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  As Starbucks gradually claims cheaper real estate in NYC neighborhoods previously free of its corporate storefronts, the coffee monolith is apparently snatching up even freer artwork to accompany its signature drinks. A Brooklyn-based designer claims that Starbucks has used her artwork in their newest "mini-frappuccino" promotion, and is taking the corporation to court by suing for "$750,000 in copyright penalties plus unspecified cash damages," reports the New York Post.  Maya Hayuk's work has appeared in various corporate campaigns, so...
New York City is a cruel and unforgiving place. Our subways are loud, dark and smelly. Our buildings--if they’re not new, glistening glass condominiums--are falling apart and randomly exploding. New Yorkers are often left to their own devices for a lot of things (nothing like that good ole’ self-sustaining American work ethic!), and as you may have noticed while traipsing around the five boroughs, there aren’t a lot of places to pee in this...
Corporate coffee continues to encroach neighborhoods historically unhampered by frappuccinos and pumpkin spice lattes, as a new Starbucks is soon destined to set up shop on the Bushwick-Ridgewood border. DNA Info reports that the coffee mega-chain plans to open an establishment at 329 Wyckoff Ave., conveniently located next to the Myrtle/Wyckoff M and L train station and within walking distance from other corporate chains like Dunkin Donuts that sit several blocks west on Wyckoff ave. North...
"Coffee culture is expanding on Myrtle Avenue," begins a post on the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership's website this morning. In Clinton Hill alone, the avenue is already home to Brewklyn Grind, Pillow Cafe, Peck's, and Pushkin Creperie and Bakery, amongst other cafes and coffee distributors. And what new coffee shop is being added to this array of cold brew and latte art purveyors? Why, it's a Starbucks. The coffee behemoth will move into 394 Myrtle Avenue, between Vanderbilt...

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