NYC meet-up?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Marge_Simpson, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone interested in trying to get something organized? We could try to arrange something before everyone gets too busy with the holidays. We could do dinner, any suggestions?
    The ice rinks are open at both Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park...would anyone be interested in going skating?
    :)
     
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  2. victoriajh

    victoriajh Well-Known Member

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    It is a dream of mine to skate on rockefeller center one Christmas season.....too bad that I live in Vancouver.....one day!
     
  3. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

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    No takers? Hmph. :drama:
     
  4. oleada

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    me me me!
    Sorry I hadn't seen this!
     
  5. Guinevere

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    I live in Vancouver too but I'm hoping to get out to NYC again in January so I can at least skate at Rockefeller Centre. It's cheaper in January and February (by that I mean hotels, etc. not the actual skating). I hear December is the most expensive time for NYC.
     
  6. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    I'm always up for a FSU meet... but it probably won't work out for me unless we wait til after the new year. (And unless it's a weekend.)
     
  7. Stefanie

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    I'll be up there December 9-11th. :)
     
  8. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I would attend, I would eat, I would skate! You all could observe my horrible skating technique!

    Wolman might also be nice. But the nice thing about Bryant Park is that other than skate rental for those who need it, the skating itself is free. Rock Center is iconic, though. The best maintained ice is probably Wolman. Obviously, I'd be happy at any of them!

    As for timing - I live a good hour outside the city, so probably a weekend would be best, or a Friday evening.
     
  9. Garden Kitty

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    I don't skate, but I'd be happy to take pictures of those who do. I'm with Belle though, a weekend is really the only time that works for me. Maybe a pre-Nats gathering if December is too busy?
     
  10. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I'm always happy to eat, too; but I can't recommend places. I usually just eat at Wholefoods or at the school cafeteria when I'm in town.
     
  11. FigureSpins

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    I'm there from Dec 10-12th, have plans on the evening of the 11th.
     
  12. SaSherka

    SaSherka Well-Known Member

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    I'm in NYC Jan 27-29 (pretty much booked for MetOpera) and possibly Jan 13-16 as well. I'll be following this thread if anything is happening those weekends.
     
  13. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

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    I just posted in the other NYC thread, maybe we should plan for January instead?
     
  14. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    January is also fine for me, because I live around the city. I think that Jan also tends to be less busy for people, as it's after the holidays. And the rinks are still open at that point, for those interested.
     
  15. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    Right now, January is pretty wide open for me... would love to see my FSU friends for the first time in ages and meet some new people too! :)
     
  16. MorganaLefay

    MorganaLefay Active Member

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    I'm in. I vote Bryant Park (since I have my own skates). Let me know the date when it's finalized. If it's a weekend, it's better to go in the morning, the evenings are a zoo.
     
  17. Daisy18

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    January is definitely better for me than December. It would be great to see you all again!!
     
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  18. SaSherka

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    Note taken: bringing skates! :)
     
  19. Marge_Simpson

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    I have had "have a drink at the Campbell Apartment" on my bucket list for ages. (It's inside Grand Central Station) If anyone would like to meet for a drink there some Friday evening, post here or send me a PM. I am dying to try a Prohibition Punch.

    http://nymag.com/listings/bar/campbell_apartment/
     
  20. dbell1

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    I'm in. I've been saying I want to go in the city for ages and this would be the perfect chance. :)
     
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  21. BelleBway

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    :cheer:
     
  22. kedrin

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    I'm in- if you don't mind a mostly lurker joining in.
     
  23. kedrin

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    oh- and also- I'd go for a drink at Campbell apartment. I moved to NYC in May- my first weekend in town, some friends and I took a friend out for dinner to the Oyster Bar. We poked our heads into the Apartment, but didn't have a drink there.
     
  24. Marge_Simpson

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    The more the merrier. :)
     
  25. Lara

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    I'm in as well barring anything unforeseen. :) I haven't been out to drink in ages and never made it to the Campbell Apartment while in NYC either, so that would definitely be cool.

    Incidentally I always wished to Philly-NYC route could go through Grand Central instead of Penn. Lucky CT commuters!
     
  26. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    I think the Campbell Apt. sounds cool, and Grand Central isn't terribly far from Rockefeller Center, right?
     
  27. kedrin

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    yes- Grand Central is easy walking distance to Rockefeller center, and also to Bryant Park.
     
  28. oleada

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    I'll do it. I'm out of the city from Dec. 16 to Jan 1st though.
     
  29. Marge_Simpson

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    Let's shoot for sometime in January. We can start off with a drink at the Campbell Apartment and move on from there.
     
  30. kedrin

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    Drinking before skating?