Which is why it wasn't really a big surprise that there was someone at the midnight launch of the 3DS at Best Buy handing out fliers for the first official meeting of Street Pass NYC. They're planning to meet once a month to Street Pass each other, play games, and hang out. If you're not into meeting new friends, you can just wander by with your 3DS in your bag and ignore everyone until you're out of sight and then check to see who you connected with. Of course, if you wander through more than a few times to get everybody, somebody might notice!
Their first meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 16 in Union Square Park in Manhattan from 2pm to 5pm. According to the map, the meeting spot is at the south end of the park on the stairs, and they also say to keep an eye out for the giant AR cards, which sounds awesome. I want to see my Nintendog giant-sized in the middle of the city!
For more information, or to connect with people before next week, you can visit their Facebook page. And if you don't live in NYC, then why not create a Street Pass gathering in your own neck of the woods?