NYC Meetup December 23, 2006 5:45 AM   Subscribe

Short notice NYC MeetUp? I'm holidaying in Manhattan from the 26th to the 6th, and I'd love to play the London Mefi Ambassador, and rendezvous with a few native New Yoikers.

Anyone fancy a pint?
posted by armoured-ant to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:45 AM (54 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'm down. What about Saturday the 30th, New Years Eve Eve?
posted by dame at 10:06 AM on December 23, 2006

Why not, I'm in town for the holidays. Let's do it in Hoboken.
posted by bingo at 10:32 AM on December 23, 2006

Let's not. I take the Path enough as it is. Besides, though cute, I do not think Hoboken is what tourists dream of.
posted by dame at 10:39 AM on December 23, 2006

I just said that to annoy you.

Staten Island?
posted by bingo at 10:46 AM on December 23, 2006

I love you, too, honey. But where, where? Where are you staying, armoured-ant? What kinds of bars do you like?
posted by dame at 10:52 AM on December 23, 2006

Has there ever been a meetup at The Ginger Man? It's not in a very hip hood - 36th near 5th - but it's spacious with a couchy back room and has a very nice relaxed vibe. And lots of interesting beers for those who like that sort of thing.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:59 AM on December 23, 2006

I'm here, Lower East Side, in a lovely apartment.

I like bars... pretty much generally. But not in an 'I have a problem' sort of way. Live music is always nice, though I'm there for the company rather than to watch a gig. And, I dunno, decent beer? Jack Daniels? That's probably my entire list of requirements.

Oh, and everyone likes food.
posted by armoured-ant at 11:06 AM on December 23, 2006

I have the feeling that there *has* been a meetup there, CL. But it would be a fine place to go to again. Lots of beer selection.

I'm down.
posted by gaspode at 11:26 AM on December 23, 2006

I can only make it if it's after the 1st.
posted by ludwig_van at 12:53 PM on December 23, 2006

I've decided not to drink in 2007, so I think it should be before the 1st.
posted by bingo at 12:57 PM on December 23, 2006

I think the Ginger Man was the location of my famous ass-shot, no? Near where armoured-ant is staying is the Magician and Motor City, both of which are decent, the former being near cupcakes and the latter being a great bar to which one must arrive early.

After the first is a lot harder for me, personally. Of course we should do it whenever is best for everyone, but I think the only other weekend night armoured ant will be here is Friday, 1/6.
posted by dame at 1:01 PM on December 23, 2006

posted by dame at 1:01 PM on December 23, 2006

12/30 might work for me
posted by muckster at 2:04 PM on December 23, 2006

Max Fish is always easy, and convenient for armoured.
posted by amberglow at 2:15 PM on December 23, 2006

Since I can't make it to the Grand Rapids (rules!!!) meetup, this'll have to do. Sigh.

I'm kidding about the attitude; 'tis been awhile since I've done the meetup thing. I'll stay out of the logistics of the matter.
posted by attackthetaxi at 2:31 PM on December 23, 2006

(I don't mind travelling across your vast but easily traversable metropolis. 5th January would be difficult for me.)
posted by armoured-ant at 2:49 PM on December 23, 2006

I would be more than happy to meet with people since I'm a Christmas orphan with most folks I know out of town, but Dec. 30 or the 31 would not work for me since people are rushing back to party for New Year's. Just my two cents.
posted by kkokkodalk at 4:37 PM on December 23, 2006

I'm down for any day after 1/1.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:13 PM on December 23, 2006 [1 favorite]

What about Welcome to the Johnson's?

It's right down the street from where AA is staying. They've got buck-fifty PBRs . . .

Oh, no. Wait a minute. Most of the people who would be attending this are actually of the legal drinking age. And the bar is a little cramped.

Magician's not bad.
posted by jason's_planet at 7:47 PM on December 23, 2006

I'm with ThePinkSuperhero. After the 1st, s'il vous plait. And in the East Village, so I can walk home.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 8:10 PM on December 23, 2006

After the first means during the week, since he said he can't do Friday. That rather sucks for people with responsibilities. AA: it is your meetup: you must choose.
posted by dame at 6:59 AM on December 24, 2006

[I'll mark cards for a meetup 29 Jan–2 Feb.]

Enjoy the 16flozs AA ;-)
posted by i_cola at 6:59 AM on December 24, 2006

Argh. It'll have to be pre-1st, then, since I fly late on Friday 5th night/early Saturday 6th morning.

All in favour of 12/29 say 'aye'.
All in favour of 12/30 say 'ooh'.

