I love New York in January, how about you? January 4, 2009 11:48 AM   Subscribe

So, I'll be in New York next week for ten days or so ...

... and I'm thinking about a meetup. I'm looking at Friday 16th January, starting at Revival and finishing at Katz's, but I'm open to other suggestions.
posted by essexjan to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:48 AM (61 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Sounds nice! My schedule is pretty wide open, so whatever happens is fine by me.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:06 PM on January 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hopefully, I'll be walking again by then.
posted by jonmc at 12:26 PM on January 4, 2009


Did you finally get hit by the Q69?
posted by Captaintripps at 12:36 PM on January 4, 2009


Avulsion fracture, right foot. Sidelined for a month, Cap.
posted by jonmc at 1:53 PM on January 4, 2009


Yuck dude. Sorry to hear that.

And unfortunately relative to the original question at hand, I will unfortunately be in Newfoundland and will have to miss yet ANOTHER meetup.
posted by Captaintripps at 4:54 PM on January 4, 2009


There is a possibility I will be in Massachusetts, but I won't know until...a few days before. If I am in town, I will be there.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:01 PM on January 4, 2009


I might make it - the semester hasn't started up yet. What time of day are we shooting for?
posted by bkudria at 7:55 PM on January 4, 2009


*sighs, makes big-eyed "please come visit L.A. sometime" face*
posted by scody at 8:15 PM on January 4, 2009


Just the thought of seeing essexjan again sets my heart aflutter. I'm tempted to wear my new sweatervest, but I don't want to look like I'm trying too hard.
posted by HotPatatta at 8:21 PM on January 4, 2009


I can never do Fridays - is anyone up for Thursday or are all meet-ups on Fridays?
posted by shothotbot at 8:53 PM on January 4, 2009


I wish I could be there as I would very much love to give essexjan a hug. I haven't been to a meet-up in ages. There aren't many mefites in Mid-MO, and the ones that visit I already know.
posted by schyler523 at 10:08 PM on January 4, 2009


Have fun Jan - They're a great bunch. Just brush up on your British glam rock trivia for jonmc ;-)

BTW, I'm in NYC 19 Feb - 1 Mar so I'll mark for another meetup sometime then. Just turn up the sun before then please...
posted by i_cola at 2:35 AM on January 5, 2009


And hope you're back in training soon jon...happy recovery.
posted by i_cola at 2:36 AM on January 5, 2009


essexjan: if you're up for a train trip, come visit us.
posted by terrapin at 5:06 AM on January 5, 2009


I'll probably be there with rings on my fingers, flowers in my hair and a whiskey on the rocks in my hand.
posted by zoomorphic at 1:35 PM on January 5, 2009


16th sounds good, I'd love to see you again, jan!
posted by rmless at 3:20 PM on January 5, 2009


Hmm. I will be in town for my mother's birthday that weekend. I'll stay tuned to find out if I can make it to see you, J.
posted by Eideteker at 3:23 PM on January 5, 2009


Bring the bunny, rmless!
posted by essexjan at 9:26 AM on January 6, 2009


Eid!!!
posted by essexjan at 9:26 AM on January 6, 2009


I totally will! I have a cute carrying case for him and everything. It is very understated.
I might also bring along the new bf for your approval, heehee!
posted by rmless at 2:28 PM on January 6, 2009


The 16th? BSG new episodes start that night, I'm having people over for drinks. Drat.
posted by vrakatar at 2:46 PM on January 6, 2009


I would like to do another Meetup and I am home during the time, but I am also taking a distance learning course on psych cognition, put me down as a maybe for now

Either way I'll somehow end up disappointing me-fites in general, so sorry internet, so sorry.
posted by Del Far at 2:34 PM on January 8, 2009


I'm actually in NYC on the 16th, but leave that afternoon. Ah well.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:02 PM on January 8, 2009


I'm new at this. What do I do, just show up? Revival? I caught fire there one night. I was on fire, literally.
posted by ezekieldas at 4:35 PM on January 10, 2009


ezekieldas: I think you've already got the hang of the meetups, you'll do just fine.
posted by Grither at 8:28 AM on January 12, 2009


Plus, you'll be very easy to spot and wave over if you are on fire.
posted by rmless at 9:46 AM on January 12, 2009


Time?
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:51 PM on January 12, 2009


Looks like people on fire will be a necessity: it's going to be the coldest night in 15 years.
(Say the weatherdudes. Who grievously lied to me about a snowstorm the other day. Bastards.)
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:25 AM on January 13, 2009


Wow, I just checked MeTa wondering if there's one of these coming up, as I've never been to one! Revival sounds great. Should I bring an apple with my username on it?
posted by griphus at 1:43 PM on January 13, 2009


Time? 7.30-8.00pm at Revival, in the upstairs bar.
posted by jason's_planet at 8:28 AM on January 14, 2009


Have we ever had a meetup at Failte? They have a neat upstairs with a fireplace and they have food. They sometimes rent it out for parties, so it's not always available. I'm just wondering if anyone has experience just showing up there with a group. It's not worth it if the upstairs isn't open, because there's no place to sit down downstairs.
posted by Evangeline at 9:47 AM on January 14, 2009


Does Revival cast a friendly eye towards the under-21 crowd who still buy food and leave large tips?
posted by bkudria at 12:32 PM on January 14, 2009


bkudria, they don't serve food. They also don't card at the door, as far as I can remember.
posted by Evangeline at 1:17 PM on January 14, 2009


I've never seen them card at the door; that could be because we're always there very, very early.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:49 PM on January 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Maybe I can sneak you in under my coat.
posted by Evangeline at 6:09 PM on January 14, 2009


We can't make it due to my injury, but rest assured I will be there in spirits, or drinking spirits, or something.
posted by jonmc at 7:55 AM on January 15, 2009


Aww, bummer, Jon.

