East Village Percolates With a Record Number of Coffee Shops


The number crunchers over at the NYCEDC’s StatsBee blog took a long and hard look at the Health Department’s data sets and determined that the East Village — specifically the 10003 zip code — has the highest concentration of cafés, coffee houses, chain coffee stores, coffee chainlets, and tea parlors. Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen, midtown east, Soho, and Tribeca/Chinatown round out the top five most caffeinated places to be, and although we already know there’s a fast-rising tide of chainification in the city, particularly in lower Manhattan, the survey found that the smaller chains and independent shops still outnumber the ranks of Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks locations combined. [NYCEDC via EV Grieve, Earlier]