NYC meetup on April 4th or 5th? March 11, 2008 11:19 AM   Subscribe

I'm going to be in NYC for a conference the weekend of April 4th/5th--anyone up for a meetup on the Friday or Saturday evening?

I know this is following hot on the heels of the meetup proposed by Del Far the previous weekend, but I'll be juuuuusst missing that one, as I arrive in New York City for a weeklong conference on April 1st. Drat!

However, if there's anyone who can't make the one on the 28th/29th (or doesn't mind back-to-back meetup gaiety) I'd love to get together with other Mefites on the evening of Friday, April 4th, or Saturday the 5th. (Spec80 has said she's available that weekend. Yay!) Also, I'm not familiar enough with New York pubs or bars to confidently suggest a location, so if anyone's got one in mind, please throw it out there.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:19 AM (57 comments total)

On April 3rd, I (and hopefully a few other MeFites will be attending the Richard Price reading/signing at the Union Square Barnes & Noble at 7pm. You could always show up there.
posted by jonmc at 12:11 PM on March 11, 2008


Thanks for the tip about the signing, jonmc--it sounds great and I wish I could go but I'm booked to see a play that night, otherwise I'd definitely be there!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:27 PM on March 11, 2008


Yay!
posted by spec80 at 2:14 PM on March 11, 2008


Wow. Thanks for the heads up -- I'll show for that.
posted by Bookhouse at 2:19 PM on March 11, 2008


I'm down. How about we wait and see which day of the week the other meetup will be on (Friday or Saturday) and do this one on the other day? I think the other one is going to be Friday, but I'm waiting for SassHat to confirm....
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:38 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yes!
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 3:32 PM on March 11, 2008


I'd be up for this.
posted by milestogo at 4:09 PM on March 11, 2008


Aw, sounds great! I am really looking forward to meeting you guys.

I am SO excited about going to New York again--I was there two years ago for the first time, and I loved it so much. I wasn't sure what to expect before I got there, but as soon as we got off the plane I nearly passed out from the sudden rush of just...being in New York. That probably sounds corny. I think I'm driving my family and friends crazy with my excitement over going back. And a meetup will be a wonderful finish for the trip!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:14 PM on March 11, 2008


Ok, the other thread decided on Friday. Shall we do this one on Saturday? If that's cool with hurdy gurdy girl, I propose she add it to the meetup sidebar.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:35 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Saturday works well for me! I will add this to the meetup sidebar.

Does anyone have any ideas for location? I'll be staying in Chelsea, if that area prompts any suggestions, but I am more than happy to go elsewhere.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 7:40 PM on March 11, 2008


From the FAQ I see I should wait to sidebar until after we agree on a place (and time). I propose 8:00.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 8:15 PM on March 11, 2008


I'm down. I say we meet up at 151 - the place in the LES where we had the transit strike meetup.
posted by Afroblanco at 8:52 PM on March 11, 2008


I think that would be a lovely place! We haven't been there in awhile.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:43 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'll try to actually make it to this one, finally. I've been a terrible absentee NYC MeFite.
posted by lauranesson at 9:45 PM on March 11, 2008


UkeFest is that weekend!
posted by bink at 11:23 PM on March 11, 2008


OK, sounds like we're set for 8:00, Saturday April 5th, at 151. Excellent! I'll sidebar it now.

[Ukeleles! Ah, the memories--I used to play the ukulele as a child in school.]
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:19 AM on March 12, 2008


If we could somehow end up at Dash Dogs at some point in the evening, I'd be the happiest girl in all the land.
posted by spec80 at 7:44 AM on March 12, 2008


spec80: Count me in on the Dash Dogs. That photo on their website of a bacon-topped hot dog looks like a piece of manna from heaven. Yum!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:30 AM on March 12, 2008


According to Menu Pagesand this site, Dash Dogs is closed :-(
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:24 PM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


That photo on their website of a bacon-topped hot dog looks like a piece of manna from heaven.

The Chihuahua, a bacon & avocado-topped hotdog at Crifdogs, might satisfy. They also have retro arcade games and a sweet little bar, entered through a telephone booth.
posted by liam at 2:37 PM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


nnnnnnnnoooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
posted by spec80 at 3:55 PM on March 12, 2008


Oh no! Closed! My hopes are dashed! [sorry, couldn't help it]

The Chihuahua does sound good, though.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:21 PM on March 12, 2008


Yeah, I went to Dash Dogs a couple of weeks ago and they were shuttered. So sad. They were nice guys.

Also, I think I can make it to this one. Woot!
posted by youcancallmeal at 8:40 PM on March 12, 2008


Wow, two in two weeks. The earlier one is coming right before a huge weekend work obligation, but this one looks like perfect timing. Count me in.
posted by nobody at 10:50 PM on March 12, 2008


Damn, I'll actually be in NYC that night, but working. Until late.
posted by bassjump at 1:45 PM on March 14, 2008


Ok, so are we doing 151, then?
posted by Afroblanco at 8:55 PM on March 17, 2008


Yup! Saturday April 5th, 8:00, at 151.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:10 PM on March 17, 2008


K-rad!
posted by Afroblanco at 7:49 AM on March 18, 2008


How long do people usually hang around? Just in case my work event ends at a reasonable hour...
posted by bassjump at 2:20 PM on March 26, 2008


