Monday, July 14, 2014

The Membership Drive is On!

Now that the World Cup is over, we are turning our eyes back to MLS; the march to 2015 is on!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting membership requests via PayPal. Just click on the button below!

How much is it?

Membership is $30 for 2014; new membership fees will be due every year on January 1st for all members.

Any member who joins in 2014 will be listed in our roster as a Charter Member for helping us get the Third Rail up and running.

What do I get?

Members receive:
  • The opportunity to sit in the supporters section with the Third Rail;
  • Third Rail pre-match events at local Bronx bars;
  • Exclusive Third Rail Merchandise;
  • Reduced prices for beverages at local bars;
  • Discounted group travel to away games;
  • Exclusive benefits from New York City FC including members-only events with NYCFC personnel;
  • Voting power on decisions made by the Third Rail;
  • much, much more!

Charter Members will also receive an exclusive Third Rail scarf, with the design to be chosen by the members at our next public meeting! This scarf won't be available anywhere else, and will tell everyone that you were a supporter of NYCFC, and the Third Rail, since Day One.

If you can attend one of our meetings in person we will arrange to have your membership package (including scarf, when available) on hand for pickup. If you need your scarf and other materials shipped to you, you may request that when you sign up below. Shipping rates are $7.50 within the United States and $15 to Europe. For other countries, please contact us and we will be happy to quote a shipping rate.

I don't want to sit in the Supporters Section. Can I still join?

Absolutely! We want to be a group where all fans of New York City can come together. Whether you want to stand with us and throughout the matches, you want to join us for special events, or just want to add your voice to our conversation, we welcome all supporters of NYCFC.

When's the next meeting?

This week, we will be announcing the date of our next public meeting; I look forward to seeing all of you there!

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Thank you!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Reminder - World Cup Semi-FInal Viewing Party at Brother Jimmy's!

Don't forget - tomorrow we have our World Cup Semi-Final Viewing Party, co-sponsored with New York City FC itself!


Germany punched its ticket to the final in dramatic fashion this afternoon, now it's time for Argentina and the Netherlands to step up. Which one will win the right to face Die Adler in the Estádio do Maracanã on Sunday?

Our viewing party will be at Brother Jimmy's BBQ on 31st and Lexington in Manhattan. The match starts at 4:00, the party starts at 3:00!

We'll have beer specials provided by our friends at the Bronx Brewery. There will also be half-priced appetizers, prizes and giveaways, and the opportunity to watch the match with NYCFC staff.


There will be an opportunity to sign up for the Third Rail (if you haven't already), and a special raffle for Third Rail members.

See you there!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Introducing Our Official Logos!

Just moments ago, we unveiled our official logos, designed by New York City-based graphic artist Matthew Wolff.


Our primary logo is a raised Art Deco fist holding three orange lightning bolts against a rectangular background.


We also have a simpler secondary logo for certain applications where the primary is too complicated.


The fist can also be used by itself.

Finally, we have the official wordmark in isolation:


We'll be updating this website in the coming days. Next week we'll also discuss in some detail the inspiration behind the designs, but for the moment we're just thrilled to finally make these public.

Almost immediately afterwards, the club tweeted out a high compliment: Awesome.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Join us and NYCFC for a World Cup Semi-Final Viewing Party!

The Third Rail is extremely proud to announce that we are co-sponsoring an event with New York City FC, a World Cup Semi-Final viewing party at Brother Jimmy's BBQ on 31st and Lexington in Manhattan. The match starts at 4:00, the party starts at 3:00!

As the graphic above indicates, we'll have beer specials provided by our friends at the Bronx Brewery. There will also be half-priced appetizers, prizes and giveaways, and the opportunity to watch the match with NYCFC staff.


We'll have more details as the event draws closer - keep watching this space!

For more information, or to RSVP, please visit our event page.

Monday, June 16, 2014

World Cup Viewing Party a Success!

The Third Rail's World Cup pub crawl in the Bronx was a smashing success. We had three dozen fans watching the games at Stan's, Billy's and the Dugout.

Director of Membership Samuel Youn shared these photos on Twitter:
Keep watching this space for our next event!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Cup Viewing Party Today!


Don't forget - we're sponsoring a pub crawl in the Bronx TODAY, to watch World Cup games and help find a new favorite watering hole near NYCFC's temporary home.

The schedule is:
  • 12:00 pm at The Dugout (Colombia v Greece); then
  • 3:00 pm at Billy's (Uruguay v Costa Rica); and finally
  • 6:00 pm at Stan's (England v Italy)
The Dugout is located at 880 River Ave Bronx, NY 10452
Billy's is located at 856 River Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
Stan's is located at 836 River Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

All three bars are right outside Yankee Stadium and a short walk from one another.

At each stop, we'll be raffling off two NYCFC "32 Nations" t-shirts and two "FOR CLUB AND COUNTRY" scarves, featuring NYCFC on one side and the US Soccer crest on the other!


These limited-edition prizes are courtesy of NYCFC, and you can only get them at one of the club's World Cup events!

For more information, check out our Facebook event page. Hope to see you in the Bronx!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Join Us For a World Cup Viewing Party!

The Third Rail is sponsoring a pub crawl this Saturday in the Bronx, to watch World Cup games and help find a new favorite watering hole near NYCFC's temporary home.

The schedule is:
  • 12:00 pm at The Dugout (Colombia v Greece); then
  • 3:00 pm at Billy's (Uruguay v Costa Rica); and finally
  • 6:00 pm at Billy's OR Stan's (TBA) (England v Italy)
The Dugout is located at 880 River Ave Bronx, NY 10452
Billy's is located at 856 River Ave, Bronx, NY 10451
Stan's is located at 836 River Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

All three bars are right outside Yankee Stadium and a short walk from one another.

At each stop, we'll be raffling off two NYCFC "32 Nations" t-shirts and two "FOR CLUB AND COUNTRY" scarves, featuring NYCFC on one side and the US Soccer crest on the other!


These limited-edition prizes are courtesy of NYCFC, and you can only get them at one of the club's World Cup events!

For more information, check out our Facebook event page. Hope to see you in the Bronx!