Today was the opening of Starbuck's in Jackson Heights. I went at 2PM and it was very crowded which pleased me. I waited 20 minutes before being served. Almost every seat was taken. It was very active and hectic. When I left my apartment in route to Starbuck's, I passed Espresso 77 and it was also very crowded. This pleased me very much since I want Espresso to succeed. I also passed Lety's which was empty. This doesn't concern me since they do a huge bakery business and don't depend on the tables. I ordered a double espresso at Starbucks for $2 and was very disappointed but then they just opened. Later in the afternoon, I ordered a double espresso at Lety's and it was so much better than Starbuck's. Lety's has come a long way in improving their espresso since they opened and they fill the espresso cup to the very top for just $1.85. I won't order a double espresso at Espresso 77 for $4.40. Much too expensive and not a lot better than Lety's.