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Coffee shops in Brooklyn are redesigning their interiors to make them less comfy, trying to put an end to endless couch-surfing by people who have confused “coffee shop” with “my living room,” reports the New York Times.

Nominations for replacement public socializing spaces?

Libraries? Cupcake shops?

Libraries. (Free access. Community hubs, many of which now feature coffee carts or cafes. Enough said.)