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Funko
07-03-2006, 13:57:26
I'm starting this one because the old thread got very big and it didn't have the pertinent information in the thread title.

It's only just over 2 weeks away now (Tizzy and I arrive in NY 2 weeks tomorrow...) so probably about time to start arranging stuff.

Lurker is thinking about an afternoon venue for the Saturday (hopefully with either a very absorbant or easily wiped flooring and tables...).

Er... so who's coming? (I bet Venom says "I'll be there" like he always does... :rolleyes: )

mr_G
07-03-2006, 14:00:48
I'll be there
bring this wizz me, comes in handy wizz that lurkert aroundhttp://www.dutn.nl/voorzitten/geraroerink/IMG_0454.jpg

Venom
07-03-2006, 14:07:17
Can't make this one. I've got plans.

Tizzy
07-03-2006, 14:28:13
I'll think about it and get back to you

Lurker the Second
07-03-2006, 14:32:41
Sorry Funko, turns out it's bath day for me.

mr_G
07-03-2006, 14:43:15
tralalalalalalalalalalalalalala is a great song

Funko
07-03-2006, 14:57:57
Yay, just me.

mr_G
07-03-2006, 15:04:26
hey hey and me me me me me

Funko
07-03-2006, 15:09:36
Wow, a meeting of just the two great minds of CG. :beer:

mr_G
07-03-2006, 15:12:57
:beer:

MoSe
07-03-2006, 15:16:37
jesjes mr.Heyme

Lurker the Second
07-03-2006, 15:43:26
Couple of possibilities for the meet:

Zum Schneider (http://www.nymetro.com/listings/bar/zum_schneider/)

Fiddlesticks Pub and Grill (http://www.fiddlestickspub.com/)

Village Beer Garden (http://http://www.croxley.com/village.htm)

Will suggest a few more later.

mr_G
07-03-2006, 15:44:14
Fiddlesticks Pub and Grill
sounds gay that's good!!!!

Venom
07-03-2006, 15:49:06
Zum Schneider? Isn't that a german porn movie?

Funko
07-03-2006, 15:52:52
Wow, American meet in a German Pub. That'd be very CG.


And at least I'd speak the language...

JAJA STIMMT, NEUNZEHN GROSSE BIER BITTE!

Lurker the Second
07-03-2006, 15:56:22
Macht schnell!

mr_G
07-03-2006, 15:57:37
is that where the lady wich the grumpy face and the 10x 1L beer glasses works?

Venom
07-03-2006, 15:57:43
Schiesser!

Funko
07-03-2006, 15:57:56
I think we should go there anyway. Do the bar staff speak German?

They all look suitable though, good work Lurkie.

Lurker the Second
07-03-2006, 15:58:50
It is a popular spot for the local germans, but plenty of real people go there too.

mr_G
07-03-2006, 15:59:45
Originally posted by Funko
Lurkie. :nervous: that's like 10 seconds before the gay laughter.

BigGameHunter
09-03-2006, 06:34:20
Damn...not going to make this one, methinks.

KrazyHorse@home
09-03-2006, 06:36:14
I'm going to show up on Friday some time in the mid to late afternoon (5 pm?). Should probably check in right away. After that I'd like to meet up...

By the way, I've never been to New York either, so if anybody's doing touristy things I would be happy to tag along.

Funko
09-03-2006, 10:19:32
Sounds doable.

mr_G
09-03-2006, 10:25:26
city pass my friends city pass.
http://www.citypass.com/city/ny.html

it's cheap and the great fun is, when you owe a citypass you don't have to wait in line at the empire state....so you can do the "acces all area act"

mr_G
09-03-2006, 10:27:15
and do visit the intrepid.....it's cool.
and an advice from the retard, start the trip with the circle line tour.

Funko
09-03-2006, 10:35:06
koel. Good advice.

Intrepid - go all the way to NY to look round a Concorde. :lol:

Funko
09-03-2006, 10:35:42
But that does look good, Guggenheim, MOMA, would be good too.

mr_G
09-03-2006, 10:38:11
pleez make a lot of jokes about carparks

Provost Harrison
09-03-2006, 10:39:58
Moma looks good? :p

mr_G
09-03-2006, 10:40:42
nice thing about beginning your trip with the circle line tour, the boat trip around manhattan, is that you get a lot of info during the trip about high rise buildings and the history of NY.
you will laugh your ass off because there is a part where they make fun of the dutch founders

RedFred
10-03-2006, 05:36:41
Since you are going to NY, why not come to Vancouver too?

It isn't very far.

