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Midtown coffee shop or place to study

KittyK Mar 5, 2008 02:57 PM

My previous searches have mostly found places mostly in/around the Village, but my friend and I live in midtown. Especially interested in places that are open late and places that don't mind patrons studying/writing papers, etc.!

Thanks in advance.

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  1. jakew8 RE: KittyK Mar 6, 2008 06:57 AM

    Have you checked out The Coffee Pot on 49th and Ninth? Also you might look for places up by Fordham Law.

    Might also be more specific--what part of Midtown?

    1. Peter Cuce RE: KittyK Mar 6, 2008 07:55 AM

      A neighborhood would help a lot. Midtown is just too big of an area to give a recommendation.

      1. 280 Ninth RE: KittyK Mar 6, 2008 07:59 AM

        Midtown this isn't alas, but Le Grainne Cafe might fit the bill, in 21st and Ninth...dawdling is encouraged, as the wait stafff demonstrates so admirably.

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          cimui RE: KittyK Mar 6, 2008 08:42 AM

          They don't let you plug anything in, but the Starbucks in Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center (66th St.) does seem to be perpetually packed with reading / writing patrons. Most big chain coffee shops in NYC seem to be the same way.

          Not food related, but the music library at Licoln Center was always my favorite when I lived around there.

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            KittyK RE: KittyK Mar 7, 2008 11:49 AM

            Anywhere in Midtown.... one of us lives just south of Central Park and the other is coming from Chelsea. Somewere in the mid-50s (east or west) would be great.

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              amysal47 RE: KittyK Mar 7, 2008 12:37 PM

              Macchiatto on 44th between Lex and 3rd is great, best cappucinos!

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