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 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 5:42 AM   
 By:   marcgothic   (Member)

Would love to be apart of this. I live on winter beaten Long Island.
Chelsea is a great area.
My email
marcgothic@optonline.net

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

If this were in Boston, I could probably make it...New York is an expensive long haul for me, though. frown

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

I would love to come to this, but is there any place affordable to stay n Manhattan anymore?
Please tell.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I would love to come to this, but is there any place affordable to stay n Manhattan anymore?
Please tell.


Difficult, for sure. I had to suffice with a private room and shared bathroom in a hostel. Depends on your price range...I'm sure yours is greater than mine.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO MR JACK- To get to NEW YORK is not that hard. Round trip bus around, 6-8 hours, what would the ticket be around? a couple of hundred and then stay in a hostel for a few days. I know there are some in Manhattan, West Harlem, for one. Don't let people who know nothing about New York tell you about New York. There are many reasonable prices in the city. There is a big One dollar supermarket store on west 32th street between 6th and 7th, which will satisfy any person's thrifty needs for a few days,Plus do what I did once I took a midnight bus from New York to Boston, spend a whole nice day there, came back the next night to New York. didn't spend nothing on hotel or motel costs. Sleep on the bus there 6 or more hours and then when you come home do the same.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO THOR- I got a kick out of the first line of your opening thread. even though I am a foreigner I would like to get an event together, NEW YORK-That is what that city is all about. Everyone from the whole world feels at home there and will so often be the one to get things done.Join the club of millions of others.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO THOR- I believe it is still there. In that neighborhood there is a store that sells movie posters, been there for decades, you will get a kick out of it.I am trying to think of the name of it , it starts with an O.---JERRY, SOMETHING. About a decade ago down the block from the CHELSEA there was a restaurant that originally was called GODZILLA SUSHI, [but the legal guys from what I heard change that] down went the sign and up went MONSTER SUSHI.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

While we are still in the planning stages, showing/comparing rare film music collectibles and memorabilia often is a quite satisfying part of such collector get-togethers.

Are there any "requests" related to film music: autographs, LPs, CDs, 78s, 45s, photos, sheet music, etc. that I might lug in from central-western New Jersey for the gathering to see?

Depending on whether there are any requests, I might drive in to the city rather than juggle a bunch of stuff on a crowded commuter train.

Ron Burbella


 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

That's a good idea, Ron. I don't have any particular requests or knowledge of titles etc. (unless you have some cool and rare Williams items), but I know your huge collection, of course, so it would nice to have a peak at some of your items. But not if it causes you trouble, though (hauling it across town).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO RON- I remember the days when I lived in New York and on Sundays I would take METRO NORTH TO Princeton record exchange and come back with dozens and dozens of LP's[many soundtracks on that train. The lugging was a pain but it was worth it.For sure when I got THE CAINE MUTINY and sold it to a good customer of mine[ha-ha]

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Oh Dan, now there's a memory. I regularly haunted the Princeton Record Exchange from their early "skinny" store first location in the early 1980s to their current expanded location. I was mock-affectionately nicknamed "Dr. Soundtrack" by the back room stock guys. When they bought a collection from a deceased show/soundtrack collector, from a downsized radio station, or from some other commercial or academic source, I got an early alert phone call to get in there fast for "first dibs" (what's a "dib," anyway). This was rather sad for me sometimes, as some of these New York City collectors I knew and traded with. It was in the days before there was a treatment for AIDS. I felt a little guilty-but-also-glad that at the same time I was giving the records of a deceased soundtrack colleague a good home. The soundtracks were not for bargain prices, mind you, but were reasonably-priced for pretty rare stuff. I would sometimes get a call at my office in the middle of patient hours that a primo collection had just come in and I should get over there fast. Talk about motivation to get done fast!

I don't have the time like I did when my kind were little and attended the Princeton Montessori School. Before picking them up, I could swing over there every day for a quick look if I had the time.

Nowadays at the exchange, vinyl is much less. CDs are still their main business, but DVDs (new and used) have become really big. Rock prevails. Soundtrack section is pretty common, with occasional "whoopee" exceptions when a new batch of used CDs comes in. They often stock "oddball" rock-compilation CDs or promo/DJ copies of same that you won't see elsewhere. I still stop in every couple of months to see what's what, but most of the veteran staff that I knew have moved on and been turned over to young kids with multiple tattoos and piercings and who have no idea who John Williams or Jerry Goldsmith are. Ben still works there, but only one or two days a week. Ben you could talk soundtracks with. smile

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 12:08 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

TO THOR- I believe it is still there. In that neighborhood there is a store that sells movie posters, been there for decades, you will get a kick out of it.I am trying to think of the name of it , it starts with an O.---JERRY, SOMETHING. About a decade ago down the block from the CHELSEA there was a restaurant that originally was called GODZILLA SUSHI, [but the legal guys from what I heard change that] down went the sign and up went MONSTER SUSHI.


You are speaking of Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Material Store.

Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Material Store
Welcome to Jerry Ohlinger's Movie Material's Store.
We are now located at 253 W 35th St, between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue in Manhattan

253 W 35th St # 3, New York, NY 10001
(212) 989-0869


UNFORTUNATELY, it appears they may have closed the shop in the Fall of 2013, though you
might try the phone number to see.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO Manderley- thanks for the update, the ever changing world.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2014 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

Although I am a foreigner, I will attempt to organize an informal FSM get-together in New York at the beginning of June. Hopefully those of you who live in the area will be able to meet me for a few beers and maybe a dinner.

Please sign up here, and follow this thread for updates regarding place and time.

Location: Not yet decided. It will most likely be somewhere in the Chelsea/Greenwich Village/Flatiron District areas on Manhattan.

Time: Not yet decided. Either on the evenings of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th of June. Probably around 6-7 PM and as long as people have the time to hang out on a workday.

Participants:

Thor
jpteacher568
Kevin Costigan
John McMasters
Ron Burbella
jkannry
Dogbelle
marcgothic


Hi, Thor. NYC is only a three-hour plane trip from where I am, so I might be able to make it there for at least a part of the get-together. Has been a long time since our breakfast off Rosenkrantz' gate and it would be great having a bit of a reunion.

I'll try to work it out.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Absolutely, Bill. I'll hold off putting your name up in the list untill things are clarified for you.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:08 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

Again, I would love to come to this but two things

Tough to do when no one will recommend some pllace affordable in mahnattan for this.
there is still no date.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The date will be decided upon this week.

It's hard for me to recommend any accomodation when I don't know your price range. But I can always recommend search engines like hotels.com or booking.com or trivago.com.

That's how I found mine.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   TonyJ   (Member)

Again, I would love to come to this but two things

Tough to do when no one will recommend some pllace affordable in mahnattan for this.
there is still no date.


Hotels in Manhattan are generally pricey ($200/night to start -- unless you are willing to stay in a 1 star hotel). I have found that a reasonable alternative is a bed and breakfast (where you stay in a spare room of someone's condo or apartment). I have used Airbnb.com several times and it has always been a good experience (although not for everyone).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2014 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO JOE- I know hostels often give off a bad vibe for some people, but many find it satisfying enough for a day or two. If your a person who can get by for a couple of days with only a few hours sleep a night. You wouldn't have to be there that long and believe me New York unlike many towns have plenty of fun things to do 24/7.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 25, 2014 - 2:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Date has been set: Wednesday, June 4th, from 6 PM.

 
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