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New York City Local Chapter established

Post by quanuec » Sun May 26, 2013 3:06 pm

I am a 32 year old boglehead (just joined the forum). I am interested in knowing if there is any New York city area chapter (I moved to NYC Manhattan) a few months ago. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by avram53 » Sun May 26, 2013 3:54 pm

quanuec,

I had run meetings in White Plains, NY for several years and may plan another meeting
in the future. Currently, nothing is on the schedule.

If you, or any other Boglehead in the NY/NJ/CT area would like to organize a meeting
of local Bogleheads, please feel free to post here, in this Bogleheads Local Chapter forum,
where you will be able to reach the people that are actively reading and participating in the forum.

Feel free to contact me directly and I'll be happy to give you suggestions.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by quanuec » Sun May 26, 2013 3:56 pm

I am interested in meeting bogleheads near the New York city area. If there is sufficient interest in this thread, I will try and arrange a meetup. Please reply to this thread if you would be interested in meeting up.

avram - thanks for your offer to help. I will write to you to ask for tips on setting this up.

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sun May 26, 2013 4:17 pm

quanuec wrote:I am interested in meeting bogleheads near the New York city area. If there is sufficient interest in this thread, I will try and arrange a meetup. Please reply to this thread if you would be interested in meeting up.

avram - thanks for your offer to help. I will write to you to ask for tips on setting this up.


Since you stated that you'd help organize the meetings, all we need now is for a few more members to show interest in a NY City Local Chapter. If we get enough interest, you can send me your first name and an email address that you'd like to use for this purpose, and I'll add your group and contact information to the Local Chapters Map so others can find you.

In the meantime, this sub-forum was set up for communications between current and prospective Local Chapter members, so feel free to use it to get things rolling.
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Re: New York city chapter

Post by avram53 » Sun May 26, 2013 4:45 pm

Mel,

Thanks for your input.

Quanuec, I know that there are several people in NYC who will likely be interested in a local meet up.
Like you, I started out the same, wanting to meet other like minded Bogleheads and discuss personal finance and
savings so I could learn and use the concepts. I decided to organize meetings to do just that. Being a chapter organizer or organizing a particular meeting
doesn't mean you have to be an authority on all things Boglehead. You can be a new investor/saver interested in sharing
discussions and learning. The key is that you are willing to set up the date and location for a meeting and publicize it.

Again, feel free to contact me directly.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by WhizKid » Sun May 26, 2013 5:31 pm

I would be very interested in joining a local NYC chapter meetup. Let's see who else is in.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by dailybagel » Sun May 26, 2013 5:51 pm

WhizKid wrote:I would be very interested in joining a local NYC chapter meetup. Let's see who else is in.


I would be as well.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by quanuec » Sun May 26, 2013 6:07 pm

So we have whiz and dailybagel. Including me, the count is three. Here is what I am thinking -

1: If the count hits 5, I will contact Mel with my name, email and telephone. I would then advertise a local meetup around 2-3 weeks from the point we hit 5 members.

2: I am thinking of organizing this meetup somewhere in midtown Manhattan, probably 6pm to 8pm, on a Friday.

3: I am reaching out to Ave to ask how I can get more members involved here.

Nothing could be more fun than to network with like minded bogleheads over a cup of coffee or a pint of beer. I look forward to having this event soon.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by WhizKid » Sun May 26, 2013 9:14 pm

quanuec wrote:2: I am thinking of organizing this meetup somewhere in midtown Manhattan, probably 6pm to 8pm, on a Friday.



This sounds great! I'm sure we can come up with at least two more interested members.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by quanuec » Sun May 26, 2013 9:37 pm

Good to know that whizkid!

My wife just got back home from work and she has graciously agreed to be the fourth boglehead for this meetup! So now, one more new yorker, and we can start planning!

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by Calm Man » Mon May 27, 2013 10:56 am

The count has now hit 5. I live in NJ, near Princeton, but am a very nice NJ transit trip away.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by bsteiner » Mon May 27, 2013 11:18 am

I live in NJ but work in NYC.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by flyingby » Mon May 27, 2013 11:38 am

I would be interested as well. I live on uws.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by quanuec » Mon May 27, 2013 12:36 pm

This is really exciting. We now have 7 people for this meetup.

