Thursday, February 06, 2014

What's the Best Coffee Shop on Roosevelt Island?

A Manhattan transit map featuring coffee shops has been circulating the Internet this week. In place of subway stop names, it features a local cafe that is deemed the best in the area.

Source: Imgur.

It's a clever idea, and I don't doubt they made some good choices. But the selection for Roosevelt Island — PierNYC — makes me wonder.

PierNYC is a pop-up BBQ joint that is only open during the summer (and it wasn't around last summer because of Hurricane Sandy damage). It's hard to imagine that anyone living on Roosevelt Island would endorse this choice.

But then, maybe the truth is too hard to bear. The best coffee shop on Roosevelt Island is almost undoubtedly Starbucks.