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[*] posted on 21-6-2014 at 03:26 AM


That's okay, Triol! If this event goes well, I'm sure we'll do another one... maybe in the Fall.

See everyone tomorrow!

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[*] posted on 22-6-2014 at 04:13 AM


Quote: Originally posted by ladybug513  
stinkypaw and I are swapping!


Hope you had a great meeting, please don't forget to send me your address. Can't wait to see your card!

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[*] posted on 22-6-2014 at 05:28 AM
Yeah, so we had a time...




NYC Postcrossing Meetup at the United Nations. June 21, 2014.

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[*] posted on 22-6-2014 at 11:11 AM


Great picture! I look like a frog. I had fun meeting everyone yesterday and signing cards. I also, of course had fun shopping for postcards. :bouncing:
Looking forward to seeing more pictures Rocky and thanks so much again for setting it all up!
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[*] posted on 22-6-2014 at 01:47 PM


Wait a minute - EVERYONE was supposed to be acting silly! Great people - great time - so much fun! Thank you, Rocky, for putting it all together. Looking forward to more pictures (I think).
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[*] posted on 22-6-2014 at 09:34 PM


Thanks for posting the picture Rocky, and for hosting the meeting, it was fun! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the pictures!
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[*] posted on 23-6-2014 at 01:58 AM
Photos from the NYC Meetup - June 21, 2014


On a gorgeous Summer day, Postcrossers from around they NYC area met at the United Nations building to shop for cards and postage. In total, we had 10 Postcrossers and 3 enthusiastic non-pc tagalongs.



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After clearing security, we entered the UN Visitors Centre, the home of the UNPA (United Nations Postal Administration) where we could buy unique stamps which - when used on mailings from the UN building - are accepted as legitimate postage worldwide. Here's a picture of the stamp store and post office



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We bought cards at the post office, the UN Bookstore and a souvenir stand... all located in the visitor's center. There was even a clearance sale rack that featured a selection of postcards for 10 cents each! Here's a small sample of the types of cards available.



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Once we made our purchases, we took over the tables in the commissary and began filling out cards and group signing meetup cards. Alice (bottom picture below)... our own Little Mail Carrier mascot.... was a great help over seeing the signings.




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[*] posted on 23-6-2014 at 02:08 AM
More Photos from the NYC Meetup


After completing our regular and our group-signed cards, it was time to mail them. The postage attached is not valid if mailed in a USA mailbox, so we had to use the special UN mailbox, which is conveniently located right outside the UN Post Office. Here are some happy Postcrossers about to make friends, family and other Postcrossers happy with their special cards...



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Postcrossers wreaking havoc in the UN! I'm really surprised security didn't escort us from the building!



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We also sent out a custom printed meetup postcard to several lucky recipients, including several who asked for them before our meetup. Group-signed and on their way to you!



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[*] posted on 23-6-2014 at 02:35 AM
Even More Photos from the NYC Meetup


Having spent close to 2 hours having fun in the UN Visitors Centre, everyone agreed they were hungry, so we headed back out to the street and had a productive lunch at a local bar/grille. Here we got to swap tips, tricks, successes and horror stories all related to our hobby of sending postcards. Here's a shot of several of us outside the bar after lunch... getting ready for the next half of our event: card shopping!



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We headed out, a veritable small gang now, and made our way over to 5th Avenue in the heart of NYC. Our goal? Souvenir shops located near the Empire State Building where touristy cards can be found real cheap! Here's a map of our route:



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Finally, we reached our goal, I Love Souvenirs, legendary for it's 30 postcards for 1$! Some of our members from out of town raced to the card stands eager to scoop up stacks of cards! Never had they seen such a bargain price!



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Then, to conclude our meetup, we trekked further down 5th Avenue to the glorious, Memories of New York, a souvenir shop by the Flat Iron Building, where there is a sizable collection of non-touristy cards. Prices are a little higher, but some astute members of our group pooled together their card purchases and were able to make the volume discount of 19 cents a card.




