This past weekend, I decided I wanted to try something different and attempt to meet new people. I went with a few friends. Early on it was okay in fact, I liked the fact that it was outdoors because the weather was really nice and the night was just beautiful. The food was good the atmosphere was okay and the speaker (from what I heard) was okay as well. I met a few interesting people but none I’d ever want to hang out with. We were there for most of the night and all was good…. Until the end.

I was enjoying the party but I was also observing my surroundings and realized that the girls were on their best behavior. The guys…. Not so much and by that I mean they were rowdy. In fact one guy decided to go in the pool with a bottle of vodka and spill some of it into the water hoping girls would join in for a swim. I’ve never seen anyone ever do this and I’m glad I didn’t decide to go for a dip (even though my friend said I should)

Anyway, so I had some drinks and had a few conversations. Towards the end of the night, my friend gave me her cup and asked me to get her something to drink which I did and while I was doing that, a commotion started brewing and at the time, I had no clue what was going on but it seems that the cops were called by neighbors complaining of rowdiness and noise which didn’t surprise me because many of the guys were being jerks. Suffice it to say, they ended the party early and we all had to leave,.

Which brings me to my friend. I couldn’t find her. I had her cup with a drink in it but she was nowhere to be found. After the commotion had died down,I found her on the porch (was it a deck?) with a some guy smoking some hooka. Fun right? Well, then it got scary when she just put her head down and “froze”. Tried waking her up as we needed to walk to the car but she was stiff as a dead corpse. So my friends and I gently “carried” her to the car.

To make a long story short and to avoid getting into details, I was really, really scared when she didn’t respond and everyone in the car saw me at my worst and it’s not something I’ll want to remember anytime soon. But the lesson I learned and the point of this story is to just go to parties where you know the crowd and trust the people there because it is usually safe at those. One idiot can ruin it for everyone else and when you go to an event where you don’t know anyone or someone looks suspicious and/or the person/s running the events aren’t supervising, dangerous things can happen. I hoped never to experience something like that but I did and I hope I never ever have to again. 

She’s doing fine by the way as am I but it was a scary situation, Parties are great and all but when you have guys who try to take advantage of certain situations there’s a problem. Creeps need to stay away and if they can’t then I pray for all the innocent girls that meet them at said parties.





NEW YORK (November 20, 2012) – Hundreds of Jewish singles from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will come together on Sunday, December 9, 2012 for the Tri-State area’s largest Chanukah party! This mega-party will take place at “Columbus 72” 246 Columbus Ave (at 72nd Street) in Manhattan from 6:30pm-1:00am. There will be a food and music, including two DJ’s and ‘The Night Brigade’ band who will be performing live all night long!


Once again, this party has been organized by the NYTW (Not Your Typical Weekend Corp.) a celebrated New York based Jewish singles organization which strives to present spectacular and stylish events, all with a low-cost entrance fee. NYTW is the largest young Jewish professional group in the tri-state with over 2,000 members! This year, ALL proceeds will go to directly benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.


This magnificent evening will kick off with a Chanukah candle lighting at 7:00pm. There will be a beautiful dinner buffet provided by Olympic Pita Restaurant who will be offering up hot glatt kosher items including, Moroccan cigars, chicken rolls, falafel balls, kibbeh, laffa and an assortment of traditional salads. There will be fresh sushi and of course potato latkes & sufganiot (jelly donuts) to celebrate the holiday! There will be a cash bar with true drink specials all night long.


Dress as you like but dress to impress; remember ladies, it’s the night of miracles – dress to meet your man! And guys, don’t forget you have only one chance to make that first impression – look sharp.


Prices start as low as $18 per person with food and entertainment. For more information or to register visit: Register online TODAY as prices will increase as the date approaches.


This is an event for those 21-42 years of age (ID’s required). We welcome all Jews from traditional to orthodox and everything in-between.  This is an event for all Jews regardless of their religious affiliation. While this event is for singles, it is not a stereotypical ‘singles’ event–if you’re not married – you’re single! This is a classy party, a Jewish holiday party, one to remember!

Contact: Yaakov (Jeff) Grunstein (917-414-5603)

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