Greetings from one of the new co-chairs of New York City by the Bay. First off: What a week last week--and what a strange time to be a New Yorker in San Francisco. Here it's been parties, parades, and some great weather, and meanwhile our beloved second home became a national disaster area. I hope everyone's family and friends are safe and dry and managing okay.
This event was originally planned as a "re-energize NYC by the Bay" happy hour; we were thinking a big venue, big crowd, big party. It would still be great to get a nice crowd (come out for this one!), but of course the circumstances are slightly different, and some of you may be dealing with some difficult situations back east. It may be all the more reason to get together and discuss. I for one have felt a bit helpless watching the news from over here and am eager to talk with folks who are also reeling from the images we're seeing.
So let's come out *Thursday 11/15* and toast to New York--in a very San Francisco setting: A cool bar with a great beer garden, happy hour until 8, and some of the city's best burgers. There's lots of outdoor space, so this spot works really nicely for big meetups. (One tip: The bar has a strict "no photos" rule and has been known to throw people out for disobeying. Told you it was very San Francisco heh.)
I'm looking forward to meeting you there. Viva New York!
Steve (New Yorker, 2001 - 2011)
Getting There via public transportation: Take MUNI to Van Ness then walk SW on Market to Valencia, then S on Valencia to Duboce Ave. OR: MUNI to Church, then walk Market NE to Duboce Ave, Duboce E to Valencia. OR: F train and hop off at Market and Valencia, then walk S on Valencia to Duboce Ave.
199 Valencia Street, at Duboce Ave.
Reminder that you can donate before, during, or after this event: Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. NY Times recently highlighted Occupy Sandy; donate at https://www.wepay.com/donations/occupy-sandy-cleanup-volunteers.