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Everyone had a good time and walked away having met some new and interesting Postcrossing friends - plus a large stacks of new cards to send out to the Postcrossing world. It was a great crew of people and I'd advise anyone who hasn't yet done so - to seek out a local PC meetup and get in on all the fun!




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biggrin.gif posted on 23-6-2014 at 12:24 PM


Great photos and nice wrap-up of an excellent meetup! Thanks Rocky for organizing and being postcard tour guide for the day! Everyone was so nice and I'm looking forward to our next meetup.
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[*] posted on 23-6-2014 at 04:04 PM


It looks like you had a lot of fun. Wish I could have been there as well:(
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[*] posted on 23-6-2014 at 07:28 PM


Thanks for sharing the pictures and story of your day. It sounds as if everyone had a wonderful time! I shipped off a Priority Mail envelope on Saturday to the UNPA full of postcards to get cancelled. I hope I have better luck this time!
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[*] posted on 23-6-2014 at 10:22 PM


There appeared to be only two people working there... and their responsibilities included handling the counter sales - which came at a steady clip - so that might explain the delay at getting to the mailed-in requests?

Good luck, though. I always enjoy receiving them!

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[*] posted on 24-6-2014 at 03:22 PM


Looks like great f UN! :)
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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 04:52 AM


Yes, loads of fun!

To everyone: Definitely attend a PC meetup if you have one locally.

NYC Meeting attendees:

A PostCross friend in Staten Island, NY reports getting one of our UN stamped cards today! (Granted, it didn't need to travel too far!)

But the point is, our postcards seem to have gotten successfully into the mail stream and are getting delivered. :bouncy:


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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 02:04 PM


Is there going to be another NYC meet-up? I live in Bergen County, and I just missed this one!
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[*] posted on 25-6-2014 at 08:51 PM


Quote: Originally posted by dptashny  
Is there going to be another NYC meet-up? I live in Bergen County, and I just missed this one!
The next NYC meetup will probably occur in the early Fall... Sept or Oct. Keep checking back on this topic periodically, you never know what may be happening!

Elvirasimone, who attended the NYC meetup, is looking to host a New Jersey meetup sometime soon. Details here: https://forum.postcrossing.com/viewthread.php?tid=88102
Maybe that would work for you?

In any event, hope to see you at one soon!

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[*] posted on 26-6-2014 at 07:12 PM


Thank you so much for the great Meet Up card that I received today! I love it. Thank you for thinking of me :)
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[*] posted on 27-6-2014 at 09:14 AM


I received a card from this meeting, not 100% sure who sent it, I guess it was elvirasimone
thank you anyway. I hope you had fun
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[*] posted on 29-6-2014 at 12:03 AM


@Rocky - thanks a lot for posting the pictures, they're great, as was the meet-up!

@Schneggisabrina, indeed I sent you a card from the meet-up, hope you like it!
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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 01:46 AM


LOVE the racks of postcards and all the wonderful pictures. Rocky, I enjoyed reading this!! :D
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[*] posted on 1-7-2014 at 02:01 AM


Thank you so much for posting the photos and report of your meetup. What a fun day! If I'm ever in NYC again this is going on my list of "must do" things. :D
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[*] posted on 4-7-2014 at 05:54 AM


Dear Friends!Dear Rocky!
How I glad read and watch all this posts and photo!!!
Great meet up!Great work!!!Nice people!

Next time I am in!!!:))

Thanks a lot,Rocky for fantastic card from this event!
I already sent to you my Thanks card!
Excellent start and let it will be good tradition!

Have a good summer!
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[*] posted on 4-7-2014 at 03:27 PM


Oooh! I'm so jealous! I wish I could have joined you!! My husband and daughter were in New York this week and I BEGGED them to stop at Memories of NY but they didn't have time :( Too busy sightseeing and shopping ~ they've got to get their priorities straight ;0 postcards, postcards, postcards!
Thanks for sharing your fun adventure!
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[*] posted on 8-7-2014 at 12:23 PM


Thank you Rocky and Ladybug513 for the 2 cards I received from the meet-up. A nice surprise in my mailbox when I returned from vacation.
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