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Starbucks Cleans Up the East Village

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When you are a barista at Starbucks, your daily tasks aren't limited to barking "Next!" at coffee-desperate customers while manning the cash register, replacing toilet paper in the bathrooms and watching carefully while machines churn out espressos. You must also take care of the exterior of your store. Apparently, at one Starbucks location in the East Village (Second Avenue and 9th Street, from the looks of things), this includes removing graffiti. A tipster, who sent in the above photos, writes: "East Village Starbucks employees required to do a little graffiti spring cleaning??!" All in a day's work, folks, all in a day's work. Let it be known Howard Schultz does not like taggers.
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