I finally got the confirmation from the NYC Parks peeps about the permit for Saturday’s online-video gathering (July 11, 2009 from 12-4:00). Seems the missing piece they needed was a (gasp) $200 check for cleanup. They don’t cash it unless we leave a mess. Please don’t leave a mess.
Here’s a Google Map that shows the location. It’s not at 97th and Central Park like I thought.
It’s at 67th and Central Park West (known as Heckscher) across the footpath from ballfield number two… umpire rock.
Again- I’m not one of the 7/8/9 gathering organizers, but I just snagged this time and location for two reasons. First, it sounded like most of my friends couldn’t make Wednesday, 7/8/9 because they arrived Friday evening. Second, there wasn’t a location identified for the most natural day (Saturday). Fortunately, this spot is extremely close to the hotels the 789 folks have arranged. I’d like to claim that was premeditated but it’s dumb luck.
Hitviews (for whom I consult) has generously offered to help in any way they can. But some people get so touchy when companies are involved. I tried to get Coke together with the South Tube event and you’d thought I was bringing an Amway seller to a funeral (but I love ya South Tube peeps).
For more information, please see the 789 Gathering site!