Athena cup (blue coffee cup)
This exemplifies new york's hustle and bustle. On the go. Caffienated. In a rush. Yet quaint, cozy, and historic, with just a hint of kitch sprinkled in. The story of the athena cup is great, the Times did a fantastic obit on its creator.
And in typical New York fashion, this cheap, little, generic cup with fake flair has transformed itself into an icon seen on the streets of the city every morning.