Anyone up for a Manhattan MeFi gathering in late April? March 30, 2002 8:48 AM   Subscribe

Anyone up for a Manhattan MeFi gathering in late April? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?...
posted by lizs to MetaFilter-Related at 8:48 AM (78 comments total)

Sure I'm up for it. Just gimme some notice so I can arrange my work schedule around it.
posted by jonmc at 9:13 AM on March 30, 2002

Me too. I'm in.
posted by ltracey at 9:28 AM on March 30, 2002

suggestions for venues?

does 8PMish work for people? do we need to do it earlier? later?
posted by lizs at 9:41 AM on March 30, 2002

Can we talk about trolls, double posts and how much cooler MeFi used to be?
posted by BentPenguin at 10:25 AM on March 30, 2002

Sounds lovely. I'm game.
posted by FunkyHelix at 10:27 AM on March 30, 2002

Me too! Someone nail down a date and time to work with here. What day of the week should we do. I'm free always, since I'm self employed, so others might be better at suggesting good days/times/dates.
posted by evanizer at 12:01 PM on March 30, 2002

I'm game.

Tell me when and where. I have a metrocard.

posted by lampshade at 12:35 PM on March 30, 2002

And I shall be making my usual phone call!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:39 PM on March 30, 2002

I'm in. I suggest Pioneer on the Bowery between Prince and Spring. It's large, cheap, unpretentious, and if it's not a weekend, not very crowded. Walking distance from the F, 6, J and N/R trains. Run by a couple of British blokes. Puts rugby on the large screen sometimes. Good mix of young New Yorkers in attendance of all races, sexualities and incomes.
posted by Mo Nickels at 1:47 PM on March 30, 2002

Oh, yeah: Once we set a date, I'm interested in making this the largest Metafilter get-together ever, anywhere. There's a whole backlog of old-timers who didn't go last time (including myself) that it'd be great to mix-in with all the newcomers. (I mean, how can you have a get-together without Anil Dash? You can't; you can only pretend).

posted by Mo Nickels at 1:51 PM on March 30, 2002

Count me in.
posted by muckster at 1:52 PM on March 30, 2002

I should be able to make it as long as it's not too early. Downtown is preferrable too...
posted by gen at 2:27 PM on March 30, 2002

Count me in too.
posted by riffola at 3:01 PM on March 30, 2002

Mo Nickels- Pioneer sounds good. I've never been, but I trust your description. So I second the motion for Pioneer. Now- A date and time. Weekday or weekend? I vote weekday.
posted by evanizer at 3:26 PM on March 30, 2002

How about Thursday, April 25th? 8PM? (totally arbitrary date and time, but hey, somebody's got be specific....)
posted by lizs at 4:50 PM on March 30, 2002

::fes wipes a single, silent tear, generated by the knowledge he'll be trapped in either St. Louis or (horrors!) corporate HQ Greensboro, NC at the appointed time/date::
posted by UncleFes at 9:30 PM on March 30, 2002

While I missed the Brooklyn get-together, one in Manhattan sounds great. And I like the sound of Pioneer. (Also like that it's about three blocks away from my office!)
posted by nstop at 9:31 PM on March 30, 2002

Sure, count me in. But how is there a bar I don't know about on that block?!

We'll miss you, Fes!
posted by nicwolff at 10:39 PM on March 30, 2002

lisz: Thurs, Apr 25th, 8 pm. Gotcha. Say where and we'll do our damndest to be there. (We missed the Brooklyn meet 'cause I was sick as a dog and I didn't want to inflict whatever I had on whoever was there.) I will bring cameras.
posted by realjanetkagan at 11:24 PM on March 30, 2002

I'd sure like to go too, though I'm i L.A., just cuz the NY MeFi contingent includes such a high concentration of interesting people. And I'm still riding on the good experience of our gathering here last night. Maybe I'll find a way to swing it somehow.
posted by bingo at 3:22 AM on March 31, 2002

Is that date definite? Lemme know so I can request my schedule...
posted by jonmc at 8:01 AM on March 31, 2002

I'll sure try to make it if I'm in the country.
posted by MidasMulligan at 8:08 AM on March 31, 2002

Let's cement that date: Thurs, April 25th, 8 pm. All in favor?