Well, I might get there a bit later than you guys, hopefully they'll let me in. It is rather worryingly close to NYU...
posted by bkudria at 4:10 PM on January 15, 2009


Anyone plan on getting there somewhat earlier than 7:30? Like, 5:30?
posted by griphus at 5:43 PM on January 15, 2009


The alternate plans I'd had cancelled on me, so I will be there after all. Woo!

Since I get out of work at 5:30, and am in serious corporate drag because I have a job interview today, I may run home first to change and show up at 8 or so. But, I will be there.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:28 AM on January 16, 2009


I gotta leave the meetup round about eight-thirty for my friend's band's first show, but I will be there briefly prior to that.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:00 AM on January 16, 2009


The alternate plans I'd had cancelled on me, so I will be there after all. Woo!

...Except just realized that there's a writing deadline I've got that I really should work on because it's fallen behind. Crud.

Next time.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:08 AM on January 16, 2009


You guys it is SO COLD OUTSIDE. Not to be a baby, but who's hunkering out of the wind chill tonight and who's braving the beastly winds? If I'm the only person at this meet-up I'm going to cancel my membership and ask misspelled questions on Yahoo! Answers.
posted by zoomorphic at 2:18 PM on January 16, 2009


As an added incentive, there will be cupcakes, courtesy of Jan's trip to the Magnolia Bakery today.
posted by jason's_planet at 2:19 PM on January 16, 2009


I'm coming out. I CANNOT BELIEVE I'm coming out. I really don't think I would do this for anyone but you, Jan.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:27 PM on January 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


griphus, I might leave now and depart early. Though if there are cupcakes at 7ish I will probably wait around to plunder before departing.
posted by zoomorphic at 2:28 PM on January 16, 2009


If I'm the only person at this meet-up I'm going to cancel my membership and ask misspelled questions on Yahoo! Answers.

dont be a babby go to teh metup

i herd a metup could fight a humman an win is that true how storng are they
posted by Greg Nog at 2:33 PM on January 16, 2009


Who can resist cupcakes? I'm planning on coming. I'm new to meetups. Be kind.
posted by yarrow at 2:33 PM on January 16, 2009


It's so cold. Someone must promise to warm my thighs when I arrive.
posted by ezekieldas at 3:05 PM on January 16, 2009


A routine visit to the dermatologist ended with me getting a bunch of suspicious freckles scooped out. I'm not fit to be seen by such an attractive group of people tonight.
Hope to see you during your next visit to NY, Jan.
posted by HotPatatta at 4:49 PM on January 16, 2009


me getting a bunch of suspicious freckles scooped out. I'm not fit to be seen by such an attractive group of people tonight

"You can't go ouuut ton-i-i-ght...with suspicious freckles...."

(sorry, my Inner Elvis took over)
posted by jonmc at 7:17 PM on January 16, 2009


You were missed, HotPatatta and jonmc! Nice to see all the rest of you; sorry I didn't get around to meeting everyone new at Revival. Next time!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:02 PM on January 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


That was fun everyone! Feel free to social-network me, whoever I spoke to!

(I was the twitchy nervous fellow in the grayscale paisley shirt and glasses.)
posted by griphus at 11:23 PM on January 16, 2009


What a great turnout for such a cold night. It's amazing how far people will travel for an overpriced Greenwich Village cupcake. It was so good to catch up with old friends, and I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to all the new people.

Pics to follow.
posted by essexjan at 7:29 AM on January 17, 2009


I had fun last night. It was well worth the trip from Brooklyn. Hope to see allyall again sometime soon.
posted by ezekieldas at 11:01 AM on January 17, 2009


Jesus Christ it was cold! I do *not* love New York in January.

Thanks for the cupcakes!
posted by bkudria at 1:57 PM on January 17, 2009


Lots of fun last night, thanks to essexjan for the lovely cupcakes. I had to duck out earlyish--I was nodding off by 1130 and taking up prime real estate on the couch. Sad to have missed the thigh-warming action.
posted by zoomorphic at 2:17 PM on January 17, 2009


Lat night, my neighbors had a loud party. I breifly imagined that maybe you all had considerately decided to bring the meetup out to Queens and had got the wrong building.
posted by jonmc at 2:58 PM on January 17, 2009


Yes, Friday was fun. It was great to meet all those I managed to meet. Thanks for the cupcakes, Jan!
posted by yarrow at 10:27 AM on January 18, 2009


OK, photos are up.
posted by essexjan at 2:28 PM on January 23, 2009


Great photos! I'm almost entirely sure that in one of them I am telling jason's_planet that I try to stay perfectly still when I see flashes going off so as not to screw up the photo (it worked!)
posted by griphus at 6:19 PM on January 23, 2009


I would just like to say that, contrary to what the photos might indicate, I do not in fact have 4 chins. Maybe 2, but definitely not 4.
posted by Evangeline at 10:11 AM on January 26, 2009


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