[HOT LINKS] Traditional Korean Study Rooms Fulfill A New Mission In N.Y.

July 14, 2014
(Korea Times file)

(Korea Times file)

[NBCNEWS.com]  This is where East meets West. New York City’s only Korean study room has become a hub where Asian and American cultures collide by providing the one thing everyone needs: a quiet corner to call their own, if even just for a few hours a day.

A dual nature sums up the NY Dokseosil, or Study Room, nestled on the fifth floor of a building in Manhattan’s Koreatown. Sisters Youngjin Lee and Obi Lee opened the cafe in 2012 after emigrating from Korea within the last decade.

While the cafe was originally intended to give New Yorkers a quiet nook, free of cafe noise and library restrictions — a common type of facility in Korea — it’s now also available for rent to hold galleries or business events.