*** Update ***
The results are in... and in a landslide, it's Morningside Heights! The MH De Blasio'd all of the other candidates, more than doubling its nearest competitor. The results were:
Morningside Heights 15
Upper East Side 7
East Village / Alphabet City 4
So we'll give this neighborhood a decent going-over, covering such local landmarks as the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the Columbia Quad, Grant's Tomb, Morningside Park, and Riverside Church. For those who are interested, we'll grab a bite nearby afterward, perhaps by paying tribute to Seinfeld at Tom's Restaurant?
Please read the reservation and cancellation policy, which you can find at http://www.meetup.com/Lets-Explore-New-Yorks-Neighborhoods/pages/RSVP_and_Cancellation_Policy/. Keep in mind that cancellations must be at least 24 hours in advance.
- If your name appears on the "attending" list before Tuesday, September 17, then you'll receive an e-mail with the details (including meeting location and contact information) on that date.
- If you appear on the "attending" list later that week, then you'll get the e-mail within 24 hours.
- If you are moved to the "attending" list on Friday, September 20, then you'll get the e-mail later that day.
If you are on the "attending" list but haven't gotten the e-mail by the specified time, then please contact me directly. (Go to my Meetup profile page and click "send email.") Please do not ask for details on the discussion board. I check my e-mail regularly up to the morning of the event. Thanks!
As we prepare to elect the city's next mayor, let's bring some democracy to Let's Explore NY's Neighborhoods, as well. Please indicate which neighborhood you'd like to visit in the comments section. As in the mayoral election, you can only vote once. (This isn't Chicago, after all.) A week before the event, I'll tally up the votes and announce the winning neighborhood. So check back next Saturday, September 14, to find out where we're going. And the candidates are...
East Village / Alphabet City
Upper East Side