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playwithfire
09-06-2013, 06:52 PM
Do we seriously not have a thread? I thought we did and checked and didn't see anything. So, sorry if there's a double thread.

Anyway! There's a lot of NYC peeps on here and we should totally have a meetup in Oct or something.

Sarah K
09-06-2013, 07:16 PM
I'm relocating there in about three weeks

Pretty terrified! Someone give me a job...

halo33
09-06-2013, 07:21 PM
Well, there are a few nights coming up that would be good meetups.
October 14th and 15th I think?
;)

Halo Infinity
09-06-2013, 08:08 PM
I've been in NYC my entire life and reside in Queens. I don't see myself leaving Queens, NY any time soon, and usually prefer to go into Manhattan or other places in Queens where the subway trains run whenever I actually go out. And yeah, I'm also going to see NIN on October 14th too. I kind of wish the concert was at Manhattan at either Madison Square Garden or Irving Plaza though, but I checked the commute, and even from Bayside, it's not that bad since the train station is just right in front of Barclays Center.

playwithfire
09-06-2013, 11:54 PM
I live in Ridgewood (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/realestate/costly-rents-push-brooklynites-to-queens.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0), so I'm more Brooklyn than Queens, whilst totally being in Queens.

I probably won't be going to the NIN show because ticket fail, but yeah! Let's do something!

playwithfire
09-07-2013, 03:02 AM
Eh, it happens.

frankie teardrop
09-09-2013, 01:02 PM
brooklyn resident. own a place with green-wood cemetery as my front lawn (literally). lived in both queens and brooklyn, and i prefer brooklyn by a country mile.

some of you i've hung with before. some of you i will hopefully in the future. @halo33 (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=376) keeps stalking me, but hey...

Halo Infinity
09-09-2013, 09:32 PM
@frankie teardrop (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=889) - And while trying to not look like a stalker, I sort of find it cool to know that we attended the same Killing Joke show. For all I know, we were probably at the same Nine Inch Nails shows too. I only noticed that through setlist.fm BTW. :p

frankie teardrop
09-10-2013, 01:49 AM
i got a setlist that night! right up front. one of the best shows i've seen in my life. i presume you're going to godflesh at the same venue, Kris?

Halo Infinity
09-10-2013, 09:02 AM
I haven't gotten around to getting into Godflesh, although I see how checking them out for me alongside the likes of KMFDM is way overdue for me, especially as one that likes Ministry and Fear Factory's earlier works. (Speaking of which, did you also see Ministry too?) The Killing Joke show was also one of the best shows of my life too, and I actually don't attend concerts regularly, so that said a lot to me right there. I remember one of the security guards asking me if they were good, and right after I mentioned a few bands that were influenced by them, it really made him very eager to listen to their music. I wonder if a fan was made that night.

halo33
09-10-2013, 11:30 AM
Wait a sec. Who's stalking who here frankie teardrop? Last I checked you were showing up at my house. :p

aggroculture
09-10-2013, 11:42 AM
Do you guys mean the KJ show in April at Irving Plaza? Granted I wasn't really in the mood that night, but I thought it was pretty lacklustre/going through the motions.
And I've seen them put on amazing, incredible shows.

10 year New Yorker here, just moved out. Still miss the city quite a bit, though I plan to visit often.
5 1/2 years in Brooklyn>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Manhattan.
Manhattan is great to hang out in, but quality of life there is pretty shitty. People put up with all kinds of crap because it's Manhattan. The construction, noise levels, dust, pollution, traffic are all pretty disgusting, but hey, it's Manhattan. People convince themselves they have it great. Brooklyn is more my thing: great people, culture, neighborhood; a slightly slower, more relaxed pace of life. Manhattan is all anxiety and anger and go go go.

frankie teardrop
09-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Wait a sec. Who's stalking who here @frankie teardrop (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=889)? Last I checked you were showing up at my house. :p

bad touch. BAD TOUCH.


I haven't gotten around to getting into Godflesh, although I see how checking them out for me alongside the likes of KMFDM is way overdue for me, especially as one that likes Ministry and Fear Factory's earlier works. (Speaking of which, did you also see Ministry too?) The Killing Joke show was also one of the best shows of my life too, and I actually don't attend concerts regularly, so that said a lot to me right there. I remember one of the security guards asking me if they were good, and right after I mentioned a few bands that were influenced by them, it really made him very eager to listen to their music. I wonder if a fan was made that night.

i saw ministry play with revco at bb king's bar and grill in times square a ways back. couldn't bring myself to go to that farewell tour... aggroculture- if that show was mediocre... i'm very very interested to see another show. i thought it was amazing.

as for manhattan, i definitely avoid it, outside of the necessary DJ night (i djed in the lower east side for 3-4 years until the night ended this past february), work, or a karaoke outing. the lower east side is especially awful these days...used to love hanging out there. in general, i prefer brooklyn for food, bars (though greenpoint >>>> williamsburg), and everything else.

aggroculture
09-10-2013, 01:41 PM
Lived in Greenpoint two years and I love it. Apparently it's massively polluted though.
http://gothamist.com/2010/02/16/greenpoint_even_more_polluted_than.php
http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/stop-polluters/newtown/

Also love Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens...
And Chinatown of course.


brooklyn resident. own a place with green-wood cemetery as my front lawn (literally).

