I’m not even sure where I got this coffee (somewhere near Marcus Garvey Park?) but I’m sure it was 75 cents and I still don’t understand why it’s that confusing to order black coffee BLACK as in no, not with 5 sugars. HERE IS MY MAP AS OF YESTERDAY! I finished walking most of Harlem and can now confidently share that the best restrooms on the Eastern stretch of 125th are in the DMV and at Marshall’s, but if you go to Marshall’s you might accidentally realize you need to buy a bunch of socks or something. Anyway, before I left on my epic birthday roadtrip this past week, I was fortunate enough to have company along the way - Heather Zises spoke with me while we walked around East Harlem and checked out a particularly interesting bodega that had been shut down earlier for illegal gambling. Fun!

I’m not even sure where I got this coffee (somewhere near Marcus Garvey Park?) but I’m sure it was 75 cents and I still don’t understand why it’s that confusing to order black coffee BLACK as in no, not with 5 sugars. HERE IS MY MAP AS OF YESTERDAY! I finished walking most of Harlem and can now confidently share that the best restrooms on the Eastern stretch of 125th are in the DMV and at Marshall’s, but if you go to Marshall’s you might accidentally realize you need to buy a bunch of socks or something. Anyway, before I left on my epic birthday roadtrip this past week, I was fortunate enough to have company along the way - Heather Zises spoke with me while we walked around East Harlem and checked out a particularly interesting bodega that had been shut down earlier for illegal gambling. Fun!

  1. 40sandflowers posted this
I have been creating an informal photographic record of Manhattan's glorious convenience stores since 2009. These are some of my favorites. I hope to document every bodega on the island by mid 2013.

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I probably know where to get a decent cup of bodega coffee in your neighborhood