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Post by bedraggled » Sat Jul 02, 2016 2:25 pm

AdamA could make this one.
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Post by goodasgold » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:18 pm

Sounds fine to me. BTW, my mailbox has filled up, so I currently cannot read or respond to PMs on this list.... :-\
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Post by sophie » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:11 pm

Sounds good to me too. Bedraggled you are hereby appointed the party planner. Pick a place, any place!
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Post by bedraggled » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:50 am

OK, Sophie,

Choice 1, Le Cheile (this place still OK, Sophie?) or

Choice 2, 181 Cabrini (our last meet).

(If you folks demand Indian food, let me know).

What's your schedule, people? Are Sundays good this summer?

Would be good to meet AdamA. The return of Tom & Co. would be equally appreciated. The date may be decided by the "Core Four," i.e., "What's Barrett's scheduling? * **
* CraigR, MediumTex, 182Start and Mark Leavy are, of course, welcome.
** MG, PS and TennPaGa are expected.

(We did have a decent summer meet last year over pizza but choices 1 and 2 seem OK).
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Post by sophie » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:42 am

Le Cheile is lovely. I think the group voiced the opinion that Next Door was better than 181 Cabrini, because they didn't try to hurry us out. Fewer customers can be a good thing.
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Post by bedraggled » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:07 am

On Fathers Day, "Next Door" gave me a bottle of Stella when I expected a pint but that may be my problem. And Next Door was not too crowded.

So, let's revise:

Choice 1: Le Cheile (West 181st Street @ Cabrini Blvd),

Choice 2: Next Door (our original place, West 187th off of Ft. Washington).

Chime in on nearby Indian food but….

Does Sunday work? There are 4 more Sundays in July. 1 PM is our last meet time.
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Post by Tom » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:45 pm

bedraggled wrote:The return of Tom & Co. would be equally appreciated.
Weekday, near Grand Central starting around 7:30pm would really be the only time I'd be able to make. But totally don't plan it around me.
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Post by bedraggled » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:54 pm

Tom,

Thanks. Maybe Goodasgold and I could get there as we Two may have more flexibility than Sophie.

We will still meet with Sophie uptown as plans unfold.

Barrett may find Grand Central Terminal convenient. Chime in, Barrett.

Anyone else for Grand Central Terminal? MachineGhost? PS? TennPaGa? Tech?
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Post by sophie » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:15 pm

Grand Central itself is not a particularly fun meeting place. Tom can you suggest a place that manages to be a bit less pricey/noisy than usual? Or, what about someplace in Koreatown, if people are up for seriously authentic Korean?

My schedule may not permit getting to that area by 7:30pm, but if that ends up being the group consensus I'll do my best.
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Post by goodasgold » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:33 pm

Literally a stone's throw from Grand Central (on Park Ave., I believe) is one of those indoor "public meeting places" peculiar to NY City. I know it has that essential prerequisite for us old-timers, a restroom. Tomorrow I will go there to verify availability, hours of operation, etc. It might be a good alternative to noisy Grand Central.
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Post by bedraggled » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:09 pm

Thanks, Goodasgold,

I am in favor of having 2 meets, if it helps. I still wish to have the "usual" uptown meet: good company, good chat, good advice/info.
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Post by goodasgold » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:00 pm

I prefer to meet in the pleasant ambiance of a restaurant for our NYC PP meetup, provided they allow us lots of time to sit around solving the world's financial problems after we eat. So my vote would go to one of the restaurants in northern Manhattan where we have met previously.

But today I also checked out an indoor public space located on East 42nd St. at the southwest corner of Park Avenue (right across from Grand Central Terminal.) It has tables and chairs for a group chat.
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Its hours are 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. Monday-Saturday and 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Sundays. There is a restroom onsite.

The security guard said a group of about ten people would be okay.

Its advantages as a meeting place are: (1) very convenient Midtown location, suitable for New Yorkers and commuters alike, (2) not noisy (when I have been there), (3) fine air conditioning, (4) suitable for bringing in food while we chat.

Possible disadvantages: (1) ambiance is okay but not especially warm, (2) sometimes a few homeless people hang out there (although a security guard is present to handle any potential inconveniences.)
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