(1): I am now going to contact Mel to advertise my name and email for this local NYC chapter.
(2): We have bogleheads from NJ, Princeton, and Queens interested in this meetup. I believe Mid-Town Manhattan should serve as a great venue. However, I want feedback on timing - Friday evening or a Saturday evening. While Friday 6pm to 8pm would work best for those who work in Manhattan, bogleheads working in NJ (or Queens etc) may not find it too convenient. On that other hand, people with families typically wont appreciate sacrificing a fine Saturday evening. I would appreciate your inputs so that we can "time" this to perfection :)

So far, we have the following in our NYC Chapter....

WhizKid
dailybagel
Calm Man
bsteiner
flyingby
quanuec
quanuec's wife

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by quanuec » Mon May 27, 2013 12:43 pm

One more thing pertaining to the venue.

(1): Should it be a bar within happy hours?

(2): Should it be coffee shop?

My vote is for a Friday evening + bar.

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Post by RNJ » Mon May 27, 2013 12:43 pm

Count me in!

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon May 27, 2013 2:10 pm

It's official. We now have a new Bogleheads Local Chapter in New York City. You are Local Chapter #55. Forum member quanuec (first name Tarun and email address - bogleheadnyc@gmail.com) has agreed to be the Local Chapter Coordinator.

Feel free to use this Local Chapters sub-form to communicate with each other regarding meeting dates, times, locations, agendas and anything else pertaining to your new Local Chapter.

Good luck, NYC Bogleheads!
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by KritonD » Mon May 27, 2013 5:30 pm

I'd be interested in joining these meetups. Please add me to any distribution list.

Thanks!

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by quanuec » Mon May 27, 2013 5:39 pm

The following have expressed interest in joining a NYC meetup.

WhizKid
dailybagel
Calm Man
bsteiner
flyingby
quanuec
RNJ
kritonD

Could each of you send me your email addresses at bogleheadnyc@gmail.com?
I will then proceed to form a email group. After that, I will setup our first meetup invitation in this sub-forum.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by quanuec » Mon May 27, 2013 5:41 pm

Mel - this page (viewtopic.php?f=9&t=778#wrap) still doesnt display Chapter 55. Do you know why?

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by Mel Lindauer » Mon May 27, 2013 6:18 pm

quanuec wrote:Mel - this page (viewtopic.php?f=9&t=778#wrap) still doesnt display Chapter 55. Do you know why?


It's a holiday. I've sent the information to the volunteer Boglehead who maintains the map, and he'll be adding your group as soon as he's able to do so. Once the map gets updated, that page you linked to should also be updated.
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Re: New York city chapter

Post by Calm Man » Mon May 27, 2013 6:20 pm

bsteiner wrote:I live in NJ but work in NYC.


I live in NJ and often go to NYC and fortunately work less now than last year. Bsteiner you would be a great addition to the group and your expertise on your area of work is wonderful. I look forward to learning more and hopefully contributing something as well.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by Calm Man » Mon May 27, 2013 6:22 pm

quanuec wrote:This is really exciting. We now have 7 people for this meetup.

(1): I am now going to contact Mel to advertise my name and email for this local NYC chapter.
(2): We have bogleheads from NJ, Princeton, and Queens interested in this meetup. I believe Mid-Town Manhattan should serve as a great venue. However, I want feedback on timing - Friday evening or a Saturday evening. While Friday 6pm to 8pm would work best for those who work in Manhattan, bogleheads working in NJ (or Queens etc) may not find it too convenient. On that other hand, people with families typically wont appreciate sacrificing a fine Saturday evening. I would appreciate your inputs so that we can "time" this to perfection :)

So far, we have the following in our NYC Chapter....

WhizKid
dailybagel
Calm Man
bsteiner
flyingby
quanuec
quanuec's wife


I wouldn't rule out a weekday evening. That may work even better for some. I don't know if there is a way to have a "group" room or something for communication about group-specific issues but that would be good if possible.

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Re: New York city chapter

Post by Calm Man » Mon May 27, 2013 6:23 pm

quanuec wrote:One more thing pertaining to the venue.

(1): Should it be a bar within happy hours?

(2): Should it be coffee shop?

My vote is for a Friday evening + bar.


