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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lanicita » Wed May 12, 2010 3:13 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:I'll be in NYC in June, about the 10th-14th I think. It would be great to meet up with you fine people. However it's a very short, family trip, celebrating my sexagenarian father's birthday, so I'm not sure if there's anything I can do than grab a quick coffee/beer with you hoopy froodle yankee-doodles.

My last trip involved walking around the Ulysses Bar near Wall Street, asking people if they were called 'clintonius'

Did the proposition to set up a Little Britain in NYC ever come to fruition? I have a friend there who was kind of upset how Chinatown is encroaching on Little Italy (he's of German/Jewish extraction, so I don't know why he's so upset), but in order to not be so homesick, I demand a slice of NYC to incorporate red telephone boxes, black taxicabs, stately palaces, and gentrified elite in top hats and tails, popping their monocles into snifters of brandy at every small surprise.

Hopefully I can meet meteorswarm, and apologise in person for deleting his account.

Hendu and I will be in NYC that weekend! Meeeeetuppp

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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby scikidus » Wed May 12, 2010 11:06 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:I'll be in NYC in June, about the 10th-14th I think.

Figures that I'll actually be leaving New York on the 10th and coming back around the 15th.

There's a slim chance I could meet up on the 10th. I'd rather like to put my suspicions to rest that you're actually a leprechaun.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby clintonius » Thu May 13, 2010 4:08 pm UTC

Oh hells yeah beer. This thing, it shall happen.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lazarus89 » Tue May 18, 2010 5:52 am UTC

Felstaff wrote:I'll be in NYC in June, about the 10th-14th I think. It would be great to meet up with you fine people. However it's a very short, family trip, celebrating my sexagenarian father's birthday, so I'm not sure if there's anything I can do than grab a quick coffee/beer with you hoopy froodle yankee-doodles.

My last trip involved walking around the Ulysses Bar near Wall Street, asking people if they were called 'clintonius'

Did the proposition to set up a Little Britain in NYC ever come to fruition? I have a friend there who was kind of upset how Chinatown is encroaching on Little Italy (he's of German/Jewish extraction, so I don't know why he's so upset), but in order to not be so homesick, I demand a slice of NYC to incorporate red telephone boxes, black taxicabs, stately palaces, and gentrified elite in top hats and tails, popping their monocles into snifters of brandy at every small surprise.

Hopefully I can meet meteorswarm, and apologise in person for deleting his account.


I was there for this.

I vote for an alternate ending that involves actually meeting Felstaff this time round.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Ubertrout » Mon May 31, 2010 10:46 pm UTC

Longtime xkcd reader, but forum tyro. Is such a meetup wherebouts June 10-14 occurring, and is it limited to forumites of sufficient vintage?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Nath » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:03 am UTC

I shall actually be missing the Seattle meetup because I'll be in the NY area at this time. Doubt I'll be able to make it, though.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Felstaff » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:51 am UTC

So it looks like I can either do a latelate Friday night (like post-10pm ish), or Saturday afternoon/evening thing.

Pffft. As if Manhattan has anything to do on a Friday night.

It's unlikely that I'll have any means of mobile communication, so anything planned will have to have the old-fashioned date/time/place/what are you wearing? combo posted here for posterity.
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Postby Felstaff » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:52 pm UTC

Also, it's England Vs. USA in the Soccerfootball World Cup at 2.30pm on Saturday (your time). I may perhaps would like to watch this on a public bar's televisual equipment. Any takers?

If not; at least does anybody know of any downtown Manhattan bars that would be showing such a spectacle?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lanicita » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:57 pm UTC

I would totally go to a bar and watch footballsoccer. We have a concert to go to at 6:30 on Saturday, but before that we can do a thing! We went to a tavern a few weeks ago that was up for changing the channels on their TV, so maybe that one. Hopefully hendu will jump in with the name and stuff because I don't remember.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby hendusoone » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:38 pm UTC

That tavern was pretty awesome, very uncrowded (was a Sunday afternoon), and had fantastic burgers. The beer selection could have been better, but there was perfectly drinkable stuff on it. There are a number of TVs, and they are totally willing to put on any game you want. I think when we were there, they were showing a few baseball games, a soccer game, and an ATV race.

It was the Barrow Street Alehouse, at 15 Barrow Street. http://www.barrowstreetalehouse.com/

It's also less than a 5 minute walk from the place lanicita and I are going for that concert, so that's a bonus for us. A short walk from the W 4th St subway station, too.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lazarus89 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:39 am UTC

I'll take England vs. USA. And I'll support England too. Where again?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lanicita » Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:07 am UTC

Yes, the place that hendu linked is probably a good place for it! Shall we say Barrow St Alehouse (it's in the West Village so make sure you have good directions because the streets are wacky around there), Saturday 2:30ish? Depending how many people come, we might need two booths. Let's see, we have Felstaff, hendu, lazarus and me. I'll assume Clinton too. Anyone else?

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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Felstaff » Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:02 pm UTC

whelp. I'm back here in the Ulysses bar. Anyone around? i'm wearing a white shirt.

