First: I apologize if it isn't kosher to post this topic here! I just noticed that despite being an ultra artsy mega city there didn't appear to be any New York Indie Games collective so I'm not sure where else I can try to find people in the New York area who are into making games.
Second: I'm not from New York, but I leave for New York tomorrow (Thursday, the 15th) and I'm going to be in New York with virtually nothing to do (aside from make games) until at least the 22nd. I would LOVE to meet anyone and everyone who is from the area who would like to jam together, get drinks, get food, get a coffee, talk about game design, go do a cool thing in a big city - WHATEVER SUITS YOUR FANCY! I don't get to New York often and I'd love to take the opportunity to make more indie game friends!
I won't reiterate everything here, but you can read my "introduce yourself" post here
to get a sense of who I am and my background with game design and stuff. Basically, I'm a 21 year old undergraduate at Northwestern University who's been working with Game Maker for like the last decade or so and has very little to show for it, other than an extreme passion for game design and the people that do it!
Once again, sorry if this isn't the place for this and if there's a more appropriate avenue please direct me there! Looking forward to meeting some awesome new people!!