Before moving to New York City, I knew that Michael Bloomberg was the current mayor. What I didn’t know is that before politics, Bloomberg was a hugely successful business man. Now, I’m sitting in the Starbucks on 58th and Lexington, which is directly underneath the Bloomberg Tower.
This large tower is one of the most unique in the city (see above for pictures). I had the privilege of touring the Bloomberg HQ last year and was taken aback. The company was founded when Bloomberg (the man) developed a computer system for monitoring financial data in real time. Now the business has expanded to a mass media hub. Besides being architecturally impressive, it seems like one of the most enriching places to work in the media industry.
And to top it all off, there’s a Starbucks on site. What more could you ask for?
Although this technically a Midtown location, it’s only two short blocks from the Upper East Side. Which means it’s not nearly as crowded, and you see much more people walking their dogs as they pass on the sidewalk. Although it’s an average sized location, it doesn’t seem to attract the typical weekend crowd, and the few seats that are here have a high turnover of occupants. The walls are mostly glass, so natural bright light is flooding through on this sunny Sunday afternoon.
Speaking of — what am I still doing indoors on a nice day like this?
The Location… Directly underneath Bloomberg offices and close to the N/Q/R, 4/5/6.
The Crowd… Lightly frequented on this Sunday afternoon.
The Outlets… Only one left uncovered in the corner of the cafe.
Restroom… Just one for both Men & Women.
Drink of Choice:
Venti Iced Quad Skinny Vanilla Latte… What can I say, I had a reward point to use.
Overall Starbucks Rating:
Bonus points for being below Bloomberg – call it the Bloomberg effect.