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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #150 on: April 02, 2015, 10:10:22 AM »
Drakmon, just to confirm: does this mean you're on for hosting an NYC MMMer meetup at your place (Washington Heights) on Apr 11th?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #151 on: April 02, 2015, 11:30:07 AM »
That's correct! We're going to set up a form for folks to sign up for potluck-y things, on which we'll post the details (time, address, etc.) of the meetup.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #152 on: April 03, 2015, 10:01:42 AM »
Announcing the April 2015 NYC Mustachian Meetup!
(hosted by Drakmon and NYCWife)

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2015 from 1 pm till 6 pm EST
Where: Washington Heights (RSVP for details)
RSVP: https://doodle.com/ir8xxvk28794gzdi

We're hosting a light lunch n' munch potluck at our place! Come to hang out, eat, talk, play board games, whatever!

Feel free to ask questions in this post and I'll be happy to address them here (or via PM, if you prefer).

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #153 on: April 05, 2015, 09:29:25 AM »
Very excited :) My wife and I moved to NYC from west coast a few months ago. Looking forward to meeting the mustachians out here.

We'll be bringing a side dish (basil mozzarella pasta), beer and sparkling water.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #154 on: April 05, 2015, 04:51:58 PM »
Great!

Thanks everyone for signing up! We've got 12 people on the RSVP list (plus one of my friends who wanted to come too), so I'm going to close it up for now, as otherwise we're going to run out of places to sit ;D

I'll be in touch with everyone who RSVPed via PM, since we do not have a door buzzer (yet) I'm going to hand out my cell phone number so you all can call up and I can let you in the building. Feel free to ask any meetup-related questions in this thread, or coordinate with the other participants on what you're bringing :)

We're looking forward to it!
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #155 on: April 05, 2015, 06:51:32 PM »
I want to come but I don't know what I'm bringing yet.

Further updates as events warrant.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #156 on: April 06, 2015, 03:51:55 AM »
Making mac & cheese.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #157 on: April 06, 2015, 04:39:40 AM »
I want to come but I don't know what I'm bringing yet.

Further updates as events warrant.

Unfortunately, sign-ups for this meetup are closed due to meeting seating capacity. We'll look forward to seeing you at the next one, though!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #158 on: April 08, 2015, 09:56:04 AM »
Aw, missed my shot. Hope y'all enjoy!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #159 on: April 11, 2015, 06:45:38 PM »
Hey fellow NYC 'stashers!

It was so great to meet those of you who were able to join in our MMM potluck today. Drakmon and I enjoyed getting to know each of you, sampling some tasty food (that was AWESOME mac-and-cheese, Pooperman), and learning some new games (thanks for kindly showing MonkeyJenga and I how to settle Catan, ioseftavi and BB11).

We look forward to meeting again soon--maybe next time at a park or outdoor space now that the weather is warming up.

Enjoy your Sunday,
NYC Wife (and Drakmon)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #160 on: April 11, 2015, 06:59:41 PM »
Hello All,

Glad to see there is some activity in the area.  My partner and I recently moved here and are hoping to attend the next get-together and meet some new folks.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #161 on: April 11, 2015, 08:03:09 PM »
Oh Catan is a great game, wish I could have been there. Once we move to the area my girlfriend and I will likely join
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #162 on: April 11, 2015, 08:55:26 PM »
Pitagirl and I had a great time with you all!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #163 on: April 12, 2015, 07:13:07 AM »
Hey fellow NYC 'stashers!

It was so great to meet those of you who were able to join in our MMM potluck today. Drakmon and I enjoyed getting to know each of you, sampling some tasty food (that was AWESOME mac-and-cheese, Pooperman), and learning some new games (thanks for kindly showing MonkeyJenga and I how to settle Catan, ioseftavi and BB11).

We look forward to meeting again soon--maybe next time at a park or outdoor space now that the weather is warming up.

