Where We’re Celebrating National Coffee Day Near Our Brooklyn HQ
Everyone has their go-to coffee shop on the way to work. In the Brooklyn Navy Yard, we’re fortunate to have countless options for coffee nearby. On National Coffee Day, September 29, we raise our coffee cups to our hyper-local clients serving fresh coffee to our community:
Head Hi Located near Duggal in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Head Hi is a destination coffee shop known for its curated art shows and publications. During the coronavirus pandemic, the shop captured our collective longing for concerts and live events in the exhibition, “Peripheral,” with photographs taken by Adam Bernstein at a raucous 2016 concert in NYC’s Tompkins Square Park.At a time when concerts were mostly cancelled, Bernstein’s recollection of a 2016 free outdoor summer concert in the East Village was uplifting and hopeful:
“The atmosphere was positive and upbeat and the fans were having an amazing time. Unity was in the air. The crowd was one giant family supporting each other and feeding off of each other’s collective energy. It was the summer of 2016 and as always in our country there was an anti-government sentiment which was mentioned on stage a few times. Despite the anti-government sentiment, the crowd was mindful of each other and took caution to keep the event's positive atmosphere peaceful and safe.”
Duggal Visual Solutions sponsored the exhibition, with associate Jeff Frankle coordinating a 5' x 7 1/2' centerpiece on magic canvas, a unique, self-installable wall covering that is removable and reusable, alongside 16” x 24” photo prints for sale.
With Downtown Brooklyn undergoing a building boom and business renaissance, a cool new corner store opened up shop in the neighborhood. Is this the next generation of the New York bodega?
Located at 294 Livingston Street in Boerum Hill, Dépanneur serves made-to-order sandwiches with local and premium ingredients, plus coffee, tea, and other must-haves for a day of exploration in “DTBK” and its many surrounding enclaves. The name, Dépanneur, is actually that for a convenience store, independently run corner shop, general store or deli in Quebec, Canada.
“We like to think of ourselves as a better bodega, hence our name Dépanneur, but we're not your typical corner store,” the owners write. “We strive to carry a collection of local, delicious, and innovative products from Brooklyn, NY state and around the world as well as sandwiches made with the highest quality ingredients sourced locally whenever possible and coffee beverages made with Toby's Estate beans and farm fresh milk.”
Undoubtedly, the visuals here help set the vibe. Duggal’s Ryan Shorr consulted with Dépanneur to produce the menu boards, window graphics, door graphics, and other signage drawing customers into the store.
Knowing we have these quick and delicious spots so close to our Brooklyn Navy Yard headquarters makes getting morning coffee—and maybe taking an afternoon coffee break, too—refreshingly easy!