Starbucks Center of Garvity - Dec 2005
Spurred on by a discussion on, I decided it would be interesting to find out what the Starbucks Center of Gravity in Manhattan is (note: On kottke they are looking for density, not center of gravity which I thought was more fun...). What does "center of gravity" mean? Well, it means the exact place you can stand in Manhattan and be closest to ALL Starbucks. As if every single Starbucks was pulling you equally in its direction, this is the place where u could stand to feel the most Starbucks power...and not just within a few blocks radius, but for the whole Island! Think of it like being at the North Pole for overpriced coffee...The power center / death star if you will allow me to go that far.... [....] THUS WE HAVE THE CENTER OF GRAVITY which turns out to be here:

somewhere between 5th and 6th, in between 39th and 40th [....]