I say aye.
posted by evanizer at 8:29 AM on March 31, 2002

Aye, Aye, cap'n. (always wanted to say that)
posted by jonmc at 8:43 AM on March 31, 2002

Okay - final date, time, venue :

Thurs., April 25th, 8PM at Pioneer (Bowery btw. Prince & Spring.)

posted by lizs at 8:51 AM on March 31, 2002

Is this going to be pot luck? Count me in for the baked zitti.
posted by Doug at 10:16 AM on March 31, 2002

Let's get Matt to put it in the sidebar or on the new 'Events' page.
posted by evanizer at 11:41 AM on March 31, 2002

I just emailed Matt about listing the event on the 'Events' page.
posted by evanizer at 11:53 AM on March 31, 2002

posted by Mo Nickels at 1:17 PM on March 31, 2002

Grant tipped me off to this. I should be able to make it (probably with a contingent and traveling orchestra).

Free t-shirts to all attendees who email me and request one (I need to know how many to bring).
posted by camworld at 2:15 PM on March 31, 2002

Sure, count me in. But how is there a bar I don't know about on that block?!

Heh. Not the first time that question's been asked of me...

Additionally, I just got off the phone with the manager of the Pioneer. They have drink specials on Thursdays, though he didn't know what the specific specials would be yet. I asked for Metafilter group discount beyond that but he seemed hesitant to commit. However, he did take our group name down, so we're in the books. Not a reservation, really, just a notation, so there won't be a surprise when 27 pasty-faced geniuses show up asking for Pimms Cups. I also verified there wasn't some sort of private party there that night that we might be barging into. There isn't.

An indicator of the type of bar: The manager's Irish but there're no fucking shamrocks on the windows.
posted by Mo Nickels at 2:49 PM on March 31, 2002

Although I may be assasinated, I would love to drink with you guys.
posted by ParisParamus at 4:46 PM on March 31, 2002

My number just came up! Thanks, Paris, old buddy. They'll have to assassinate you over my dead disembodied voice.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:05 PM on March 31, 2002

Paris - we may smack you around a bit, but no assassination, I guarantee it.
posted by jonmc at 5:15 PM on March 31, 2002

even tho most of you folks don't know me I'll try and poke my head in. I'm always up for meeeting new people over drinks.
posted by 10sball at 7:55 PM on March 31, 2002

*sigh* I want to go. And go home.
posted by aaron at 8:25 PM on March 31, 2002

aaron, my man, hop a f**king train, I, for one, would be gld to see you there.
posted by jonmc at 8:41 PM on March 31, 2002

Thanks jon, I'd love to see you all too, but even a train is massive $$$$$.

posted by aaron at 9:21 PM on March 31, 2002

I would just like to say that, although my strict "super-coolness" policy has prohibited me from attending any but the first MeFi get-together, I may, indeed, try to make an appearance at this one.

No word yet from Jason "Dr. J" Levine yet, though, which is the true test, as he is, of course, The Keeper of the Server.

See yous theres.
posted by anildash at 10:49 PM on March 31, 2002

Wow, do you think the MetaFilter server could come by the bar and have a drink with us? Or, since it's a 'server', perhaps it could help out around the bar. I mean, it already serves coffee with the ease of a seasoned cocktail waitress, so how 'bout Cosmopolitans?
posted by evanizer at 5:12 AM on April 1, 2002

that's fekkin' Mo.

regardless wouldn't miss for the world. Aaron where exactly do you live? (A fairy might supply the means...)
posted by goneill at 5:58 AM on April 1, 2002

the aaron dickey transportation fund is now accepting donations if you'd like to contribute towards the cost of flying aaron to manhattan.

your small donation could change a life. or something like that. all the proceeds guaranteed; blah blah blah.

total cost is $229. that shouldn't be too hard to raise; after all, it's for aaron.
posted by mlang at 9:18 AM on April 1, 2002

feh. if you kids would plan these things for Saturday nights, those of us who aren't quite in the neighborhood would have a better chance of making it.