Enjoy your Sunday,
NYC Wife (and Drakmon)

Thank you both for hosting, it was a lot of fun! I will never thank robber baron bb11, though. I actually dreamed last night that I was the victor, and this is one reason I shouldn't play board games.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #164 on: April 16, 2015, 02:53:36 PM »
@MonkeyJenga LOL, capitalism wins in Catan! :)

Thanks again Drakmon and NYC Wife!! I had a ton of fun. Let's organize another meetup again soon!!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #165 on: May 08, 2015, 03:02:52 PM »
Will there be a meetup in May? Perhaps a picnic in Central Park?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #166 on: May 08, 2015, 06:23:28 PM »
I'll probably only be able to join for an hour or two, but either one works good for me too.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #167 on: May 09, 2015, 10:34:48 AM »
I can probably stop by for a bit too. June works better for me though. Family in town this month ;)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #168 on: May 09, 2015, 04:00:51 PM »
I would also be interested to attend. Please do post on the forum, if something is being planned. Thanks!
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #169 on: May 11, 2015, 02:42:01 PM »
I'm out next weekend, but potentially in for June.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #170 on: May 13, 2015, 10:20:29 AM »
Is there a date set? How many people? what are the details? thanks!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #171 on: May 13, 2015, 11:05:56 AM »
I can't personally this weekend (doesn't mean you shouldn't have it)
Keep me posted on June!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #172 on: May 13, 2015, 11:36:09 AM »
This Sunday is perfect for me. I am in if others want to meetup. Noon at Central Park will be great. I would also be up for a second meetup next month, so don't think missing out on this one would prohibit future dates. The more the merrier as far as I'm concerned. :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #173 on: May 13, 2015, 06:12:02 PM »
Well, we make 2, which is technically a group. Anyone else who wants to stop by for a bit is welcome.

I can also come but would like to meet a bigger group.......... if the group becomes a little bigger, count me in. I will come along with my wife and 2 years old daughter.
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #174 on: May 13, 2015, 06:14:25 PM »
I'll be moving to Jersey City in late June/early July, so if there's a meetup for mid-July or later I might show up.
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #175 on: May 13, 2015, 11:02:42 PM »
Count me in for Sunday. At least for an hour or so.

I'll bring a friend.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #176 on: May 14, 2015, 07:14:09 PM »
Yeah I'll be around on Sunday around noon if people can put down a firm meetup. (I am not a good organizer, otherwise I would do it myself.) Was there something at noon near Belvedere Castle in Central Park? :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #177 on: May 15, 2015, 09:15:31 AM »
Yes sounds like we have 5 confirmed (and Vivek440 would make 6) for noon on Sunday near Belvedere Castle.

That area does get crowded though. Anyone have a conspicuous article of clothing they can commit to wearing or something, so that people know who to look for? :)

Thinking about it more, I have a bright green Red Sox hat that will stand out. I'll wear that. Some else feel free to assist as well haha.

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« Reply #178 on: May 15, 2015, 01:18:21 PM »
I will be around on Sunday. I'll head on down and hang out for a bit.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #179 on: May 15, 2015, 03:32:32 PM »
@Drakmon Sounds great!

@MonkeyJenga Not too sure. I think either is fine.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #180 on: May 15, 2015, 07:13:05 PM »
I have made some other plans for Sunday now. Please count me out. Apologies for the inconvenience!
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #181 on: May 17, 2015, 10:34:22 AM »
We're at the great lawn and can't see anyone. Are we really confused or just early?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #182 on: May 17, 2015, 10:41:49 AM »
I'm just leaving now. Sorry for the delay.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #183 on: May 17, 2015, 03:02:24 PM »
Good times. Nice to meet some new folks!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #184 on: May 17, 2015, 11:04:00 PM »
Good to know that you people had a successful meet up :-) Sad that I could not come! How many folks were there? When are we meeting next?
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« Reply #185 on: May 18, 2015, 11:07:24 AM »
I had fun! And lesson learned on location: do not sit right by a baseball diamond. We narrowly avoided a stray ball.

Vivek, there were 6 people yesterday. Anyone want to take the lead on a June event?

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« Reply #186 on: May 18, 2015, 06:04:58 PM »
Vivek, there were 6 people yesterday. Anyone want to take the lead on a June event?

Wow.... decent gathering!!
Yes we should plan something in June with enough advance notice.......... Anybody ready to take the lead to organize one?? :-)
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #187 on: May 18, 2015, 06:43:25 PM »
I can take the lead since I couldn't make the last one.