Saturday Barrow St Bar you say? The match is at 2.30 so I'm going to be there at 1.30-2ish :-)

Edit: I'm now heading off to the patriot, 110 Chambers St, for a night o' heavy drinkin!

Edit 2; turns out I'm heading into Queens for a night o' heavy drinkin!
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby clintonius » Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:16 pm UTC

ACK! I was about to post something about how I think Barrow St will be a shitshow tomorrow, but then I realized that might not be true at all. I mean, with the World Cup there are bound to be quite a few people everywhere, but I bet it'll be aight. Plus they have Big Buck Hunter downstairs. I'll be there provided my goddamn stomach cooperates.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Felstaff » Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:42 pm UTC

cool beans. According to my ESPN thingy the match starts at 1.30? I'll be there at 1 anyhow. See... See you there?

I'm posting from Hell's Kitchen. It's pretty awesome. There's live jazz playing at Bar 9 on 9th ave and i'm enjoying the sunshine.

I'm going to be at Woody's on Wild West 14th St. Tonight at 11.30 so if anyone wants to meet me for v. Late drinks, it will be lovely to see you.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lanicita » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:08 am UTC

Well, Barrow Street didn't make the NY Times' or Time Out NY's list of places to watch the World Cup, so at least we know it won't be one of the absolute most crowded bars in the city?

We will probably show up about an hour and a half after whenever we happen to wake up.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Felstaff » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:15 pm UTC

Hi guys. I'm heading off to the Barrow Street Alehouse now :) I'm wearing a white tee-shirt saying 'Final Tie' on it, dark blue jeans and mid-blue trainers (if I had done a few more of Randall's colour survey, I probably would have come up with better colour names... Aquamarine/prussian blue jeans and cobalt/azure sneakers?), and I'll be there in about an hour? Just having a quick shower at the hotel first and then heading off.

I'll be cheering on England and booing the USA. Turns out, it does start at 2.30pm local time.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby paulagostinelli1 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:02 am UTC

Hello, I've been a very long time reader of the comics and browser of the fora but just joined after finding (and subsequently catching completely up on) the xkcdsw thread. I figured, with my new account, and the fact that I live in NYC, I'd see if I could resurrect this nigh-dead thread.

Where the new yorkers at? I'd love to see a meetup happen in the area!
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Meteorswarm » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:07 pm UTC

Argh, I missed meeting the illustrious Felstaff in person by not watching this thread carefully. Drat! I'll have to watch this thread more carefully.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby PAstrychef » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:45 am UTC

Well, I'm out on LI until March and am always glad to meet new folks. Weekends are good for me, just tell me where and when.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Mumpy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:43 pm UTC

Hey Y'all, I'm in New york from March 26- April 3rd. I probably won't be available for a meet up(sorry), but would appreciate any insider knowledge on where's good to go/what's good to do. I'm 18 and staying in manhattan, about 10 mins north of central park.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby charolastra » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:05 pm UTC

I'm probs going to be in NYC April 15-17 for a summit for young adults with/survivors of cancer, if I get off the wait list. I will be available April 15 afternoon/night, Sat nigh dinner (and possibly later if I don't get off the booze cruise waitlist), and maaaaaaybe a little Sunday afternoon. I have college friends to see during those times as well. Also, if anyone wants to let me couch surf. ;)
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby dimochka » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:21 pm UTC

I work in NYC so I know the area quite well. While I live outside of the city (Jersey) and would unlikely be able to host anyone, shoot me a message if you want suggestions on where to go (on whatever type of budget you've got) and what to see; I should be able to give a few pointers in the least.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:35 am UTC

So I will be out here through November, and would love to meet up with folks. On August 11th there will be a Story Collider at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn. This is a great storytelling event run by a pair of particle physicists. The event itself is free, and the bar is close to both the subway and the LIRR.
Anyone else interested?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Sprocket » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:06 am UTC

Anyone going to Maker Faire NYC? I am!
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby b.i.o » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:05 pm UTC

Not completely certain yet, but I'm pretty sure I am.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:11 am UTC

Of course, it has to be happening when I have to out of the area. Grrr.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby b.i.o » Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:28 pm UTC

Just bought my ticket, will likely be there on Saturday the 17th.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Chuff » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:48 am UTC

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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Sprocket » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:53 pm UTC

If anyone wants to go to Maker Fair NEW YORK for FREE, you can volunteer for teaching people to solder and make brush bots, you can sign up by following the instructions here. http://alphaonelabs.pbworks.com/w/page/ ... ire%202012

OR volunteer to do OTHER stuff and go to maker fair new york free HERE http://makerfaire.com/cs/maker/create/f ... 12vol.form
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby semicharmed » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:49 pm UTC

Sprocket wrote:OR volunteer to do OTHER stuff and go to maker fair new york free HERE http://makerfaire.com/cs/maker/create/f ... 12vol.form


I am doing this! I do not know when or specifically what, yet, but as I'm unemployed at the moment, probably set up on Thursday/Friday, which also gets me a weekend pass. So I will probably be at a significant portion of Maker Faire!

EDIT: I'll be working with the Sidekick Crew, in the Learn to Solder tent/area on both Saturday & Sunday. And then set-up on Friday.

Is anyone else going?
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