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Starbucks Or Starbugs? Petition Urges Coffee Giant To Stop Using Insects As Coloring

An online petition is being circulated urging the coffee giant to stop using a red dye — said to be made from dried, female cochineal insects — in its strawberries & crème frappuccino as well as it strawberry smoothies.


The Starbucks Gingerbread Latte (credit: Starbucks)

Starbucks Welcomes Holiday Season With Free Seasonal Coffee Drinks

Starbucks is kicking off the holiday season with more than just red cups – they’re giving away free java. That’s right: Free Starbucks coffee.


Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz (third from left) makes an announcement in Harlem - New York, NY - Oct 4, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Starbucks To Donate Profits From Harlem Coffee Shop

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been in the news lately for calling on CEOs to boycott donating to politicans. Today, he made news in New York City.


The Bronx River Parkway by Exit 10B in Yonkers (credit: Facebook fan pic by Kathryn MacDonald)

Westchester And Rockland Counties Still Cleaning Up After Irene

Days after Hurricane Irene made her way north, things in New York City’s northern suburbs are still not back to normal.


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Many NYC Starbucks Locations About To Put An End To ‘Squatters’

They’re called Starbucks “squatters.” You know, those folks with their laptops who take all the seats and never seem to leave. But the coffee house giant has a plan brewing to fix that


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Starbucks Probes Confrontation At Centereach Store Which Apparently Led To Gay Worker’s Departure

Starbucks Coffee Co. is investigating a complaint that a supervisor at a Centereach store allegedly berated a gay employee during a management meeting, forcing him to resign.


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Union Workers Protest Starbucks’ Plan To Stop Buying Milk From Queens Dairy

Some City Council members are supporting the protesters and stressed that Starbucks’ threatened move could lead to the loss of over 700 jobs.


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Police Step Up Hunt For Pattern Robbery Suspect In Manhattan

Police say the suspect in a number robberies and attempted robberies in Manhattan is continuing his poorly-disguised pattern.


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Manhattan Suspect Robs CVS, Stopped At Duane Reade

Authorities said the suspect enters stores while covering his face with one hand and placing the other hand under his shirt to simulate a gun.


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Starbucks Celebrates Earth Day With Free Coffee

What does a New Yorker love more than coffee? Free coffee – and that’s what Starbucks is serving up in honor of Earth Day this Friday.

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As Edgy NYC Disappears, Does Its Character Go Too?

Around countless corners, the weird, unexpected, edgy, grimy New York–the town that so many looked to for so long as a relief from cookie-cutter America–has evolved into something else entirely: tamed, prepackaged, even predictable.


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Phone Swipes To Speed Starbucks Lines?

In an effort to placate cranky New Yorkers, Starbucks customers with certain BlackBerrys, iPhones and the iPod touch can now swipe them for speedy payment.


Police at the scene of the '09 Starbucks bombing. (credit: CBS 2)

Starbucks-Bombing Teen Gets Prison Time

Kyle Shaw, 19, filled a bottle with powder from fireworks then set it off in front of the store at Third Avenue and 92nd Street on Memorial Day in 2009.


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Convicted Starbucks Bomber To Be Sentenced

Chelsea resident Kyle Shaw was arrested shortly after the Memorial Day bombing of the Upper East Side coffee shop.


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How Many Calories Are In That Coffee?

They’re the drinks we love for that little pick me up in the morning, but those popular specialty coffees are crammed with calories, as well as caffeine.