The Mad Monk
10-03-2006, 06:19:36
American Museum of Natural History.

The Oceans exhibit has a life-size blue whale suspended in the middle of the hall.

Funko
10-03-2006, 09:20:01
We have one of them in the Natural History Museum in London, hanging next to a skeleton.

mr_G
10-03-2006, 09:23:06
ross works there, i hate ross.

Funko
10-03-2006, 09:23:57
Jealous of him and Rachel?

mr_G
10-03-2006, 09:29:29
no i think he is an ass, like his roll in band of brothers, suits him

Funko
10-03-2006, 09:30:05
He might be able to get us into the special Aardvark Exhibition.

mr_G
10-03-2006, 09:32:14
i want to meet a not yellow aardvark

Venom
10-03-2006, 13:02:03
Aardvarks are gay.

mr_G
10-03-2006, 13:16:59
jesjes we are jolly

Immortal Wombat
10-03-2006, 16:43:50
I only have a lifesize finback (http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/museum/fwhale.htm) whale.

self biased
13-03-2006, 03:22:56
who might i be able to call/have call me when i get into town?

KrazyHorse@home
13-03-2006, 06:02:47
When are you getting in? I'll probably be in late Friday afternoon. I'll PM you my number.

self biased
13-03-2006, 15:33:03
i'll be in saturday evening. i can't really afford to lose two hundred dollars by taking saturday off.

Oerdin
13-03-2006, 20:29:08
I'll be arriving around midnight on 23rd/24th. KH, I'm still spliting the cost of a room with you right?

KrazyHorse@home
13-03-2006, 20:36:42
I only got Friday and Saturday night. Looks like you need a place for Thursday night too.

The Mad Monk
13-03-2006, 23:37:55
I'm getting in Friday, may or may not show up Friday night. I'm in for Saturday, for sure.

Tizzy
14-03-2006, 09:52:53
I'm really looking forward to this :bounce:

Funko
14-03-2006, 09:53:52
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
I'm getting in Friday, may or may not show up Friday night. I'm in for Saturday, for sure.

:beer:

It's great how many people are coming. :D

mr_G
14-03-2006, 10:00:15
me toooo :bounce:

Lurker the Second
14-03-2006, 13:17:23
I plan on checking out these meeting spots Saturday afternoon to see what the scene is like that time of day. I haven't been to any of them on a Saturday afternoon and want to be sure we don't pick a place that's too crowded and might have difficulty accommodating a group our size. (It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.) I'll report back on Monday and we can choose a place then.

I'll pm my cell number to people later.

I suppose I need to stock up on some offal for the brits.

mr_G
14-03-2006, 13:19:26
how democratic.

Lurker the Second
14-03-2006, 13:22:49
It is a elaborate ruse. Poor Venom.

mr_G
14-03-2006, 13:32:09
in weight he always will be the majority

Venom
14-03-2006, 16:15:24
Violence can easily overcome democracy.

Oerdin
14-03-2006, 16:37:07
The question is how do you get your machine gun through airport security? Or have you cunningly already stashed a weapons cache on site?

Funko
14-03-2006, 16:45:05
Bullets into security guards first?

Venom
14-03-2006, 17:04:11
Like it's hard to find guns in New York City.

Funko
15-03-2006, 09:51:19
Theoretically my phone will work in the US as it's tri-band, so I'll pm people the number.

Oerdin
15-03-2006, 20:12:10
I have been told that McSorley's Old Ale House is the oldest bar in the city and a regular tourist attraction in its own right.

http://www.worldsbestbars.com/city/new-york/mcsorleys-old-ale-house-new-york.htm

Oerdin
16-03-2006, 18:49:30
Bump so people can offer more ideas for a meeting place or things to do. I'm buying a guide book today so I can figure out what to see and do. Anyone have any suggestions as to which guide book to buy? I normally use Let's Go for international travel but I'm not sure how good their domestic coverage is.

mr.G
16-03-2006, 18:51:15
damn damn damn i feel sorry for missing this trip, oh and the elephants of course.

Venom
16-03-2006, 19:01:46
Guide book? I don't need no stinking guide book. I'm going to wander around like a homeless person.

zmama
16-03-2006, 19:07:39
Yeah me too

Lurker the Second
16-03-2006, 19:07:49
Oerdin, what to do depends a great deal on what interests you. Personally, if I was gonna spend just 2 days in the city, I'd probably go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for half a day and the Museum of Natural History for half of the other day (half a day in a museum is all I can take without getting completely exhausted). If the weather is nice, I'd check out Central Park a bit after visiting one of those museums (the Museum of Natural history is on the west side of the park and the Museum of Art is on the east side). The Intrepid is supposed to be great, although I confess I've never done that. Circle Line tour might be cool -- I've gone on party boats around Manhattan but not Circle Line, but I can't imagine it makes much of a difference which boat you're on. You could just explore a bit, people watch and grab a beer here and there -- maybe the Village or Wall Street or Times Square areas.

