Karl

Karl

Part-time attorney-burnout/part-time cafe owner. The love child of Ben Brantley and Oscar The Grouch.

Drinks: Decaf

(Owns and co-manages the cafe)

Maynard

Maynard

Hell-sea hottie with encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and sixth sense for who is cruising who. Co-manages the cafe.

Drinks: Soy mocha latte with an extra shot and hazelnut syrup

(Met Karl through former owner of cafe)

Jeffrey

Jeffrey

Sales manager at trendy boutique in the Meatpacking District. Passionate about global warming because "gurrrrrlfriend, selling Fall wool fashions in August is hard enough already." Your go-to guy when you want to know Mischa Barton from Badgley Mischka.

Drinks: Coffee black (yeah, he's heard all the jokes already)

(Works in neighborhood)

Stephanie

Stephanie

Professor of Social Work at NYU; lives in Brooklyn. Brings her own cup to reduce waste.

Drinks: Rooibos Red Tea

(met Karl at law school when she cross-registered from the School of Social Work)

Martin

Martin

Music director for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway shows. Thinks being 50-something and gay is like wearing a cloak of invisibility sometimes.

Drinks: Tea with lemon

(works/lives in neighborhood)

Wally

Wally

Just moved to New York. Active member of Human Rights Campaign, Empire State Pride Agenda, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Heritage of Pride, National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Frontrunners, the Ramblers, and works 100 hours a week at an investment bank.

Drinks: Triple espresso with an extra shot and six sugars.

(Just moved into neighborhood)

Dick

Dick

Ghost/activist. Died of complications from HIV. Brings us news from the afterlife.

Can be seen only by those who knew him when he was alive.

(Karl did his will, power of attorney and estate work)

Angel

Angel

Does his homework at the cafe after school. Completely immune to the drama and wise beyond his 10 years.

Drinks: Apple juice

(goes to school in neighborhood)