People buy coffee in New York City because it’s a safe bet, and coffee shops have been there for generations, says the author of the book Urban Fiction.
“There’s a certain amount of trust that people have with coffee,” says the writer and writer of the upcoming novel The Coffee Lady.
“You can be on a train, walk down the street and then you get a coffee.”
It’s not a luxury.
The coffee is there.
But the city also has a lot of problems with crime and a high rate of drug use, says Ms. Pfeiffer, who lives in the Lower East Side.
She says she often gets a call about the possibility of a crime in her home, and when she tells the police it’s because of the drug trade.
“People have been dying on the street for years,” says Ms, Pfeiffser, whose new novel The Coffeeshop is out in February.
“It’s a crime that’s been going on for decades, but it’s only recently that the public has been exposed to it.”
Urban Fiction focuses on the city’s urban fabric, from the neighborhoods that surround it to the social and political landscape.
“I think it’s important that people are exposed to the history of New York,” says Mr. Zolotowsky.
“It’s like the city you grew up in.
You grow up in a place where the people are all from the same town, you are raised in the same family and there’s just so much in common.
It’s just a beautiful place to live,” he says.
He points to the subway and bus system as examples of how the city is still so much a part of the fabric of the city.
“Even when I was growing up, there was so much to do.
When I look at New York, it’s like a small town, a town with a lot to offer,” he adds.
Ms. Pimp and Mr. Raffaello hope the book will encourage people to stop in the big city and experience what New York has to offer.
“In my own neighborhood, we have a small, mostly black neighborhood, but we’re just a little bit more upscale,” says Michael Raffasello, a co-owner of the coffee shop.
“We’re very proud of our coffee, our food, our music, our neighborhood, our culture,” he added.
The Coffee Lady will be published in June.