Also, don't forget that Saturday afternoon will be mostly shot b/c of the meet. We'll sort out the meet location on Monday -- see my earlier posts.

Venom
16-03-2006, 19:18:16
Originally posted by zmama
Yeah me too

We'll blend right in.

Oerdin
16-03-2006, 22:14:23
Hmmm, best hot dog in NYC competition.

http://newyork.citysearch.com/bestof/results/30

Oerdin
20-03-2006, 15:20:11
I bought the Let's Go Travel Guide to New York City yesterday and after reading a bit I'm thinking four days just won't be enough to see everything I want to see.

Funko
20-03-2006, 15:22:46
I think a week's not going to be enough. :)

The Mad Monk
22-03-2006, 07:03:15
Is anything settled yet? I'm in for Saturday, and maybe Friday evening and Sunday to boot.

Anything I need to know?

MoSe
22-03-2006, 08:41:16
CG doesn't work on the need to know principle

rather on the jesjes, very often right, Lurker knows, too much information, secret forum, and X-fear - FACT!

mr_G
22-03-2006, 09:18:49
what about the doooooooooo di dooooooooo factor?

MoSe
22-03-2006, 10:49:29
I counted on you for that

Lurker the Second
22-03-2006, 13:19:13
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Is anything settled yet? I'm in for Saturday, and maybe Friday evening and Sunday to boot.

Anything I need to know?

It is looking like the Saturday gathering will be at Zum Schneider. 2:00 or so, but get there whenever you want. Friday night is still up in the air, but we'll get it sorted later. What time does your flight get in (Friday, I assume)?

The Mad Monk
22-03-2006, 15:01:41
Before noon on Friday.

I have some things I need to do once I get in, but it should all be wrapped up before 18:00.

Is the plan for those of us in NJ to meet at the hotel and go over to Zum Schneider together, or are we making our own way?

Venom
22-03-2006, 15:08:22
We're going to have the world's shortest Cannonball race from the hotel to the bar.

mr_G
22-03-2006, 15:14:00
and funko is captain america!!!!!

Lurker the Second
22-03-2006, 15:17:21
Originally posted by The Mad Monk

Is the plan for those of us in NJ to meet at the hotel and go over to Zum Schneider together, or are we making our own way?

Don't know peoples' plans for that morning, but I've always assumed most would head into the city earlier and do some other stuff before heading to the meet. Personally, I don't know whether I'll drive to Jersey City and take the PATH in or just take the train from the town where I live.

mr_G
22-03-2006, 15:18:26
Newark that is newark!!!

The Mad Monk
22-03-2006, 18:52:16
Where is the PATH in Jersey City? I haven't used it, just the one from Penn Station in Newark.

Venom
22-03-2006, 18:55:58
Follow the yellow brick road.

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 06:30:10
Gepap from Apolyton lives in New York and says he'd like to hang out with us and have a few beers. He's always been a fairly cool poster and I figure the more the merrier.

The Mad Monk
23-03-2006, 06:53:13
Well...I don't know where the Jerset City PATH is, and I know enough about where the Newark PATH is the I know I won't park a rental car anywhere near there.

My current plan is to drive from where I'm staying to Newark Int'l Airport and park in the long term lot, take the train from there to Penn Station in Newark, and take the PATH from there into NYC.

...

Yes, it is silly, but it's the best I've got. :gasmaske:

Venom
23-03-2006, 13:01:59
You figured wrong once again, Oerdin.

Venom
23-03-2006, 13:02:43
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Well...I don't know where the Jerset City PATH is, and I know enough about where the Newark PATH is the I know I won't park a rental car anywhere near there.

My current plan is to drive from where I'm staying to Newark Int'l Airport and park in the long term lot, take the train from there to Penn Station in Newark, and take the PATH from there into NYC.

...

Yes, it is silly, but it's the best I've got. :gasmaske:

That sounds something I would do.

Funko
23-03-2006, 13:38:34
Originally posted by Oerdin
Gepap from Apolyton lives in New York and says he'd like to hang out with us and have a few beers. He's always been a fairly cool poster and I figure the more the merrier.

