Maybe we'll run into Jonatham Lethem. February 14, 2009 2:56 PM   Subscribe

NYC meet-up. Brooklyn represent.

It's been over a month, folks. Atlantic Ave is near nearly all the subway lines, so I don't want to hear any grousing from non-Brooklyners. Brooklyn Tavern, anyone? Who's game this month and when?
posted by zoomorphic to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:56 PM (101 comments total)

So wait, is it an NYC meetup, or a Brooklyn meetup?
posted by Eideteker at 3:04 PM on February 14, 2009


I'm interested, time allowing...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:10 PM on February 14, 2009


All my friends live in Manhattan.
posted by plexi at 4:25 PM on February 14, 2009


I don't want to hear any grousing from non-Brooklyners.

Dodgers represent!
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:28 PM on February 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


So wait, is it an NYC meetup, or a Brooklyn meetup?

all brooklyn is nyc, not all nyc is brooklyn.
posted by yonation at 8:01 PM on February 14, 2009


*grouses*

now that I've done that, this guy will want to jonmc. You just can't win. Here, have a Wazoo. they're good, like an unnaturally colored bi-level sweetarts-flavored three musketeers with nerds sprinkled on top. in a good way.
posted by jonmc at 8:12 PM on February 14, 2009


I'm escaping the beard.....but won't be coming back until March.
posted by brujita at 10:14 PM on February 14, 2009


Yay. I'm arriving in NY on Thursday and staying until 1st March. Love to catch up with jonmc and some of the gang after all the fun we had last time (2004).

I'm staying in Park Slope but am happy to mooch anywhere at a time that doesn't clash with any of the Knicks home games. How about Sunday from midday somewhere they'll show the Knicks @ Raptors ;-)

Yes, there is a theme to my trip and judging on recent performances, it could be frustration...
posted by i_cola at 1:54 AM on February 15, 2009


Oh, man. I was going to make an Motherless Brooklyn joke, but then I read the title.

And thus, you force me to say, You took a walk on a Sunday afternoon and came to a nice neighborhood, very refined. You saw a small one of these trees through the iron gate leading to someone's yard, and you knew that soon that section of Brooklyn would get to be a tenement district. The tree knew. It came there first. Afterwards, poor foreigners seeped in and the quiet old brownstone houses were hacked up into flats, feather beds were pushed out the window sills to air and the Tree of Heaven flourished. That was the kind of tree it was. It liked poor people.
posted by taz at 1:58 AM on February 15, 2009


I just moved to Prospect Heights, so I'm down.
posted by Airhen at 9:09 AM on February 15, 2009


I'm interested!
posted by spec80 at 9:35 AM on February 15, 2009


As for the "when," I'm pretty flexible, though not Mondays or Tuesdays work out best.
posted by Airhen at 10:34 AM on February 15, 2009


So wait, is it an NYC meetup, or a Brooklyn meetup?

This meet-up is a convocation for all residents and passersby of New York City© to meet up in the subsidiary neighborhood of Brooklyn. I just triumphantly quit my job, so my spare time is erratic but more freed up. Throw out some dates. I'll go first: next Sunday works for me.
posted by zoomorphic at 10:45 AM on February 15, 2009


I'm overdue, and mighty close. Just not on a Friday, I have a rotating BSG cocktail party for the next 5 weeks.
posted by vrakatar at 10:53 AM on February 15, 2009


If it's anytime between the 21st and 25th, I'm out of town, but other than that I'm pretty much good...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:25 AM on February 15, 2009


I just triumphantly quit my job, so my spare time is erratic but more freed up.

You quit your jump triumphantly. In the middle of the worst job market since WWII.

Wow. Solid pair of brass ones = you.
posted by jason's_planet at 12:17 PM on February 15, 2009


"quit your job"
posted by jason's_planet at 12:20 PM on February 15, 2009


I'm around! Next weekend would work, the weekend after might work (my Dad will be in town, but he's always been interested in attending a "MetaMeet"). Whatever you all decide.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:29 PM on February 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


Brass balls notwithstanding, I still put my crisis on the green, but employed my roommate's under-utilized account to ask the question in case having an "I hate my job" thread would come back and bite me in the ass.
posted by zoomorphic at 12:32 PM on February 15, 2009


And now they're tied together by that comment. Smooth!
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 1:08 PM on February 15, 2009


Your only hope now is to generate as much MetaTalk noise as possible to conceal your tracks! Better brush up on your lame-ass dead internet memes!
posted by nasreddin at 2:17 PM on February 15, 2009


Oh, and I would potentially be interested in a meetup, depending on when it is.
posted by nasreddin at 2:18 PM on February 15, 2009


ME! Any time, place.
posted by brina at 2:47 PM on February 15, 2009


The only people diligent enough to read every comment I've ever made on Metafilter are individuals nursing internet crushes on me, not potential employers. Magazine editors are too busy propping up their dying industry to read my thoughts on anorexia and foie gras.

