• Dear fellow CSers in New York and from around the world,

    let's get together and spend the last hours/days of 2012 and the first hours/days of 2013 together with some fun, inspiring and as always multi-cultural and multi-national CS crowd.

    As I'm not from New York I rather see myself as an initiator and catalyst for getting this baby on the road - and appeal to all NYC locals to come up with ideas and suggestions:

    From comprehensive several-day programs with ice-skating, cheese-fondue, city tour, private party and other crazy stuff to just a decent plan for the New Years Eve celebration - come up with it!

    I guess there will be tons of CSers around on these dates - so let's do this!



    MEETING DETAILS:
    FROM: December 30th, 2012 - 12:00 pm
    TO: January 2nd, 2013 - 12:00 pm


    LINK: http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=174604

    LOCATION: United States - New York - New York
    ADDRESS: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY
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    Don't sure if will be in NY for NY but, from all my experiences in NY NY I would recommend to make a "picnic" by Central Park (59th St) facing Time Square. There are no check points to get to that spot and you can bring your Champaign bottles as long as they haven't been opened (Anyways cover them in a paper bag or black bag) Also, you can perfectly watch the fireworks very close and take good NYE pictures. You also will have a view of Time Square (You wont be able to see the ball drops, but you wont be with the crowd either) You can access to that spot about 11pm

    Then you can decide what to do after, parties in Soho are cool and cheap for NYE and you can take the train.

    If I go to NY I will be at Zuccotti Park (Liberty Plaza) for NYE most likely but you guys (specially foreigners) don't want to be there...
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    Hey Karel, thanks for the ideas. But of course you made me curious now: What is it about Zuccotti Park? Why would one go/not go there?
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    done! thanks for the initiative Cynthia!
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    I guess we will be at least 100 people in the end - maybe much more - has anybody a cool idea for a place we might even be able to rent? Or a suitable large private place?
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    Hey CS New York people!! I know for NY people planning ahead for 1 1/2 months is almost impossible as most of the time you might not even know what you're gonna do the next weekend:-). As we are planning sth. BIG for New Year in the city it would be terrific if some of you could even though get involved as soon as possible:-). Check out the event - there is already 25 people from all around the world waiting for more details!
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    My first search results for shared renting are that you can find quite luxury apartements in Manhatten (for example around Union Square) for about 50 USD/night/person if you take large 10-people-flats...
    ...any other results welcome!
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    ... In Queens there is a three level, 2 bathroom house which plenty of space for 25 USD/person...just next to the F train, so the options are there!
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    planning my travel and I do hope to be there!!!!
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    ANDREAS!!

    I am looking info about some places to rent for more than 10 persons. Let you know. I am in. See you there!!!
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    Hi, folks!

    I'm from Rio and I'm going to N.Y.C next wednesday.
    I'm in for the New Years's Eve wherever it takes place.

    See u soon!
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    Cool! The events is growing on a daily basis - everybody remember to sign up at the event page to make it possible to plan more details as soon as possible (whether to rent a location for the event, how to accomodate everybody...):

    http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=174604

    @ CS New York: Do you think you could schedule a preparatory meeting asap to collect some ideas about how to do it and come up with some more detailed plan?

    I'm not able to give much more then web-based support so it would be great to get some CS New York organizational team together!
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    WHEREVER YOU ARE...... I WILL BE THERE TOO !!
    what a great idea you had andreas,
    some body told me to see the fireworkd at
    sea side is a great experience at 12 am !!
    lets ask new yorkers where is the best place
    to see the fireworks jumps and give and recieve
    many hugs.
    this adventure will be SO GREAT EXPERIENCE !!
    great for you andreas,
    hope to see all of you there,
    hope the claudia group join us ,
    serge
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    @Curtiepie: it goes without saying that the address of the event is only a dummy-address until further details are planned
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    ok, no worries - thanks!
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    Hi!!!! I will be in NYC from december 20 to January 12 , maybe we can go out and meet each other, if you have plans, let me know by message, see you soon CS' People.. :)
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    Hey!

    I will be in NY..I am already looking for some place to NYE...I am talking to some locals too.
    I was planning go to some bar...maybe is a easy way to have everybody together.
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    Im in, I will be in NYC from Dec 16th till Jan 7th! So I hope to meet a lot of CSers during that time!!
    Cheers!
    pd: still looking for couch...
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    So many people in !!!

    Be all together for New year would be great !!! Should we start to think of a program or something ?

    Can't wait to be there.
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    It is there a Facebook group about this ? I would love to do one, but I am not good at all.

    Smiles,
    William
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    I'm down for this international NYE! The champaign picnic in Central Park sounds awesome!
    I can host a few people at my place in Staten Island if needed.
    Cheers,

    Clément
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    I'm totally in!!!
    What are the details?
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    That's the point, Valter. There are NO details yet..
    So let's create the details event TOGETHER.

    I'm not familiar at all with NYC yet, but I think we could find a great spot to see a firework on 31st.. We could bring some food around 4pm or 5pm and we could stay all together all day, playing, speaking, laughing.; until midnight !

    by the way, is alcohol allowed in the street this night ?
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    I agree with Sosso. We can find that spot on the central park because there is a lot of space for playing, speaking and laughing... And dancing if you like to. Been there until midnight sounds perfect. I saw there are volleyballs courts, I have a ball and I can find a net.

    Alcohol is not allowed.
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    Nice, Sosso. Couldn't agree more.

