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A NoHo Starbucks is dealing with more than just a constant flow of caffeine junkies looking to get their fix.
The café at the corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street regularly contends with drug users, mentally disturbed people and homeless folks looking to take a nap, The Post witnessed.
The article goes on to state the following:
“Starbucks got too woke too fast,” said java joint regular Constantine Dobryakov. “Now some customers are too scared to go in because you’ve got a bunch of homeless people sleeping in there. They got to be ready to kick people out and not give everyone a free cup of coffee. You give them a finger and they’ll take a hand.”
The now unionized coffee house is now a place where the homeless take naps and wash their hair in the restroom sinks.
Paying customers have complained about the disgusting smell and lack of seating because the homeless and junkies take them all.
Reports have come in from customers regarding incidents such as a mentally disturbed trench coat-wearing man talking loudly to himself and shouting obscenities at the mirror near the bathroom for 30 minutes.
The customer said of that ordeal, “There’s a guy over by the bathrooms making people really uncomfortable.”
He was later removed by two police officers.
Customers also complained of the foul odor and garbage around the location.
A Nextdoor user commented, “Nothing like the smell of BO and urine with your morning coffee.”
Astor Place is “the location” for the homeless community, Dave, a 28-year-old homeless man from Boston said, “They’ve got phone chargers and nice couches. Ever since those black guys were arrested at one in Philadelphia a few years ago, nobody really wants to touch you. Employees might come over and very quietly ask sleeping people to wake up and move on, but then those same guys go right back to sleep. The cops will only show up if someone is dangerous.”
Critics said ever since Starbucks made its restrooms public it’s been commandeered by derelicts.
A political commentator said, “They allow anybody to use their restrooms, which sounds like a good idea, but when you’ve got a country that uses public space as homeless shelters and mental health wards, that assures having people shooting up heroin in the bathrooms and halfway moving into them.”
— New York Post (@nypost) August 13, 2022
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