That said, if any of you post-1sters fancy getting together for a quiet midweek, that'd be cool, as well.
posted by armoured-ant at 8:20 AM on December 24, 2006

posted by Karmakaze at 10:46 AM on December 24, 2006

Aye (but midweek also doable).
posted by kkokkodalk at 11:53 AM on December 24, 2006


Also, the drinks may be smaller, but they are cheaper and the girls (or boys) will be way into your accent, so I suppose it's a wash. And look how popular you are already.
posted by dame at 1:13 PM on December 24, 2006

Ant, we'll probably come into the city sometime during the week. I'll let you know when.
posted by ludwig_van at 3:23 PM on December 24, 2006

posted by jason's_planet at 4:13 PM on December 24, 2006

Gingerman's more central for Queensians. I'm down for there, any date's ok.
posted by DenOfSizer at 10:20 AM on December 25, 2006

Alrighty, let's say the 30th of December in 2006.

Now, somone choose a venue.

Steve Amadeus Goldberg, I'll see you soon in the New Year, k? Call me.
posted by armoured-ant at 11:02 AM on December 25, 2006

Also - anyone know where myself and my buddy Chris can go for a good New Year?
posted by armoured-ant at 11:10 AM on December 25, 2006

I operate according to a philosophy that makes things harder for Queensians at any time possible. Honestly, the Ginger Man is okay if dull. Motor City and Welcome to the Johnsons are more entertaining as bars go, but to get seats going around 6 or so is probably recommended. Therefore, I would vote 6 at Welcome . . .

Also, I may be able to give you New Year's leads later in the week, so drop an email.
posted by dame at 11:25 AM on December 25, 2006

I vote 12/30. It looks like I have a date 12/29 and I don't want to screw it up by bringing her around you people.
posted by bingo at 9:10 AM on December 26, 2006

Wise choice.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:35 PM on December 26, 2006 [1 favorite]

Wow. Arrived last night, and NYC has... character! Anyways - where are we meeting on the 30th?
posted by armoured-ant at 5:58 AM on December 27, 2006

and NYC has... character!
Oh no! Are we like the not-so-pretty girls with great personalities? ; >

(have you never been here, armoured?)

Where are we meeting anyway?
posted by amberglow at 7:15 AM on December 27, 2006

Ah, I cannot make it, unless it is after the 4th. I will not impose that on anyone. Have a great time!
posted by piratebowling at 9:02 AM on December 27, 2006

I would say NYC is more like the not-so-pretty girls with not-so-nice personalities, but tons of money.
posted by bingo at 9:15 AM on December 27, 2006

Er...I'm going with amberglow's city-as-girl metaphor; I'm not talking about the actual girls in New York...

posted by bingo at 10:55 AM on December 27, 2006

so, who is this date anyway, bingo? ; >
posted by amberglow at 11:41 AM on December 27, 2006

Oh, I don't know. They all blend together after a while.
posted by bingo at 2:05 PM on December 27, 2006

December 30th, 2006, 7:30pm (unless anyone else has a better idea?)

Now someone please pick a venue. Please, God, please.

Also, the prettiest girl I've seen so far was the gorgeous strawberry blond hostess on the Continental flight here.
posted by armoured-ant at 2:29 PM on December 27, 2006

Aww, I'm actually sad I can't come since it was fun the last time I got to know other MeFites outside of typing on a keyboard. I was planning on dropping by briefly if it was earlier than 7:30. There's always next time. Have fun everyone!
posted by kkokkodalk at 6:23 PM on December 27, 2006

It would be fine with me if we started earlier.
posted by bingo at 6:25 AM on December 28, 2006

No, problem. I just pulled 7:30 out of thin air anyway... 6pm?
posted by armoured-ant at 7:45 AM on December 28, 2006

How about 6 p.m. at The Ginger Man?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:08 PM on December 28, 2006 [1 favorite]

Um, I know I suggested the Ginger Man but now I'm thinking something downtown would be more fun?
posted by CunningLinguist at 1:40 PM on December 28, 2006

How about:

Six p.m. at Welcome to the Johnsons on Saturday December 30th, 2006?

What do you all think?
posted by jason's_planet at 2:26 PM on December 28, 2006

I see a review that calls Welcome to the Johnsons "a theme bar for kids too cool for theme bars." Being part of that august body myself, I think that sounds just fine.
posted by bingo at 5:23 PM on December 28, 2006

Sounds wonderful to me. Right around the corner. I CONCUR.

Info, map.
posted by armoured-ant at 5:25 PM on December 28, 2006

Alright, Welcome to the Johnsons at 6 p.m., I dig it.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:19 PM on December 28, 2006 [1 favorite]

Save two seats for two lurkers, myself and blueskies.
posted by hobgadling at 7:04 PM on December 28, 2006

hobgadling: didn't I see you in the same pub 100 years ago to the day?
posted by bingo at 8:23 AM on December 29, 2006

6 is good : >
posted by amberglow at 1:00 PM on December 29, 2006

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