    Well, I am not familiar with it either, so I think the locals could help us picking up the place.

    ... as far as I am concerned (sadly) drinking alcohol is prohibited in the streets, even on NYE.
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    As a first timer in NYC, I would prefer to stay in a place where I can see the new year Eve ball and fireworks, but also I can feel safe at. I'm down with any place you guy pick as long as I can this.

    Mohammed
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    Who could create a facebook group to coordinate the planning and organizing there?

    I guess it'd be much easier - if not in this thread is equally fine. It's great to see so much initiative - as it should be to celebrate this special day with such an extraordinary international group of friends!

    I made the first post and created the CS event but the idea definitely is to organize this together - and with support of locals.

    Some CS city ambassadors already wrote to me - saying that in former years in the end more than 400 CSers joined the CS New Year activities. In the last years apparently there were several events - mainly in private apartments.

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    Vanessa,

    I loved the idea of renting an apt. This one you posted can even accommodate 12!
    Considering the owner only rent it for at least 3 days, that would cost USD 4.091 from Dec 30th to Jan 2nd (I came up with this period which I think would give us 1 day before the NYE to set everything up and 1 day after it to pack everything and leave.
    If anyone liked the idea, we only need 11 more people to make it happen.
    By the way, the apt would cost ~ USD 341 for each person for the 3 days.

    Is anyone else up for it???
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    Ok, Vanessa putted a few options to rent an space. I propose to:

    1. Somebody rent the place( that could be me), and we make a list of the people who is going FOR SURE to stay there, and then we split the total amount and we pay it to the person or me. :-)

    2. I think the number 1 is the best idea, because we can't wait until NYE.

    love,
    William
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    Good idea William,

    Count me in that list!
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    Vanessa,

    I am FOR throwing an open party for other CSs. It would make things much more interesting with.
    Anyway, I guess we should start by defining the group who will join the reant of the apt.
    Once it is closed, we can then move to the party issue.
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    I'm so okay with all of that. So excited, in fact !!

    I already booked something for the night but I'm so ready to do a party at one place.. And of course, everybody will bring some food, soft drink, alcohol.. whatever they want to share..

    I like the idea of being together and have great memories to share on CS.

    By the way, I would love to be co-admin for the group on FB
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    I do not have a FB account... so I don't really know how groups work over there. Also, I'd really appreciate if I could be posted on the evolution of the conversation - I'm excited too!
    Who is going to admin the group on FB? Let me know when you guys crete it...
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    So guys, besides Kash's party (which I am in), did we have any progress on our NYE party??

    Sosso, Vanessa, William.... let's keep it moving!
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    Yes Walter I am waiting for the FB group to confirm the people who is going to stay. You are in, Sosso, Vanessa, Andreas and who alse?
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    Count me in. I'm discussing details with Andreas as I write this.
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    I just want to be in Times Square for a second time and last time of my life Dec. 31-Jan.1st. Who wants to help me achive this so I can kick it off my luck list?

    Patricia



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    Hi, everybody!!!
    Me and my husband will be in NY for NY. We'll just love to join you!!! But we already have place to stay, so we are just looking for a company to party with. I didn't really understand, will it be possible just come for New Year's Eve without staying in the apartment and without paying all 341 USD? We can bring alcohol, food and something else, what we'll need for the party!
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    Hi I already discussed this with a few guys here and we are pretty excited about this.

    http://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/IOGTPF/couchsurfing-new-years-eve-the-villa-mansion-s-i

    Vannessa and other members I haven't had the chance to speak to. Your support would be much appreciated.

    -Chris.
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    I absolutely agree with Raghu!
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    Rooftop NYE party:

    RSVP here if you are a traveler from out of town:
    https://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=175391

    RSVP here if you are a local:
    https://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=175020

    Please note; YOU MAY NOT BRING GUESTS. Only members who signed up before 12/12/12

    You must help with set up and clean up and during event!

    PLEASE READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE EVENT. DO NOT SIGN UP ON BOTH EVENTS. If one event is full DO NOT GO TO THE OTHER.

    Cheers
    Dave
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    Hello!
    Yes please, let us know if this is happening, where and when!
    i would like to join the group as well.
    Thank you!
    Erick
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    Hello!
    Yes please, let us know if this is happening, where and when!
    i would like to join the group as well.
    Thank you!
    Erick
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    Hello!
    Yes please, let us know if this is happening, where and when!
    i would like to join the group as well.
    Thank you!
    Erick
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    Hello!
    Yes please, let us know if this is happening, where and when!
    i would like to join the group as well.
    Thank you!
    Erick
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    Hello!
    Yes please, let us know if this is happening, where and when!
    i would like to join the group as well.
    Thank you!
    Erick
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    Hello!
    Yes please, let us know if this is happening, where and when!
    i would like to join the group as well.
    Thank you!
    Erick
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    Hi!
    We are 2 French girls on couchsurfing, and we would be glad to join you guys for NEW YEAR EVE !
    So, in the end, where, when ?
    It would be soooooooooooooooo cool to meet new people !!!

    Cheers, guys!
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    This is been planned out since about 2 months now. NYE is TOMORROW. Where you guys meeting and where??
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    We'll be in Time Square for the ball drop. Feel free to join us and/or lets meet up afterwards you crazy bastits! lol ;)))
    https://www.couchsurfing.org/activity/view/JSGMB5/newyearsintimes-square-laugh-love-never-forget

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