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New York area meetup??

Postby circumlocuted » Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:05 pm UTC

I might have been able to make the Boston meetup if I wasn't so busy...
Are there any plans for a New York area meetup?
How many of you would go to one?
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Postby ABFA00 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:07 pm UTC

If by NY you mean NYC... I'd take the fung wah bus from Boston and go.
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Postby une see » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:02 am UTC

ABFA00 wrote:If by NY you mean NYC... I'd take the fung wah bus from Boston and go.


Fung wah bus? This sounds intriguing. Also sounds vaguely Flushing-related.

I'd probably go, if by NY you mean NYC, since I am pretty much just itching for an excuse to make a trip (any trip) to my favorite city. I live near NYC too, so it's not like it would be that inconvenient.

Although it'd be a little awkward, since strangers intimidate me.
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Postby lanicita » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:30 am UTC

If there was an NYC meetup before December, I'd happily go. Anytime afterward and I won't be around.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Kawa » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:06 pm UTC

In December (Winter break), I'd totally be able to go. *starry eyed*
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:44 pm UTC

I'd go, I'm close enough.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:45 pm UTC

I'm a maybe. I am going on another trip in mid-November and money is going to be tight.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby marshlight » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:37 am UTC

Depending on timing and exams, I could get to New York. My aunt lives up there so that would be super convenient for me, actually. And she's the kind of person that would understand a meetup like this, unlike say the rest of my family. Hmm. An interesting idea indeed.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:43 am UTC

Hell, you still owe me cookies. For something. I forget why.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby hendusoone » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:15 am UTC

I'd totally Fung Wah it from Boston for this. I need an excuse to ride one of those busses!

Just give me a date, and I should be able to make it.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby marshlight » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:32 am UTC

Alisto wrote:Hell, you still owe me cookies. For something. I forget why.


Ummm... I believe the deal was baked goods for the score of Tank! and also being a semilocal trumpeting engineer.

Or just because I enjoy baking.

This would be a fun meetup if I could make it.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:40 am UTC

Yes, Tank! I keep forgetting that for some reason. Grr.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:43 am UTC

Do you have any ideas of what the meetup would be? (I think of NYC as packed with people and generally expensive stuff.) Thoughts: a park and/or a specific spot in Central Park, then hit up some nearby museums. High culture FTW.

hendusoone wrote:I'd totally Fung Wah it from Boston for this. I need an excuse to ride one of those busses!

Just give me a date, and I should be able to make it.


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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:29 pm UTC

Can we go to S'Mac? I've been craving that place ever since I heard about it.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby hendusoone » Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:05 pm UTC

I don't see why not... even though I've never heard of it!

EDIT: Ooh, google! http://www.smacnyc.com/ I vote YES.

Also: when? :P
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Sawta » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:41 pm UTC

I would be willing to go, provided there is plenty of notice on the day/time. I might even be able to get two of mt lady friends to come. But it would depend on the date/time, because of work and train schedules.

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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lanicita » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:14 am UTC

Alisto wrote:Can we go to S'Mac? I've been craving that place ever since I heard about it.


Heh, from me! It really is delicious... but it's tiny, so it would have to be either a really small crowd, or we'd have to go eat in Tompkins Square or something.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby umbrae » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:25 am UTC

I would definitely go, since I'm already here. Woo.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby une see » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:28 am UTC

Beacon's Closet? It's this really cheap (my favorite word), but good-quality, clothing store in Brooklyn, which my friend tells me is completely awesome. We were going to go, but we kind of got distracted and ended up at Coney Island instead...

Anyways, we could meet at the steps of the Met. I actually have yet to go into the Met, since every time I've gone to NYC planning to peruse the awesome art, I and my friends have been foiled.

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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby reishka » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:35 am UTC

I'm easily game. Hop on MetroNorth and I could be there inside of two hours. Just give me a place and time.

And I'd love to go to S'Mac. I've heard lovely things but haven't yet gotten to try it myself.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby marshlight » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:30 pm UTC

Honestly the best time for me would be sometime during winter session, Jan 2 - Feb 8, because this semester is turning out to be insane and I'd rather not die. During winter session I am taking extremely easy classes and could probably manage to get away for a weekend. However that may be too far away (or too cold, as NYC is, er, kind of icky in the winter) so I would see what I could do for any other recommended days.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby niteice » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:38 pm UTC

I'm maybe an hour and a half away trainwise. I'd totally come if I could convince my parents...
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:54 pm UTC

I agree with marshlight. I'd rather do it sometime after Christmas, but what could we really do in NYC in the winter? Unless someone has a house in the area where they don't mind a bunch of strangers congregating, we might be out of luck.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby marshlight » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:27 am UTC

Alisto wrote:I agree with marshlight. I'd rather do it sometime after Christmas, but what could we really do in NYC in the winter? Unless someone has a house in the area where they don't mind a bunch of strangers congregating, we might be out of luck.


