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Sunday Snaps – Favorite Place for a Cup of Joe?

As the weather gets cooler, a warm cup of joe in the morning becomes even more delightful. Luckily, us Greenpointers have plenty of choices when it comes to quality coffee. I stopped by ten neighborhood spots recently and spoke to patrons, baristas, and even a few coffee-obsessed (and surprisingly well spoken) pups about why they like their favorite coffee shops!

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“I come here every morning and have a soy flat white. I work in SoHo and I think this is better than anything they’ve got over there. For my money, it’s the best in the city.” – Steve, at Propeller Coffee (984 Manhattan Ave.)

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Coffee + Music > Mixtape: ‘Falling is in Season’

What does fall feel like? Even more, what does it sound like? As the fall season has eased into our Greenpoint days, so has its musical aesthetic and the charm of falling for something. Whether it’s respite from a long 9-5 day, a midday meet-up, or a weekend window seat overlooking street benches while watching cars pass along Nassau Avenue, these are the songs that inspired a falling for being inside a coffee shop. The songs were curated over the last month from the spaces of: Café Edna, Café Grumpy, Spina, Propeller and Tar Pit.

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Art of the Postcard, Propeller Coffee

Propeller Coffee (984 Manhattan Ave) is among the wonderful coffee shop lineage on Manhattan avenue. Its progenitor, Clare Spikerman gave birth to it with specific intention, an homage to the places she’s been and the people she’s known. The places that patrons of Propeller will go aren’t left to just be talk across the counter, but talk of the cafe’s wall. Greenpointers spoke with Spikerman about the budding collection of postcards behind the counter – which she’ll admit, mostly come from her mother – but that’s starting to change.

GP: What does a postcard mean to you?

Clare: I guess it’s like someone thinking about you. It’s a token of a person, a place and a time, like a placeholder.

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