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NYC GAF Meetups: 2/18 at Gaf Bar, 2/13 at Third & Long

jasonng

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Alright, a big apology to my fellow New Yorkers but we're finally going to do a meetup at The Gaf West Bar on Saturday, February 18th. There's more interest in going to the Gaf Bar on the west side. Repeat: We are going to the Gaf Bar on 48th Street, not the one of 1st ave. Let's show other gaffers that New York class. We're meeting up at 8pm for pregaming. When it gets lame we're going bar hopping around the area. Just in case, bring your metrocards. For the Gaf West Bar, you can take the A, C, E to either 42nd St - Port Authority or 50 St station. The 1 and 2 trains also stop at 50th st. Driving? Ha, good luck with parking. The Gaf Bar seems like your typical dive bar. It says they serve food but I'm suggesting everyone should eat before meeting.

OP will be updated with subway service changes when we get closer to the date.

Details:
The Gaf West Bar at 8pm
401 W 48th St
(between 10th Ave & 9th Ave)
New York, NY 10036
http://www.yelp.com/biz/gaf-west-new-york

If it gets too packed, we're hitting up Latitude Bar and Lounge. This is the back up bar.
Latitude Bar & Lounge
783 8th Ave
(between 47th St & 48th St)
New York, NY 10036
(212) 245-3034
www.latitudebarnyc.com

If you're going by subway, you can take the A,C,E or 1,2 trains to the 50 st station or the A, C, E to 42nd street, Port Authority Bus Terminal. If you're driving, luls.

Here are some places around the area for food:
Luke's Lobster Food Truck
Guelaguetza
Sophie's Cuban Cuisine
Totto Ramen
Find more in the NYC |OT| Thread


There's going to be a SECOND meetup on Monday, February 13th at 9pm. The place will be at Third & Long, a sports bar. Come join us for $2 domestic beers. Unfortunately they do not do dollar beers on Mondays anymore. If you're not a beer drinker, they also do buy one get one free on any wine. Fuck your Valentines day plans, you don't have a date anyways. GAF will be your Valentines this year. Enough drinks in us and we'll put out. This place does not serve food so eat beforehand!

Details:
523 3rd Ave
(between 34th St & 35th St)
New York, NY 10016
http://www.yelp.com/biz/third-and-long-new-york

Directions:
You can get to that place by 4 5 6 and 7 train. If you come from the west side, ride it to time square station and take the shuttle to Grand Central.

*Big props for KCcitystar for the swag header.
*Bigger props to Bob Page for bringing the idea of a meetup to light. We were due for another one.
 

Amir0x

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Hm, I'll let you know if I can make it in a few days. I'd like to go though. Just...you know...I drink a lot. A reaaaaally lot.
 

Kccitystar

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One thing you folks have over the good folks in LA is that none of you fuckers have to worry about driving.
James, the tradeoff is that during the weekends some subway lines don't run at all, or are diverted so it takes longer to get around. Some buses even stop running after a certain time.
 

Jazzy Network

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I'll definitely be there. Can't wait. I'm gonna have to figure out if I wanna drive out or take the bus though.
 

.la1n

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I may or may not make an appearance.

edit: If I DO show up, Amirox - me you drinks - done.
 

BertramCooper

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One thing you folks have over the good folks in LA is that none of you fuckers have to worry about driving.
Unless you live upstate like me and have to drive to the train station. Grumble.

I'd like to make an appearance. I may or may not be moving back to Columbus next month (I have a phone interview on Thursday), so this might be the first and last time I'd be able to meet NYC-GAF.
 

Jamesfrom818

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Unless you live upstate like me and have to drive to the train station. Grumble.

