West Village Starbucks Gets Its 15 Minutes

John McAlley is an NPR.org contributing editor who likes to do his work while drinking coffee tea, often at the West Village Starbucks. For the March issue of the “print product,” John wrote about the odd cast of international characters he has befriended there. In the podcast below, you can hear John talk about the guy who lives in the West Village yet always drives his Ferrari to the Starbucks. You can also hear John — who was the music editor at Entertainment Weekly — talk about how he got the Dixie Chicks naked.

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5 responses to “West Village Starbucks Gets Its 15 Minutes”

  1. Mike says:

    Really good print piece. Reads like something Tim would do, only better.

  2. Lawrence says:

    Dear Gawd, someone actually goes to that Starbucks??!!!

    Odd cast of charaters is correct. Gotta love the guys who sport the European version of a Jheri curl. wow.

    West Village is just a mess anyway.

  3. RT says:

    I call that street that runs through Starbucks and down to Mi Cocina the “West Village Runway”. Numerous times, unfortunately, witnessed too many douches keep circling the block in their expensive convertible cars looking at everyone to make sure they are looking at them.

    One day I wanna find a beat ass car that backfires and keep looping through the runway.

  4. TheKid says:

    This article is right on the money. Unfortunately, I live right by this location and study there often. I recognize some of the people mentioned in the article, as they are described perfectly.

  5. NeitherParty says:

    Who would have thought that someone connected to NPR would be boring…….was he wearing his fake glasses?