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NYC Meetup #10

Post by BeyondtheWrap » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:46 pm

The weather's getting warmer, and it's been half a year since the last meetup, so I think it's time for another one.

Any takers?

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by Chris » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:00 am

I'd be up for something in May/June.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by 2Birds1Stone » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:38 am

I would love to meet up if the date/time would be conducive to my crazy schedule.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by trfie » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:51 pm

I would like to make a trip to NYC, would be up for a meetup.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by fuyu » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:36 am

What do you usually talk about during the meetup? Would it be okay if I bring cooperative board games to play?

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by BeyondtheWrap » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:06 am

I made a Doodle poll. Please indicate your availability: http://doodle.com/poll/g7xgbyif7rxt2qfu
fuyu wrote:What do you usually talk about during the meetup? Would it be okay if I bring cooperative board games to play?
Typically, those of us who don't already know each other get to know each other, and we start talking about ERE-related topics but end up talking about any topic that comes up.

There has been at least one meetup in the past where we played a board game, so it is definitely acceptable. However, the choice of activity definitely impacts the choice of location.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by BeyondtheWrap » Thu May 05, 2016 5:18 am

Chris wrote:I'd be up for something in May/June.
Still waiting for your vote in the Doodle poll... http://doodle.com/poll/g7xgbyif7rxt2qfu

EDIT: Thanks Chris!

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by BeyondtheWrap » Sun May 08, 2016 12:09 pm

Looks like we have a consensus! Saturday, June 4 will be the day.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by bradley » Sun May 08, 2016 1:58 pm

Great! Looking forward to it!

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by fuyu » Sun May 08, 2016 8:52 pm

Would Cafe 45 be a good place to meet or 575 Fifth Avenue? http://apops.mas.org/pops/549/

I was going to suggest Sony Atrium before, but not sure if any of the stores next to it are still open.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by BeyondtheWrap » Mon May 16, 2016 9:59 pm

fuyu wrote:Would Cafe 45 be a good place to meet or 575 Fifth Avenue? http://apops.mas.org/pops/549/

I was going to suggest Sony Atrium before, but not sure if any of the stores next to it are still open.
Have you been to Cafe 45? I'm looking at the website and not finding much about what kind of place it is. Is it a restaurant where we would be expected to buy something?

575 Fifth Avenue is similar to a venue where we've had a few past meetups. Good for playing board games.

Assuming the weather will be nice, I'm thinking we should use an outdoor location. I was going to suggest Herald Square. (Yes, there are tables there.)

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by fuyu » Tue May 17, 2016 9:34 am

I go to Cafe 45 once a week to play board games =). Its not a restaurant. I usually buy a cookie or a small item when I'm there. They have a second floor that's usually empty.

I have no preference to the location though.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by BeyondtheWrap » Sun May 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Possible rain this Saturday. Let's wait until a few days before when the weather is more certain to decide on the venue.

Let's talk about start times.

I will have to leave the meetup early at ~2:30 pm to attend class, but the rest of you can stay as long as you like. So I would prefer to start the meetup no later than 1:00 pm, possibly as early as 11:00 am.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by Chris » Tue May 31, 2016 8:07 pm

I can get to GCT around 12:30.

For now, looks like Saturday is getting a pass on the rain, so I vote for outside.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by BeyondtheWrap » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:02 am

OK, we are two days away from the meetup now, so I will take the liberty of setting the details.

The meetup will be at Herald Square (Broadway between 32-34 St) and will officially start at 12:00 pm.

Since we'll be outside and space may be limited, no board games please.

Chris, Bradley, and I know what each other look like and should find each other fairly quickly. For the rest, I will bring the ERE book and an ERE sign.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by bradley » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:41 am

Though I'm sure card games would work! ;) I'll be there around 12-1.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by bradley » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:22 pm

Sorry I got held up! I actually ran into some longtime friends on the way. Sorry I couldn't make it

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by Chris » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:17 am

Hey Deskglass,

Some of us were still there but I think by the time you posted, BeyondtheWrap left and took the ERE book with him. So you would have needed to recognize us to find us. We'll have to catch you (and bradley) next time.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by Chris » Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:44 am

It was a good meetup. Thanks for organizing, BeyondtheWrap.

Topic discussed: working from home, saving personal historical artifacts, life after FI, travel being important, travel being unimportant, rent vs. buy, electrical usage, diamonds, air drying laundry, 48-cent books, bugs eating rice and beans, turning cookies into oatmeal, ergonomics, why we like board games but don't play them at ERE meetups (-:

Here is the link I mentoined about the solar powered apartment in Spain.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by fuyu » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:20 pm

Thank you for link!

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by namesarehard » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:00 pm

Great meeting everyone, hope we do it again soon : )

+1 topic - interesting tax facts.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by namesarehard » Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:35 am

[never mind, the room was just filled]
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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by neenqqqr » Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:05 am

Hi NYC ERE's!

Before making a new thread, I thought I'd bump this one to see if somebody has any helpful advice. I've been following this blog since 2009. I never made an account on the forums as I was focused on school in another city and at that time, I was very active as a couchsurfer and the mentality of sharing my home with guests from around the world. And by home, I mean they slept on my couch in a small apartment that a grad student could afford :) Now that I have a job, I can afford more but luckily, I fully embrace the ERE philosophy (I find it interesting Jacob has the same educational background as me and wonder what if any correlation can be drawn...I *really* look forward to going to the next area meetup!) I tend to be too verbose so let me get to my reason for posting.

[remove irrelevant verbosity]

I am open to almost any living situation and anywhere that is connected to the MTA is fine with me (I found several room shares in Long Island and above the Bronx but the costs of the Metro Rail or LIRR is insanely high which made the savings not worth it compared to the prices of room shares in Brooklyn). I'm hoping to pay a lot less than the room shares I'm finding on CL as they are more the split 3 bedroom kind of thing. I'm happy in a living room or sharing a room with another person or two (so long as the two are not a couple). If I can't find a lead here, I'm gonna have to go for a room share in Brooklyn but I am hoping I can so I can jump start my savings again but even more importantly, the last month of me living in a hotel room has made me feel ill, it goes against my entire philosophical view on life, sharing and culture. I really want to get back to what I know and what I like. Thank you!

PS I'm going PM namesarehard now, but I doubt the room is still available :(
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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by fuyu » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:37 pm

I finally got my performance evaluation today and it went well. I asked my manager if I could work from home 2-3 days week, and he said yes without me mentioning my long commute or any other reason for why I want to work from home or why he should let me work from home. It kind of makes me think I should have asked sooner instead of worrying that he was going to say no.

Thank you so much for your advice and encouraging words, Chris! I'm really glad I went to the NYC meetup, or I would have kept procrastinating about asking.

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Re: NYC Meetup #10

Post by Chris » Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:24 pm

fuyu wrote:I'm really glad I went to the NYC meetup, or I would have kept procrastinating about asking.
Yet another satisfied customer of ERE meetups. (-:

I'm glad you followed through on this fuyu, I was planning to poke you about it in July to ensure you did!

Enjoy your added flexibility, and remember, "home" means any location that's not the office (-;

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