If the meetup doesn't even start until 8, I wouldn't be surprised if there were still people somewhere at midnight. Call my phone to find us- 727.475.4373
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:44 AM on March 27, 2008 [1 favorite]


As I said in the other meetup thread, if spec80 promises to wear her Geordie LaForge goggles, I am so there.
posted by GrammarMoses at 8:51 AM on March 30, 2008


Call my phone to find us

With all due respect, having an actual location for a meetup does have some advantages. That last one was a hard sell, what with the,"where do you want to go, now?", "to the East Village, where we'll make a phone call to find out where to go next."
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:27 PM on March 30, 2008


There is a location- 151. That's where everyone will be at 8 p.m.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:37 PM on March 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't believe I have to miss this one too! I'll be in Philly, thinking of the fun you'll be having.
posted by rmless at 2:12 PM on April 1, 2008


(It looks like I'm most likely not going to make it, either, as I'm flying to San Fran the next day.)
posted by nobody at 8:19 PM on April 3, 2008


You know the name of the bar at Crif Dogs?

PDT.
posted by breezeway at 9:11 PM on April 3, 2008


I think this'll be the first time I can make it to a meetup. Convenience and lack of tournament play = happy coincidence!
posted by Busithoth at 10:14 AM on April 5, 2008


Yeah, I kinda got burned on the last meetup, too. Showed up an hour late, after everyone had (unbeknownst to me) moved on to Katz's. Now that I have Kate's number, I am assured to find tonight's meetup. However, I really do think that staying in one place is a good idea for a meetup.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:21 AM on April 5, 2008


Another voice saying that meetups should have a location that is guaranteed for more than the first hour. Showing up to find everyone gone and then calling mission control for the next stop on the scavenger hunt is not necessarily that fun.
posted by bingo at 1:52 PM on April 5, 2008


For some reason, a lot of NYCers don't like to stay in one place for more than 20 minutes or so. It's kind of annoying, sometimes, because you spend most of your time going to the next place.

Very ADD.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 2:31 PM on April 5, 2008


Still iffy on making it tonight, but I'm going to throw my vote in for having meetups that involve mostly staying in one place. At least for more than an hour or two.
posted by cmgonzalez at 2:45 PM on April 5, 2008


Having a bad issue with Rapid Realty in Brooklyn. Will not make it. Hate Rapid Realty.
posted by spec80 at 5:00 PM on April 5, 2008


the place is downstairs and not well labeled. We are in the back. You should recognize pinksuperhero and others.
posted by bingo at 5:28 PM on April 5, 2008


Didn't get free until sometime after 8, and I'm rather shy, so didn't want to arrive late and draw copious amounts of attention to myself. Maybe the next one (I know, I've said that before).
posted by cmgonzalez at 6:05 PM on April 5, 2008


I was too shy too.
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 6:57 PM on April 5, 2008


The lovely Mrs Mutant & I were in New York this week on biz, and we extended our trip by one day so we could make this meetup.

Pix are here. We could only stay for about thirty minutes as we've got a 5AM wakeup call kicking off our return to London tomorrow, but we appreciate everyone's hospitality.

Also, the weather was wonderful in New York today, perhaps 15 or so, bright and sunny. Great for a day of gallery hopping and if it wasn't for this meetup we wouldn't have enjoyed the weather. Nicely day New York MeFi-ers.
posted by Mutant at 7:17 PM on April 5, 2008


Wow I'm sleepy -- Nicely done New York MeFi-ers.

Thanks again for a good time. We'll be back!
posted by Mutant at 7:31 PM on April 5, 2008


Nice meeting you all. Sorry we could not stay, dreading the 5 am already but we get to see our mutated babies again tomorrow night
posted by Mrs Mutant at 7:42 PM on April 5, 2008


Yes, good times. The bar got a bit yelly at the end, but good to finally know some of you actually exist.
posted by Bookhouse at 9:31 PM on April 5, 2008


Good time, all. Lovely to see you.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:45 PM on April 5, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yip.
posted by bingo at 6:06 AM on April 6, 2008


for the first time I overcame the laze and shyness and showed up.
I came late (worked till 8), and no produce was thrown, so your fears are unfounded, cmgonzalez. till next time...
posted by Busithoth at 8:22 AM on April 6, 2008


It was indeed lovely to meet up with you folks. Thank you for showing me a good time on a New York evening! Who knew I would come to associate Metafilter with tasty rice pudding.

I've got some photos but won't be able to upload them for a while as I'll be in transit for the next couple of weeks. I think it'll be a bit of a chore to find internet access in France, especially with my bad French. However, I'll add them when I get back home.

Thanks again for the fun meetup.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:17 AM on April 6, 2008


I've identified people in some of Mutant's pictures.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:04 AM on April 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wait, there was rice pudding? Drat.

Ah, well it wasn't solely shyness, the trip would have taken me at least an hour from southern Brooklyn. Long ride + already late start, and I figured I'd just make it next time.
posted by cmgonzalez at 10:41 AM on April 6, 2008


It was indeed lovely to meet up with you folks. Thank you for showing me a good time on a New York evening! Who knew I would come to associate Metafilter with tasty rice pudding.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl

Woah, did I miss a trip to Rice to Riches?! D'oh!
posted by Grither at 12:16 PM on April 7, 2008


Oh, yes you did.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:10 PM on April 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


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