Ok, I know that MUD while successful had mix reactions. Some liked the place, others have not. This does not mean I have not stopped looking, and I think I found another place.
Rapture Cafe (http://www.rapturecafe.com/
) is located at 200 Avenue A between 12th and 13th Streets, on the site of the former Karova Milk Bar on that venerable avenue’s northernmost stretch. It seems to have good spacing, free Wi-Fi owned by the place, independent cafe, independent library and performances/parties on certainty days.
The only possible "negative" side I can see is that some of the late night programming has gays/trans, but considering the open nature of our meeting and with a few gay/bi members: I see this as not a problem unless fist fights occur.
Coincidentally, the last debut of the movie Urchin (http://www.urchinthemovie.com/
) is screening there Sunday July 1st at 9:00PM.
I am personally going to there at 8:00pm to check the place out, ask questions, and see the Urchin movie. If anyone NYC2600'ers or anyone else would like to meet up for this, please feel free to do so.
The other reason I am going there is because if Rapture is as good as it sounds, then this could be ANOTHER alternative spot for alt.coffee. Free Wi-Fi, books, coffee, space and also location as seen here:
If that is not convince I do not know what is.
So that is the low down. I hope things work out, and go Urchin!
P.S. Why every time I post here the page a splodes!?!