I'd like to make an appearance. I may or may not be moving back to Columbus next month (I have a phone interview on Thursday), so this might be the first and last time I'd be able to meet NYC-GAF.
At least you have time to sober up on the subways.
 

clearacell

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Damn, Kccity, kisaya, and jason...that's already a party! But then you got a jetsetter flying in? Hope you guys got stories for us later :D
 
http://i.imgur.com/jokwJ.jpg[IMG]

Alright, a big apology to my fellow New Yorkers but we're finally going to do a meetup at [B]The Gaf Bar on Saturday, February 18th[/B]. Let's show other gaffers that New York class. We're meeting up at 8pm for pregaming. When it gets lame we're going bar hopping around the area. Just in case, bring your metrocards. You can take the 4, 5, and 6 trains to the 86th st station. Driving? Ha, good luck with parking. The Gaf Bar seems like your typical dive bar. It says they serve food but I'm suggesting everyone should eat before meeting.

OP will be updated with subway service changes when we get closer to the date.

[B]Details:[/B]
The Gaf Bar at [B]8pm[/B]
1715 1st Ave
(between 88th St & 89th St)
New York, NY 10128
[url]http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-gaf-new-york[/url]


Here are some places around the area for food:
[URL="http://www.yelp.com/biz/lukes-lobster-new-york-2"]Luke's Lobster[/URL]
[URL="http://www.yelp.com/biz/gajyumaru-restaurant-new-york"]Gajyumaru Japanese[/URL]
[URL="http://www.yelp.com/biz/nicks-pizza-new-york"]Nick's Pizza[/URL]
[URL="http://www.yelp.com/biz/shake-shack-new-york-10"]Shake Shack[/URL]
Find more in the [URL="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=458717&highlight=new+york+city"]NYC |OT| Thread[/URL]

Also, a few of us are going to get together for cheap food and drinks on [B]Monday, Febuary 13th[/B] for H. Protagonist. You may know her as that creepy girl drunkenly hitting on [URL="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=34900485&postcount=1215"]Evilore at the LA Gaf Meetup[/URL]. Well we're going to show her how Best Coast rolls. If you're interested, let me know so I can a number of people and plan accordingly. So far it's going to be HP, Kisaya, KCcitystar, and I.


*Big props for KCcitystar for the swag header.
*Bigger props to Bob Page for bringing the idea of a meetup to light. We were due for another one.[/QUOTE]

...

You're entirely too generous, Jason. I'll be buying you a [I]SPECIAL[/I] drink when I meet you in person. Look forward to it.
 

bob page

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There's two. We're going to the East side. Best pic I can find:

We're going to the East Side one? Sheiiiiiit, I thought it was the West one. I think East isn't as accessible by subway but it's up to you guys.

Have fun on the 13th though- Can't make it since my gf is visiting for Valentine's.
 

Mahonay

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We're going to the East Side one? Sheiiiiiit, I thought it was the West one. I think East isn't as accessible by subway but it's up to you guys.

Have fun on the 13th though- Can't make it since my gf is visiting for Valentine's.
The 4, 5, 6 is near by. That's about as accessible as it gets for subway lines.
 

Angry Fork

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Have you guys known in each other in real life for a while or something? I'd go but wouldn't want to intrude if it's like a personal party with friends or whatever.

As far as the main meet up I'll definitely try to go if I don't get last minute jitters. I missed the last meet up and felt bad about it, I want to meet people from here though. What's the average age of people who go to these meet ups?
 

Kccitystar

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We're going to the East Side one? Sheiiiiiit, I thought it was the West one. I think East isn't as accessible by subway but it's up to you guys.

Have fun on the 13th though- Can't make it since my gf is visiting for Valentine's.
You can take the 1/C/B to 86th street on the west side and catch the M86 bus to go across town ;)


Have you guys known in each other in real life for a while or something? I'd go but wouldn't want to intrude if it's like a personal party with friends or whatever.