Yeah, isn't he French?

maroule
23-03-2006, 13:42:56
shoot him

Venom
23-03-2006, 13:46:25
Shoot him a lot.

Lurker the Second
23-03-2006, 14:01:34
MM: the Pavonia PATH station is right across the street from the Newport Center mall. They charge a few bucks to park in the mall parking deck, but not much. Just park there and walk through the mall and across the street to the station.

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 16:23:02
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Well...I don't know where the Jerset City PATH is, and I know enough about where the Newark PATH is the I know I won't park a rental car anywhere near there.

My current plan is to drive from where I'm staying to Newark Int'l Airport and park in the long term lot, take the train from there to Penn Station in Newark, and take the PATH from there into NYC.

...

Yes, it is silly, but it's the best I've got. :gasmaske:

Why switch trains? Airtrain (the train service at the airport) will take you all the way to Manhattan for $12. I'll be using it tonight when my flight gets in.

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 16:23:41
Originally posted by Funko
Yeah, isn't he French?

His family is from Panama but he grew up in NYC.

maroule
23-03-2006, 16:40:19
he's French then, shoot him

Venom
23-03-2006, 16:50:06
It's a good thing I've got a ride. I forgot the name of the hotel again.

KrazyHorse@home
23-03-2006, 16:53:08
Current plan:

Leave Baltimore at 1:30-2:00
Arrive Jersey City 5:00
Check in to hotel, drop off shit, meet with Oerdin(?) so he can drop off his shit
Meet up with other people

I have the number for Oerdin and Lurker, and though it looks like he's not coming, Jon.

The Mad Monk
23-03-2006, 16:55:15
Sounds reasonable.

Venom
23-03-2006, 16:55:22
Dammit. Jon's not coming? That bastard.

KrazyHorse@home
23-03-2006, 16:57:39
He's not sure at all. Right now I'm writing him off.

The Mad Monk
23-03-2006, 17:36:25
Is 14:00 still the expected start time?

Looks like I may be bringing a guest.

Lurker the Second
23-03-2006, 18:33:16
yes.

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 19:20:19
Originally posted by KrazyHorse@home
Current plan:

Leave Baltimore at 1:30-2:00
Arrive Jersey City 5:00
Check in to hotel, drop off shit, meet with Oerdin(?) so he can drop off his shit
Meet up with other people

I have the number for Oerdin and Lurker, and though it looks like he's not coming, Jon.

You won't be there until Friday night, right? I went and got a room for tonight in Central Manhattan so I can spend Friday seeing some of the tourist junk but I'm hoping we can all get together sometime Friday evening. I would like to see the old 1920's-1930's speakeasy Club 86 and Gepap has recommended several place in the village which are popular with the locals.

Friday afternoon I'll meet you at the hotel in Newark to drop off my stuff. I've got your number, Lurker's number, and Gepap's number but no one else's so hopefully someone knows how to get into contact with the Euros.

Lurker the Second
23-03-2006, 19:51:57
Man I hope you wrote down the name and address of the hotel, b/c it's not in Newark.

It's in Jersey City.

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 19:53:03
I still don't know the name and address to the hotel Krazy Kitty rented.

Lurker the Second
23-03-2006, 19:55:57
I think it 's in the original thread. It's either a Hyatt or a Hilton, but I think it's a Hyatt.

mr_G
23-03-2006, 20:02:09
I'll be there

Lurker the Second
23-03-2006, 20:04:21
lol, Venom left forever and now you're compelled to take his place.

mr_G
23-03-2006, 20:16:50
so did they empty your fridge by now?

The Mad Monk
23-03-2006, 20:29:40
If it's close to Newport Center Mall, I may bump into you there.

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 20:42:39
If anyone else who is going to be at the meet would like to exchange phone numbers then PM me. I have numbers for funko, lurker, gepap, and krazyhorse.

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 20:43:23
Also does anyone know what the head count will be? I'm going to give away some of my home made scrumpy to anyone who wants one but I need to know how many to bring with me on the plane.

JM^3
23-03-2006, 20:44:14
Originally posted by KrazyHorse@home
Current plan:

Leave Baltimore at 1:30-2:00
Arrive Jersey City 5:00
Check in to hotel, drop off shit, meet with Oerdin(?) so he can drop off his shit
Meet up with other people

I have the number for Oerdin and Lurker, and though it looks like he's not coming, Jon.

Yeah, I would like to go. But we are just starting an energy change. If all goes well tonight, maybe I will leave tomorrow morning (when will you be up, I could call you?).

