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NYC Starbucks: 34th & 8th

3 Dec

34th and 8th Starbucks

 

Just a stone’s throw away from Macy’s Herald Square — in the thick of Penn Station traffic — is a the small Starbucks at the base of the towering skyscraper of 1 Penn Plaza. It’s semi-removed from the street and a few yards from the exterior plaza on the corner of 8th avenue. Technically, this Starbucks is neither on 7th or 8th ave, but I eye-balled it closer to 8th.

Although this Starbucks looks like it has the potential to be quite sizable from the outside — with its long window paneled exterior — it’s really just a trick of the eye. This Starbucks is another small shallow shotgun style store. There’s a few stools lining the glass walls and an entrance into the office space of 1 Penn Plaza, but that’s nearly it. No restroom, no distinct seating area, and no need to hang around for longer than you need to.

The Good:

The Location… Just north of Penn Station and just west of Macy’s. Near the 1/2/3 and A/C/E trains.

The Bad:

The Size… A very long, shallow Starbucks. Honestly, it’s mostly windows.

The Seating…  Just a few backless high stools pulled up to the windows.

The Restroom… None.

Barista Friendliness:

3cups

Drink of Choice: 

Grande Iced Coffee.

3cups

Overall Starbucks Rating:

The slim, slender Starbucks at 1 Penn Plaza.

2cups

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