I don't drink at all. But I know how to sit in a bar. Would something like a starbucks work where there is zero pressure to leave or buy anything as opposed to a bar? Not that we won't buy things but at our pace and I'm not sure we need some tipsy bogleheads at happy hour. Tell me if I am wrong but aren't bars "noisy" with music. Probably the main thing we need is a venue where we can sit as a group and hear everybody else in the group. But I am quite flexible as I am sure everybody is. and there are many things we can explore.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by AllySK » Mon May 27, 2013 6:36 pm

I'd be interested in meeting up! I also vote coffee shop or somewhere we can hear each other. Maybe even outdoors? :)

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by dailybagel » Mon May 27, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks for your efforts so far, quanec!

I vote for meeting in a bar. Maybe if we did so on a Wednesday or Thursday, it would be a little quieter?

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Mon May 27, 2013 7:11 pm

I'd be interested in attending a meeting if held in NYC as well.
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Re: New York city chapter

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Mon May 27, 2013 7:13 pm

Calm Man wrote:
quanuec wrote:One more thing pertaining to the venue.

(1): Should it be a bar within happy hours?

(2): Should it be coffee shop?

My vote is for a Friday evening + bar.


I don't drink at all. But I know how to sit in a bar. Would something like a starbucks work where there is zero pressure to leave or buy anything as opposed to a bar? Not that we won't buy things but at our pace and I'm not sure we need some tipsy bogleheads at happy hour. Tell me if I am wrong but aren't bars "noisy" with music. Probably the main thing we need is a venue where we can sit as a group and hear everybody else in the group. But I am quite flexible as I am sure everybody is. and there are many things we can explore.


Agree - bars are noisy! But even moreso on a Thursday night (for those into the bar scene will attest to), since the summer is nearly upon us, most folks will be leaving on Friday nights to head to the shores or go on vacation.
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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by wastenot » Mon May 27, 2013 7:27 pm

Count me in for the NYC chapter.

As to a meeting place, bars tend to be noisy an dark. In addition, Manhattan bars and coffee shops tend to get impatient when people sit together for a long time without buying a lot on the menu.

Could I suggest that you call the NY Public Library branch called the Science Industry and Business LIbrary? They have rooms available for small groups to meet on business-related topics. To contact the library, call 917-275-6975.

Warm regards,

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by quanuec » Mon May 27, 2013 7:34 pm

(1) - City bars would be noisy even on week nights. Plus there will always be pressure to buy drinks and leave. I would assume the same for coffee shops as well.

(2) - I know of places in Queens (Forest Hills, right next to E station) - which are bars with backrooms and would allow to socialize and hear each other out. The minimum expectation would be to buy some sort of a drink out there.

(3) - Public Library also sounds like a great idea to meetup. I will call the number listed.

Will you guys be open to Queens or Brooklyn (areas close to Manhattan and with direct train connectivity)?

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by bowes11217 » Mon May 27, 2013 8:12 pm

Count me in too! I'd love to meet New York Bogleheads, and I'm happy to meet in any borough or venue that the most people will like.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by AllySK » Mon May 27, 2013 8:14 pm

wastenot wrote:Count me in for the NYC chapter.

As to a meeting place, bars tend to be noisy an dark. In addition, Manhattan bars and coffee shops tend to get impatient when people sit together for a long time without buying a lot on the menu.

Could I suggest that you call the NY Public Library branch called the Science Industry and Business LIbrary? They have rooms available for small groups to meet on business-related topics. To contact the library, call 917-275-6975.

Warm regards,

Wastenot


That's a great idea. Found this online: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/65/node/58071

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by anakinskywalker » Mon May 27, 2013 8:28 pm

I'm in. Vote for midtown Manhattan. Hate bars. Love NYPL.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by quanuec » Mon May 27, 2013 8:44 pm

The enthusiasm shown by NYC bogleheads has exceeded my wildest expectations!!

The library is a great idea - but the issue is that it can only host a maximum of 10 people. (http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/65/node/58071)

I will research more about potential venues and get back to you all.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by IH80 » Mon May 27, 2013 10:58 pm

Hi,
First time posting on the bogleheads forum but I would be interested in attending a NYC bogleheads meeting.
I work and live in central NJ.

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Post by ssquared87 » Tue May 28, 2013 7:46 am

Count me in as well!

