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Just moved here from Atlanta/Charleston. Went to no end to try and get DirectTV in my apartment, but not happening.

Anyone have a place they watch games or have watched games here in Manhattan? I'm by Union Square but would go anywhere conducive to watching the birds.

If there is a crowd I would love to get together a crew and take over somewhere to watch the birds regularly, but any suggestions appreciated.

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Just moved here from Atlanta/Charleston. Went to no end to try and get DirectTV in my apartment, but not happening.

Anyone have a place they watch games or have watched games here in Manhattan? I'm by Union Square but would go anywhere conducive to watching the birds.

If there is a crowd I would love to get together a crew and take over somewhere to watch the birds regularly, but any suggestions appreciated.

You may have to start your own... :mellow: B)

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It's really hard to find a spot showing a Falcons game in NY....trust me I was one of a few fans in NY when I lived there. If it even came on TV (it used to only because of Vick) I'd just stay home and watch it because the only games shown were Giants, Jets, Redskins, Cowboys, Colts & Patriots.

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Hey Man! I live in Brooklyn. The last few years I've straggled to a couple of bars here and there to watch the games. Most of them in the Union Square Area are jammed up with people. Steeler Fans, Patriot Fans, young and hot just out of college girls in jerseys that fit em' like mini-skirts strutting about. Kind of not my scene...personally. I like my bars and sport watching more chill and old world than this.

I did go to one somewhere on 3rd Ave that had a few falcon fans (maybe 8 to 10). I don't know if they frequent that bar or not. They were all kind of aloof. They didn't include me in any of their reindeer games. I felt like Rudolph and didn't go back. It was a depressing and alienating experience....all just to watch the Petrino-era Falcons lose. I don't remember the name/location of the bar as a result.

I'm going to check out a bar that's right in my neighborhood (Greenpoint). They've got the ticket and 15 flat screen tvs. I've got to scout it out prior to staking down a table on Sunday.

But other than this....There's actually lots of places in the area you specify. It just depends on if you dig the scene at them.

Welcome to New York! and a shout out to all fellow ATL-iens. If you find a cool place...feel free to discuss.

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Hey Man! I live in Brooklyn. The last few years I've straggled to a couple of bars here and there to watch the games. Most of them in the Union Square Area are jammed up with people. Steeler Fans, Patriot Fans, young and hot just out of college girls in jerseys that fit em' like mini-skirts strutting about. Kind of not my scene...personally. I like my bars and sport watching more chill and old world than this.

I did go to one somewhere on 3rd Ave that had a few falcon fans (maybe 8 to 10). I don't know if they frequent that bar or not. They were all kind of aloof. They didn't include me in any of their reindeer games. I felt like Rudolph and didn't go back. It was a depressing and alienating experience....all just to watch the Petrino-era Falcons lose. I don't remember the name/location of the bar as a result.

I'm going to check out a bar that's right in my neighborhood (Greenpoint). They've got the ticket and 15 flat screen tvs. I've got to scout it out prior to staking down a table on Sunday.

But other than this....There's actually lots of places in the area you specify. It just depends on if you dig the scene at them.

Welcome to New York! and a shout out to all fellow ATL-iens. If you find a cool place...feel free to discuss.

I was in Manhattan during the first Carolina game in '06. My girlfriend at the time dragged me up there, and my deal was that if I went, no matter what was going on during that time, I'd be able to watch the Falcons game. I wish I could tell you the name of the bar I went to, but all I did was ask the concierge and asked if they knew any sports bars in the area that would be showing the Falcons game. The bar was really accommodating, and I watched with a couple from Carolina. They were actually really nice. They were cool when they were leading, so I tried to be gracious when we won! lol

Anyway, my suggestion is to swing by a hotel and act like you belong there. The concierge will help- just tip him $5 or 10.

