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Post by yubo » Mon Aug 25, 2008 03:21

alongwalkhome wrote:Yubes et al, what's that amazing (and cheap!) pizza place in Williamsburg?
Anna Maria's. It's delish.

Would I like the Feelies?

I'm pretty sure I would like drag queen karaoke.
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Post by soft revolution » Tue Aug 26, 2008 16:39

Crikey, I've just realised we'll be in NY for the US election results.
And by me, I mean, Flexo.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Aug 26, 2008 20:42

yubo wrote:Would I like the Feelies?
Do you like early REM? The Feelies were a big influence on them. I kind of see the Feelies in this trajectory:

Velvet Underground ---> Modern Lovers ---> Feelies <---> REM

Plus you'd be with me and I'm no end of entertainment, right??!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Aug 26, 2008 21:07

When's that again? I stink at reading threads.

I need some NYC funtimes with Yooobs and Paba and Marcy. And cuppie, too, but she's overseas forever and ever.

Or I could come up for a Friday night out dancing weekend.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Aug 26, 2008 21:27

The Feelies is Sept. 21, but drag queen karaoke is any Thurs/Fri/Sat!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Aug 26, 2008 21:35

Can we just play Taboo again? That was fun.

And bring those pretzels maybe.

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Post by alongwalkhome » Tue Aug 26, 2008 21:48

squirrelboutique wrote:Can we just play Taboo again? That was fun.

And bring those pretzels maybe.
That sounds like the perfect weekend. Everyone's going to avoid being my partner now, though, knowing how completely illogical my thought process is.

OH, I just remembered: I think those pretzels are seasonal (xmas). I tried finding them a couple of times in the spring to bring to NYC and they weren't at Target! The horror.

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Post by farewellstand » Tue Aug 26, 2008 23:13

Actually, Feelies were contemporaries of REM, but were a big influence on the Field Mice ( who covered Loveless Love)
I can HIGHLY recommend the Drag Queen stuff...went to Lucky Changs for dinner with my sis and it was..in a word..Fierce!
As a NYC member of the list, i would love to be involved in the meetup.
cheers
M
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Post by farewellstand » Tue Aug 26, 2008 23:30

my NYC Recommendations for incoming visitors:
1. Cake Shop: Obivously nyc indiepop ground central they have 2 for 1 happy hour every weekday and records as well as the aformentioned cakes andshows.
2. Other Music- Best record store in Manhatten, GREAT place for used stuff, have found Sarah and Doly Mixture 7"s there recently.
3. Moma: Current exhibition on Modern Frefabricated Homes has me in a tizzy http://www.momahomedelivery.org/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
4. Street Cart food- really good falafel, gyros, shwarma, pretzels, hot dogs etc at cheap prices. If you want to eat the soul of NYC..try one of these carts they are all over Manhatten!
5. Shopping- Start at 34 street and walk up 5th avenue, there are TONS of stores from the aforementioned h&m ( 4 of em) to Upscale such as Gucci, Prada, etc. I also recommend Daffy's which is a discount store that sells designer fasion. http://www.daffys.com/indexsp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
6. Great Jones bar: http://www.greatjones.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; great food and beer, and one of the bartenders used to be Pavement.
hopefully see some of you around soon!
xo
M
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Post by alongwalkhome » Wed Aug 27, 2008 00:42

farewellstand wrote:Actually, Feelies were contemporaries of REM
That's why I had the double arrow <----> btwn. The Feelies and REM.

See my clever use of keystrokes?? Ha!

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Post by squirrelboutique » Wed Aug 27, 2008 01:29

So I was getting soup at Whole Foods today and noticed some cornbread to go along with the chili and decided to have veggie chili and cornbread for dinner.

I got it home, and it says New York cornbread on the label.

Hey, New York! Cornbread belongs to the South! You can't have it. You already have cheesecake and hot dogs and pizza and bagels and really good Chinese food.

Plus, you guys were on the winning side in the Civil War.

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Post by bluespring » Wed Aug 27, 2008 16:42

wahhhhh the pains at being pure at heart and my teenage stride playing on friday at glassland while portraits of past at death by audio! damn gonna be hard watching two shows but they are actually across each other LOL

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Post by yubo » Wed Aug 27, 2008 23:38

meet up!

I can't wait til you guys come back to New York and we play Taboo and eat barbeque chips and fancy pretzels.

I'll make a cake! I have a great cornbread recipe but I'll pretend that I got it from the South.


I have New York suggestion: While checking out the Williamsburg "scene" I would recommend going to the BARC shelter and walking a dog. A good deed and walk around McCarren Park followed by pizza and beer is a great way to spend an afternoon. I highly recommend it.
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Post by Carys » Thu Aug 28, 2008 09:30

Ooh just about to book my tickets for NY in February.... Squeeee!

The list of recommendations is very helpful - thank you!

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Post by bluespring » Fri Aug 29, 2008 15:31

farewellstand wrote:my NYC Recommendations for incoming visitors:

5. Shopping- Start at 34 street and walk up 5th avenue, there are TONS of stores from the aforementioned h&m ( 4 of em) to Upscale such as Gucci, Prada, etc. I also recommend Daffy's which is a discount store that sells designer fasion. http://www.daffys.com/indexsp.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

M
seriously daffys???? your better off with Century 21 or even Filenes basement

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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Aug 29, 2008 15:37

Virginia Plain wrote:Ooh just about to book my tickets for NY in February.... Squeeee!

The list of recommendations is very helpful - thank you!
Yay! I love knowing there are wonderful UK visitors on the horizon! Let us know your dates and where you'll be.

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Post by Carys » Fri Aug 29, 2008 16:31

We're coming 14-17 February in a bid to beat the new year blues - we have a cheapo hostel booked for three nights and then we're spending a night in the Chelsea Hotel in a bid to be glamorous/prententious. All I know that were doing for definite so far is going to see some shoddy stand-up where the beginning bits of Seinfeld are filmed... but I guess there's still lots of time to make plans! I'm clearly overexcited about the whole thing. I really want it to be a fantastic holiday because I have unformed plans to move to NY for a bit in a couple of years so I really want Russ to like it so he'll come with me!

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Post by alongwalkhome » Fri Aug 29, 2008 16:44

Well, I shall mark it on my calendar, C., and be your third wheel for Valentine's Day--ha!

Shoe and dress shopping are in order!

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Post by Carys » Fri Aug 29, 2008 17:03

Valentine's Day - yup, there's nothing more romantic than a long haul flight, eh? *shudders*

But yes - it would be lovely to see you again! A bit of shopping sounds great to me, I found some lovely vintagey places last time I was there and wished I'd bought more!

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Post by Pip68 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 16:53

Although I now live here, I need some recommendations for cheap places in NY for chums to stay at when they visit, as my own apartment is a cupboard. Does anyone have any ideas?

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