Dim summertime: Sunset Park, Brooklyn Edition
posted August 3, 2017 9:11 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun August 27 at 11:30 AM, Bamboo Garden
6409 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Update 2: Moved to 27th since eclipse weekend seemed like quite a conflict. If that's even worse I can move dates again! Let's eat dim sum. Hope to see you for some good eats. 11:30 at Bamboo Garden in Brooklyn's Sunset Park, a short walk from the N train.
posted by ferret branca to Meetup (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Hey, fb, and other NYC folks? Would you mind putting a city on this kinda thing? They show up in MeTa as

Proposed Meetup > NY

I clicked on it thinking it's some awesome proposed state-wide camping meetup, only to find it's dim sum in Brooklyn.

Central New York

PS We should do the camping thing sometime.
posted by zamboni at 10:15 AM on August 3 [1 favorite]

Oh no, very sorry! On my end, I see Brooklyn, which is what I typed in when I made the meetup. Will investigate.
posted by ferret branca at 10:26 AM on August 3

Apparently this is a bug I can't fix. I specified Brooklyn in the title and body now, sorry for the dashed hopes of camping.
posted by ferret branca at 10:37 AM on August 3

This looks fun and Sunset Park is a great neighborhood!
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em at 2:18 PM on August 3

It depends on the day but I should be able to make it if it's on a weekend morning!
posted by sockermom at 5:32 AM on August 4 [1 favorite]

Would love to do that!
posted by holborne at 6:25 AM on August 4

I dropped a note to the contact form about the missing borough-name bug, the mods are troubleshooting it now. (I noticed it started happening sometime several months ago, but never got around to reporting it.)
posted by oh yeah! at 8:34 AM on August 4

Yeah, I also contacted the mods hence my bug comment. Looks like it's fixed now.
posted by ferret branca at 9:51 AM on August 4

It's weird because it seems to be Brooklyn-specific and still doesn't show up in the "proposed meetups" sections on the front page of IRL or MetaTalk.
posted by lalex at 3:50 PM on August 4

It's happening to the UK meetups in Brighton & Manchester too, they appear as just "England".

Anyway, back to dim sum - any weekend in August is probably fine by me, though I guess I'd prefer the 19th.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:31 PM on August 4

Cool, I think I can make it for then, unless I hear any objections in the next couple days!
posted by ferret branca at 5:01 PM on August 4

If it's on the 19th, I could go. First meetup EVER. :)
posted by theappleonatree at 11:15 AM on August 5 [1 favorite]

posted by ferret branca at 7:51 PM on August 5

Ah darn, I can't make it that day. But I hope you guys have fun!
posted by limeonaire at 8:24 PM on August 5

And I will be out of town for the eclipse! Have fun!
posted by lalex at 9:14 PM on August 5

Aw, sorry you guys can't make it! We can do another one soon.
posted by ferret branca at 6:53 AM on August 6

I may or not be around because eclipse but if I am, I will be there!
posted by sockermom at 9:41 AM on August 7

I'd be happy to change the time to a non-eclipse weekend since that seems to be a common conflict!

oh yeah! and theappleonatree, would a different weekend work? If so I will switch it.
posted by ferret branca at 5:12 PM on August 7

Fine by me, though I'd prefer a Sunday (wanna save my Saturdays for last-minute DragonCon prep shopping/errands).
posted by oh yeah! at 8:29 PM on August 7

Trying Sunday the 27th.
posted by ferret branca at 11:12 AM on August 9

That's better for me -- I have a standing commitment on Saturdays and while it's movable, it's easier for me to show up to something on a Sunday. So yeah!
posted by holborne at 11:38 AM on August 9

I'll be there!
posted by limeonaire at 7:24 PM on August 15

Dim sum approaches! Please confirm whether you're coming (perhaps by Saturday night?) and be on time so we don't get crowded out. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
posted by ferret branca at 8:29 AM on August 24 [1 favorite]

I'm still a yes - just haven't made up my mind on exactly how I'm getting there. Driving looks to be fastest, but from the yelp reviews it looks like there's no parking garages nearby and an unlikelihood of street parking, just a grocery store nearby that you can use if you buy something afterwards. Trains would be the PATH to WTC and then either the R to Atlantic Ave/Barclay Station + transfer to the N to 8th Avenue Station. Or stay on the R to 59th St Station and a then a really long walk. But google maps says to expect significant delays on both N & R. Any advice from Brooklynites?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:59 PM on August 26

No knowledge wrt cars. I'd just suggest transferring from the R to the N and leaving plenty of time. Perhaps check MTA's trip planner feature on its website (or ask Apple Maps if you have it; I find Google Maps to be terrible at transit directions).
posted by ferret branca at 6:20 PM on August 26

I came down with an awful case of bronchitis (yeah, in August, go figure), so I'm not going to be able to make it. I'm bummed. Have fun!
posted by holborne at 10:11 PM on August 26

Oh no, hope to see you next time, holborne!
posted by ferret branca at 6:21 AM on August 27

Waiting for the PATH now (though now my phone is saying to take the 4 to Atlantic Ave to transfer to the N to 8th Ave).
posted by oh yeah! at 6:49 AM on August 27

Yeah, the 4 might be faster but either will totally work! The R to the N is directly across the platform and the 4 to the N is a little walking in the station though.
posted by ferret branca at 7:09 AM on August 27

No 4 and 6 trains in Harlem, super cool. Taking a Lyft over, so I'll see you guys soon!
posted by limeonaire at 7:40 AM on August 27

You guys don't already have a table, right? (Not sure if they would seat partial parties.) I'm a little early and outside.
posted by limeonaire at 8:11 AM on August 27

I'm outside now too.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:18 AM on August 27

Not sure about partial parties! 2 of us will be there soon. I think we are actually 5 in total.
posted by ferret branca at 8:20 AM on August 27

We are seated now - one empty chair if any of you mysterious Maybes appears. We're in the back room.
posted by oh yeah! at 8:34 AM on August 27

That was awesome—always good seeing you guys, and good dim sum.
posted by limeonaire at 10:37 AM on August 27

Yes, thanks for coming, everyone!
posted by ferret branca at 11:25 AM on August 27

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