When to be loud / when to be quiet
Mathias Jakobsen

The Best Cup of Coffee

At the Square Diner on West Broadway in lower Manhattan upon my first trip back to the USA after being in another country (Holland) for the first for an extended stay (it was 2.5 years on that first trip; I ended up staying 10 years in total). The second best was at the Square Diner a month after 9/11/2001. The Square Diner is about 8 blocks north of the World Trade Center. It was there that I heard a jet break the sound barrier a 200 feet above me a month earlier. I’m there right now.

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