I lived in Windsor Terrace for a year. Greenwood Cemetary is enchanting, especially in fall.

frankie teardrop
09-10-2013, 02:00 PM
yeah, i love windsor terrace. i live on the border of windsor and kengsington. some great restaurants, mostly takeout, though the park slope mentality is expanding to our new neighborhood as well. the cemetery being our front lawn and the first thing i see every morning is a huge plus.

where did you wind up moving, aggro? what made you leave the city, outside of the rough and tumble manhattan lifestyle?

Halo Infinity
09-10-2013, 05:22 PM
I just have far too much nostalgia and childhood memories for Flushing and Jackson Heights. I also love eating out in both of those places, and if I were to also have a chance to actually get back into apartment life while being interested in it, I think I'd go for either Flushing, Jackson Heights, or Long Island City. (And if I'd be lucky enough to get a house, even better.) But of course, that's just wishful thinking and/or a very long-term dream. I guess Bayside is still okay though.

halo33
09-10-2013, 06:44 PM
I guess Bayside is still okay though.

A buddy of mine that I work with lives in Bayside. I used to go to that White Castle on the corner of Northern Blvd all the damn time!

Halo Infinity
09-10-2013, 06:47 PM
Too real! That's just walking distance from where I'm at. I also like to go to Subway there, and I'll always remember that I actually got Closure at the FYE that used to be at Bay Terrace too. That was back in 2004 though. :p

halo33
09-10-2013, 06:48 PM
Nice. I think I picked up my Closure tape at "The Wall". Remember that fuckin place?

frankie teardrop
09-10-2013, 07:04 PM
A buddy of mine that I work with lives in Bayside. I used to go to that White Castle on the corner of Northern Blvd all the damn time!

you and the damn white castle. did you try the one by me yet?

halo33
09-10-2013, 07:07 PM
tonight might be the night.

Halo Infinity
09-10-2013, 09:40 PM
Nice. I think I picked up my Closure tape at "The Wall". Remember that fuckin place?
I thought about it, and for all I know, I've probably passed by it before. I do however remember Breakdown Records (http://breakdownrecordsnyc.com/), and it was the only other place I found Closure too, but it was used and unfortunately broken with the VHS tape of the music videos missing. (I tried to get it as a gift for a friend.) I'm still surprised that it still exists after all these years.

aggroculture
09-11-2013, 02:53 PM
where did you wind up moving, aggro? what made you leave the city, outside of the rough and tumble manhattan lifestyle?

Bloomington, IN, where the partner got a job. It's a great little college town, I already like it a lot. We have a house with a yard, and culturally there's plenty of Brooklyn-type stuff here going on. But I do miss NYC, and plan to be back there often: my dad lives there too.

Demon.seed.22
09-11-2013, 03:21 PM
LI native who's been living in NYC/queens area for the past 6 years.

I think a pre show meet up would be awesome. At a bar or park or something.

halo33
09-16-2013, 11:23 AM
Barclays is within walking distance of a CRAPLOAD of places on 5th ave in Park Slope.
We've frequented High Dive in the past, and that may be a good place to start.

aggroculture
10-05-2013, 10:27 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmPBPWHJu4

Halo Infinity
10-05-2013, 11:54 AM
I actually thought about posting this here for a while. And well, if you're a fan of Maddox, you'd know what to expect. He's very spot on about the subway system too. And as much as I love living here, I don't brag about it as if every other place as inferior to it. I saw what he meant by that too. Thinking that pizza from New York was the best pizza in the world never crossed my mind either.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj2WKny3eZE

http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=things_that_suck_about_ny

http://maddox.xmission.com/ - In case you'd like to read more of his material, here's his home page. If you also loved Meathead, there is a strong and high chance that Maddox could be right up your alley.

goody
10-07-2013, 01:49 PM
How have I still not gone to Greenwood Cemetery?

frankie teardrop
10-07-2013, 01:51 PM
seriously. i moved across the street from it for a reason.

goody
10-07-2013, 01:58 PM
Well i never see you anymore.

goody
10-07-2013, 01:58 PM
Hey, I yelled that in all caps and ETS changed it.

frankie teardrop
10-07-2013, 02:02 PM
in all fairness, i don't do much at night anymore outside of the occasional show or weekly band practice. slowing down, big time. come to the cemetery some time! we'll show you around.

aggroculture
12-11-2013, 12:49 PM
OMG I am so looking forward to coming back to NYC for 2 weeks over the winter break.

dlb
10-09-2014, 03:44 PM
Thanks to aggroculture for pointing me to this thread:

So I'll return to New York this October (next week actually) and I'm planning to eat. Alot.