Meet in central park again? How bout the area north of Sheep meadow behind Le Pain Quotidien. There are some nice shady trees there.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #188 on: May 18, 2015, 06:53:24 PM »
I created a doodle poll with all the Saturdays in June. I think you can just put your name in. No need for an account.
http://doodle.com/eu6giyzfm7mpcz5a

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« Reply #189 on: May 18, 2015, 06:55:36 PM »
Now this is called organization :-)
I am on my way to fill the doodle poll !
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #190 on: May 20, 2015, 06:44:01 PM »
DRAT, I missed the last few meetups. I thought I was subscribed to this thread but I guess not. Filled out the doodle!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #191 on: May 21, 2015, 08:54:17 PM »
Hey, been reading MMM forever but never thought about the forum... just joined and found this! I responded to the Doodle, yay~!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #192 on: May 23, 2015, 08:39:44 AM »
@chatche - I would suggest to freeze a date now so that people can block their calendar! Do you have any venue in mind?
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #193 on: May 23, 2015, 12:29:38 PM »
I've been living in NYC for a bit over a year now.  Missed some earlier meetups, but I would like to come to one.  Added myself to the doodle.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #194 on: May 23, 2015, 08:06:40 PM »
I was just thinking, if the polls are neck-to-neck or pretty close, please consider selecting a Saturday over a Sunday as this would allow long-distance commuters a little more wiggle-room to commute back home in time to get prepped before the work week begins anew.

FYI, for those who enjoy frequenting more than one financial web ring forum meetup, there may be a conflict for the 6/27 date option for members also attending the NYC Bogleheads meeting at 2:30 pm at the Sony Atrium that same day ( fyi for any interested party: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=161359 ).

Looking forward to meeting fellow Mustachians!

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« Reply #195 on: May 23, 2015, 08:45:44 PM »
FYI, for those who enjoy frequenting more than one financial web ring forum meetup, there may be a conflict for the 6/27 date option for members also attending the NYC Bogleheads meeting at 2:30 pm at the Sony Atrium that same day ( fyi for any interested party: https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=161359 ).

Looking forward to meeting fellow Mustachians!

The link provided by you doesn't have any details on the meet up. Would you have any details?
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #196 on: May 24, 2015, 03:36:26 AM »
Hi Vivek,

While my initial thought was that a MMM on 6/27 would create a conflict because of the Boglehead meeting on the same day, if the MMM meet-up meeting time is at noon and we decide to meet at the Sony Atrium as the location, this could create the opportunity for super gung-ho financial web ring followers and/or bloggers to go from one meeting straight to the other back-to-back.  The same location would certainly make things smooth for those of us with less experience commuting in NYC, but I have no idea how this location would work for everyone though.

Sorry I couldn't find any threads with most recent details on the Bogleheads (disclaimer: have never been to a MMM meet-up yet but I know first-hand that the Boglehead meetings tend to be very technical... personally I'm a big fan of both approaches which I think are complementary - one focused on frugality and lifestyle optimization, the other on low-cost modern portfolio theory approaches to investing), but I do paste at the end  of the thread meeting times they announced earlier this year just in case there is interest in scheduling MMM meetups in a manner coordinated with the Boglehead meetups.  My only hope is that we keep MMM meetups on Saturdays since I don't live in New York so weekdays would not be possible, and Saturdays would be a lot easier than Sundays because of the commute.

In either case, try emailing:    boglehead-nyc@googlegroups.com to see if you get a response to be on the mailing list if you are interested, and as promised, at the end of this post I append the tentative calendar for the year to distributed to members of the mailing list some time ago. 

Thoughts on holding the MMM session at the Sony Atrium on June 27th at noon (not sure how long MMM meetups go, any chance they would go over, or good spacing)?

Here goes:

    Saturday, June 27, 2015. Start time: 2:30 pm. Location: Sony Atrium, 550 Madison Avenue. Topic: Undecided.
    Thursday, August 20, 2015. Start time: 6:30 pm. Location: Sony Atrium, 550 Madison Avenue. Topic: Undecided.
    Saturday, October 24, 2015. Start time: 2:30 pm. Location: Sony Atrium, 550 Madison Avenue. Topic: Undecided.
    Thursday, December 17, 2015. Start time: 6:30 pm. Location: Sony Atrium, 550 Madison Avenue. Topic: Undecided.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #197 on: May 24, 2015, 06:49:36 AM »
Thanks for the info FrugalThrift!
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #198 on: May 24, 2015, 11:14:30 AM »
Sounds great MonkeyJenga.

No problem vivek440, perhaps I'll see you there!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #199 on: May 25, 2015, 10:25:23 AM »
Sat June 27th at noon it is. I closed out the poll.

I like @MonkeyJenga's idea of meeting in central park, with the backup being Sony Atrium.

I was thinking of the area north of Sheep meadow behind Le Pain Quotidien. There are some nice shady trees there.