A New York coffee shop made from memories
May 22, 2014 11:17
Spiegel, an outpost of Israeli coffee-shop culture in the East Village, recreates a piece of Jerusalem history lost in the second intifada.
Spiegel, in New York City’s East Village.
At Spiegel in New York City’s trendy East Village, don’t bother asking your waiter for the WiFi password to connect your gadgets. Unlike most city coffee shops, Spiegel’s Israeli-born owner, Shmulik Avital, is working hard to create a unique environment – one that doesn’t include laptop- lined tables.Opened in mid-March of this year, Spiegel aims to fill a gap in the New York lifestyle that native Israelis know all about: coffee-shop culture.