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SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 1:14 pm
by starfox64
I need to find things to do in New York. Let's talk about meet-ups, restaurants, stores, things to do, etc.

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:45 pm
by purkinje
Missing the 9th Street food festival for the first time in like 5 years :( good cheap food all day, people should go

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:52 pm
by odradek
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:58 pm
by TheLouisVuittonPawn
Going to NYC next year for school. Main worry is how complicated the subway system is compared to the one in DC.

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 4:13 pm
by starfox64
it takes like a week to figure out the subway

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:40 pm
by hooplah
headed to new york for july 4 again this year. taking public trans from JFK to financial district (which is apparently not called 'fidi' in new york). pretty terrified as i'm horrible with directions and i get very nervous/anxious driving or traveling in unknown areas. i used GPS nav on my phone to and from work for months before i felt comfortable without it, and that is only a 15 min drive.

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:59 pm
by sid3000
@hooplah I didnt know jack about the lines and wasn't about to memorize the routes for a week trip; google maps on my phone did it all. The public transit route feature is useless on west coast but so crucial to have in nyc. Just bring your charger with you everywhere because the battery drains like 4x faster because of all the surrounding buildings.

*tip: map your route then screenshot the directions in case you need them when riding underground, in case you get disconnected or something.

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:56 pm
by can-
google maps is 95% reliable and will tell you how to get anywhere. it even has a compass, you'd have to be super clueless to have too much trouble getting around

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:00 pm
by hmwut
@hirokinakamura and i are doing all 3 days of gov ball, anyone else going? lets make a ct base camp

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yo who else has been to gov ball in the past or has experience getting around randall island? is ferry worth it, tips would be appreciated etc

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 10:35 pm
by odradek
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 10:01 am
by g2x222
I haven't really used Google Maps on my phone since Apple nixed it, but I rely onTransit (iOS/Android) whenever I'm in the city and have always gotten around just fine

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:20 am
by hmwut
@bryan@kyung@g2x222@tttigre@lostie@lee3jm@exprof@hirokinakamura@parastexis@jay

hello friends

i have tagged everyone i am aware of that can possibly make it to the june 13th/14th meetup. if i missed anyone feel free to chime in.

does anyone have anything in particular they'd like to do? obv there's tons of things to do, restaurants/places to hang out in, things to see etc etc. it can be free-form or somewhat structured, it's all up to you guys.

personally i'd like to hang around soho/tribeca for all the stores and cool stuff that's around there, but we have all day to roam around.

there's also the option of using airbnb to rent out a place for the night and have everyone hang out/crash there, rates are very affordable, it ranges but i doubt it'd be anything beyond $25, and that's at the very most.

this is the first of a few tentatively scheduled meetups, more or less can happen depending on interest/availability.

the floor is open for discussion

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 5Q2c#gid=0

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:53 am
by prawnzee

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:14 pm
by exprof
If you're down to hang out around the weird boutiques that'd be great, not too sure how far everything is but I'd love to see nepenthes etc!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:22 pm
by starfox64
^ nepenthes and dsm aren't in the soho/tribeca area, but they're a relatively quick jaunt on the subway and within walking distance of each other

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:22 pm
by blankinput
I have my high school class reunion, friend's birthday, and now this meetup all in one weekend. I should just combine everything and confuse the fuck out of everyone.

I have to stop at Nepenthes for some nonsense so it would be cool to hang there.

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:31 pm
by g2x222
Yeah I'd be super down to check out nepenthes and dsm and just wander around soho.

I'm also down to do airbnb or whatever

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:51 pm
by hirokinakamura
I'm def down for the 13th and for airbnb, but I'll have to duck out early on the 14th because it's my brothers birthday

Are we just gonna hang around soho?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:40 pm
by g2x222
If we're doing airbnb we should probably figure it out soon, right? I've actually never used it

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:20 am
by parastexis
@g2x222@hirokinakamura and anyone else interested, let's organize air bnb

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:59 pm
by g2x222
Got Halal Bros earlier today.

While I was putting sauce all over the plate, it collapsed and went everywhere – all over the sidewalk and the side of the Uniqlo shopping bag.

Somehow, none of it got on my clothes.

Spoiler:
The dude was super awesome and gave me another plate for free

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:53 pm
by g2x222
As for next weekend...

How many people would be interested in staying overnight? Wake up in the city to grab some brunch? I'm looking around AirBnB, and it seems like it might be around $50/person, but possibly cheaper with enough people

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:06 pm
by g2x222
@Bryan@kyung@tttigre@lostie@lee3jm@exprof@hirokinakamura@parastexis@Jay@hmwut

Also, if I'm totally off-base, please correct me!

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:07 pm
by exprof
Alrighty so due to a change in circumstances I'm only able to hang out on the 13th, not sure who's free that day but lemme know so I can give you my phone number etc. :-D

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:37 pm
by g2x222
Huh so apparently I didn't look at a calendar and assumed 13/14 was Saturday/Sunday

I work full-time, so I'll only be able to meet up on the 14th/Saturday (unless we do AirBnB and I come into the city on Friday evening)

:/

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:07 pm
by nick
feel like I'm at work now. RESPONSE NEEDED COB TODAY PLEASE ADVISE.

anyway, a reminder on top of g2x222's question to ask if this is happening in some capacity on saturday, or nah. would like to know ASAP for travel accommodations.

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:06 pm
by g2x222
I'm still interested in the meetup, and @hmwut said he'll be in the city on Friday and Saturday (and maybe Sunday), but idk who else is planning on showing up

Re: SCENE 1: BIG APPLE, 3 AM

PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:47 pm
by Bryan
Keep forgetting to reply to this lol

Anyways i'm down for anything really (cept maybe visiting allsaints cause i forgot to pickup something i put on hold lol) and probably won't be able to airbnb cause i'm broke atm and rents probably won't let me.

Also is anyone allergic to anything I may or may not bring snacks (no promises)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:42 pm
by teck
you guys are jerks ill be out of town. say hi to DSM for meeeeeee.

my fav spots are the art galleries in chelsea (doesn't hurt that CDG Flagship is there, open Saturdays). Soho is cool but can be madness on weekends. if ya'll can drink try to close out a bar at 4AM.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:53 am
by hmwut
ill be in city both friday and saturday, ppl who are interested pm me and ill give u my #. we'll meet at penn or uniqlo on 34th or nepenthes or w/e is best