JM

JM^3
23-03-2006, 20:45:25
Basically we moved the detector and all that, but we haven't started getting 'real' bream yet (just stuff for beam studies and other such things).

So a lot of things could be wrong.. and if they are, I need to be here.

Jon Miller

KrazyHorse
23-03-2006, 20:51:35
Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson
Jersey City
2 Exchange Place
Jersey City, New Jersey 07302
201-469-1234

JM^3
23-03-2006, 20:52:58
And no, I don't know what Bream is.

JM

devilmunchkin
23-03-2006, 21:23:23
have fun you guys!

Oerdin
23-03-2006, 21:33:29
Brim are a type of sunfish related to bluegill and are found mainly in the American south. Not sure what a bream is though.

Darkstar
23-03-2006, 21:36:17
Bream is a fish. A quick search on the net gives this:

Common Bream (Abramis brama)

The Common Bream has a strikingly deep body with highly compressed sides and a distinctive mouth. Its dark back frequently has a greenish tinge with silvery grey sides and a whitish belly. Young fish are silvery, while the older Bream are dark and often have a golden lustre on their sides. Bream generally are found in large shoals, especially when young, favoring deep, slow or still water. The Bream can live to the ripe old age of 20 - 25 years.

The UK record was broken with this 18lb 9oz fish caught by Kerry Walker on sweetcorn, legered over a handful of free offerings a rod length from the bank. The bream had a length of 27inches and was 26.5inches in girth. Click the picture to enlarge it.
Methods of Capture. Predominantly feeding on the soft bottom of ponds, lakes and the lower reaches of rivers, the Bream can be caught with legered baits or laying on with a waggler. Bream tend to shoal and move casually around looking for food. Large catches result from heavy feeding, effectively laying down a carpet of bait and groundbait whereupon the shoal once finding the food will stay either till disturbed or having 'mopped up' the food when they will move on. Baits such as Redworm and Castor can be used together quite successfully. Maggots, pinkies and chopped worm mixed in with Groundbait used liberally can provide a feeding ground for the shoal. The Bream has not got a reputation though as a fighting fish, generally coming to the net with little resistance.
Once a shoal starts to feed, any fish hooked needs to be pulled away from the remainder quickly, otherwise the shoal will be spooked and will move on. Large weights can be caught provided the shoal stays over the feeding ground. A fairly consistent method is an open-end feeder filled with a groundbait mix combined with a hook length of 18 - 24 inches. Once cast in and the feeder reaches the bottom, take up the slack in the line and then pull the rod a further 18 inches or so. This will place the hook over the groundbait.

Tip:

I fish private, deep lakes in North Yorkshire. A good head of large Bream are present (7 lb - 10 lb) but are extremely difficult to catch. When on the top (most of the day if it is warm) they are almost impossible to catch but at dawn and dusk there are chances. I use a Fox's stay sharp short shank carp hook No 6 or 8, 5 lb hooklength and 8 lb mainline and a very large piece of sliced bread (about 2 inches square). The trick on this water appears to be Dont Strike. Allow the bite to develop, which can take a minute or so, until the reel handle begins to unwind (No clutch!). I never catch many, but then again, very few do on this lake. Allowing the bream to have a good suck on the bread flake without striking appears to encourage a slow but positive bite and the large Fox's Stay Sharp hook does the rest.

KrazyHorse@home
23-03-2006, 23:24:29
Originally posted by Oerdin
You won't be there until Friday night

Yes. Those times are EST, Friday, March 24

Oerdin
24-03-2006, 09:03:09
Finally made it. The airline was 40 minutes late so I missed the last train to Manhattan so I had to take a bus to Newark Penn Station and then pick up the PATH train to 33rd st. I'm now at my hotel at 30th & 8th which seems like the perfect place to start exploring tomorrow. I really like the view of Manhattan at night when we were flying in but the sites on the ground aren't as clean as they were at 10k feet. In fact there are a lot of homeless people every where but I'm still looking forward to exploring the city.

I think I'll get 2-3 hours sleep and then strike out in the morning.

shagnasty
24-03-2006, 09:12:43
You could aleviate (sp.) some homeless peoples woes by offering them some "finest cornish scrumpy". They'll soon forget.

Oerdin
24-03-2006, 09:18:42
And be charged with murder?

shagnasty
24-03-2006, 09:28:58
only if the police catch you.

MoSe
24-03-2006, 10:28:28
Originally posted by Oerdin
In fact there are a lot of homeless people every where but I'm still looking forward to exploring the city.

1. OK homeless, but crateless too?
2. they're Lurker decoys he had spread around, to make your tracking him down more exciting