Restless_Nomad Visits NYC!
posted September 17, 2012 7:45 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu October 18 at 8:00 PM, Peter McManus
152 7th Ave, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
So I'm going to be in NYC for a couple of days in October, and I would love to meet some of you crazy cats in person. I know you guys have a lot (a lot!) of meetups - would you be up for one more?
I get in the evening of Thursday Oct 18 and I leave Tuesday Oct 23. For an indeterminate number of days between those two, I will actually be in Baltimore (long story) but that Thursday and Friday I will definitely be in Manhattan. I am pretty much up for wherever is convenient for the most people, but I will be staying, most likely, in Chelsea, so have pity on an easily-confused tourist.

Where and when works for people?
posted by restless_nomad to Meetup (92 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

We would love to have an extra meetup! This bar in Chelsea is quiet and good for groups, and I know of a million bars in Brooklyn that are a single train away from Chelsea.
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:28 PM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Also I should note that that bar is quiet on weeknights)
posted by the young rope-rider at 12:28 PM on September 17, 2012


STOP TRYING TO LURE EVERYONE TO BROOKLYN
posted by elizardbits at 12:29 PM on September 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Will hopefully see you soon, r_n!
posted by griphus at 4:28 PM on September 17, 2012


That Chelsea bar is like three blocks away from my hotel, which I am in favor of.
posted by restless_nomad at 4:38 PM on September 17, 2012


STOP TRYING TO LURE EVERYONE TO BROOKLYN

Actually, we're trying to save people from not being in Brooklyn.
posted by overhauser at 12:48 AM on September 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


That Chelsea bar is one of my favorites around here and one time I saw Harry Crane in there.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:30 AM on September 18, 2012


I am going to be out of town for much of that time span but if here during the meetup would love to join.
posted by milkweed at 9:43 AM on September 18, 2012


It sounds like Peter McManus is a good choice! Just let us know what days you're thinking, restless_nomad!
posted by the young rope-rider at 10:04 AM on September 18, 2012


I could do Thursday at 8:30 or later (my flight gets in at 5) or whenever on Friday. Monday night is theoretically possible but I assume people don't so much want to go out drinking on a Monday.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:29 AM on September 18, 2012


Friday is better for me, but whatevs.
posted by Eideteker at 1:08 PM on September 18, 2012


I assume people don't so much want to go out drinking on a Monday.

This is like in the monorail episode when Lyle Lanley says the Monorail is more of a... Shelbyville idea

Here I am playing the part of Springfield
posted by Greg Nog at 1:59 PM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am Leonard Nimoy.
posted by elizardbits at 2:42 PM on September 18, 2012


Yeah, people here definitely drink on Mondays! Any of those days will work for me, but I admit to ignorance about the crowd situation at Peter McManus on Fridays.
posted by the young rope-rider at 2:51 PM on September 18, 2012


Maybe?
posted by Jahaza at 2:56 PM on September 18, 2012


I am leaning towards that Thursday but I will have some of the more ridiculous bits of my schedule sorted next week. More input is definitely welcome!
posted by restless_nomad at 6:17 PM on September 20, 2012


I'll miss it by a couple days! boo! (I am coming to NYC myself on Oct 20, staying through the 23rd.)
posted by SisterHavana at 8:08 PM on September 20, 2012


Friday nights in Chelsea are uniformly chaotic.
posted by elizardbits at 8:07 AM on September 26, 2012


Friday nights in Chelsea are uniformly chaotic.

Is that a vote for or against Friday?
posted by restless_nomad at 8:11 AM on September 26, 2012


I'm tentatively down for anything, October is Party Month.
posted by The Whelk at 10:43 AM on September 26, 2012


neither, just a statement of fact re: I admit to ignorance about the crowd situation at Peter McManus on Fridays.


you said that about last month too whelks

and the month before
posted by elizardbits at 6:37 AM on September 27, 2012


party month is an ever floating series of weeks
posted by The Whelk at 10:24 AM on September 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I begin to worry that I am out of my weight class here...

So, I am thinking we shall confirm it for Peter McManus on Thursday, October 18th. I'll come down after I stash my stuff - probably 8-8:30ish.

That work for people? I'll go ahead and set the post that way unless someone raises objections.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:32 AM on September 27, 2012


Being (fashionably) late to that works for me.
posted by griphus at 10:55 AM on September 27, 2012


I'll try to drop by and say hi.
posted by Eideteker at 12:33 PM on September 27, 2012


That sounds great, restless_nomad! You are so not out of your weight class.

