I remembered that Azimuth had a NYC contingent, namely, Allan Erskine, Carter Schonwald, Cameron Smith and David Tanzer (and hopefully many more).
I am one of Professor Baez's graduate students at UC Riverside, but I did my undergrad at Columbia in the city so I am in town for a few days this and next week. If any NYC Azimuthers are around I'd love to meetup and talk a bit about research and Azimuth. I've been working a bit on applications of information theory to environmental time series, thinking about fun things such as 'Quantropy' and getting ready for my comprehensive exams in the fall.
My e-mail is email@example.com , or post on here. Hopefully some of us can get some face time!