NYC2600 Meeting – March 2017

Posted at 7:31 PM on 3-1-17 by Rob T Firefly


Who: Us, and hopefully you.

What: The NYC2600 Meeting, Dunbar’s Birthday Edition.

When: Friday, March 3, 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM

Where: The Atrium at 875, 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue, lower level.

Why: To meet up, eat food, do stuff, and observe the anniversaries of Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone (1847) and AT&T (1885.)

See you there!

NYC2600 Meeting – February 2017

Posted at 6:06 PM on 2-1-17 by Rob T Firefly


Who: Us, and hopefully you.

What: The NYC2600 Meeting, Junkers Memorial Birthday Edition.

When: Friday, February 3, 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM

Where: The Atrium at 875, 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue, lower level.

Why: To meet up, eat food, do stuff, and christen our new home at 875.

See you there!

NYC2600’s new home – the Atrium at 875

Posted at 3:51 PM on 1-11-17 by Rob T Firefly

We’re excited to announce the meeting place for next month!

The Atrium at 875 Third Avenue is on the corner of 53rd Street and 3rd Ave, right across from our former home at Citigroup. There is a nice atrium with connections to lots of amenities, including the Lexington Avenue subway station.

Many of us have been suggesting and checking out possible places for our meetings to convene post-Citigroup, and the Atrium at 875 was at the top of the lists. A bunch of us took a walk over during and after the January 2017 meeting to check the place out, and it looks as though it’ll suit our purposes nicely.

On the lower level, at the foot of some glowing glass-sided escalators, stand a nice food-court’s-worth of tables and chairs which should prove a neat place to assemble beginning next month.

Even if, by some stretch, Citigroup has not closed after all by next meeting, we shall still consider this the official home of NYC2600 and encourage all to meet up here from now on.

The lower food court area seems to close up a little earlier than Citigroup, but not before we’ve usually moved on to dinner anyway. Should we ever need them, it seems facilities on upper floors of the atrium remain open until 11PM.

See you here next meeting!

NYC2600 Meeting – January 2017

Posted at 6:40 PM on 1-4-17 by Rob T Firefly


Who: Us, and hopefully you.

What: The NYC2600 Meeting, Citigroup Farewell Edition.

When: Friday, January 6, 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM

Where: Citigroup Center (for one last time!), 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue

The atrium at Citigroup is still open this week, so far as we know. If events turn out otherwise, stay tuned to this site as well as our Twitter feed for alternate arrangements.

Why: To meet up, eat food, do stuff, and figure out where the heck we’ll meet next month.

See you there!

Citigroup: The End of an Era

Posted at 1:01 PM on 12-23-16 by Rob T Firefly

Citigroup
With a heavy heart, we report that the whispers of doom you may have heard at the last few meetings are true; we will soon be losing the atrium at Citigroup Center to a long-term remodeling of the space.

This webmaster has been talking with the building’s security staff about the closure. For a long while there has been a very nebulous timeline ranging from “sometime soon” to “sometime next year,” but the latest information gives us a less-nebulous deadline of “the middle of January,” and the duration of the closure as “around two years.” So it seems January 6 will be NYC2600’s final meeting we’ll be having in the place which has been home since the start, at least for the foreseeable future.

Suggestions have been made for alternatives, and we encourage examination of all our options and further discussion at the next meeting. We have set up venue (at] nyc2600.net to organize the efforts to find a new home, so email that address to join in the effort and share your suggestions.

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