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Michael797

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NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« on: September 14, 2015, 06:29:16 PM »
MeAndTheKids and I are going public with this. Jen and I will be in NYC over the Halloween weekend, and we left Sunday, Nov. 1st open for a bago. We have a few venues in mind, but we could use your input on this. If you're interested, please let us know your answers to the following questions:

1. Is 1 pm a good time for you?
2. Do you need the venue to be kid-friendly?
3. Do you want to talk/eat/drink/other?

Basically, the same procedure as in the past applies: Jen and I are parking at Secaucus Junction and taking the train in and out of the city. At eight bucks round trip, it's tough to be - and parking at the train station is $15 for the whole day, which is roughly the cost of about an hour of parking in the city.

So what'cha think? You in?

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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 07:44:21 PM »
I am... but I guess that didn't need repeating.  8)
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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2015, 07:59:09 PM »
I would so love to join you but the timing isn't going to work as both my promotion file and big grant applications are due that very week.  All.In.One.Week.  Argh!  Maybe I'll have some unprecedented burst of productivity and....oh, who am I kidding.  BUT I have MeAndTheKids tote bag from the summer - this sounds like the perfect chance to convey it.  Let's make that happen. 

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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 07:25:45 AM »
I think MrDrew and I can make this... I will discuss with him tonight and confirm. NYC is fairly easy for us to get to. My son (25 y.o.) lives in the upper east side. So we like to drive in and see him whenever we can. If we BAGO'd at 1, that would still allow us to see him for a brief visit later in the afternoon, before heading back to Connecticut.

What did you have in mind?
In my mind, the only prerequisite for a BAGO are that the venue be conducive to visiting...

Keep us posted...
DonnaP and MrDrew
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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 08:18:51 PM »
Im in
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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 09:34:30 PM »
Sunday, November 1 is the NYC Marathon.  I'm volunteering at the start of the race in Staten Island, 5am-10am.  1:00 works for me.  Where were you thinking?

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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 08:10:28 AM »
Despite the fact that I've lived in this area my entire life I've come up dry with suggestions other than Ellen's Stardust Diner (a tourist trap but fun) or the boat to the Statue of Liberty (if we can score tickets same day, since it's too weather dependent and our headcount shifts with the winds), or top of Empire State Building (same issue with tickets)

Come on, K-  you should be able to do better than that


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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 09:19:24 AM »
I vote for this place:

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Google it! Looks cool.
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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 02:03:44 PM »
Thats sounds good, Donna, and weirdly enough I was actually thinking of a beer garden in jersey city.  Only issue I see is that we'd probably want to move the time to 11:45 since brunch is only 12-3 and we may have seating issues

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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2015, 04:43:53 PM »
Approved and whatever - anything that the group would like is just fine. Jen and I will be in town anyway, so I'm pretty sure we can be flexible.

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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2015, 04:46:12 PM »
On a related note - given the marathon situation (can't they postpone it for us??), Jen and I will probably definitely NOT be driving into the city. We can arrange to meet any out-of-towners at Secaucus Junction as originally scheduled.

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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2015, 11:41:17 PM »
What, you don't want to fight traffic like a salmon trying to get upstream to spawn? ;)

We can be as flexible as needed-- Sunday is wide open, we just have to figure out how to get from Point A (Secaucus Junction) to Point B(ago). As soon as we decide where Point B is, we can marshal the troops (whoever wants to meet at the station) and go from there. :)
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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2015, 09:40:40 AM »
I have a suggestion.

(Really)

Beyond our meeting point, let's not have a destination.  Let's just put on comfortable shoes and wander New York.  As far as the Marathon goes, only the Upper East Side and East Harlem are affected.

???,
K

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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2015, 12:20:20 AM »
Let's meet at Rosa's pizza right on the LIRR level at penn sta. It is food court seating. No one can kick us out and there are other food options. But their food is amazing! People up for wandering can head up to the Highline. Im always up for grand central too
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Re: NYC, Sunday, November 1st, 2015 - need your input
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2015, 04:34:16 PM »
Seems like a logical jumping-off point. What sort of time shall we say? Jenni and I will be in town already, we'll just be waiting on all of you.