Slope moms who don't discipline their children.
Show respect for your fellow starbuckers
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