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D’Espresso Wants to Make Midtown Less “Gray, Depressing”

3 October 2010 2 Comments


These books are made for walkin’ on.
Photo: courtesy of D’Espresso

Midtown sure isn’t Eugene Kagansky’s favorite neighborhood. According to the owner of the Lower East Side’s D’Espresso, “Midtown can be gray, depressing place – that’s for sure.” Well, he wants to provide a jolt to the area (and an alternative to Starbucks) with a second location of his coffee shop in Midtown East.

The design of the just-opened spot takes cues from the nearby New York Public Library, including walls and floors papered with photographs of vintage books. On the menu are coffee, espresso and sandwiches like the D’Cariofi, a pile of mortadella, artichoke and fontina cheese with lemon drizzle on bread from the Sullivan Street Bakery ($8).

If you’re preparing for any sort of quiz on newly opened java spots, be sure not to confuse this with SoHo’s Nespresso (317 Madison Ave.; 212-867-7141).

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  • Lisa L. said:

    Recently stumbled on this place on the way to work. Loved the coffee and will be grabbing my daily cup of joe there from now on.

  • Jessica Woods said:

    The book case along the wall is not wall paper, it is customized, eco-friendly tiles by Imagine Tile (www.imaginetile.com)

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