UES Crime: The Starbucks Bombing

Yesterday, Monday morning, around 3:30am, a small homemade bomb went off outside a Starbucks on 92nd Street and 3rd Avenue.  The blast destroyed an outdoor bench, shattered some of the store’s windows, and was heard and felt by nearby residents.  So far, surveillance footage and one witness implicate two teens in the crime.

I strolled by the victimized Starbucks later in the day, around 7pm.  A few news vans were parked in the area, but the bench and broken glass seemed to have been replaced and the place was up and running, packed with coffee drinkers.


And across 3rd Avenue, Ron Burgundy was on the scene, interviewing the locals.

Small Bomb Goes Off Outside Upper East Side Starbucks
[NY Daily News]