See you soon-ish!
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:55 PM on September 27, 2012


I'd totally be up for this, and I'll try to make it. Nerd Jeopardy is the same night, so if I come, it will likely be later. I have a feeling we'll still be kicking then.
posted by bookwibble at 6:49 PM on September 27, 2012


(psst, restless_nomad, the meetup has slid off the page into past events, the date defaulted to yesterday instead of 10/18)
posted by oh yeah! at 4:46 AM on September 28, 2012


Man, you'd think I would know how to proofread, wouldn't you?
posted by restless_nomad at 9:07 AM on September 28, 2012


don't worry, one of the mods can probably fix it
posted by Eideteker at 9:53 AM on September 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh man, I am going to be visiting from San Diego that week too. Seeing NYC Mefites AND restless nomad, what! I have the "vending machine gave me two snacks when I paid for one" feeling.

I am also going to be a pretty confused tourist, so if it's weirdly complex to get to the bar from Brooklyn I welcome advice.
posted by rhythm and booze at 4:24 PM on September 30, 2012


I just moved to NY and live a block from Peter McManus. I should be able to make it.
posted by allen.spaulding at 8:42 AM on October 6, 2012


Woah, new NYers, awesome.

rhythm and booze, where in Brooklyn will you be staying? It's actually very, very easy to get there from pretty much every train except possibly the J or Z trains.
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:43 AM on October 6, 2012


the young rope-rider: I'm going to be in Clinton Hill(?) near Lexington Ave and Grand Ave.
posted by rhythm and booze at 12:26 PM on October 7, 2012


Ah, easy! Walk to the C and it'll take you right to 14th st. Get out at the 16th street exit (or whichever, honestly) and walk up to 19th street, then turn right. Really easy!
posted by the young rope-rider at 6:24 PM on October 7, 2012


I also just moved to NY and should be able to make it. How should I find you all once I'm at the bar?
posted by newsomz at 4:31 PM on October 11, 2012


I'm overdue for one and this is on my way home from work, so hell yeah.

Newsomz, look for sexy nerds, or check the thread, I'll post up what t-shirt I'm wearing that day.
posted by vrakatar at 1:23 PM on October 12, 2012


Oh nice, this is exactly on the way home from Penn Clusterfuck for me!
posted by en forme de poire at 11:19 AM on October 13, 2012


Penn Clusterfuck has sort of a weird scene on Thursdays, anyway; lotta tourists, bridge-and-tunnel crowd, just-turned-21 types. I don't think you'd be missing much if you ducked outta there early.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:28 AM on October 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I could be there by 10 or so if y'all are still around (story of my life). Hope so!
posted by mlle valentine at 12:22 PM on October 16, 2012


Several of us tend to stay late. BTW I'm leaning towards a blue shirt that says "Metafilter" on it.
posted by vrakatar at 5:30 PM on October 16, 2012


Hi NYC mefites! I'm in town from Providence and hope I can ride restless nomad's coattails and drop in on the action- would that be cool?
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats at 6:55 PM on October 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Totally! The more the merrier!
posted by restless_nomad at 7:16 PM on October 16, 2012


Visiting from Toronto, and will try to make this!
posted by theposterboy at 8:49 PM on October 16, 2012


vrakatar! It's been too long, what time are you gonna get there? I am gonna try to stop by early, but I've got a friend's going away party to get to around 9pm or so I think...
posted by Grither at 6:01 AM on October 17, 2012


I'll be there before nine, stay at least until midnight.
posted by vrakatar at 6:49 AM on October 17, 2012


Is this an extra meetup or an instead meetup? No popcorn tonight?
posted by Salamandrous at 8:25 AM on October 17, 2012


Oh crap! I totally messed up and thought this was on Friday! The good news is I don't have a going away party tonight, the bad news is that I have a work dinner thing... but I should still be able to stop by afterwards!
posted by Grither at 5:51 AM on October 18, 2012


I have a hair appointment in Bumfuck Brooklyn at 6:30, so I may or may not be up for the train ride back to the city... but I'm a definite maybe!
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:05 AM on October 18, 2012


Wait, is this today?

I'm also in town and would love to meet the nyc chapter!
posted by ceribus peribus at 6:29 AM on October 18, 2012


Yup, tonight. At Peter McManus. Where they filmed a scene for Highlander, I think. I'm going with the Dinosaur Jr. shirt, newsomz.
posted by vrakatar at 6:49 AM on October 18, 2012


I can't make it :(

Someone buy r_n a drink on me. And pay for it. And don't expect me to pay you back.

