One more time…
Commentor Abo Gato and her husband are visiting NYC from Albuquerque, and area resident Diana volunteered Ballaro, in the East Village, as a good place for a meet-up.
Confirmed so far: PurpleGirl, NHOJ, MattR (work permitting), RedDirtGirl, Katie5, Gary Malone, Psifighter (work permitting) and Brooklyn Lurker (after 7:30pm).
Directions to Ballaro at their link. From Diana:
Ballaro’s long and narrow; I’ll be at the back, where there is typically more space. Excellent coffee, excellent wine, excellent prosciutto (the awning identifies it as “Cafe Prosciutteria” which in Italian means a place that sells coffee and prosciutto, but which in American English means a restaurant named Prosciutteria, which, however, has not led them to alter the awning) usually quiet (some nights they have live music; I’ll check) and generally a good place.