February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

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February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby sixwordsblue » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:27 am

I'm a Pro Bono Scholar taking the bar in February. We were offered first selection of seats for the New York bar and I just wanted to give everyone the heads up and let you know I got the email right around 9am today. Be on the lookout in the coming day or two so you don't get locked out of your preferred location with the new rules!

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby sashafierce » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:38 am

Thank you!!! :D

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Postby meat tornado » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:39 am

You're the best! Thanks so much for this -- I was expecting the email next week

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby sixwordsblue » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:51 am

No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:48 pm

sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.

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Postby pvnyc » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:59 pm

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby kc128 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:49 pm

pvnyc wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.


That's what I did too. I stood outside for a few mins (cold air felt refreshing) and ate. You can walk in and out of the building, they just won't let you gather/sit in the lobby area.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:51 pm

pvnyc wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.


I guess, Albany was a great change for me. Maybe because I went to college there or it was just calmer

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:52 pm

kc128 wrote:
pvnyc wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.


That's what I did too. I stood outside for a few mins (cold air felt refreshing) and ate. You can walk in and out of the building, they just won't let you gather/sit in the lobby area.


Outside the building, the area is horrendous. Went to McDonalds almost got shot. lmao :lol:

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Postby kc128 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:52 pm

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
kc128 wrote:
pvnyc wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.


That's what I did too. I stood outside for a few mins (cold air felt refreshing) and ate. You can walk in and out of the building, they just won't let you gather/sit in the lobby area.


Outside the building, the area is horrendous. Went to McDonalds almost got shot. lmao :lol:


Okay, it's not THAT bad. I wouldn't linger around at night, but so long as you're right outside, it's fine.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby sixwordsblue » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:55 pm

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


K.

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Postby bretby » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:10 pm

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
kc128 wrote:
pvnyc wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.


That's what I did too. I stood outside for a few mins (cold air felt refreshing) and ate. You can walk in and out of the building, they just won't let you gather/sit in the lobby area.


Outside the building, the area is horrendous. Went to McDonalds almost got shot. lmao :lol:


That is not true at all - it's fine. For people who haven't been there, don't listen to that clown.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby kc128 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:50 pm

bretby wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
kc128 wrote:
pvnyc wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.


That's what I did too. I stood outside for a few mins (cold air felt refreshing) and ate. You can walk in and out of the building, they just won't let you gather/sit in the lobby area.


Outside the building, the area is horrendous. Went to McDonalds almost got shot. lmao :lol:


That is not true at all - it's fine. For people who haven't been there, don't listen to that clown.


^^

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby bcohen226 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:52 am

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
kc128 wrote:
pvnyc wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
sixwordsblue wrote:No problem! See all the NYCers at the Armory!


Armory sucks! Better off taking it in Albany. No place to stay during break in the cold at the Armory, was completely miserable for me at least even though NYC is the closest to me.


I am going to pack up snacks for me... Armory does have a place where you can sit... the bleachers around the track. You can take your belongings at the bleachers.


That's what I did too. I stood outside for a few mins (cold air felt refreshing) and ate. You can walk in and out of the building, they just won't let you gather/sit in the lobby area.


Outside the building, the area is horrendous. Went to McDonalds almost got shot. lmao :lol:


Pre-ordering lunch is probably the best bet at Armory. I noticed they posted the links to do that the other day.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby Jayhawker10 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:29 am

Just received the location email. White Plains is already filled.

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Postby brit_dxb » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 am

I received my seat location email at 9:16am and NYC was still there! Even though I clicked the link a couple of minutes after receiving and then hesitated a bit going back and forth between NYC and Albany. I picked NYC in the end. Not keen on Armory but didn't fancy the long commute to Albany. Who else is confirmed for Armory?

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Postby ilikemanipedis » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:33 pm

Still waiting on the email.... :x

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Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:41 am

brit_dxb wrote:I received my seat location email at 9:16am and NYC was still there! Even though I clicked the link a couple of minutes after receiving and then hesitated a bit going back and forth between NYC and Albany. I picked NYC in the end. Not keen on Armory but didn't fancy the long commute to Albany. Who else is confirmed for Armory?


Armory was the worst experience of my life, especially the area during lunch break. Well worth the commute to a calmer setting in Albany IMO.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby IwiLLdoIt » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:33 pm

Reside closer to NYC, but I clicked on the link at 9:32am and the only option was Albany or Buffalo. Took an exam at Armory and it was horrible. Can anyone elaborate on the preordering of lunch? How does that work?

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby pvnyc » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:47 pm

taking the exam again at armory. westchester was not an option. At least I know what to expect in terms of the venue and will bring my own food (pack some snacks) and take all of my stuff to the bleachers.

It helps to keep some food in your gallon sized bag. I put some cereal in (was eating it throughout the exam which sort of helped if you are not sitting between 2 people)

Does anyone have a MacBook pro? If you are using the new exam soft software for the exam, did you do the latest update on your MacBook-- I think its a software update.

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Postby Lawyerinwaiting89 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 pm

If you're coming in from out of town to the Armory, what hotels do people suggest? Online all I really see is a few sub par hotels in the Bronx or nicer hotels in NJ --- but that would require driving and parking isn't really an option at the test site.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby kc128 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:16 pm

Lawyerinwaiting89 wrote:If you're coming in from out of town to the Armory, what hotels do people suggest? Online all I really see is a few sub par hotels in the Bronx or nicer hotels in NJ --- but that would require driving and parking isn't really an option at the test site.


There's a garage not far from the Armory, but that personally seems like a pain to me. Personally, I would not stay in the area either. I would look into hotels on the upper east/west side and get a cab (probably $30 per day), but super convenient. If you're not familiar with any of these areas, you can get a cab in 2-3 minutes around 7am, or you can request your hotel call one in advance for you.

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Postby msummer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:58 pm

Lawyerinwaiting89 wrote:If you're coming in from out of town to the Armory, what hotels do people suggest? Online all I really see is a few sub par hotels in the Bronx or nicer hotels in NJ --- but that would require driving and parking isn't really an option at the test site.


Hotel in UWS and a taxi/subway to Armory.

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Postby Lawyerinwaiting89 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:36 am

msummer wrote:
Lawyerinwaiting89 wrote:If you're coming in from out of town to the Armory, what hotels do people suggest? Online all I really see is a few sub par hotels in the Bronx or nicer hotels in NJ --- but that would require driving and parking isn't really an option at the test site.


Hotel in UWS and a taxi/subway to Armory.


Thank you! That's what I am going to tell my boyfriend to do.

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Re: February 2018 NY Bar Exam Location Selection Emails

Postby Lawyerinwaiting89 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:36 am

msummer wrote:
Lawyerinwaiting89 wrote:If you're coming in from out of town to the Armory, what hotels do people suggest? Online all I really see is a few sub par hotels in the Bronx or nicer hotels in NJ --- but that would require driving and parking isn't really an option at the test site.


Hotel in UWS and a taxi/subway to Armory.


Thanks! Great advice.




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