I have a fucking insane hangover.
Didn't hook up with that girl, but hung out for a bit. Had a good time, and agreed to hang again Thursday
Personally I would love to go deeper into Brooklyn or go into Queens since I'm getting bored of Manhattan and want an excuse to go out to the outer boroughs (there's a TON of museums and public places that I haven't been to e.g. the Noguchi Museum and MoMA PS1). I've never been to the Gowanus/Redhook area but I'm pretty sure drinks are Manhattan pricey. Bayridge and Sheepshead Bay are out of the question.Yeah had a good ole time
Thinking next time, we head over to the West Village or do we want to go back to Brooklyn?
(And before anyone asks/suggests, we're never doing the Bronx or Queens!)
.... who knows!
I know Park Slope/ South Slope/ Gowanus a bit. I also know Astoria pretty well and it's my second favorite neighborhood so I'd be down for that.
Ok, I'll say we table Queens until the Spring/summer
Think would be easier to convince people (myself) to make the trek when the weather is warmer and don't mind being out.
I'll make a note of those places.The Strand Smokehouse sounds amazing! I would definitely make the trek for it.Really great bars like The Ditty, Sweet Afton and the Bonnie, just to name a few. Some great brunch spots (Queens Comfort) and my favorite BBQ spot in the city (The Strand Smokehouse). The Strand Smokehouse is fucking huge btw. You know how ABC beer co had 1 giant table? The Strand probably has 20. Live music sometimes too. Would make for a great meet up location but I don't see people making the trek.
Goodfellas Pizza anyone? Bloomberg ate there in his final year in office but didn't leave a tip.Staten Island it is!
I swear to the sweet father above, I'll find a way for a mod to ban you for suggesting that!
Also I forget did we do Fat Cat or did I go with friends... that's a good bar sans the cover charge
There's also I wanna say Franklin Hall or Park...hmmm
I'll make a note of those places.The Strand Smokehouse sounds amazing! I would definitely make the trek for it.
Goodfellas Pizza anyone? Bloomberg ate there in his final year in office but didn't leave a tip.
We did go to Fat Cat during a past meetup and I've been there on a date. It's too loud for my tastes for a first date/in general. Here's a blast from the past on the events that transpired that night: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=527700
I was thinking that for February, it would fun to hit up The Gaf again to bring it full circle since it would be 5 years since the big EviLore meetup.
Why yes, the very NYC GAF thread that I keep plugging in every time I see a thread on visiting the city in OT or a news thread. I cataloged every major meet up that I was aware of in the OP including the very first one I went to way back when I was still a junior. Character limits mean that I couldn't catalog this year's meetups so I'm probably going to move them to one of the other reserved posts.Hmm is there like a link/archive of all the GAF meet-up threads?
Maybe see how many I flaked on
Why yes, the very NYC GAF thread that I keep plugging in every time I see a thread on visiting the city in OT or a news thread. I cataloged every major meet up that I was aware of in the OP including the very first one I went to way back when I was still a junior. Character limits mean that I couldn't catalog this year's meetups so I'm probably going to move them to one of the other reserved posts.
Was there really no meet-ups in 2015?
Fair enough, I'll help in the new year when I canThere sure weren't. I was extremely disappointed that no one showed up to a meet up that I tried organizing in December that was in... St. Marks Barcade of all places. So after my final semester in undergrad, I decided to take the year off to do some "soul searching" and focus on my personal life. With the financial assistance of my mom I was able to pay my outstanding debt off thankfully but I also chipped in paychecks that I got from working at cons as well as my tax return check.
I still haven't found my "career" but doing freelance work, volunteering gigs, and internships as well as dating is bringing me one step closer. The only meet ups I went to that year was at PAX East and the Sony E3 Experience. A few GAF members there asked me why there were no more GAF meet ups and I told them the above reason. They said that they appreciated them either way.
Being the sole person to organize them, while they were fun to do, it felt burdensome so I cut it off. In January of this year I realized that I missed organizing them since it was a big part of me. In the entire time span of 2015 not a single person organized one but some GAF members would occasionally inquire about what happened to them in the previous NYC GAF thread. The rest is history because I was proved wrong and realize that there was a still demand of GAF meet ups even though they were gone.
About to leave NYC in about 35 minutes, thanks again to penguin for organizing the meetup and everyone who showed up, I had a great time.
P.S- found 2 tokens from barcade in one of the pockets in my coat. I'll save them for next time.
That sounds good. I want to set something straight for the record: I'm not fully stepping down from organizing GAF meet ups next year but with the start of this one going forward, I want to have a different person organize it. This would work much like the past where there was a different organizer every other month but spaced out so that people don't suffer from meet up fatigue (with all due respect to Toronto GAF who does one every month). I'll be down to organize one in the future but not every one.Fair enough, I'll help in the new year when I can
On that note, instead of doing one in Jan like said last night think will aim for one like every 2 months or so.
It's much easier that way, and honestly it's just less work involved. Maybe with a bit more in the summer since it's nice and folks can explore the city.