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The residents of newish luxury building 55 Hope, where studios go for $2,400, now have a coffee shop to call their own — across the street, on a relatively remote block, musician Franklin Fischer has opened a cafe named after its address, 66 Hope.

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Fischer has operated a recording studio in the building for 17 years; when the ground-floor space opened up, he jumped on it. “I wanted to get into coffee because that’s where I go every day,” he said from behind the counter yesterday.

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So he got trained on the cappuccino machine by the folks at Oslo, who are roasting the beans, and built some furniture to make the airy room feel like a proper pad, with free WiFi and everything. In the corner where a stray copy of The Times might be found on the communal table, his wife has adorned the walls with plants. Call it the greenhouse effect.
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In addition to the coffee, Fischer is serving a sandwich of the day and pastries from Margo, over at Fillmore and Driggs.

The cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
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66 Hope Cafe, 66 Hope St., nr. Marcy Ave.; (212) 203-2365