As I recall, the place we stayed was really close to Time Square.

oh, and sorry to hear you're up there. Condolences. ;)

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Dude,

I live in Weehawken (right outside Lincoln Tunnel), work in NYC (near Lex and 42nd). I am having the same problem as you, cannot get a dish in my apartment building. I called DirectTV to see if they will install it inside my apartment, I have a huge window pointing south, they said it's a safety hazard and cannot do it. I am trying to see if I can get the dish installed on building next door and the run the cable wire into my apartment. Don't even know if it's possible? Do you have any ideas?

If I can get it to work, you are invited to watch it in my hdtv every week :-) I know how hard it is to find a bar with the Falcons games. If you find ANY place that are showing the Falcons, let me know.

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I recently got the Sunday Ticket so I'm loving it. I just moved out from Manhattan to Douglaston (edge of Queens and LI) so I got the dish installed. There are pockets of places you can watch the game but keep in mind that there's usually at least a Jets or Giants game also playing at 1:00pm every Sunday. If my place was bigger it'd be nice to have some Falcons fan over for a game or two. Or maybe we can all meet up at a bar and I'll record the game for analysis later :D

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Dude,

I live in Weehawken (right outside Lincoln Tunnel), work in NYC (near Lex and 42nd). I am having the same problem as you, cannot get a dish in my apartment building. I called DirectTV to see if they will install it inside my apartment, I have a huge window pointing south, they said it's a safety hazard and cannot do it. I am trying to see if I can get the dish installed on building next door and the run the cable wire into my apartment. Don't even know if it's possible? Do you have any ideas?

If I can get it to work, you are invited to watch it in my hdtv every week :-) I know how hard it is to find a bar with the Falcons games. If you find ANY place that are showing the Falcons, let me know.

That will not be possible. You basically have no chance of the next door building owner allowing you ease onto their property so you can have Directv. I also know that most multi-unit homes will not allow it. Thats why I thought I wouldn't be allowed to do it in my new apartment. However, because my building is a little smaller and I don't have to go to a managing agent all the time, I just instructed the installer to install the dish on my roof (3 story building). Theres also a free preview of the Superfan this week so I'm very excited about that. Like I said before, I'll try to set something up for all of us. I'll link you to the post.

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Hey theyhateme... I live in NYC and there is only probably about 3 atl fans in this entire city... but i go to a bar on 95th st and 2nd ave.. my good friend owns tha bar and he always has the atl games on for me..

I can only imagine. I went into the USAF in 85 and got stationed in TX and then Belgium...I was hurting for 4 yrs.....but I lucky enough to get stationed in Valdosta and the rest is history.

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Feel the ATL love. Look at our fellow fans looking to HELP each other out. I need a beer man.

I love u guys man. I got direct tv in Philly, I'm just so glad that I don't have to watch the Beagles.....Every one of my friends are Beagles fans and it annoys the Holy **** outta me when the Beagles get 4 yards on a sweep and everyone in the room claps and says, "Westbrook can't be stopped"

Good Luck fellow NYC Falcon fans, hope u find a bar, u got 47.5 hours and counting............tick tick tick tick

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wow i actually just moved to nyu from atlanta to attend NYU. i didnt even realize the implications of no more local falcons games until I paid my tuition. it's pretty depressing that nobody at this school even freaking likes sports, let alone the falcons. i live just by Union Square in a dorm on 5th avenue if anybody knows of a bar/place to watch near there. =/

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The only Atlanta based sports fans I could ever find in NYC were Braves fans. Falcons are pretty much non existent on a National level. And how come nothing was said in the media when the NFL went exclusive with Direct TV for their NFL Sunday Ticket? MLB tried to do this last offseason and everyone made such a stink about it that they backed off and resigned with the cable companies as well. The NFL gets away with everything and they have most un fan friendly policies I have ever seen. The black out rule hurts poor fans, stops home teams from further developing their fan bases, and Sunday ticket pretty much excludes anyone who lives in an apartment building, which is a lot in big cities.

Sorry for my rant but the NFL really gets on my nerves with the way they treat the fans.

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