ALERT! The Balthazar espresso machine fell silent early this morning. The chrome behemoth went into caffeine arrest at an unknown hour and, as yet, has not been revived. A white-apron clad McNallytron told us, "Some dude is supposed to come in and fix it later, I think." But that is little solace to the snaking line of regulars ordering cappuccinos only to be offered coffee, a moment of befuddled sadness flashing across their faces. Lockhart Steele, Balthazar habitu , when reached for comment, responded, "OMG." Across Crosby Street on Spring, Starbucks staff gleefully rubbed their hand together in a moment of unguarded, unbridled schadenfreude.