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NYC Starbucks: 34th & Park

4 Jun

34th and Park

The Starbucks on 34th & Park Avenue is massive and defintely has 5-cup potential, unfortunately there are just a few factors holding it back.

One of those factors is that when standing on the street corner, you can barely tell it is there. Not only is it well removed from the street (tucked into what I believe to be an office building) but it is also completely surrounded by construction webbing. I may have passed it up completely if it weren’t for my trusty Starbucks app reassuring me that it was there. Also, when entering the location, you immediately see a blocked off staircase to what would be a really cute balcony — I think it’s a break room now.

But all that negativity aside, this really is an impressive Starbucks. There’s enough seating to warrant 2 restrooms, and there are three divided seating areas to choose from. Outlets are also strategically placed near most seats, so those doing computer work (or with a dying cell phone) can rest assured.

Oh — and I tried the Starbucks cheesecake brownie (a moment of weakness!) during my visit. Delicious!

The Good:

The Size… Multiple seating areas and entrances.

The Outlets… Scattered throughout the place for your convenience.

The Restroom… Two.

The Bad:

The Location… The 6-Train is the only close subway and there’s construction webbing surrounding the building.

Barista Friendliness:

3cups

Drink of Choice: 

Grande Iced Coffee

3cups

Overall Starbucks Rating:

An expansive and inviting location.

4cups

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2 Responses to “NYC Starbucks: 34th & Park”

  1. mlavens September 16, 2013 at 12:17 PM #

    Two things:

    First, I totally referenced your blog today to find a good Starbucks to study at. You’re right, this one is great! I love how big it is and that it wasn’t hard to find a place to sit even when it’s crowded.

    Second, you need to visit more Starbucks in Murray Hill because although this one is nice, it’s not as close to my apartment as I’d like for a studying location. Think you can visit some more in Murray Hill and find me a good one? Haha.

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