As far as the main meet up I'll definitely try to go if I don't get last minute jitters. I missed the last meet up and felt bad about it, I want to meet people from here though. What's the average age of people who go to these meet ups?
Some of us from NYC-GAF have gotten to know each other through the RealPic community as well as through TinyChat/IRC. It won't be as awkward when we meet in person as we already have a general idea of what we all look like/how we sound/how we behave.
 

bob page

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Have you guys known in each other in real life for a while or something? I'd go but wouldn't want to intrude if it's like a personal party with friends or whatever.

As far as the main meet up I'll definitely try to go if I don't get last minute jitters. I missed the last meet up and felt bad about it, I want to meet people from here though. What's the average age of people who go to these meet ups?
Definitely come. I know jason from the last meetup and everyone who came was really cool (20s-30s).
 

jasonng

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Have you guys known in each other in real life for a while or something? I'd go but wouldn't want to intrude if it's like a personal party with friends or whatever.

As far as the main meet up I'll definitely try to go if I don't get last minute jitters. I missed the last meet up and felt bad about it, I want to meet people from here though. What's the average age of people who go to these meet ups?
Nope! It's just a smaller Gaf meetup. I dont want to stress it because it's going to be on a weekday. Do come out.

Also, Bob I thought we decided on the East side Gaf on the previous failed meetup? It's the original one.
 

bob page

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Nope! It's just a smaller Gaf meetup. I dont want to stress it because it's going to be on a weekday. Do come out.

Also, Bob I thought we decided on the East side Gaf on the previous failed meetup? It's the original one.
Nah, the West was posted, but I don't mind.
 

Fourth Storm

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Hmmm. I might be down for this. Question is, "Do I drag the girlfriend?" She DID go w/ me to the Distant Worlds concert in Brooklyn last year.
 

Magni

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Not really an NYC-gaffer, but I'm here for a month... until the 17th. Probably wouldn't have made it anyways, I'm a few months shy of 21. My girlfriend is an NYC-gaffer though, got approved today. Don't know if she'll make it though haha
 

bggrthnjsus

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cool i'll try to make this...though i can only be out for a little bit i gotta be somewhere at 10

the thing on the 13th might actually be better for me though i might be working pretty late that day
 

El Sloth

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Hmm, sounds interesting. But I doubt I'd be able to stay for very long.


Then there's that whole potential "meeting strangers you barely know online in person" awkwardness.
 

bggrthnjsus

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Hmm, sounds interesting. But I doubt I'd be able to stay for very long.


Then there's that whole potential "meeting strangers you barely know online in person" awkwardness.
having met a bunch of strangers i barely know online in person a few times, it's usually only awkward for a little bit. then it gets slimy.
 

Mammoth Jones

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Damn, I might actually go to this...would be...strange to meet any of you. But hopefully fun and interesting!
 
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Ugh why so deep in the city:(

Im gonna try to make it. Question, I've got a friend who's waiting for his activation, he wants to go but I'm not sure if he'll be able to get in he's 20. Anyone know?
 

Mully

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I'll be there. Although I may have a rough time getting drinks seeing how I'm only 20. I'm counting on you KC.
 

Mully

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Ugh why so deep in the city:(

Im gonna try to make it. Question, I've got a friend who's waiting for his activation, he wants to go but I'm not sure if he'll be able to get in he's 20. Anyone know?
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Sorry for the double post. I'm doing this on my phone.

Getting into the pregame bar should be no issue. Most bars don't bouncer up until 11pm.
 

Jhoan

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It's about damn time! Dude, count me in for both meet ups for sure. I've been saying I was gonna go to both for the longest.

Apparently, it turns there's no class next Monday (I think it's Lincoln's Birthday), so I'm going for sure. Again, if you need help with anything, send me a PM.

EDIT:
Hmm, sounds interesting. But I doubt I'd be able to stay for very long.


Then there's that whole potential "meeting strangers you barely know online in person" awkwardness.
Dude, we post in the most video game forum ever. There's nothing awkward about that because I've met several GAFers myself in the past. In fact, that's what we have in common, so don't worry.