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The caffebene, giant Korean coffee chain opened the flagship location in Times Square, NYC, with the Misugaru Latte and its localized menu.
In the great war of coffee in New York City, there’s a new kid on the block. caffebene, renown for the mellow and nutty flavoring of its coffee brand, is setting up shop in Times Square.
caffebene, which originated in Seoul, Korea, is already a booming chain and a favorite hotspot for locals in Seoul. Since its founding in 2008 by entrepreneur Kim Sun-Kwon, the chain boasts over 750 outlets compared to the 381 of the veteran Starbucks. The success of caffebene is largely to due to the stellar taste of its coffees, which is a medium roast blend that is rich in flavor but without the bitterness often associated with other brands. Also popular are the signature beverages like the Misugaru latte, which is a Korean tea-based drink that combines five grains of black rice, brown rice, white bean, black bean and barley. Besides its sweet and salty flavor, the latte is also a famed for its health benefit, which is high in fiber and low in calories. This will be especially attractive to New Yorkers who are typically one of the most health conscious demographics in the US. Each store employs its own pastry chef and baker who prepare crafted menu favorites like the Belgian waffle, caffebene’s signature dish, served in two types of waffles: sweet waffles with sweet pearl sugar and savory waffles with bacon and Parmesan cheese.
More importantly, caffebene takes the sit and sip atmosphere of its rivals and brings it to a whole new level. All of its stores’ interiors styled like old European coffee houses with subway-tiled walls that boasts flat-screen TVs. There is even separate reading and WIFI-enabled rooms and thus the atmosphere of caffébene is a retrofitted hangout for people who like to relax, drink and be merry. According to founder and CEO Kim this is his favorite part about being a business owner. “I’ve never see people arguing in my coffee shop,” he says. “I just enjoy seeing people having a good time.”
The Seoul-based coffee franchiser, caffebene, started in April 2008 in Seoul, Korea and has since open 750 stores in the surrounding cities. Each store employs its own chef and baker who prepare fresh menu items each day. Kim Sun-Kwon, the founder and CEO of caffebene believes “trust’ and ‘faith’ are the most important keys to his success of business. He is already planning a second location on the West Coast and planning to open 100 outlets including 50 in Manhattan alone in the States in two years.
caffebene 1611 Broadway New York, NY 10019
Bronx Museum offers free passes in December while Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium offers free passes when donating toys or foods
Bronx Museum offers free passes in December
The Bronx Museum, which normally has a suggested admission of $5 is going completely FREE in December … if you have the coupon. Just for your information, The Bronx Museum is also FREE EVERY FRIDAY throughout the year.
The museum was named the culture spot of the month by NYC & Co, the city’s tourism marketing group. The coupon, available to print out during December, will get free admission for a family of up to four people. The coupon can be redeemed until June 30, 2012.
The Bronx Museum, located at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street, is home to more than 800 contemporary paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs.
Free Bronx Zoo and NY Aquarium passes for food drive
Zoo lovers can get a pass for a free visit to the Bronx Zoo or the New York Aquarium when donating items to the Wildlife Conservation Society food and toy drive.
To get the pass, you need to donate one new unwrapped toy or a bag with at least 10 packaged food items.
The donations can be made through Dec. 31 in exchange for a general admission ticket to the Bronx Zoo or New York Aquarium good for a visit in 2012 from Jan. 1 through June 30.
Donations can be dropped off at the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo or Queens Zoo, which are all operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society. There’s a limit of four free tickets per family.
The food and toy drive is co-sponsored by City Harvest, and the Bronx and Brooklyn borough president’s offices.
ArtUP:Growing Public Art in the LES, calls for funding to preserve cultural landmarks in East Village
As the end of the year approaches, FABnyc invites you to help us revitalize our community spaces by supporting our public art program, ArtUp.
Cultural landmarks are disappearing rapidly on the Lower East Side, and, in an effort to preserve the neighborhood’s character, FABnyc’s ArtUp program is transforming construction sites, scaffolding bridges, and vacant spaces into street-side galleries.
Invigorate and preserve the culture of the Lower East Side by making a contribution to ArtUp via our Kickstarter campaign. You can even receive special rewards from past and current ArtUp artists, and, to sweeten the deal, all donors will be invited to a backer party this January.
ArtUp will only be funded if at least $3,000 is pledged by Thursday Dec 29, 9:17pm EST, so every little bit helps and every dollar is appreciated.
Your invaluable support will help generate vital creative exchange and sustain neighborhood character.
Let art inspire you in 2012.
Over 100 Unique Merchants Joined for Unique Shoppers at 18th ‘Union Square Holiday Market’ from November 18th-December 24th, 2011!
The holiday shopping season officially begins with the opening of the popular Union Square Holiday Market, open annually between Thanksgiving to Christmas eve at Union Square.
Over 100 merchants are on hand to bring you some of the most unique gifts ever. The Union Square Holiday Market is the place to do your holiday shopping. Some of the items you will find this year include:
- Hand-blown glass housewares
- Local, handmade leather belts
- Bags and accessories made from recycled plastic
- A variety of handmade jewelry
- Gloves…hats…Tibetan crafts…and more
There will also be nibbles and noshes throughout—German delights…sweet and savory treats…cider and cappuccino to keep you warm. There are so many beautiful things—be sure to come, browse and check them all out.
Please visit the Information Booth at the Union Square Holiday Market. This booth is there to help you to find which merchant has children’s mittens or a travel pet dish. They can also advise you on the neighborhood and where to find the Indian dish you are craving or a cozy spot to have a glass of wine and celebrate the end of your holiday shopping! Please stop by the Info Booth and say hello — we look forward to seeing you! You can also download this handy printable map of the market to help plan and navigate your visit.
Friends & Neighbors:
Market Dates: November 18 – December 24, 2011
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00am to 8:00pm; Saturday, 10:00am to 8:00pm; Sunday, 11:00am to 7:00pm