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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #200 on: May 25, 2015, 01:03:17 PM »
Sounds great Chatche.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #201 on: May 25, 2015, 04:44:11 PM »
Good to see that we have zeroed in on the date and venue :-)

@Chatche - I don't remember, when we polled on Doodle, did we share our email ids? If yes, could you share the email ids of folks planning to attend this meet? I essentially want to create an email distribution list so that everybody can share a quick introduction with each other. Just trying to break the ice before we meet :-)
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #202 on: May 25, 2015, 06:33:19 PM »
@vivek440, just names, no emails.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #203 on: May 25, 2015, 06:51:07 PM »
@Chatche - I don't remember, when we polled on Doodle, did we share our email ids? If yes, could you share the email ids of folks planning to attend this meet? I essentially want to create an email distribution list so that everybody can share a quick introduction with each other. Just trying to break the ice before we meet :-)

Folks who plan to attend the 27th June meet up - Please message me your email ids. Thanks!
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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #204 on: May 27, 2015, 09:37:13 AM »
To add to MonkeyJenga's response, I'd probably leave a 4 hour block open for the MMM meetup, considering people will not all arrive on time. Of course it's okay to leave earlier.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #205 on: June 14, 2015, 06:19:01 PM »
Unfortunately, Drakmon and I have family in town the last few weeks of June. We DID have an impromptu meetup with MonkeyJenga this Saturday as we all waited for the ferry to Governor's Island for the Jazz Age Lawn Party. So, that will have to be our "June fix" for our MMM meetup.

We'll be back and ready for action in July. :)

Have fun!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #206 on: June 18, 2015, 04:57:44 PM »
hi, I'm new to the forum, but I'd like to attend the meetup on June 27.  Do i just show up?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #207 on: June 18, 2015, 05:02:58 PM »
also, if it's in central park/sony atrium -- exactly where?  how to find you guys?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #208 on: June 18, 2015, 08:03:32 PM »
hi, I'm new to the forum, but I'd like to attend the meetup on June 27.  Do i just show up?

Hi there, and welcome! Yes, you just show up. If Central Park, it will be the area north of Sheep Meadow behind Le Pain Quotidien. If it's raining, the Sony Atrium. I can bring my fuschia umbrella, that worked well as an identifier last time. Anyone else have a marker if I show up late?

Google Map link for Central Park spot.

Also, people may want to bring a food dish to share. Everyone loves food.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #209 on: June 25, 2015, 06:31:31 AM »
Just checking if this is still on. :)

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« Reply #210 on: June 25, 2015, 07:41:10 AM »
Yep, we are definitely meeting Saturday!! :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #211 on: June 25, 2015, 08:06:27 PM »
Rain forecast isn't looking too good... but just in case it doesn't, below is the area I was thinking of meeting at.


What do you guys think about meeting at the IBM atrium in the case of rain? Looks like it has a bunch of tables. It is across the street from the Sony atrium at 590 Madison.


I'll bring name tags, and a sign with a pic of a mustache to put at the table.

Probably a good idea to bring lunch for yourself since we're meeting at noon.

I'm gonna bring watermelon as a snack to share.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #212 on: June 27, 2015, 07:12:22 AM »
I am bringing a dozen of home baked chocolate chip cookies...

So is it it all set for IBM atrium?

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« Reply #213 on: June 27, 2015, 07:53:04 AM »
I'm fine with the IBM atrium if it rains. BUT it does look like the rain won't start until at least 4 PM, so are we doing CP or IBM?

Oh, also, I'll have some fruit and a small amount of non-homemade cookies. (Damn you bklyncyclist for upstaging me!)

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« Reply #214 on: June 27, 2015, 08:04:36 AM »
Sorry MonkeyJenga :)
I am fine with either of the atria or the Central Park...

Just want everyone be on the same page.
Else, we'll have people showing up at 3 places.
Someone needs to make the call...

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #215 on: June 27, 2015, 08:27:54 AM »
We probably shouldn't risk the rain. I don't like changing locations last minute, but I'm going to executive decision it and hope enough people saw the note about the IBM atrium.

