Photos of last night's NYC meetup.
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:32 PM (74 comments total)
In attendance were: Afroblanco
, Help, I can't stop talking!
, Nathaniel W
, Smart Dalek
, and one guest.
I ♥ NY. Where else can you laugh at the sheer disdain on the face of a gorgeous, impeccably-dressed woman as she strolls past a guy singing and playing his guitar in the middle of Times Square while wearing nothing but a cowboy hat and tighty-whities? Snarf down a huge and delicious pastrami on rye at Katz's in the Lower East Side, then hop on a train to catch a taping of the Daily Show with Bill Clinton in Midtown? Grab Italian food in Brooklyn, then top it off with a cone from Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory next to the river? Hitch a ride with a chatty cab driver while immersed in the never-ending hum of the Manhattan streets as life continues on at ground level in the middle of the night? Head into any random pizza joint and not finding a single bad slice (yet)?
But it's really about the people in this city: self-important and self-absorbed, but so generous and so beautiful. The whole lot of you. If it weren't for these intolerable (for a Californian) "seasons" things of yours, your insane housing, and your highway robbery cigarette prices, I'd move out here in a heartbeat. As it is, I'll have to be content with merely loving this city.
My apologies to the latecomers last night for not getting your photos. Be sure to check out muckster's photos
from the evening -- they're great! I think this photo of me and jonmc
really captures the MeFi meetup spirit. And for anyone in the area: please stop by on Wednesday night.
I'd still love to meet and photograph you.
A big thank you to my gracious hosts for making this trip possible: Skorgu, CunningLinguist, spec80, hermitosis, and ThePinkSuperHero. I am honored and humbled by your generous hospitality.
See you on Wednesday!