The Starbucks on 58th & 6th Avenue is directly south of Central Park. This beauty comes with a burden: the smell of horse sh*t.
It’s simply everywhere in the area. Those adorable horse-drawn carriages are cute and are no-doubt a treat for tourists and romantics alike, but they really have made that whole area smell to no end.
Luckily, we have places like Starbucks to dive into to avoid the stench. Unfortunately, the touristy crowd from the nearby hotels seems to haunt this location. So, I did what any other self-respecting New Yorker would do. I got my coffee to go and took to the park. Of course, I lingered just enough to take in the scene.
This Starbucks would be a disaster if it were any smaller. It really is hit with a ton of people — both looking to stay and looking to just use the restroom. Luckily it’s long enough to contain the crowd and even seat most of them. There is even additional stools pulled up to the back portion of the barista bar. The lines were long, but I have a feeling this Starbucks sees its biggest crowds on sunny weekend days like today.
The Location… Just south of Central Park and right near the F train.
The Seating… Although it’s extremely crowded, there is a good amount of seating in the front and back to hold some of the crowd.
The Crowd… Very crowded with long, long lines.
The Restroom… One.
Drink of Choice:
Venti Iced Vanilla Latte
Overall Starbucks Rating:
Busy, busy, busy Starbucks.