I will be going to the IBM atrium. Hopefully at least some people make it there. I'll also check this thread when I get over there to see where people ended up.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2015, 05:40:17 PM by MonkeyJenga »

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #216 on: June 27, 2015, 08:36:18 AM »
I'll see everyone (first time!) at the IBM atrium!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #217 on: June 27, 2015, 08:47:20 AM »
I agree. Better to not risk the rain. It was drizzling a bit this morning.

IBM Atrium (590 Madison) it is!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #218 on: June 27, 2015, 09:28:01 AM »
I will be there around 1 pm (first time).  I will bring hummous and carrots. 

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #219 on: June 27, 2015, 10:10:32 AM »
On my way over! See everyone there.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #220 on: June 27, 2015, 10:25:46 AM »
Pitagirl and I are leaving now. We should be there in about an hour.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #221 on: June 27, 2015, 11:00:53 AM »
I'm leaving now with my wife.  Should be about an hour.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #222 on: June 27, 2015, 03:30:36 PM »
Nice to see you all there. We have such a large group, that it might be better to have something like a private Facebook group for us. That way we can toss idea out, make events, etc.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #223 on: June 27, 2015, 05:08:07 PM »
It was great to chat with everyone at the meet up today. 18 total by my count.

I created a google email group (listserv) for us so we can communicate by email easier. Click the link below, then click "subscribe to this group" if you'd like to join.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/nyc-mustachians



I took notes on the blogs that were mentioned:
http://www.gocurrycracker.com/
http://whitecoatinvestor.com/
http://www.madfientist.com/
http://www.youneedabudget.com/blog/
http://jlcollinsnh.com/
http://www.raptitude.com/

~Phil

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #224 on: June 27, 2015, 08:39:06 PM »
Today was awesome! Would love to see that picture too :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #225 on: June 27, 2015, 09:57:44 PM »
It was fun meeting so many people! Kudos to FrugalThrift for suggesting we sync it up with the Bogleheads. I think this worked out to 9 hours straight of finance and philosophy talk.

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« Reply #226 on: June 29, 2015, 08:11:52 AM »
Was great seeing everyone this weekend! I also think it'd be great to have a FB group or something to facilitate regular meetings. It might help attract those who aren't forum members as well.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #227 on: July 12, 2015, 03:44:36 PM »
Hi everybody,

I think it's about time we scheduled our next meet-up.

I created a doodle with Sat/Sundays in July and Aug.
http://doodle.com/x7qnyag8ch485988

Since our central park location got kiboshed by the rain last time, we could give it another go. There was also some talk about meeting in Prospect park.

~Phil

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #228 on: July 19, 2015, 07:31:11 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for setting up a Doodle--survey completed. Drakmon and I would be happy to attend at either location: Central or Prospect Park.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #229 on: July 19, 2015, 11:20:26 AM »
Only if I can bring my almost 6-month old....

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« Reply #230 on: July 19, 2015, 08:36:55 PM »
Only if I can bring my almost 6-month old....

DO IT. Babies are cute.

Agreed. Also they are always minimalists. :P

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #231 on: July 20, 2015, 07:44:31 AM »
Can anyone to come to a meetup?  I'd like to if the schedule works out.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #232 on: July 21, 2015, 07:44:04 PM »
So, should we call a date?  The doodle has 9 people for this Saturday, or 8 for August 1 or 22.

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« Reply #233 on: July 21, 2015, 09:31:29 PM »
Let's do this Saturday, in the park if the weather is good (which it's supposed to be).

I personally like the spot in front of "the Dairy visitor center". It's far south in the park so it's easy to relocate to indoors if necessary. Any other spot in the park is fine for me too though.

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« Reply #234 on: July 22, 2015, 05:20:55 AM »
Will not be able to come this Saturday. How about the next one on the 22nd of August?

