This lady reminds me of the ladies you might see in Vienna. Great difference: they will not drink their coffee in the street.
The cup in her hand is a very typical New York Coffee Cup. It was designed by Leslie Buck (1922 – 2010) and it is called ‘Anthora’. Buck was born in what is known today as Ukraine and is a Holocaust survivor. His cup design was introduced in New York in 1964 and has the famous inscription “We are Happy to Serve You”.
Like not many cities of the world, New York is Home to many that have happy, fine and respectable houses to dwell in, as well as to many whose home is the street. This just occurs to me while reviewing the picture of this lady drinking coffee in the street and standing around, as if she had no place to go to. You might agree with me that it is obvious she has a ceiling over here head that she could call hers.
New York invites many to roam the streets, as if it was an extended living room of their own. They share a living space with thousands that – for the most part – have no choice, but to spend day and night with all their belongings at hand. We call them the homeless.
Homeless or not, thousands are increasingly walking the streets with coffee at hand. A global change to the way we drink coffee.