A brief history of foursquare
OST Cafe is one of A brief history of foursquare.

1. OST Cafe

441 E 12th St (at Avenue A), Nova Iorque, NY
Cafeteria · East Village · 203 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Naveen and I built half of the original foursquare prototype here (pre-SXSW 2009). This was before I was drinking coffee, so I was downing like 5 hot a day here (someone's gotta pay for that wifi!)

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2. Think Coffee

8.1
248 Mercer St (btwn W 3rd & W 4th St), Nova Iorque, NY
Cafeteria · Greenwich Village · 330 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Naveen & I built 1/2 of the foursquare prototype here (mostly at the back table near the bathroom). The "mayor" feature in 4SQ came from our buddy Chad making fun of us for camping at that table :)

3. Corner Shop Cafe

643 Broadway (at Bleecker), Nova Iorque, NY
Café da Manhã · Greenwich Village · 4 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: There's been a bunch of diff bars below this cafe. At @lock's bday party in Jan 2009, downstairs is where @Naveen & I decided we should try to replace dodgeball w/ 4SQ & launch it @ SXSW in March.

4. Essex Ale House

179 Essex St (btw Houston & Stanton), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · Lower East Side · 1 dica

DensDens: Before this place as Essex Ale House, it was called 12" (er, vinyl record) which was ground zero for early days of dodgeball.com. On the day dodgeball was bought by Google we threw a huge party here.

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5. Ace Bar

8.1
531 E 5th St (btwn Avenue A & B), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · Alphabet City · 144 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: This was a go-to during my grad school days at NYU, Ace Bar was always used as the "example" for dodgeball.com & foursquare use cases. It's still the first place I think of when testing new features.

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6. NYU ITP

721 Broadway Fl 4 (at Waverly Pl), Nova Iorque, NY
Faculdade de Comunicação · Greenwich Village · 25 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Hey, I graduated from ITP in 2004! My thesis project, dodgeball.com (sold to Google in 05) was born here. A lot of the "life as a game" ideas in 4SQ came the "Big Games" class Frank Lantz's taught.

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7. The Magician

7.5
118 Rivington St (at Essex St), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · Lower East Side · 72 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: This place was ground zero for the blogger/Gawker scene in 2003-2004 and has always been a big hangout for the early dodgeball.com crowd. My brain is hardwired to use "The Magician" as a test search.

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8. The Scratcher

8.3
209 E 5th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · East Village · 73 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Official after-work bar of team foursquare. If both bathrooms do not have foursquare stickers on the doors/mirrors/toilets, someone's getting fired... #justsaying

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9. 7B Horseshoe Bar aka Vazacs

8.2
108 Avenue B (at E 7th St), Nova Iorque, NY
Boteco · Alphabet City · 101 dicas e avaliações
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10. Max Fish

178 Ludlow St (btwn E Houston & Stanton St), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · Lower East Side · 48 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Back in the dodgeball.com days, this spot is where the very first "friend-of-a-friend" message actually worked back in 2005 ("Hey, Mona is across the street and you know Mona thru Brian - say hi!"). Leia mais.

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11. East Village Tavern

158 Avenue C (at E. 10th St.), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · Alphabet City · 50 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: When we were still working on foursquare out of my apt, this place was where the very first "pop-up tip" actually worked ("At EV Tavern? Try the fries!") That's when I knew we were onto something good

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12. The Bowery Electric

7.2
327 Bowery (at E 2nd St.), Nova Iorque, NY
Casa de Shows · NoHo · 81 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: We threw a massive party here on the eve that Google shut down dodgeball. @harryh made t-shirts (I still have some), me & @arainert DJed & @naveen and I launched foursquare a week later @ SXSW 2009.

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13. Bleecker Street Bar

7.1
56 Bleecker St (at Crosby St), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · NoHo · 100 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Bleecker Bar may be the home to the very first checkin ever (2001?) One of the orignal use cases from the dodgeball.com days: "I want to know when my friends are at the bar watching a baseball game."

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14. Verlaine Bar & Lounge

8.2
110 Rivington St (btwn Ludlow & Essex St.), Nova Iorque, NY
Bar · Lower East Side · 190 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Where I met @harryh for the first time (2005). It was a few mos before the dball/Goog deal went thru, but HarryH (a Goog eng) knew the deets & pitched me on wanting to work w/ us once we got to Goog.

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15. Angry Wade's

7.9
224 Smith St (at Butler St.), Brooklyn, NY
Bar Esportivo · Boerum Hill · 61 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: Back in October 2004, my buddy Alex & I were here watching a Red Sox/Yankees playoff game when we got the call from Google saying that they wanted to buy Dodgeball.com (the predecessor to Foursquare)

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16. Little Cupcake Bakeshop

8.8
30 Prince St (at Mott St), Nova Iorque, NY
Casa de Cupcake · NoLita · 310 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: After years of R&D, it was here where 4SQ's "Pilgrim" technology *actually worked* for the very first time (Aug 16, 2013). This was Foursquare's "invented the Flux Capacitor" moment. :)

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17. Village Voice

80 Maiden Ln (at Liberty St), Nova Iorque, NY
Escritório · Financial District · 3 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: The building was home to Foursquare's very first offices (2009-2012). We grew from 2 to 100+ people in this space. No trip down memory lane is complete w/out a pint at The Scratcher across the street.

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18. Foursquare HQ

568 Broadway Fl 10 (at Prince St), Nova Iorque, NY
Startup de Tecnologia · SoHo · 182 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: This spot was 4SQ's home for 6 yrs (2012-2018). A lot of great products & technology were built here. To whomever occupies this space in the future, enjoy the great energy Team 4SQ has left behind.

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19. Foursquare HQ

50 W 23rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), Nova Iorque, NY
Startup de Tecnologia · Flatiron District · 18 dicas e avaliações

DensDens: First! :)  Behold our new Corporate HQ... the "appropriate amount of fancy" for a biz 9 yrs in the marking that's been inventing the future of location tech every step of the way! Welcome everyone!