Posted by Donnie:
Today the BBC reports that coffee is good for the prostate. Now now, Not in the stimulation sense, but it may help to lower the risk of prostate cancer and have some limited health benefits.
When I read about coffee, it's hard for me not to reminisce and fondly recall our beloved "Big Cup" in Chelsea. Hard to believe that it has now been closed for over four years. It was standard for us to say lets "meet me at the Big Cup". Aah, the eye candy, cute barista boys, guys in sweats coming from the gym, HX, Metro, Blade and Next magazines strewn all over the brig-a-brag furnishings. It was "the gay coffee joint". Alas, gentrification and rent increases forced its closure. Another nail in the coffin of the gay ghetto.
We still have some nice New York "gay friendly" places such as Ninth Street Espresso on 9th street in Alphabet City and Tompkins Square Park. More of a bakery, but if you can get a seat, Billy's Bakery has luscious cupcakes and good java. I'm sure you all have a favorite place, care to share?