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Entries in gorilla coffee (2)

Wednesday
Oct122011

[What To Do In Park Slope When...] Your Manhattan Friends Come For A Fall Staycation.

Image via Eric Ryan Anderson

The word "staycation" is maybe the worst atrocity that marketers have committed in the last hundred years, but I'm using it here because it's the only appropriate word for when your friends from Manhattan "come all the way out" to Brooklyn for some rest and relaxation time. Fall is a particularly frequent time for Manhattanites to travel the full fifteen minutes it takes to get to the Slope, expecting a full on autumn Festival as soon as they haul their asses off the R train. 

Rightfully so. People actually decorate shit for harvest/Thanksgiving/Halloween in these parts, and no one loves a cornucopia like this girl. 

SO, what do you do when you being asked to provide a relaxing fall-themed day for your Manhattanite friends?

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Wednesday
Aug102011

BREAKING: Gorilla's Lawsuits Against Former Employees & The NY Times Are DEE-SMISSED!

Photo By Park Slope Lens

Brooklyn's Coffee War of 2010, which pit Gorilla Coffee against former employees and The New York Times, has finally been settled. We just received this breaking press release from Brandworkers International

New York, NY- State Supreme Court Justice Wayne P. Saitta has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Gorilla Coffee against a group of its former employees who spoke out regarding management's behavior at the company.  After sustained attempts to improve what they viewed as a hostile work environment at the prominent Brooklyn-based cafe and coffee roaster, the workers caused a stir in the gourmet coffee community and in the news media by resigning their employment as a group and discussing their decision in a letter to the New York Times.  

To refresh, back in April of 2010 every single Gorilla Coffee employee walked the fuck outciting "a 'perpetually malicious, hostile, and demeaning work environment' under Carol McLaughlin, one of the two owners, and demanded that she withdraw from daily operations at the coffee bar." Because they had no staff, Gorilla closed it's ass down for two weeks. Then the NY Times wrote an article about the incident and published a note from the staffers, which read in part:

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