i'm just sayin'.
posted by Sapphireblue at 9:19 AM on April 1, 2002

If I can remember, I'll drop in.
posted by andrewraff at 9:41 AM on April 1, 2002

i think that this is probably the most appropriate place for the following announcement:

joe maller, who we all met and loved at the brooklyn mefi party, has just had a baby! and it's a cute one, too. i wish more people had cute babies instead of ugly ones.

oh, and, i guess that it was actually joe maller's wife, michelle marks, who had the baby, not joe himself. so she gets some credit. but i'm sure it was hard for joe to be in the waiting room smoking cigars with his father-in-law.

in any case:

posted by mlang at 10:51 AM on April 1, 2002

I'm not sure I want anyone paying for me to go to Manhattan. I'd just feel guilty.
posted by aaron at 10:58 AM on April 1, 2002

I mean, people are starving in Nova Scotia and all that.
posted by aaron at 10:59 AM on April 1, 2002

aaron: shut up! i was planning to use the money for beer anyway and just bring a friend of mine and tell everyone he was you. now you've fucked it all up. with friends like you...
posted by mlang at 11:02 AM on April 1, 2002

ummm, all of you referring to "the brooklyn mefi party" know there have been 2 so far, right?
posted by anildash at 11:34 AM on April 1, 2002

posted by aaron at 11:36 AM on April 1, 2002

Fuck it. I have no pride any more, and this shitburg in WV is driving me up the wall. If anyone wants to toss me a ticket, i'll show. At least I can stay with family up there for free.
posted by aaron at 1:50 PM on April 1, 2002

I just found this thread, after it was mentioned in that one about the LA boy's bash, and you guys already happened to have picked a place around the corner from where I live. So I'll be there - assuming i don't forget. Anyone suitably organizational who's in need of a procrastination project could compile our addresses and send a reminder email that week...

posted by mdn at 7:02 PM on April 1, 2002

*sigh*. I have to give a presentation on teenage sexuality that night. So I'll miss this one as well. Of course, you're all welcome to come to the teenage sex thingy. And no, there's no actual sex, or teenagers for that matter.
posted by kittyloop at 10:05 PM on April 1, 2002

hrm. I've got nothing to do between mid-April and May. How far is New York from New Brunswick, Canada?

Then again, I can't seem to find my birth certificate and my passport has expired.
posted by ODiV at 7:20 AM on April 2, 2002

Who's taking Miguel's phone-in? Thought I might do the same...?
posted by UncleFes at 7:52 AM on April 2, 2002

i'm taking miguel's phone in - i'm claiming it now and miguel already has my phone number - email me fes... email me now.
posted by goneill at 9:28 AM on April 2, 2002

Well we've gone and picked my birthday so I may not be able to make it after all. :(

Or I could drag all my friends to Pioneer and really confuse them :)
posted by gen at 9:30 AM on April 2, 2002

I'm late (and virtually unknown) to the party, but I'd be delighted to meet you all. Especially if there's Pimm's Cups involved.
posted by cowboy_sally at 9:32 AM on April 2, 2002

anildash you have heard of internet time, haven't you?
posted by goneill at 7:32 PM on April 2, 2002

cowboy sally- anyone who likes both bluegrass and the Dead Kennedy's is definitely a welcome addition to this little shindig.Cya there.
posted by jonmc at 8:41 PM on April 2, 2002

jonmc: flirting here, flirting there. i would think that both your girlfriend and evanizer will be pissed. (watch out, cowboy_sally, he's an absolute dog.)

but i won't tell, as long as you let me buy you a drink. that's the least i can do, considering that bit of unjustified nastiness from a while back.
posted by mlang at 6:34 AM on April 3, 2002

i guess if anil can lower his "super cool" guard down for one night, i can too.

count me in.
posted by witchstone at 6:37 AM on April 3, 2002

Well, *I* won't tell, but it's going to cost you, jonmc. I will expect a near-mint copy of Answer Me! #4 in a mylar jacket as assurance that it's just between the two of us.
posted by cowboy_sally at 7:17 AM on April 3, 2002

