As crazy as it sounds, I typically try to avoid 14th street at all costs (unless it's for Artichoke Pizza). When I happened to find myself strolling down the overpopulated street over the weekend, I decided I didn't hate the street so much after all.
Madman Espresso, an amazing little coffee shop offering a break from the hustle and bustle was the perfect way to break up a long afternoon stroll. We grabbed some lattes and sat outside to soak up some pre-fall cool air, making it a perfectly acceptable trip to 14th street.
[Madman Espresso; 319 E. 14th Street, Gramercy]