Given that you all replied so soon, you get first say on scheduling! This month might be a little short notice (and still very cold) so closer to or in the month of May would probably be best.
I figure Saturdays would be easiest for people, personally not oppose to Fridays or Sundays either! May 14th feels like a good enough time for people to plan ahead if they need to. Let’s work within this range for a first meet if the 14th doesn’t seem good for the majority: April 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st, or 28th.
We can settle on where as soon as set a date but I have a suggestion (and be sure to share your own!):
Xenozero is a hobby shop in the lower east side I can ask if they can hold some space for us on a day. They have console set ups, (mainly for fighting games) we can use, board games, popular card game merch, and a bathroom. It is in walking distance of Essex which has tons of food and is in close vicinity to Chinatown/Little Italy.
This will have an entry fee of like $5 or $10 depending if we use the consoles or not. I might be able to ask about a bundle. Get an obligatory “videoball” set up lmao.
Essex market itself is a great meet up option itself, probably busy on the weekend but they always have enough sitting in my experience.
Thanks for the info @TracyDMcGrath !