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#1 Napersky

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 04:14 PM

I just made my reservations at the Crown Plaza.
Lets see if we can get a list here of those going.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:29 AM

I'll be there for my 1st time. Hopefully exhibiting a piece or 2 at the CN Classic telescopes booth.

Where should I stay gang?!?!

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:00 PM

I work 5min from RCC, I would suggest, courtyard marriot in montvale. Its not that far plus fire and oak is in the front of the hotel.

They have the best crab cakes, their baby back ribs are to die for.

also in sufferin there's Marcello's Ristorante that have lamb chops that you can O.D. on, the meat just comes right off the bone. yummy :jump:

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

Yup, I will be there too. My 3rd trip with my buddies John C, Dave J, and Fred H.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 08:00 PM

Yup, I will be there too. My 3rd trip with my buddies John C, Dave J, and Fred H.


Uh, Awesomelenny...it will be your FOURTH trip with our gang. :jump:

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:41 PM

I just made my reservations at the Crown Plaza.
Lets see if we can get a list here of those going.


I am staying at the Marriott Courtyard Mahwah, NJ. I will be working in the Mag1 Instruments (Portaball) booth.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:11 PM

Dang, you're right. I am losing it! :confused: Wow 4th time now huh?? :grin:

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:28 AM

This is my first neaf, will be driving from WI. Does anyone know if overnight RV parking is permitted in the parking lot?

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:01 AM

Yes, it is. Entering the campus (From College Road), turn right at the stop sign. Follow that road all the way around to the back. The west parking lot is huge and there's plenty of room. You'll be dry camping, so empty the waste tanks and top off on water and propane. Generators are OK.

This is my 5th, and I stayed there the 1st 2 years (when NEAIC was on campus).

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:46 AM

Thank you Rusty........I feel better now!!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:05 AM

BTW, if your GPS routes you onto Spook Rock Road, decline the invitation. Get off the NYTW (I-87) at exit 148. Stay in the center lane (the right disappears just north of the interchange). Airmont Road becomes Highview after the curve. Stay on it to the traffic light at College Road.

I also recommend picking up I-80 to I-287, avoiding NYTW tolls if you were to come in from the north. Exit 148 (Airmont Rd) is the 1st exit after the merge with I-87.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

Just made my Crowne Plaza reservations! My wife and son want to go on a side trip to NYC, so we're trying to work those arrangements out now. The concierge at Crowne Plaza told us there's a train station in Suffern from which we can book a ride to Manhattan, but I was wondering if anyone else had any other recommendations. I'll be driving, but am not sure if I really want to take my car into NYC.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:21 PM

Yes Overnight is fine, Please park your Rv in the rear parking lot! Follow the vendor signs. You will see other R.V, and trucks. Alan

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

Coming from Toronto (me) and Belleville ON (Greg L. and Don T.).

At this point we have one bed empty in the two rooms we have for three nights (we go to NYC for Galleries/Museums on the Sunday and leave for home Monday am).

Any one desperate for a place to stay - let me know.....

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:31 PM

...we go to NYC for Galleries/Museums on the Sunday...


Hi Dave. Just curious, if you don't mind my asking: How are you getting to NYC (driving, or taking a train, taxi, etc. from Suffern)? My wife, son, and I will staying in Suffern but plan to spend Sunday in NYC, and are still trying to figure out the best way to get there.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

Last year there were 6 of us so we drove in my van. Parking near the Museum of Nat. History was almost $60!! Splitting it 6 ways made sense. This year we are only 3 or 4 and may take the train. We know nothing of the cost of the train, though....
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

Thanks, Dave! I had no idea parking would be so expensive, although the train is not exactly cheap either ($12.75 one way from Suffern Station to NYC Penn Station, and the trip takes about 1 hr. 15 min. (but at least you don't have to hunt for a place to park)).

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 01:51 AM

I'll be attending my 18th NEAF this year. How time flies! ;)

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:25 PM

I will be attending my first this year with a friend.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Have been to all of them, and will be again this year (Saturday only).

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:57 PM

This will be my second neaf. This year I am taking advantage of the imaging conference and will be at the Crown plaza for four days. Should be fun!

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

This year will only be my second.

#23 Napersky

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Great!

Looking forward to meeting so many folks.
Hey Peter I hope you booked the Crown Plaza!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

This will be my first time and will stay at my sister in New Jersey and drive 1 and half hour to NEAF! Cant wait to go there!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

I will be up, this will be my 4th trip up. Kids are coming along again. Since I live in NJ, its only a 45 minute drive for me.






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