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Post by Brian2d » Tue May 28, 2013 8:37 am

I'm in as well.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by avram53 » Tue May 28, 2013 11:39 am

Tarun and I have now spoken about how best to create a meeting.

First, let me say that I am so happy to see the enthusiasm for new Boglehead meetings
in the NY city area! It's a wonderful way to meet and share your common questions and
thoughts about saving and managing your money and other related topics.

I told Tarun that, in my experience running about thirteen meetings, it was best to find
a clean affordable restaurant or deli with a dining room, that was quiet enough for participants
to hear each other, where each attendee could buy whatever they wanted to eat or drink (or not).
And the location should be reasonably convenient to public transportation.
It was a "win win" in that the restaurant/deli owner gets business, and bogleheads get a free place to meet.

I look forward to watching your progress.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by Nahum » Tue May 28, 2013 12:10 pm

I'm from Brooklyn, I work most of the time on 54 St in the West side. I would definetly be interested. If I may suggest, we can pick a concourse level where we may gather. I think the Citicorp building @ 53rd St has a concourse level or maybe at Sony. Weeknights work for me.

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Post by swaption » Tue May 28, 2013 1:03 pm

Could potentially make it for a Mon - Thurs timing, which I agree is good for commuters. Various Irish bar/restaurants can work for these types of things. Connely's for example has various locations, including Madison and 47th. That particular one might be on the noisy side, not sure.

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Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Tue May 28, 2013 1:10 pm

swaption wrote:Could potentially make it for a Mon - Thurs timing, which I agree is good for commuters. Various Irish bar/restaurants can work for these types of things. Connely's for example has various locations, including Madison and 47th. That particular one might be on the noisy side, not sure.


I've been there - it's noisy, doesn't matter what day of the week you go.
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Post by swaption » Tue May 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Grt2bOutdoors wrote:
swaption wrote:Could potentially make it for a Mon - Thurs timing, which I agree is good for commuters. Various Irish bar/restaurants can work for these types of things. Connely's for example has various locations, including Madison and 47th. That particular one might be on the noisy side, not sure.


I've been there - it's noisy, doesn't matter what day of the week you go.


Yes, you're probably right. Another thought might be a place like Burger Heaven on 49th. Centrally located, relatively low key, and probably busier with the lunch crowd.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by sevenseas » Tue May 28, 2013 3:18 pm

Hi, long-time lurker and newbie poster, living in NYC. Could you please add me to the list of potential attendees as well? Would love to attend if possible! :)

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Post by Calm Man » Tue May 28, 2013 4:04 pm

I have a feeling this will turn out to be a tremendous group. I am confused as to this subforum. Is it all in the form of responses and posts of messages as opposed to having a distinct link? If so, if a new message or string is generated I guess it has to appear on the main board too, right?

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by Fashionfixnyc » Tue May 28, 2013 6:15 pm

i also live in new york city . you can also include me to be part of New York city local chapter. if i may make a suggestion how about Sony Plaza Public Atrium its a giant space and its in midtown area and also has a quiet lounge area. we can all meet up and the great thing about this location it has a star bucks :)

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by quanuec » Tue May 28, 2013 6:26 pm

Sony Plaza Public Atrium - I like this idea.

Would they allow us to meet and use the public atrium?

I would visit this atrium on Thursday and ask questions to make sure this can be used for our meeting. If yes, then I will organize a time and date for us to begin this chapter!!

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by MarkNYC » Tue May 28, 2013 6:34 pm

I would be interested in attending, pending the time and location. I think the Sony Public Atrium suggestion is a good one.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by SecretAsianMan » Tue May 28, 2013 6:52 pm

I would also be very interested. I work in midtown and live in lower Manhattan. I think the library or similar type of space is best. That still wouldn't rule out a bar for the after-party, of course...

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Post by Fashionfixnyc » Tue May 28, 2013 6:52 pm

yes i have attended several meet up groups at the sony plaza public atrium. one time we had 20 people in our meet up group with no issues.

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Re: New York City Local Chapter established

Post by grabiner » Tue May 28, 2013 8:28 pm

With the NY chapter now meeting in the city, and another chapter in Philadelphia, the NJ chapter no longer has much occasion to meet; we were already having difficulty getting enough people for a meeting. I will keep the NJ chapter active as a mailing list only.

I have posted an announcement of the New York chapter to the NJ Bogleheads mailing list.
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