But say it was from me.
posted by griphus at 6:55 AM on October 18, 2012


Im going to buy a really awful drink and say it was from you my plan is flawless
posted by The Whelk at 7:14 AM on October 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Turns out I can't make it. :(
posted by Jahaza at 7:48 AM on October 18, 2012


I am going to try really hard to be there! Probably late!
posted by likeatoaster at 7:56 AM on October 18, 2012


Well, considering this is like, right by my job, I might actually have no excuse to not make this one. It'll depend on how late I finish up here and how not tired I'm feeling.
posted by kkokkodalk at 8:51 AM on October 18, 2012


Well despite the attempts of the universe (or my subconscious) to foil me, I am at the airport *with* my wallet in time to get on my mostly-on-schedule plane, so I should be there as expected.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:25 AM on October 18, 2012


I don't think my lawyer can make it.
posted by vrakatar at 12:14 PM on October 18, 2012


Well, I'm at the bar now (I too work nearby). Most of the barstools are taken, though it looks like there are empty booths in the back.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:08 PM on October 18, 2012


On my way, I suggest grabbing a booth/tables.
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:09 PM on October 18, 2012


Ok, I've claimed the long table in back for Mefi.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:14 PM on October 18, 2012


I'm having a shoe emergency
posted by The Whelk at 4:25 PM on October 18, 2012


Me too, these boots are far too sexually-appealing

Ah, well, you'll all just have to deal

On my way!
posted by Greg Nog at 4:29 PM on October 18, 2012


Am going to try to make it, but will be more like 9ish.
posted by en forme de poire at 4:30 PM on October 18, 2012


these boots where made for sex appeal

and that's what they're gonna do

one of these days these boots are gonna

appeal all over you.
posted by The Whelk at 4:31 PM on October 18, 2012


Oh it's not until 8! Good because I walked the wrong way.
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:34 PM on October 18, 2012


Yes, I am on the early shift for the meetup, I have needy kitties to get home to.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:37 PM on October 18, 2012


We are here in the back past the bar!
posted by the young rope-rider at 4:49 PM on October 18, 2012


Ah crap. I couldn't make it. Drink a bunch of extra drinks for me.
posted by allen.spaulding at 8:35 PM on October 18, 2012


Did anyone need change? I have 10 extra dollars. The waitress got a great tip because mefites are great but I thought also someone might have forgotten their change!
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:46 PM on October 18, 2012


Good times last night, nice to meet everyone!
posted by Grither at 4:15 AM on October 19, 2012


Had a great time meeting those people I met for the first time, and also seeing various individuals I hadn't seen in too long. You all are the best, etc., etc.
posted by Sokka shot first at 5:01 AM on October 19, 2012


That was fun as hell! Remember that thing that guy did? And that lady with the hair? Oh man I am so hung over.
posted by griphus at 5:11 AM on October 19, 2012


<3
posted by the young rope-rider at 5:43 AM on October 19, 2012


I had a good/fun time as well
posted by basketballandinternet at 6:20 AM on October 19, 2012


I'm going to go ahead and blame y'all for my headache this morning.
posted by The Whelk at 7:17 AM on October 19, 2012


Yeah, remember when you did that crazy thing and then yelled? That was nuts dude.
posted by griphus at 7:19 AM on October 19, 2012


Fantastic meetup, it was great meeting everyone. Thanks for coming!
posted by restless_nomad at 7:22 AM on October 19, 2012


So many tater tots.
posted by The Whelk at 7:23 AM on October 19, 2012


God damn do I love their tater tots.

griphus, sorry you couldn't come. We totally talked about you (nicely) if it makes you feel better.
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:36 AM on October 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh now I have to add my photos!
posted by the young rope-rider at 8:36 AM on October 19, 2012


It was really nice meeting everyone last night.
posted by ceribus peribus at 8:45 AM on October 19, 2012


NO ONE TOLD ME THERE WOULD BE TATER TOTS

you vile betrayers
posted by elizardbits at 9:29 AM on October 19, 2012


The tater tots were excellent. The best part, though, might have been the very drunk, very confused woman trying to grok who we were and why we were taking up all the tables. While kind of doing the peepee dance.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:15 AM on October 19, 2012


Heh, I was looking at the blue this morning and trying to imagine what impression the posts would make on someone viewing Metafilter for the first time.
posted by ceribus peribus at 10:26 AM on October 19, 2012


There was a lady who was always in the bathroom! Was that the same lady? She almost fell on me. I was very intimidated.
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:47 AM on October 19, 2012


Anyway I added the photo!
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:53 AM on October 19, 2012 [3 favorites]


It was awesome meeting you guys!

(Also, I'm going to go ahead and blame The Whelk for my headache this morning.)
posted by en forme de poire at 12:00 PM on October 19, 2012


Did you guys play shovelskull without me? :(
posted by griphus at 12:14 PM on October 19, 2012


It was great to meet everyone! You are all exactly as I suspected you'd be--which is to say that you were all super nice and smart and funny. Good times. Come say hi if you're ever in San Diego!
posted by rhythm and booze at 12:59 PM on October 19, 2012


Sad I didn't make it out to meet you all :( Next time!!!
posted by newsomz at 3:42 PM on October 19, 2012


Yeah. Sorry i faded out at this one, I set up a colony at the bar near the door then B-thoth came in then Grith came in then F-cakes got there then Dennis arrived, and it was his birthday last week. So we drank.

I'll try to make the popcorn meetup and i might post up a monday night football idea.

Good to see the tribe out in force.
posted by vrakatar at 9:03 PM on October 19, 2012



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