What are good places you guys in NYC like to go to? Apart from Indian cuisine I pretty much eat everything (no disrespect though, I just can't handle it that well). Give me your pro tips on all things meat, seafood, sweet stuff etc. ;)

I'm especially interested in good food that you might not get elsewhere so the more "out there" it is the better. I want to have a good experience wether its just fucking tasty, a true and honest family business, some extravaganza or just a great place to be. I kind of followed Anthony Bourdain and his insights during his shows the last time, but I would love to hear your recommendations from street food to haute cuisine aswell.

playwithfire
10-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Veselka, Kenka, The Heath

aggroculture
10-09-2014, 04:01 PM
For icecream go here http://www.amplehills.com or here http://biggayicecream.com

another great Italian place: http://www.peperossotogo.com/cms/

there are some amazing Korean bakeries in Koreatown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koreatown,_Manhattan

for Banh mi: http://www.banhmizon.com or http://parissandwiches.com (damn just thinking about this makes me want a banh mi NOW)

for amazing vegan food (worth visiting even if you're not veg): http://angelicakitchen.com

delicious Japanese "street food" (=not sushi): http://ohtaisho.com

my favourite Japanese bakery: http://www.yelp.com/biz/panya-bakery-new-york (their banana and chocolate croissant is mmmmm)

I also really like Coffee Shop: http://thecoffeeshopnyc.com the food is great, the ambience is cool, and the waitstaff are models

Patrick_Nicholas
01-07-2015, 03:58 PM
Hello! Anyone here still living in/around New York City? I've been back for about three months, though I don't think I'll really be able to do anything until February. Anyone know of any NIN-related activities we could do to bring us all together within the next few months?

(Okay, I know I'm essentially a stranger to those who may not recognize me from the nin.com forums. But still...)

Sarah K
01-07-2015, 04:04 PM
There are at least 5 of us.

aggroculture
01-15-2015, 10:54 AM
New Yorkers: do you know of a space that might hold a small photography exhibit at relatively short notice?

playwithfire
01-15-2015, 05:29 PM
There are at least 5 of us.

There are literally DOZENS of us.

DOZENNNNSSS

FeedYourHead
01-17-2015, 04:17 PM
New Yorkers: do you know of a space that might hold a small photography exhibit at relatively short notice?

Maybe 17 Frost Street?
If not, I've yet to hang anything up on the walls of my studio apartment in the EV...

aggroculture
01-29-2015, 08:14 PM
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aggroculture
01-30-2015, 08:27 AM
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Sarah K
06-18-2015, 03:39 PM
I had a "Nutcracker" last night. Lol... Am I a New Yorker now?

I've asked multiple people why they are called that, and nobody has any idea.

BattleOfNY
07-06-2015, 05:32 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/21/nyregion/21nutcracker.html?_r=0

there's the rundown...you're welcome :-)

Sarah K
07-06-2015, 05:49 PM
Still doesn't explain why they are called that!

Halo Infinity
08-14-2016, 08:32 AM
These videos brought me back a lot of memories and nostalgia as I grew up in Flushing while occasionally visiting Jackson Heights from time to time. It's fascinating, considering how YouTube wasn't even a thought to begin with at the time. Anyway, it turns out there are a couple accounts of people that recorded train rides and bus rides on YouTube, and it's pretty fascinating since it's like traveling through time and taking a tour of those places as they were back in the day.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH1RrERSKzM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDByfey1TVc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF28E0rBBcg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HY0hqdvfGI

Dra508
08-16-2016, 09:00 PM
These videos brought me back a lot of memories and nostalgia as I grew up in Flushing while occasionally visiting Jackson Heights from time to time. It's fascinating, considering how YouTube wasn't even a thought to begin with at the time. Anyway, it turns out there are a couple accounts of people that recorded train rides and bus rides on YouTube, and it's pretty fascinating since it's like traveling through time and taking a tour of those places as they were back in the day.

Facebook has a few pages devoted to dirty old New York. I'm in a closed group that's only for those who grew up on UWS.