In a new series of posts, we’re going to take pictures of our view looking out windows from the various places our day-to-day travels takes us.

The idea was inspired by a question posed in the Roberto Bolano novel “The Savage Detectives” and by the pleasure derived from watching city life pass by while looking out a restaurant window or the heady view afforded by 34th floor office.

Below is our first post in the What’s Outside the Window series. It’s the view from a Starbucks at the corner of Ninth Avenue and W. 15th Street in the border area of Chelsea and the luxury fashion-centrale Meat Packing District, in downtown New York City.