So how's next Sunday at 7?
posted by zoomorphic at 3:05 PM on February 15, 2009


I'm in, possibly. Hopefully by then I'll figure out how to read my schoolwork in my sleep.
posted by griphus at 3:20 PM on February 15, 2009


Sunday's a bad night for me, I have a reading group. Guess I'll sit this one out, but maybe next time!
posted by nasreddin at 3:30 PM on February 15, 2009


Sunday the 22nd? Nuts, I'm out of town.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 3:36 PM on February 15, 2009


Monday? No one ever said meet-ups have to happen on the weekend. Friday's also maybe fine with me.
posted by zoomorphic at 4:44 PM on February 15, 2009


Both of those work for me.
posted by nasreddin at 5:23 PM on February 15, 2009


I am around, now living in Park Slope, and would probably go.
posted by bingo at 8:19 PM on February 15, 2009


My vote's for Friday.
posted by griphus at 8:42 PM on February 15, 2009


I like the sound of Monday.
posted by overhauser at 8:48 PM on February 15, 2009


We'll be in town this weekend and could possibly make Sunday.
posted by youcancallmeal at 9:03 PM on February 15, 2009


I may swing through.
posted by hermitosis at 9:05 PM on February 15, 2009


I vote Friday.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:20 PM on February 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


If it's Friday the 20th, I could stop in briefly...
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:49 PM on February 15, 2009


Ooh, I like Brooklyn and I especially like Brooklyn close to the subway lines. Count me in, hopefully.
posted by amicamentis at 9:50 PM on February 15, 2009


Ooh, Brooklyn. I live here. Last time (the first time!) I tried to make a MeFi meetup I wound up missing it and just going home due to an awful migraine. This could work for me if it isn't Sunday.

Anything else on the agenda besides the bar? I like that the Manhattan meetups move around, as that means there's usually something for everyone.
posted by cmgonzalez at 11:48 PM on February 15, 2009


I'm against Monday. Friday works.
posted by Stynxno at 7:19 AM on February 16, 2009


I used to live in brooklyn, does that count? If so I will come and play-
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 8:34 AM on February 16, 2009


I'll be there if at all possible. I'm basically unemployed now too, so anytime or day is fine. Maybe we can have an unemployed mefi meetup at a bar after lunch so we unemployed can start drinking right after we wake up.
posted by fuq at 8:37 AM on February 16, 2009


Maybe we can make a post-bar trek to Blue Marble Ice Cream?
posted by spec80 at 9:39 AM on February 16, 2009


And I'm good for Friday, Sunday and Monday.
posted by spec80 at 9:43 AM on February 16, 2009


I am around this coming weekend and next week but not the 27th weekend.
posted by rmless at 10:42 AM on February 16, 2009


Hey, I'll be visiting my brother! Brooklyn's a little far from where he lives (Jersey City), but I can try and swing it. Will be around the 20th-28th.
posted by bettafish at 12:09 PM on February 16, 2009


Friday is out for me as I'll be at the Garden & then out in Manhattan somewhere...

Bingo: Will you wear a suit again..?!
posted by i_cola at 12:22 PM on February 16, 2009


Between my primitive finger-count method and a couple of hanging chads, I'm not 100% sure the vote skewed to Friday. Naturally, I just realized I have a date that evening, so I'll be late to my own convocation. You guys wanna meet at Brooklyn Tavern at 8 and I'll wander in later?
posted by zoomorphic at 2:16 PM on February 16, 2009


Yeah, same deal here. I'll show up by 10 or so, if you guys are still around.
posted by nasreddin at 2:39 PM on February 16, 2009


Any chance it doesn't have to be a bar or other age restricted area?
posted by Brainy at 3:14 PM on February 16, 2009


Between my primitive finger-count method and a couple of hanging chads, I'm not 100% sure the vote skewed to Friday.

....Did it? (is confused)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:12 PM on February 16, 2009


Naturally, I just realized I have a date that evening, so I'll be late to my own convocation.

I can't believe you forgot about our date! After dinner I had planned on inviting you up to my place for a drink and awkwardly putting my arm around you as we watch T.G.I.F. together.
posted by HotPatatta at 4:42 PM on February 16, 2009


I can't believe you forgot about our date! After dinner I had planned on inviting you up to my place for a drink and awkwardly putting my arm around you as we watch T.G.I.F. together.