Well, there's ice skating at Rockefeller or general city-stomping. We could all go see Spamalot (those tickets have to to be cheaper by now, right?). I'm sure there's something...also, my aunt lives on west 37th street (garment district) so she's pretty familiar with the area and could maybe help us out. However her place is really not big enough for a ton of people (although it is stocked with a bunch of wacky things). Hmmph. I don't really have time to think about this at the moment but... silly weather!
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:58 am UTC

Seeing a show would be great (I still want to see Avenue Q), but it's not a very social event.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Reckless » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:46 pm UTC

I'd be in for something in the late Dec-early Jan area, during winter break.

We had a couple of NYC meetings organized over Facebook for incoming students at my college. While we had the benefit of Central Park in the summertime, there are plenty of places in the city we could meet up. We could all go see Bodies, or some other museum-type spot.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

i visit NYC quite often and i can tell you to CHECK THE SCHEDULES before going to a museum. often they have a speaker or something very interesting that a mob of people is going to show up for...

so unless you want to wait for 1.5 hours outside in the cold, check museum scheds.

in all honesty, i suggest waiting until the new coney island is done before a nyc meetup. they're building a new amusement park there and i think it would be AWESOME to all meet there.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:44 am UTC

Six Flags Great Adventure in NJ? Eh? Eh?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby marshlight » Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:47 am UTC

It might be interesting to go sneak about Coney Island in various stages of deconstruction as well. I wanted to go up for its last weekend but I was busy. =( Oh well! I actually think this would be fun. Although, cold. There is always that cold factor.

Also, does 6flags even run in the winter? Somehow I doubt it.

But I have not ridden a proper rollercoaster all summer. I am very much due. So I'm up for that anyway!

(also, Avenue Q is hilarious. I have the soundtrack. Whee!)
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Sprocket » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:26 pm UTC

marshlight wrote:Ummm... I believe the deal was baked goods for the score of Tank! and also being a semi-local trumpeting engineer.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Alisto » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:20 pm UTC

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marshlight wrote:Ummm... I believe the deal was baked goods for the score of Tank! and also being a semi-local trumpeting engineer.
Alisto, you engineer trumpets?


Sadly, no. But I've considered it as a career choice, given my background as a music major.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Reckless » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:39 pm UTC

scrt_rbt_agnt wrote:in all honesty, i suggest waiting until the new coney island is done before a nyc meetup. they're building a new amusement park there and i think it would be AWESOME to all meet there.


Ah awesome, I haven't heard about this till now. Have any good links handy with what they're planning?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby marshlight » Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:19 pm UTC

I only know about it because of the octopus pie notice. I'm sure I would have heard from my aunt eventually, but that was my initial heads up. Not really sure what the plans are, though.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby d33p » Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:34 am UTC

I'm about 3hrs from NYC. I'm up for any sort of gypsy-minded random adventure, even if it involves frostbite and quasihobomaneuvers. Someone land a(some) date(s), and I'm in, even if nobody knows me... because hell, it's a short life, and a short distance, and what the hell else is this time for?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Joseph » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:01 pm UTC

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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lazarus89 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:31 am UTC

I can definitely make it to an xkcd meetup in the city... I work in NY, live in NJ.

I know a couple of interesting bars in the village that might serve as good meetup/ice-breaking locations. The SMAC idea sounds awesome too.

Timing-wise, anytime after this month is good.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby reishka » Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:36 am UTC

lazarus89 wrote:I can definitely make it to an xkcd meetup in the city... I work in NY, live in NJ.

I know a couple of interesting bars in the village that might serve as good meetup/ice-breaking locations. The SMAC idea sounds awesome too.

Timing-wise, anytime after this month is good.


Might I suggest the into thread?

Also, we might want to stick away from bars as not everyone here is old enough to get into them.

And since no one's really stepped up to the plate to suggest a date yet... how about November or March? Or both? One soon-ish so that those that are jones'in to hang out with some cool kids can do so, and then the one in March when it starts to warm up some?
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby lazarus89 » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:44 am UTC

Good point about bars-- I keep on forgetting that I am no longer the youngest person in the universe. :(

I see several people in this thread who seem to have conflicts in November... a meetup would probably be best coming right after the winter holidays. I vote mid-January. Fortunately, I lead a pretty aimless existence, so pretty much any other time works for me as well.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby reishka » Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:02 am UTC

The only reason I suggested November is for kids (like me) that are really eager and have a spare weekend or whatever to hang out in the city. Seeing as how I make a monthly trip up to the city it's no big deal for me, but if no people want to or no one can, that's cool.

December is out for obvious reasons.

And I know some kids didn't want to come up here while it was so cold so that's why I threw March out into the mix.

No one's done anything to lay out a final day or anything so I figured I'd throw something out there.

But if kids wanna meet up in January, I'm down with that too... it just can't be the last weekend since that's Boy's birthday and we'll be celebrating.
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Re: New York area meetup??

Postby Mecks » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:58 am UTC

I'll throw in a vote for the Met. I'm an hour and a half-ish by the LIRR, weekends are best. Any time of year sans summer session, when I go home. (Which is far out of the NY area range.)
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