Coney Island, NY meetup! August 9, 2007 1:25 PM   Subscribe

Come one, come all: Coney Island, NY meetup on Saturday, September 8th.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:25 PM (71 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

For your meetup pleasure, we will be meeting at:
3 p.m. at the Wonder Wheel, for those who want to ride rides.
6 p.m. at the Tatiana Cafe, for those who want to drink drinks.

Brought to you by Stynxno, idest, and yours truly.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:25 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well. Don't mind if I do!
posted by hermitosis at 1:32 PM on August 9, 2007


dot.
posted by Stynxno at 1:40 PM on August 9, 2007


Holy F train, Batman!

Wow. That's an ambitious meetup. 45 mins - 1 hour from the East Village. God, I'll try to make it, but no guarantees.
posted by Afroblanco at 1:53 PM on August 9, 2007


Considering it took me 3 hours to get to work yesterday, the 1.5/2 hours from Washington Heights seems like a cake walk.
posted by Stynxno at 1:57 PM on August 9, 2007


Yeah, but at the end of that hour you're at CONEY ISLAND.
posted by hermitosis at 1:58 PM on August 9, 2007 [2 favorites]


Let's just get this out of the way now:

OMG THE BAR ISN'T IN THE EAST VILLAGE THIS SUCKS
OMG THE BAR ISN'T IN THE EAST VILLAGE THIS RULES
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:58 PM on August 9, 2007 [3 favorites]


I'll be there, barring hell or high water.
*shakes fist at MTA*
posted by Skorgu at 1:59 PM on August 9, 2007


Daft Punk is at Coney Island tonight, just FYI.
posted by empath at 2:01 PM on August 9, 2007


This is it. This is the one I make!

$5 says I don't make it
posted by sonofslim at 2:10 PM on August 9, 2007


All the kewl kids will be there.
posted by idest at 2:11 PM on August 9, 2007


YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
posted by spec80 at 2:26 PM on August 9, 2007


TPS, I just clicked the Wonder Wheel link. That music! it's so NOT how I feel when I get into one of the swinging cages.
posted by idest at 2:26 PM on August 9, 2007


Haaaaaaa, I didn't notice the music!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:29 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Can you dig it ?
posted by nola at 2:45 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Also. I'm no were near Coney Island or I would love to come hang out with you fine folk , have fun without me.
posted by nola at 2:53 PM on August 9, 2007


Oh Yay! Fun. I'm in.
posted by langeNU at 2:55 PM on August 9, 2007


I'm gonna make this one. Since someone already brought out the Warriors ref, that's totally going to be the length of my trip...though I'm not starting all the way up at Van Cortlandt Park, I'm still starting from the Heights, and that's close enough.
posted by kkokkodalk at 3:24 PM on August 9, 2007


OMG this looks so cool, I would totally be there if I were nearby.
posted by grouse at 3:33 PM on August 9, 2007


I am starting all the way up by Van Cortland. At least it's a one-seat ride. I'd like to come, we'll see.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 3:51 PM on August 9, 2007


Since my usual Coney Summer trip did not occur, I will very, very likely come. Finally, a NYC meetup that isn't on a damn weekday night.
posted by cobaltnine at 3:58 PM on August 9, 2007


Oh that's awesome. I'm celebrating my birthday that day with dinner here, but should be able to make it out beforehand!
posted by gaspode at 4:00 PM on August 9, 2007


Are you all going to wear carnations in your buttonholes? Or come riding a pony?!

Seriously, this sounds like a great idea. You are going to have a lot of people show up. Maybe Metafilter shirts are in order.
posted by misha at 4:28 PM on August 9, 2007


Me and the missus are going to Coney on Sunday for the Cyclones game. No way am I taking the N train end to end two days in a row.
posted by jonmc at 4:45 PM on August 9, 2007


Candy-ass.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:43 PM on August 9, 2007


If I was not in Tokyo, I would be there. Pics pleeze.
posted by gen at 6:56 PM on August 9, 2007


Cyclones game!!! Now that would be a fun meetup!! We went once this summer and it was so fun.

