Central Perk now open in SoHo - Metro US

Central Perk now open in SoHo

Central Perk James Michael Tyler — Gunther on “Friends” — stopped by to promote the pop-up Central Perk.
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This will make you feel old: It’s been 20 years since “Friends” premiered on TV. And that means it’s been 10 years since the final episode aired (not that it’s kept “Friends” from a commanding a near-constant presence in reruns).

To celebrate, Warner Bros. Television and Eight O’Clock Coffee paired up to create a pop-up replica of Central Perk — right where it was purported to be on the series, in SoHo. Better than your average café, Central Perk is not only serving up four kinds of coffee —for free —but it’s also a mini museum showcasing props, costumes and merchandise inspired by the series. And, yes, while you’re shopping and sipping your complimentary java, you can take a photo with your own five best friends on the iconic orange couch.

Central Perk will be open daily at 199 Lafayette St. from Sept. 17 through Oct. 18.

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