brooklyn's back....alright! (gently easing into weekly)
posted March 10, 2019 11:28 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat March 16 at 4:00 PM, Commonwealth
497 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Brooklyn never left, of course. I did, but I'm coming back this fall and in the meantime, I want to go ahead and get the weekly meetup rolling at a ... slightly less than weekly pace. So how about this Saturday, the 16th, we all come on down to commonwealth; a "pretty decent bar" in the south slope, at 4pm or so?
OPEN TO OTHER LOCATION SUGGESTIONS FROM CONFIRMED ATTENDEES FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 to Meetup (42 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Long live the weekly meetup!
posted by ferret branca at 11:38 AM on March 10 [2 favorites]




i'd be interested, but couldn't get there until 7 or so.
posted by armacy at 5:35 AM on March 11


I'm moving this weekend (two blocks away, so I'm still in the area) and I'm sorry to miss this! Next time!
posted by sockermom at 5:36 AM on March 11


I'd be interested in a weekly meetup too.
posted by starlybri at 5:55 AM on March 11


I am generally in favor of weekly meetups, but this particular Saturday is already booked for me.
posted by The Pluto Gangsta at 6:38 AM on March 11


Yesss bring back the weekly meetup! (And that particular time/place works for me)
posted by (Over) Thinking at 6:47 AM on March 11


i'd be interested, but couldn't get there until 7 or so.

typically that would not be a problem but I don't know this time! I'm rusty! so I will give you my cell phone number and you can message me to see if we are still there if you want to!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:47 AM on March 11


I'm moving this weekend (two blocks away, so I'm still in the area) and I'm sorry to miss this! Next time!

1) congrats on the move! / my sympathies on the move!

2) next time, definitely!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:49 AM on March 11 [1 favorite]


I'd be interested in a weekly meetup too.

yaaaay! I don't live there yet so the frequency will be less than weekly but I will try to ramp it up so it's at a predictable date / time every week!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:49 AM on March 11


I am generally in favor of weekly meetups, but this particular Saturday is already booked for me.

No worries :) That is part of the beauty of weekly meetups! Everyone can come eventually!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:51 AM on March 11


Yesss bring back the weekly meetup! (And that particular time/place works for me)

!!! Great! I think typically more north slope is better for you though, yes/yes?
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:52 AM on March 11


4pm Sat in Park/North Slope works for me!
posted by UltraMorgnus at 7:24 AM on March 11


4pm Sat in Park/North Slope works for me!

Awesome! I was thinking about Commonwealth which is more South Slope? I don't know the boundaries of Park Slope; I've been addled by realtors
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 7:50 AM on March 11


Wooo I'm in New York that day so can stop by on my way to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (unless a small suitcase is a problem there).
posted by grouse at 5:44 AM on March 12 [1 favorite]


A small suitcase should be fine there @ 4pm! If it gets more into prime time it'll get a bit crowded but I still don't think it'll be a problem
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:46 AM on March 12


Due to previous commitments, I think I will probably be there more like 5:30 or 6. I'll check to make sure it's still on before I leave. Thanks for organizing!
posted by grouse at 5:47 AM on March 12


No problem at all! Although I maybe will have hogged the entire jukebox by then! It is a risk that you take!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:51 AM on March 12


I'm happy to hang at the meetup for a while, I got nowhere else to be as far as I know, hope to see y'all who can't make it til late!
posted by ferret branca at 11:27 AM on March 12 [2 favorites]


Thank you ferret branca! That is very thoughtful :)
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 12:08 PM on March 12


Possibly silly question: how will I know which group is this meetup? I don't think I've met any of you irl.
posted by UltraMorgnus at 5:32 PM on March 12


I just need to know if there's popcorn
posted by Salamandrous at 5:54 PM on March 12


Also yay!! So excited you'll be back, ifdssn9, and can't wait to see you!
posted by Salamandrous at 5:54 PM on March 12


commonwealth in fact has self-serve popcorn.
posted by armacy at 6:49 PM on March 12 [2 favorites]


I'm going to miss meeting you in person, grouse? :( Upsetting!
posted by sockermom at 7:43 PM on March 12 [1 favorite]


sockermom: :(

Possibly silly question: how will I know which group is this meetup?

Just ask people if they're friends of jessamyn.
posted by grouse at 5:24 AM on March 13 [2 favorites]


Also yay!! So excited you'll be back, ifdssn9, and can't wait to see you!

ME TOO! I think you are officially the first weekly meetup attender!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 5:59 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]


Possibly silly question: how will I know which group is this meetup? I don't think I've met any of you irl.

In my experience, it is pretty easy to tell. Something about the group size plus the fact that people look like they don't all know each other well yet tends to give it away. That said, if you want a picture of me you can google my username, I think it should come up!

I have misidentified groups and found other meetups in the past, though. One time I got filled in on all the forum drama from the Brownstoner comment section. The couchsurfers were pretty cool, too! In sum, I think that ID'ing another internet clique is the most likely mistake, and it's not bad at all :)
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:03 AM on March 13 [3 favorites]


commonwealth in fact has self-serve popcorn.

Thanks, armacy! I have an extremely pro-popcorn not-so-hidden agenda :)
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 6:04 AM on March 13 [1 favorite]


Holy shit that's the bar where I met my wife

how will I know which group is this meetup?

Generally someone will post something like "we're in the table in the back" in here or you can describe yourself and someone will come find you.
posted by A god with hooves, a god with horns at 8:25 AM on March 13


Oooooh, I love a weekly meet up! This particular Saturday won't work for me, but I hope to see you all soon!
posted by wiskunde at 6:09 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]


Yesss bring back the weekly meetup! (And that particular time/place works for me)

!!! Great! I think typically more north slope is better for you though, yes/yes?


Yes in general a little more north slope is better for me (4th ave pub was perfect!) but I can certainly trek all. the. way. to 12th street.
posted by (Over) Thinking at 6:47 AM on March 16 [1 favorite]


I’m here at the table to the right of the door!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 12:53 PM on March 16


Excellent, I should be there in 8-12 minutes.
posted by unknowncommand at 12:59 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]


On my way from midtown/Chelsea.
posted by limeonaire at 1:05 PM on March 16


That was fabulous. Thanks, BK crew.
posted by limeonaire at 4:37 PM on March 16 [6 favorites]


That feeling when you left without closing out your tab and reclaiming your card. Aaaand I'm on my way back, from halfway home. Eff.
posted by limeonaire at 5:02 PM on March 16 [2 favorites]


So sorry I couldn't make it! Sorry for not posting earlier.
posted by grouse at 5:02 PM on March 16


Aww, I feel your pain, limeonaire! Last night I got halfway home and realized I left my wallet at the office.
posted by ferret branca at 5:38 PM on March 16 [1 favorite]


That was great! I had a blast meeting everyone!
posted by UltraMorgnus at 10:02 PM on March 16 [3 favorites]


Thanks for coming, everyone! And thanks for the meetup feedback. Also, I now realize that when I said this

I’m here at the table to the right of the door!

I was, uh, talking about my other right...but glad we found each other anyway!
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:33 AM on March 17 [3 favorites]


I was, uh, talking about my other right...but glad we found each other anyway!

Ha! Yep, that's why I initially spoke to the lovely gentleman on the other side of the door, much to his utter confusion.

"Metafilter? Mefite? Meetup? What are these words, strange traveler?"
posted by UltraMorgnus at 10:48 AM on March 17 [4 favorites]



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