(and yea, what mr_crash_davis said, jonmc)
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:42 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


Perhaps subwaypools could be planned- people riding the N, meet on this platform at this time, people riding the A, meet here at this time.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:07 PM on August 9, 2007 [1 favorite]


maybe....that's my birthday, so i'll have to see what my plans are.
posted by youcancallmeal at 8:15 PM on August 9, 2007


Awwww, maaaan! I likes me some Coney Island, sure enough. Wish I could come to this meetup...

Oh and,

gen writes: If I was not in Tokyo, I would be there.

You gonna believe a guy who hasn't showed at the Tokyo meetups that he himself started threads for?

You're gonna make the next Tokyo one, right gen? ;-)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:09 PM on August 9, 2007


Me and the missus are going to Coney on Sunday for the Cyclones game. No way am I taking the N train end to end two days in a row.

Hey, why don't you and the wife just sleep over after the meetup, down under the boardwalk! Then you'll be in the nabe early for the Cyclones game!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:13 PM on August 9, 2007


Hey, why don't you and the wife just sleep over after the meetup, down under the boardwalk...


From the park you'll hear
The happy sound of a carousel
You can almost taste the hot dogs
And french fries they sell

(Under the boardwalk) item wishes he could come
(Under the boardwalk) but he'll just have to hum
(Under the boardwalk) doo doo doo doo doo do...
posted by item at 9:36 PM on August 9, 2007


In my my most wonderful dreams, I would go decked out in a fringed leather vest, headband and kneehigh, moccasin styled boots. hermitosis or jonmc would be there taunting me with three bottles on his fingers and a badass leather coat.

Alas, that won't be happening. Have a great time and take many, many pictures.
posted by piratebowling at 3:58 AM on August 10, 2007


(Yeah, I know I'm not original for the reference. So sue me, I luuurve that film and could watch it every day.)
posted by piratebowling at 4:00 AM on August 10, 2007


I'd just like to say that looking at the sidebar and seeing "Coney Island, NY" as opposed to "New York, NY" is just way fuckin' cool and y'all totally fuckin' rule.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:43 AM on August 10, 2007


As long as we don't go to Manitoba's and Katz's afterwards this time. That would suck.

Warriors, come out and play-ay!
posted by bingo at 7:31 AM on August 10, 2007


That said, I probably won't be there. Oh well.
posted by bingo at 8:55 AM on August 10, 2007


Brought to you by Stynxno, idest, and yours truly.

Ummm, except it was MY idea, ThePinkSuperhero.
posted by terrapin at 11:39 AM on August 10, 2007


people riding the N, meet on this platform at this time, people riding the A...

End up nowhere nearby. Q or nothin', baby!
posted by cobaltnine at 11:47 AM on August 10, 2007


Incorrect- the N train now goes all the way out to Coney Island.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:49 AM on August 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


And you only get planning credit if you plan to show up, terrapin :-D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:49 AM on August 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


*sniff*

it was my idea
posted by terrapin at 11:58 AM on August 10, 2007


FINE FINE

EVERYONE

THIS MEETUP WAS TERRAPIN'S IDEA
GIVE HIM ALL THE CREDIT
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:05 PM on August 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


The N does, but the A doesn't really go anywhere nearby. If the punctuation had been more better in the quoted piece it wouldn't have been ambiguous.
posted by cobaltnine at 12:59 PM on August 10, 2007


Help, I Can't Stop Riding the Wonder Wheel! Count me in!
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 1:17 PM on August 10, 2007


Whopeeeee. I think this time I want to go in one of the carts that swings back and forth. Life on the wild side!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:18 PM on August 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


As long as we don't go to Manitoba's and Katz's afterwards this time. That would suck.

Manitoba's and Katz's rule. and you know this. Any other circumstances I'd come, but I'm a working man again and my body's readjusting, so one outing a week is enough. Have fun though.

hermitosis or jonmc would be there taunting me with three bottles on his fingers and a badass leather coat.


