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(@causnorign)
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I've been playin about 5+ years but just don't play well with others. I've sat in at several folk and bluegrass jams, but just couldn't keep up with the bluegrassers and the folkies are a mighthy long ride to get to. Anyone in the Brookhaven area of Long Island NY interested in gettin together for some playin', maybe even make it a steady thing if it works out?
Eric

 
Posted : 25/03/2007 3:27 pm
(@nicktorres)
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If you'd pick me up from the airport, sure.

Oddly enough I was looking at flights from DC to NY and it's $29 into the MacArthur Airport.

 
Posted : 25/03/2007 8:21 pm
(@causnorign)
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If you'd pick me up from the airport, sure.

Oddly enough I was looking at flights from DC to NY and it's $29 into the MacArthur Airport.

That MacArthur airport is a Godsend for us Islanders, Southwest Airlines seats you like cattle, but the price is right. :P

 
Posted : 25/03/2007 10:26 pm
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Off topic a bit, but what's the best way to get from there to Penn or Grand Central?

I come up to NY about every other week. I always bring my guitar.

Next time I'm heading up I'll let you know.

 
Posted : 25/03/2007 10:59 pm
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Off topic a bit, but what's the best way to get from there to Penn or Grand Central?

I come up to NY about every other week. I always bring my guitar.

Next time I'm heading up I'll let you know.

MacArthur is not to far from the Ronkonkoma LIRR station which has trains to Penn, from Penn a subway ride to 42 st then change to another train to Grand Central. I'm about 20 miles east of Ronkonkoma.

Eric

 
Posted : 26/03/2007 10:26 am
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Off topic a bit, but what's the best way to get from there to Penn or Grand Central?

I come up to NY about every other week. I always bring my guitar.

Next time I'm heading up I'll let you know.

Nick,

As an update to my last post. If I were going to NYC from out-of-town I wouldn't fly into MacArthur. The flight might be low priced but you'd have to add $20-30 for cabs and railfare, plus at least 2 hours travel time.

Eric

 
Posted : 26/03/2007 5:06 pm
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I figured, but not a bad price if I was to make a weekend of it.

 
Posted : 26/03/2007 5:23 pm
(@steves)
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Nick,

There are two great ways to get to midtown NYC for a weekend. First, the train is a great alternative to consider. It's a comfortable ride and brings you right into Penn Station. Depending on arrival/departure times, the train can be under $200.

Another option is the US Airways Shuttle into LaGuardia. Weekend fares are generally cheap. I just checked flights for next weekend and the roundtrip fare is $120. You can take a cab or bus into the city from there.

Hope this helps,

Steve

 
Posted : 26/03/2007 10:42 pm
(@cyranodb)
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I live in North Queens and can drive out to Long Island for a few hours. i'm more in to blues, classic rock and rock and roll though. Not sure if our musical tastes match. I'm also a pretty much beginner and not much experience with the guitar. so.

"I use heavy strings, tune low, play hard and floor it. Floor it, that's a technical term." - SRV

 
Posted : 21/01/2008 1:17 pm