One definite, one possible May 5, 2008 3:38 AM   Subscribe

Specklet will be in New York Memorial Day weekend;

it looks like the best days will be the 23rd and 25th.

Also, I'd like to know if any Boston mefites are planning to see X on the 20th at the Paradise--I'll be in town between the 18th and 21st to see both them and the Spanish art exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts.
posted by brujita to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:38 AM (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'll be out of town (Central VT meetup, woot woot), so I'm going to miss out on this one. Hope you have a good time, Specklet!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:06 AM on May 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is what happens when I don't check MeTa for a couple days... I miss more meetup opportunities!

Do we know what area would be convenient to Specklet? Is food or booze preferred?

Also, brujita, you'll probably ave to open a second thread about Boston since all that info is below the fold, and I kinda doubt any bostonians are gonna check a NY meetup thread.
posted by piratebowling at 5:38 PM on May 6, 2008


I have no idea what part of town in which she'll be staying...and the date is still being hashed out. My birthday's the 22nd and my father's coming late the next evening--I had thought the whole weekend will be iffy, but he's just let me know he'll be in town until Wednesday.


As for the second thread, I can't post for another week---can any Boston area mefites hope me?
posted by brujita at 10:11 PM on May 6, 2008


Nooo! I'll be away that weekend =(
posted by chan.caro at 7:22 AM on May 7, 2008


As Humphrey Bogart said in Casablanca "I never make plans that far in advance." But I should be around for meet up. Emphasis on the should.

And to echo piratebowling-any ideas on area/activities for the meet-up?
posted by miss-lapin at 7:23 AM on May 7, 2008


My pick would be the Water Taxi Beach---weather permitting.
posted by brujita at 7:58 AM on May 7, 2008


I"ll call for 6 pm on May 24th--I'll post the backup soon; there's a place I want to suss out.
posted by brujita at 11:19 PM on May 11, 2008


Won't be able to make this one, unfortunately. Why can't my friends check MetaTalk before scheduling their birthdays? So inconsiderate. Depending on how late my other commitments go, I might be able to make a cameo toward the end of the evening, however.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 3:16 PM on May 12, 2008


If the weather's lousy we'll be at the Gingerman.
posted by brujita at 10:21 PM on May 12, 2008


I'd been thinking about Stitch (and after checking it out, liked it) but it doesn't look like we could just walk in on a Saturday.
posted by brujita at 1:15 AM on May 13, 2008


I'll be at a wedding in Pittsburgh. Have a great time!!!
posted by spec80 at 3:07 PM on May 13, 2008


I think I will come.
posted by grobstein at 5:23 PM on May 14, 2008


Just talked to my friend today and she has decided that it would be nice to go. So count 2 more people in for coming by. (First meetup ever!)
posted by sperose at 3:52 PM on May 15, 2008


i've always wanted to go there.. so i will try to make it!
posted by Maias at 5:50 PM on May 17, 2008


Well I was hesitant fearing 2 of my friends had planned graduation shenanigans for that day,but it seems I will be free for metafilter meet up insanity.
posted by miss-lapin at 10:06 AM on May 18, 2008


So is it at the beach or the gingerman?
posted by vrakatar at 6:36 AM on May 22, 2008


The weather will decide.
posted by brujita at 7:18 AM on May 22, 2008


Crap. Turns out I will be out of town. Have fun!
posted by piratebowling at 7:21 PM on May 22, 2008


So where what when now?
posted by muckster at 7:43 AM on May 23, 2008


Exactly. Update, please?
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:01 AM on May 23, 2008


Looks like we're set for Water Taxi!....final update tomorrow morning. Same time either place.
posted by brujita at 9:22 AM on May 23, 2008


Wonderful, thank you, brujita! I'm in Brooklyn now, just arrived a couple hours ago.
posted by Specklet at 3:09 PM on May 23, 2008


I don't get it. Is that water taxi beach on Long Island? And will we be...riding water taxis? Is there a place to actually hang out there?

