Monday, February 11, 2013

Report: East Village (ZIP 10003) leads the city in places to buy coffee or tea

The economists over at StatsBee, a blog via NYCEDC's Center for Economic Transformation, examined the Restaurant Inspection Results from the health department to find the number of cafés, coffee shops and tea shops in the five boroughs.

In total, they found 1,700 such places. According to their research:

Manhattan neighborhoods have the highest density of cafés per ZIP code. The East Village ZIP code of 10003 has the highest number of shops with 49, closely followed by Midtown/Hell’s Kitchen (10019) with 47. Midtown East (10017) and SoHo (10012) each have 41, and Tribeca/Chinatown (10013) has 40.

Researchers also looked at the breakdown between the chains and independent shops. And what they found:

With the Restaurant Inspection Results list, we counted 454 Dunkin’ Donuts (including hybrids like Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins) and 272 Starbucks locations. 42.7% of the City’s cafés are one of these two major chains, with the remaining majority made up of smaller chains or single-location establishments.

Find the full report here, including an interactive map. Not sure how telling any of this is, but we do enjoy conversations about coffee. And chains/franchises.

And this is ZIP 10003, because someone always asks ...


francesca said...

Does the East Village start at 5th Avenue now? When did that happen? :p

Uncle Waltie said...

But that's not the reason I live here. This might be a lot closer:

Anonymous said...

@francesca It's a zip code boundary, not an East Village boundary.

Hey19 said...

are zip code regions roughly the same size around Manhattan?

The citywide numbers are striking on their own though. 43% Sbux/DD? wow

francesca said...

@Anonymous 11:47

Yeah I get that. That was my point - the researchers call 10003 the East Village zip code which isn't accurate since it goes too far west to be *only* the East Village. Also, the emoticon :p denotes that the person I kidding or being sarcastic.

andrea said...

@francesca: Since the ZIP codes don't map super well to neighborhood boundaries, I tried to describe the ZIP code with the predominant representative neighborhood. I know it wasn't perfect, unfortunately-- I wish ZIP codes were easier to summarize in NYC!