Me and hermitosis share fingers? I like the dude and all, but not my scene...
posted by jonmc at 5:21 PM on August 10, 2007


I got on the wrong train late one night after leaving my girlfriend's apt. in bklyn. I was new to the city and didn't know that the trains run different after midnight. Instead of going back to nyu, I ended up riding all the way to Coney Island at 2am. I thought I would just ride the train until it reached the end of the line and turned around instead of getting off at some stop and getting more lost. Problem was that the train stopped at CI and they turned the freakin lights off.

I wandered around the subway yard and finally found some old dude who helped me get on the right train back to the city. Oh to be young and dumb again in NY.

have fun!
posted by vronsky at 5:43 PM on August 10, 2007


The N does, but the A doesn't really go anywhere nearby.

psssst! some of us live on the A train in upper manhattan and know that we need to get on the A and transfer to the D at 125th and ride the D straight to Coney Island. It was a reference to those few mefites (i.e. me) who live way up there.
posted by Stynxno at 9:57 PM on August 10, 2007


Finally, a non bar MeFi meetup, and it's only 15 minutes away from home instead of 1 hour+ into Manhattan somewhere.

This will probably be the first one I make.
posted by cmgonzalez at 10:01 AM on August 11, 2007


Ummm, except it was MY idea, ThePinkSuperhero.

What?! It was MY idea!
posted by idest at 4:22 AM on August 13, 2007


See, that's what I thought!!

Now FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:49 AM on August 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Feh. Terrapin was drunk. He can't remember anything.
posted by idest at 9:19 AM on August 13, 2007


Um, folks?

Are you sure that anything will be open on 9/8? Astroland and Coney Island Park both seem to be closed that day.

I ask because I have promised myself that I'm going to make it down before everything is closed up. So I either have to venture down tomorrow, next weekend or wait until this meetup. But, yeah - I want to be sure stuff is open, yo!
posted by FlamingBore at 12:18 PM on August 18, 2007


What makes you think they are closed? The websites for both Astroland and the Coney Island Wonder Wheel say they are open weekends in September and October.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:39 PM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


I see that "Coney Island Park" is closed, though- I'm not even sure what that is (has a pool, I guess?) Anyway, don't think it was on the agenda, so we're safe.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:41 PM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Astroland (which includes the Cyclone) and Dino's (for the Wonder Wheel) is pretty much the bulk of Coney Island these days. Having other bits shut down will only add to the decrepit charm of the place. Plus it won't be so crowded.
posted by idest at 5:48 AM on August 19, 2007


okay, seriously - when I looked at Astroland's website yesterday it didn't say anything about any dates beyond 9/3. Or perhaps I was tired. Cool. I'll be buying my Fung Wah ticket this week unless any other Bostoni area Mefites want to carpool.
posted by FlamingBore at 8:02 AM on August 19, 2007


We'll need reservations for Tatiana(I'm in).
posted by brujita at 9:29 PM on August 20, 2007


Hmm..... I want in
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 10:19 AM on August 28, 2007


Looks like good fun! I'm sorry I will miss it.
posted by safetyfork at 2:29 PM on August 29, 2007


Just out of curiosity, why has davey_darling favourited all of thepinksuperhero's comments in this thread?
posted by dance at 8:56 AM on August 30, 2007


I paid him.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:04 AM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]


Oooooh, I wish I could be there! I haven't been to Coney Island in forever!
posted by SisterHavana at 9:54 PM on August 30, 2007


CONEY ISLAND MEETUP ON SATURDAY.

Be there or be square.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:15 PM on September 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


Aren't they tearing down Astroland after this summer? This might be the last chance to visit.
posted by smackfu at 7:00 PM on September 5, 2007


TPS, have you called Tatiana's?---what's come up on the web says it's best to get a reservation.
posted by brujita at 9:34 PM on September 5, 2007


Yup, I got it under control.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:07 AM on September 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Afraid I can't make it due to some family issues. Have fun everyone and ride the Cyclone for me, please!
posted by idest at 6:37 AM on September 7, 2007


It's the day of the meetup! Yahoo! Anyone who gets lost can call my GrandCentral number: 727.475.4373
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:21 AM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Pictures!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:20 PM on September 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


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