Balloon-Juice meet-up: good enough for me

Word ’round the campfire is that the intended spot for the next BJ get-together may be too crowded, so we’ll try this place instead: McGee (240 West 55 Street Between Broadway and 8th Avenues).

I’ll try calling tomorrow to make sure they can get some space for 20-30 people.

Hope to see you there, Sunday at 3.

26 replies
  1. 1
    Punchy says:

    /checks the KC Metro maps…

    Where is this place close to again?

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    DougJarvus Green-Ellis says:


    Ask Sully.

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    Have you warned the establishment’s proprietor to read the blog to make sure he wants 20-30 of us in his place?

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    Ron says:

    I still await the Rochester area meetup.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:

    I wish I could join you but I have a whole country to cross to do so.

    OT: I heard on Mr. Ed that one of the topics at CPAC was “The Failure of Multiculturalism”. WTF?! Are they saying that our country is a failure? Our nation is about as multicultural as one can get since people have come from all over the world to live here. I get it that these assholes are saying that “white” culture is the winner and it’s all those other nasty “colored” cultures that are dragging the white man down, no problem understanding that. But the problem with their argument is that there is no “white” culture anywhere in the world that includes every kind of white person there is. The only way you could agree that multiculturalism has failed in this country is if you believe that your white culture is ‘The One’. You know that if everyone in the world was white that these assholes would be making the same argument about the failure of multiculturalism but then it would be against the Irish or other nationality.

    A white nationality, one they currently embrace out of convenience. Conservatives thrive and profit by stoking the fires of intolerance and hate of anyone they deem evil. Color matters to them and if they didn’t have that then they would create another metric to measure people with.

    Hate is all they have left and intolerance feeds that hate.

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    DougJarvus Green-Ellis says:


    Let’s do it this summer.

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    Ron says:

    @DougJarvus Green-Ellis: Summer is good. I’m not sure how many of us there are in the general Rochester area.

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    Little Boots says:

    BJ get together? good lord, doug.

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    Little Boots says:

    it goes so quiet here sometimes.

    but you know what’s great? ABL is back.

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    eastriver says:

    Nope, still can’t make it, Doug. Still gonna be at the Grammys. Thought you’d like to know.

    Go Betty, Go.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @eastriver: It’s nice that you’re spending some time with your old grandmother. Very sweet.

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    Redleg says:

    BJ get together sounds intriguing. Shall I bring a raincoat?

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    Origuy says:


    Shall I bring a raincoat?

    Only if you want to upset the bishops.

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    We need an Atlanta meetup

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    schlemizel says:

    @Michael Demmons:
    I think an open thread just to poll the interest in meetups where ever might be a good idea, some floated the idea of one around me in last night thread & I seconded but most people are skipping the thread as not relevant to themselves

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    bobber says:

    Can I come too? :(

  17. 17

    I think you mean between Broadway and Seventh Ave, don’t you (Bway and 7th are next to each other, 7th and 8th follow) … not sure if I can make it tomorrow, but definitely want to and will try … if not this time, next time!

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    llama says:

    FYI this is the bar that the TV show “How I Met Your Mother” is based off of.

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    Swishalicious says:

    well that’s right up in my hood!

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    Paul in KY says:

    IMO, Zandar or Kay needs to honcho a BJ meetup in the Cinn/Louisville area.

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    DougJarvus Green-Ellis says:

    @Joshua James:

    Broadway runs between 7th and 8th from 42nd to 59th.

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    GlenInBrooklyn says:

    It’s a date.

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    kindness says:

    You all are missing out. The selection of beers is out of this world at The Ginger Man.

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    Surabaya Stew says:

    McGee’s is a good place, with an interesting back story. They used to be in the Ed Sullivan Theater, right next to the Main Entrace. Then when David Letterman took the place over, CBS had it evicted for a faux-Irish pub joint called “Sullvans”! Thankfully, that place failed and McGee’s has thrived in its new (as of 1996) location. Haven’t commented here much in years, but am happy that BJ’ers are giving business to a worthy establishment.

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    jayackroyd says:

    I’ll try to stop by.

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