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« Reply #235 on: July 22, 2015, 08:34:15 PM »
Don't think I can come this Saturday either. What time are you guys shooting for?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #236 on: July 22, 2015, 08:45:24 PM »
I'd be happy to do the August 22 meeting as well for everyone that can't make this weekend.  The Doodle indicated noon for all the dates, which works fine for me.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #237 on: July 23, 2015, 07:41:47 AM »
Sounds good to me. I closed the poll. This Sat the 25th @ noon it is! (Central park: in front of dairy visitor center)

I still have name tags from the last meet-up, so I can bring those again, along with my mustache sign.

I'm unavailable on Aug 22nd, but if that works for everyone else go for it :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #238 on: July 23, 2015, 07:44:15 AM »
Hi!

I'm not local to NYC, but I happen to be in NYC on Saturday.  Is it OK if I show up?


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« Reply #239 on: July 23, 2015, 07:50:24 AM »
Of course you can come! I'm going to bring cookies if my newborn cooperates.

:)


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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #240 on: July 23, 2015, 04:49:14 PM »
A note for future meetups:

Can we vary dates/times? I am working a new side job where I expect to be busy during the day every Saturday for the forseeable future. So it'd be great if we can alternate Saturdays/Sundays or even times during the week to prevent situations where someone is unable to attend every meetup. Yes, I realize I'm selfishly bringing this up because it affects me, but... could possibly help others too. :)

In other words, how about August 23rd instead of 22nd?

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« Reply #241 on: July 24, 2015, 01:28:22 PM »
I can't come this Saturday (sorry if I could via doodle) but August 22/23 should be free.
I wish I could see the cute little baby :(

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #242 on: July 24, 2015, 01:30:25 PM »
I'm camping, y'all have fun!

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #243 on: July 24, 2015, 04:23:16 PM »
3 hours since touchdown at JFK. Will probably be jet lagged out of my mind tomorrow, but I still plan on showing up. :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #244 on: July 25, 2015, 08:40:25 AM »
I'll be there with some frozen fruit to share.

A note for future meetups:

Can we vary dates/times? I am working a new side job where I expect to be busy during the day every Saturday for the forseeable future. So it'd be great if we can alternate Saturdays/Sundays or even times during the week to prevent situations where someone is unable to attend every meetup. Yes, I realize I'm selfishly bringing this up because it affects me, but... could possibly help others too. :)

In other words, how about August 23rd instead of 22nd?

I vote for a mondo two-day lawn party. We can tussle with the park rangers when they try to kick us out at night, things will get out of hand, we'll get sent to Rikers, and there we can spread the gospel as insiders and revolutionize the prison and rehabilitation system.

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #245 on: July 25, 2015, 09:55:08 AM »
We're on our way. Should be there in 15 minutes.

We have a blanket with frogs on it; also a t-shirt with a bicycle.

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« Reply #246 on: July 25, 2015, 02:01:20 PM »
Thanks everyone, it was nice meeting you all! Didn't expect to meet countrymen.... :)

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #247 on: July 25, 2015, 02:54:40 PM »
As promised:

- TodayTix (http://todaytix.com/refer/YHHUA) for discount musical tickets. Enter YHHUA at checkout and get $20 off the first order

- The location of the Goodwill outlet with by-the-pound clothing: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Goodwill+Industries+Outlet+Store+%26+Donation+Center/@40.7416334,-73.9337775,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0xe10adfad6b5d3c88!6m1!1e1

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #248 on: July 25, 2015, 08:02:49 PM »
It was good to meet everyone/see you again!  At the end of the day there was a suggestion that next time we choose some moderate activity to break up the sitting.  A few possibilities:

  • Pick two nice areas along the river paths.  Start at one and walk to the other sometime
  • The Ramble in Central Park has nice, meandering walking paths
  • The parks far uptown have big hills that could make for a nice climb, like Fort Tryon

Anyone else have good ideas for the August meetup?

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Re: NYC Meetup
« Reply #249 on: July 26, 2015, 10:03:14 AM »
Good to see that the get together was successful and it seems everybody had a great time.

Since last couple of weeks I have been traveling a lot and that's why could attend the last get together (Inspite of confirming that I would attend). Apologies for the same!

Hopefully I will make to the next get together.
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