Matt never emailed me back about putting the Manhattan party in the sidebar/special events page (does he hate us or is he really busy? I think he mentioned moving, which must be a total bitch. Although he did have time to put together that unsettling kuro5hin hoax, so...), so I will do a mass email to everybody in a week or so to remind them. Is that kosher? And keep yer hands off jonmc, cowboy_sally! He's mine! (that is, if he ever switches teams. And judging by his obsession with boobies, that's not likely. But I'm standing guard anyway!)
posted by evanizer at 10:11 AM on April 3, 2002

Great, Evanizer, on the email reminder. Also, you might want to politely notify any New York bloggers who may not be regular Metafilter readers but who it'd be great to have there.
posted by Mo Nickels at 11:49 AM on April 3, 2002

mlang - I wasn't flirting, just bein' neighborly.* I will take you up on that drink tho, I also owe goniell one for sins uncountable. Rob the EMT may put in another appearance, although he was perusing the site the other day and emailed that the conversation he was witnessing made him want to snap his keyboard in half. Welcome to MeFi, rob.

*especially in kittyloop's case. her hubby is pastepotpete from SpoFi and from the pictures on her blog, he could kick my ass.
posted by jonmc at 12:44 PM on April 3, 2002

email me fes

did; email me back or call at your convenience, my dear
posted by UncleFes at 2:35 PM on April 3, 2002

darling fes - i've been hard at work pet i will be in touch shortly.
jonmc - i owe you a drink you bastard, and i'm listening to the replacements right now. please don't hate me.


that's all for now
posted by goneill at 9:13 AM on April 4, 2002

i owe you a drink you bastard, and i'm listening to the replacements right now. please don't hate me.

Could never hate you, goneill. The 'Mats are great, but they're not Mrs.Miller.

posted by jonmc at 12:46 PM on April 4, 2002

jonmc: if you don't fucking shut the fuck up about fucking mrs. miller and her dulcet motherfucking singing voice, i swear to you, so help me god, that when you walk into the motherfucking pioneer bar, i will rip the arm off the motherfucking turntable and personally shove it so far up your motherfucking urethra that the only way you'll be able to fucking take a piss is through you eyeball, motherfucker.
posted by mlang at 1:47 AM on April 5, 2002

How forceful you are, mlang! Such a perfect specimen of manhood. So...dominant.

*licks lips*
posted by evanizer at 7:39 AM on April 5, 2002

Well, this thread kind of went stupid. let's get it back on track.

Who thinks that we should migrate the group from Pioneer bar to the RemoteLounge? The RemoteLounge is a revolutionary new bar with 60+ webcams and consoles set up that allows the patrons to check each other out. The monitors on the walls can be programmed to display random weblogs or pictures from the webcams and video cameras.

There is an upstairs and a downstairs. My old boss is one of the sysadmins and is checking to see if 4/25 is available for a group.

The Pioneer bar and the ReomteLounge are only a few blocks from each other.

Who thinks this is a better idea?
posted by camworld at 8:33 AM on April 5, 2002

I vote NO for the remote lounge. Sounds too hip and complicated. And expensive. We need a low key place.
posted by evanizer at 8:55 AM on April 5, 2002

mr. barrett: i hardly think any thread in which evanizer flirts with me is stupid, but i do think that a move to the remote lounge is a great idea. therefore, i'm going to take the liberty of reposting this to the front page (voila), with the hope of drawing in more people who have long forgotten this thread.

posted by mlang at 9:07 AM on April 5, 2002

No offense, camworld, but I gotta agree with evanizer. I ain't made outta money and we've all had plenty of computer-mediated conversation with eachother, now's the time to hang out for real.
posted by jonmc at 9:07 AM on April 5, 2002

Tthere is no cover. Who said anything about it costing money?
posted by camworld at 9:19 AM on April 5, 2002

Hey, I am an Atlanta MeFi-er.... but I will be in NYC on April 25, and I have wanted to check out the RemoteLounge. Can I tag along? Can I? Huh?
posted by grabbingsand at 1:23 PM on April 5, 2002

you're more than welcome, grabbingsand. but

the discussion has moved.
posted by mlang at 2:08 PM on April 5, 2002

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