Awwwwww . . . .
posted by jason's_planet at 9:08 PM on February 16, 2009


I'd just like to point out that I'm travelling nearly 3000 miles for this and Friday would be a pain in the arse. :-)
posted by i_cola at 6:34 AM on February 17, 2009


This ain't a Spitlick Falls MT meetup folks - which damn day is it?
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:35 AM on February 17, 2009


Residents of the greater Spitlick Falls unincorporated township area represent!

So that's three...three representations. Once Dale gets back from fixing that fence over by Spitlick Creek that'll be an even four, so I'd watch your tone there Mr. Chyme. I'd give you a longer piece of my mind but I have to transmit these posts via telegraph to Billings, where they have that newfangled net interchange system. Costs me 2 cents per word, dagnabit.
posted by otolith at 9:21 AM on February 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


I will go to this.
posted by unknowncommand at 2:57 PM on February 17, 2009


Yeah, throwing in with i_cola as a traveler for whom Friday is a pain, although I'll live and either show up or not if it's settled. (I honestly can't make heads or tails of the situation right now.)
posted by bettafish at 4:52 PM on February 17, 2009


zoomorphic, please come back and set a date and time for this meetup.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:03 PM on February 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sunday! Is Sunday okay? Sunday at 7pm, Brooklyn Tavern, February 21st. And why can't I sidebar this thing?

So clearly the only thing I'm good for is saying "hey let's get drinks" but am worthless at actually, uh, organizing when that happens.
posted by zoomorphic at 5:11 PM on February 17, 2009


I've got a bridal shower on Sunday. Next time then.
posted by cmgonzalez at 5:21 PM on February 17, 2009


I sidebarred it (for Sun the 22nd- the 21st is Saturday).
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 5:30 PM on February 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yay! I'm starting at 200 & 5th at midday for the Knicks game so hopefully I can keep it together until 7 & beyond. I'll be the one with the English accent...
posted by i_cola at 6:16 PM on February 17, 2009


Am out of town as of Saturday -- I'll catch the next one.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 7:23 PM on February 17, 2009


Sunday night? Doh. I'm out.
Have a ball, everyone.
posted by HotPatatta at 8:23 PM on February 17, 2009


TPS has sidebarring abilities?
posted by Afroblanco at 10:11 PM on February 17, 2009


Oh, and Sunday is also Oscar night. Double reason I'm out.
posted by cmgonzalez at 12:30 AM on February 18, 2009


I'll be the one with bangs, which, you know, no one in Brooklyn has.
posted by Airhen at 6:55 AM on February 18, 2009


Does the bar have a tv?
posted by Stynxno at 7:12 AM on February 18, 2009


Ooooh yes, the Oscars.
posted by spec80 at 7:27 AM on February 18, 2009


Ah, didn't notice this was at brooklyn tavern. That's enemy territory. Count me in for the next one-
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 8:18 AM on February 18, 2009


I'll come for the first part at least! (gotta go at 8:30)
posted by rmless at 8:36 PM on February 18, 2009


Seriously, the Oscars? Hollywood's corporate ceremony that honored Benjamin Button with 13 nominations? Where the dude from Twilight is handing out an award? If you guys aren't watching for the dresses, I'm going to take offense.
posted by zoomorphic at 8:24 AM on February 19, 2009


Where the dude from Twilight is handing out an award?

Actually, the dude from TWILIGHT is in my cool book because he has made statements of open and blatant contempt for the author of the books in interviews. It's really, really obvious that he and his agent hadn't heard of the books when he took the movie job and they only knew that "oh, it's some fantasy book series that's really popular, you could end up being the next HARRY POTTER franchise, go for it" and so he signed the contract, and only then did he finally read the books and thought "holy fuck, what have I gotten into?" It almost looks like he's deliberately trying to sabotage his involvement just so he can get the hell out.

he's also come up with a really creative way for dealing with stalky fangirls -- there was one girl who was following him around, and so he finally just invited her to dinner and then proceeded to be as boring as humanly possible, and she ended up leaving early and hasn't tried anything since.

Think of his current movie what you will, but the guy himself is in my cool book.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:22 AM on February 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


EC, I actually find Rob Pattinson ridiculously hot and charming, but does he really belong at (ostensibly) the most esteemed cinematic awards ceremony of the year? Though I guess everyone behind the Oscars realized they lost their integrity after nominating the sub-par performances of both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt just to get them on the red carpet together and boost ratings. I'm pretty sure most of the Academy didn't even watch the movies to begin with.

Wow, I am way too upset that Rachel Getting Married didn't get a nod for Best Picture. Deep breaths.
posted by zoomorphic at 3:40 PM on February 19, 2009


Oh, handing out awards is rarely tied to how well your actual career is going, so I've noticed. It's more like "let's get flashy people to hand out the awards because that'll make Sue Ellen in Nelliesville tune in and watch even though she only gets to see Robin Pattinson or whoever he is hand someone a statue."

