NYC Active Rain Meet Up - Tues, July 31st 1pm - Grand Central

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Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

I'm so excited for our upcoming Active Rain meet up...only 4 days away.  This is hosted by the one and only Roger Mucci rhymes with Gucci.  At this point, at least 23 Active Rainers have confirmed attendance (but this # may have increased) and we have several maybes, if people can get their schedules to work for this chance of a lifetime.

 

When: Tues, July 31st 1pm

Where: The Oyster Bar, lower level of Grand Central, 89 E 42nd St

Why: Because

If you haven't yet replied and are planning to join this fun and eclectic group, please post a comment on Roger's post so he can make sure we have enough tables (reservations are under his name).

 

Please be sure to bring CASH (if you plan on eating or drinking).  There are so many people coming, so it's the only way to make this work.

 

Who is attending?  Too many to list, but I know we have some from NY, NJ, CT, PA and I think even a few from out of town (including Roger).  Who knows, we may even have some surprise guests.

 

Why the Oyster bar?  Well first, because we wanted it to be convenient for many to come into the city...this is where most of the trains enter NYC and the subway, too.  Second, because they have the world's best Clam Chowder...and I used to go here once a week with my Dad when I worked in the City and I love it and have fond memories.  For those that don't like seafood, don't worry, they have steak and some other options.  But, seriously, this is all about meeting and connecting with each other.

 

Some history about the Oyster Bar:  It opened in 1913 at the same time as the terminal.  The architecture is famous for the vaulted Gaustavino tiled ceilings which were common in the era.  My dad always told me this story that they reused the tiles from the old huge expanse of men's bathrooms, but I think he got that story botched up and I don't see any mention of that online.  Also, if you saw how large this place is, it would make you wonder how they could possibly have that many bathrooms.  And, now that I know tile, I know you can't reuse it...sorry, dad.  The archway in the front is also famous for an acoustical quirk making it a whispering gallery  so that someone standing in 1 corner can hear someone in the opposite corner perfectly no matter how softly they speak.  Now, if you've ever been in there at lunch time, you might question this because it's rather loud there...or maybe this is due to the vaulted ceiling. Who knows.

 

I can't wait and I hope to see you there!

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George Souto
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Debbie, WOW that will be one of the biggest Get Togethers here in the Northeast.  I look forward to seeing lots of pictures of the Get Together in your blog next week.

Jul 27, 2012 09:50 AM #1
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Debbie Gartner
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George - Yes, it will...it will rival our get together at Dagny's.  Not sure which will be larger.  Oh yes...good reminder.  I need new batteries for the camera.

Jul 27, 2012 09:53 AM #2
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Debbie Reynolds
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Debbie, The clam chowder sounds wonderful and the Meet Up a lot of Fun. Enjoy.

Jul 27, 2012 10:27 AM #3
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Debbie Gartner
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Debbie - Thx and thx for your email.

Jul 27, 2012 10:38 AM #4
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Jennifer Chiongbian
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Wow, what a great event!  I would've come since it's a stone's throw away from me, but I have a showing that will conflict.  And you already know how hard it is to juggle 4 parties schedules to jive for a showing in Manhattan!

Jul 27, 2012 11:05 AM #5
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Debbie Gartner
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Jennifer - Yes, I completely understand that.  If something ends early stop on by.  Would love to meet you.

Jul 27, 2012 11:20 AM #6
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Janis Borgueta
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YAY for the meetup Debbie.. it should be a good time! I told clients... No showings on  Tuesday.. no way! so... I'm good to go...

and as far as that weird acoustical quirk.. it is also in the US Capitol building. My daughter used to give tours there on the hill when she was in college. It is quite an interesting phenomenon actually........... There was a story about the politicians using it from opposing political sides.. but of course I only remember that it really worked.. not the who and when part of the story..VERY COOL..

anyway.. see you Tuesday!!

Jul 27, 2012 11:35 AM #7
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Bryan Robertson
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That's cool.  It seems a lot of areas are doing meetups.  I'll have to check with folk in my area to see if anyone has a plan.  Have fun and post pictures of the crew!

 

Jul 27, 2012 12:52 PM #8
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Debbie- I wish I could twitch my nose on Tuesday and be in NY for the Meet Up, but since I can't hope you guys take tons of pictures and have fun!!!

Jul 27, 2012 01:27 PM #9
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Ellen Caruso
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Deb, better than the chowder is definately the people...cant wait!

Jul 27, 2012 01:42 PM #10
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DeeDee Riley
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Debbie, It sounds like fun! Wish I could join all of you but am off to Maui!!! Have fun!
Jul 27, 2012 02:10 PM #11
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Joe Petrowsky
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I have not attended one of these events, yet. I can imagine how great it would be. Even though I have not met many that I interact with all the time. I feel as though I have known each person for years.

Jul 27, 2012 08:20 PM #12
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Debbie Gartner
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Janis - Same here.  Oh and yes, I knew that they put in the Capitol building.  I learned about it there first and thought that was cool.

Bryan - Thx.  You should.  I'm sure there will be another nationwide one around Sept.

Kathy - Me too.  I would so love to meet you.

Ellen - I so agree that it's about the people

DeeDee - I know, I wish you were closer.  I'd love to meet you too.

Joe - They are so much fun.  We are all best buds.  I feel the same way.

 

 

Jul 27, 2012 08:30 PM #13
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Debbie - looking forward to meeting you at the meet up!  Whoo hoooo!

Jul 28, 2012 06:27 AM #14
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Kimberly - Sweet.  I'm so glad you're coming.  Can't wait to meet you.

Jul 28, 2012 07:13 AM #15
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