Anyway, I have my first food co-op shift from about 3 to 6pm, but I may be able to come by after.
posted by bingo at 8:33 PM on May 23, 2008


Long Island CITY...check the link for directions.
posted by brujita at 10:30 PM on May 23, 2008


Forecast says perfect weather...see you at Water Taxi!
posted by brujita at 7:26 AM on May 24, 2008


my roommate was just telling me about this place.
I was incredulous, despite seeing her flip-flops with sand on them.

I work until 8, as per usual, but will maybe zip by afterwards.
a wee bit curious, I am.
posted by Busithoth at 12:00 PM on May 24, 2008


Hmm, it started to cloud up. The Weather Channel site and Google weather claim it'll still be dry, though. ANY sign of rain within the next hour or while we're there and we'll decamp back to Gingerman.

I'll put my cell number in my profile.
posted by brujita at 12:45 PM on May 24, 2008


I'm having some problems figuring out how to get to this place since well, I've never been here before, heh.

I'm putting my cell # in my profile and on twitter so if there is no sign of me or my friend by 730, can someone please text/call me to make sure that I'm not on an episode of L&O. Thx.
posted by sperose at 2:45 PM on May 24, 2008


On second thought, my homie and I aren't going to make it. I didn't realize that it's wayyyyyy the fuck out there. If anyone ends up somewhere over on this side of things(manhattanish), lemme know via my cell. Sorry y'all.
posted by sperose at 2:51 PM on May 24, 2008


Don't let the location scare ya, folks. It's real easy to get to... Just take the 7 train (which you can get at Grand Central or Times Square, if you're unfamiliar) to the Hunters Point station in Queens and look for signs to the Water Taxi. It's a real quick trip from Manhattan, honest, only a couple of stops (I take it every day).

Hope to see folks there! It looks to be a nice night, too...
posted by pips at 3:26 PM on May 24, 2008


The site seems to indicate they close at 10:00...is this right?
posted by lackutrol at 3:33 PM on May 24, 2008


I'm here and can't find a
anyone. I'm wearing a black turtleneck and with a guy in a black tshirt.
posted by Specklet at 4:33 PM on May 24, 2008


Found you!

I didn't realize there would be issues with the 7 train; we left for the crab place nearby around 8:30.

Bingo, muckster, Smart Dalek, miss-lapin et al...what happened?

Pictures to come as soon as I can dig up my camera cable.
posted by brujita at 10:15 PM on May 24, 2008


we left for the crab place nearby around 8:30

well, that explains it.
I showed up between 8:30 and 9, after work, and politely introduced myself to a lot of strangers.

(then I went home and killed people)
posted by Busithoth at 5:08 AM on May 25, 2008


I was tired. And I didn't really understand the water taxi situation, or what you were planning on doing there.
posted by bingo at 6:29 AM on May 25, 2008


Glad you all had fun! Was thinking of you all from Vermont.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:05 PM on May 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


Not only was I all ready to come, but I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately a close friend who lives around the corner from me had a BAD situation with his roommate/bfriend, and I spent the evening helping him box up his belongings. It's been a long couple of days helping him get situated in a new place.

Still I hope you guys had a great time, and I'm excited to take a look at the pictures!
posted by miss-lapin at 8:05 AM on May 27, 2008


Libby aka Mrs. Hellbient aka smartiepanties.

Sorry I missed the chance for kickin' it old school with jonmc and hellbient. I need a crab place.
posted by StickyCarpet at 9:43 AM on May 27, 2008


what you were planning on doing there.



Getting an amazing view of Manhattan!

I apologize, Busithoth --I didn't realize that it would take some longer than half an hour to get there.

Also I should have clarified that I could only be called/texted (which pips and thegreatfleecircus did); I'm waiting until iphones or similar have a lot more memory than they do now before I get one.
posted by brujita at 1:27 PM on May 27, 2008


no worries, there'll be more, doubtless.
neat location, I was curious as hell about it.
posted by Busithoth at 8:54 AM on May 31, 2008


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