Gorilla Coffee’s second Brooklyn location, at 472 Bergen Street in Park Slope, opened in the fall of 2013. It’s closer to A.O. Scott’s home than 97 Fifth Avenue and, hence, the New York Times film critic’s GC hub when he chooses to write his articles from the comfort of a java joint chair.
That tidbit is part of a fun PBS Newshour report by Jeffrey Brown tied to the February release of Scott’s book Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth. At one point during the Gorilla Coffee conversation, there is this brief exchange:
BROWN: We’re in an age of sequels and reboots and packaging of everything.
SCOTT: Yes. Yes.
Indeed. Gorilla Coffee’s Bergen Street digs were previously a shrine to Lulumon.