End of ADS-L Digest - 2 Oct 1997 to 3 Oct 1997 ********************************************** Subject: ADS-L Digest - 3 Oct 1997 to 4 Oct 1997 here are 4 messages totalling 271 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. lunch (3) 2. ONE: In & Out of a homosexual magazine ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 12:00:19 -0500 From: Michael Newman Subject: lunch I missed out on the earlier part of the this lunch discussion--compulsive deleting, but I've lived in NY off and on for years, and I would never dream of spending $50 for lunch even in a large group, even in midtown Manhattan. NY is a cheap city to eat in, I swear, as long as you don't limit yourself to certain types of food in specific areas. Besides to get interesting dialects, your best off outside of expensive places. On the other hand, they may not be English. Since I'm not looking for a room, I haven't been paying attention to the location, but if it's at the Hilton, Sheraton, or Marriot, there are any number of reasonably priced places 3 blocks west on 9th Ave, some more expensive Italian, and less expensive (though rather divey appearing) Dominican or other Latin American types. Of course these are smaller. Then there are a variety of Brazilian and Japanese around in the $25 range. It depends on the number of people, and how far they will want to go. If people want to switch from Lunch to Dinner, it would be easy to go to Chinatown, even for a large crowd. There are some enormous restaurants; you could easily fit the whole convention, with room for the LSA. There also might be suitably sized places in Harlem; I think Sylvia's has a banquet room. Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics Dept. of Linguistics and Communications Disorders Queens College/CUNY mn24[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]is6.nyu.edu