They've had CARTOONS hand out awards. Award presentation isn't as estimable an honor as you'd think.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:00 PM on February 19, 2009


Unable to easily bicycle - unable to make it. Have a fun time though.
posted by fuq at 7:28 PM on February 19, 2009


Hm. Must it be Sunday? I have an oscar thing to attend as well. I vote we move this to Saturday. Or make it earlier in the day on Sunday.
posted by bingo at 8:42 PM on February 19, 2009


Sunday or Saturday, I'll wander by.
posted by vrakatar at 7:19 AM on February 20, 2009


Well, this is admittedly subway-friendly. Might drop by to say hello. :-)
posted by NucleophilicAttack at 8:12 AM on February 20, 2009


Heh...this is more faffing than a London meetup ;-)
posted by i_cola at 9:10 AM on February 20, 2009


EC, I actually find Rob Pattinson ridiculously hot and charming, but does he really belong at (ostensibly) the most esteemed cinematic awards ceremony of the year?

YES! YES YES YES YES!

And I hope the rumors are true about the big dance number with Zac Efron & Co.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:44 PM on February 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


So my flight has changed and I'm now arriving in Newark Sunday afternoon - I don't know whether or not I'll make it, but I'll try! If not, have fun, guys. :)

That Rob Pattinson at dinner story is hilarious. Now that's what I call fangirl management.
posted by bettafish at 4:29 PM on February 20, 2009


Are people who seldom comment and lurk a lot also welcome?
posted by digitalprimate at 6:56 PM on February 20, 2009


Oh darn, nevermind, The Wife (tm) reminded me that I'm cooking for her dinner guests Sunday. I'll make something I know their kids won't touch in order to exact my revenge.
posted by digitalprimate at 7:00 PM on February 20, 2009


Hm, yes, Oscars. I could do earlier, if anyone would actually show up earlier. 5pm?
posted by unknowncommand at 10:29 AM on February 21, 2009


Are people who seldom comment and lurk a lot also welcome?

Of course you are. Come on down!
posted by jason's_planet at 1:56 PM on February 21, 2009


I'm up for going earlier. The bar will be less crowded, and early departures for oscars will be more feasible. I'll try and make it by 5.
posted by bingo at 3:09 PM on February 21, 2009


Oscars be damned, I'm gonna make this one!
posted by funkiwan at 8:08 PM on February 21, 2009


I'm up for earlier. 5 for me too.
digitalprimate: I barely comment these days so I'll be glad to join you in Lurker's Corner.
posted by i_cola at 8:18 PM on February 21, 2009


TPS, Hugh Jackman confirmed on Friday's Oprah that there will be a musical number with him, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and the Amanda Seyfried and Dominic something something from Mamma Mia.
posted by spec80 at 1:01 PM on February 22, 2009


I just saw rehearsal pics on ONTD! I am veeeery excited. In related news, I won't be making it out to Brooklyn on this cold, rainy night.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:53 PM on February 22, 2009 [1 favorite]


Running late! Leaving the house now, I should be there in 22 minutes if the bus shows up.
posted by unknowncommand at 2:12 PM on February 22, 2009


I cola, unknowncommand, and I are here.
posted by bingo at 2:54 PM on February 22, 2009


Okay, I'm officially the worst meet-up-caller ever: I have a nasty flu, courtesy of walking home in the drizzle yesterday in ballet flats. I'm paying the price for my vanity by staying home today rather than going out to meet all of you intrepid souls who braved the gross weather. Between bailing and interfering with the Oscars, I am officially recusing myself of calling future meet-ups. So sorry, everyone.
posted by zoomorphic at 3:30 PM on February 22, 2009


Bingo, how long do you think you all will be there? I'm close by but running late.
posted by Airhen at 4:01 PM on February 22, 2009


Airhen, well be here a while; we are about to order pizza. Zoomorphic: see you in hell.
posted by bingo at 4:38 PM on February 22, 2009


I am sick as heck and I moved today so I won't be making it. Have fun!
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:09 PM on February 22, 2009


Well that was a very pleasant evening. And now I know that Houston has better food than NYC. Who knew?
posted by i_cola at 8:00 PM on February 22, 2009


My Oscar party friend said she cooked something vegetarian just for me so I was guilted into going there early instead of coming to see you guys. Hope it was fun!
posted by rmless at 9:48 PM on February 22, 2009


It was great to meet i_cola and unknowncommand and to see bingo again even for a short time. It sounds like you guys should have come to Franny's with us though.
posted by spec80 at 8:23 AM on February 23, 2009


Well, it was nice to hang out for a while with the three (briefly five) other people who bothered to show up.

About the thread above: What a bombastic exercise in poor planning and obliviousness.
posted by bingo at 7:08 PM on February 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


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