Meeting at the New York Public Library at 1 pm on Saturday , August 8 - outside, near the front steps - at one of the tables. If the weather is bad, we can meet at the nearby Panera, at 452 Fifth Ave. Look for the Rick Steves book on the table . If you are a New Yorker ( or New Jersey , Connecticut ) join us , the more the merrier ! Since a number of enthusiasts reside in the outer boroughs and suburbs , it would be great if we can get a head count prior to the meeting .
I should be able to come.
Is that near the lions or in the park?
Ann , go up the central stairs between the lions , and it's the bistro tables on either side , looking forward to meeting you !
It's the Fifth Avenue side.
Oregon transplant in NYC for work over the next few months -- I plan on attending.
I will be able to make this meeting. Looking forward to it. See you on Saturday.
Looks like tomorrow will be a hit , great weather too ! See everyone at 1PM at the Lions .
The restaurant near Notre Dame is Au Bougnat, rue Chanoinesse 26. Their web site is aubougnat.com. If you are facing Notre Dame walk to the left; as you cross the side street look to your right, down the side street, when you reach the correct side street you will see the restaurant. Sorry I don't remember if we crossed one or two side streets, just look right and you will see it.
Harold: I received the message with the link. What a life saver! Thank you so much - and to each of you at the meeting on Saturday. Thanks for sharing your tips not only about travel, but about the New York area in general. I hope that it works to see you all again before I leave the city and return to Oregon.
Tracy: glad you found it helpful.
For anyone else reading this, someone has put together a step-by-step guide to using the New York City subway, including all the little things we long-time residents take for granted. If you have any out of town visitors, have them read this before coming: http://www.nycsubwayguide.com/subway/
Harold strikes the mother lode ( as he has , many times ) . Lifelong resident of NYC , as we are , the guide he posted is both informative and entertaining , and Susan and I are getting a big kick from it ! Ann , one thing I forgot to mention - before you head for Paris , try to read " The Sweet Life in Paris " by David Lebovitz , you won't be sorry . The meeting was great fun , as always ( We missed you , Pam ) , and by consensus , we will skip September . As I will be in Europe until mid November , I will be unable to arrange anything until after that , so if anyone wants to pick up the reins , by all means . Since the weather will have turned by then , I have found several locations that will serve well for our purposes . I have personally looked at several , but there are many more and here are several links that provide a great deal of information . http://untappedcities.com/2013/10/03/top-10-indoor-public-spaces-in-manhattan-for-your-very-own-urban-oasis/ and http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/priv/mndist5.shtml . This one is particularly good -- http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/priv/590mad.shtml
I will try to stay in touch , and looking forward to seeing everyone come December , All our best , Sue and Steve