How can I get my medium-sized dog to my place of work once a week if I live in Brooklyn and have no car? Can I sneak him onto the M train without being caught? [more inside]
How can I learn NYC's street repair status? [more inside]
Sought: a safe deposit box in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Difficulties: I don't want it to cost me $80/year (as my bank, Chase, does), and I don't want to have to sign up for a checking account / other relationship with the bank (though I may be flexible about this if the bank offers absotively-free checking). Now, to make it more annoying, I only want a box at an attractive bank. Also, the easier it is for me to give a key to a deputy/agent, the happier I will be. [more inside]
Brooklyn on a Wednesday night. What to do? [more inside]
We're in the process of relocating to New York and need help finding a great sofa bed for all of our impending visitors! Mr Hibbersk is currently there organizing our apartment in Brooklyn and we had planned to buy this sofa bed from Ikea - however it is out of stock across the entire country and they don't know when it will be available (something about factory relocations and shortages). [more inside]
MovingFarAwayFilter: GF is dead-set on moving from Brooklyn to Cairo, Egypt, for at least a year. I'm pretty resistant to the idea since I love NYC and, if forced to move outside the US, there are hundreds of cities I'd rather move to. I desperately need some 1st/2nd person accounts of living in Cairo / Egypt to help make this decision. [more inside]
Is there a way to speed up the construction of the house next to mine? [more inside]
So I probably have a warrant out for my arrest on a very old (3 years ) ticket for possible public consumption, in New York City. I want to take care of this, but what repercussions can I expect? Do I go to the courthouse and turn myself in? Will my fine be exorbitantly higher than the ticket? Additionally, I need to renew my license in Brooklyn before my upcoming birthday. Would I be able to do this if I do in fact have a bench warrant? This is my first "I screwed up" question, so please take it easy on me! Thanks!
I have a question similar to these two timely threads about what to do in NYC, but with a Brooklyn twist. My family is coming mainly to see yours truly, and we've decided to kick it mainly in my hood, Brooklyn. What should we do? [more inside]
How do I look for an afterschool program for my soon to be preschooler? [more inside]
Moving within Brooklyn - Should I consider Bushwick as a potential neighborhood? [more inside]
When is the best month to move in New York?? [more inside]
I am moving from Brooklyn, NY to Providence, RI next month. I have a full-size upright piano which needs to be moved. The problem is, my dream apartment in Providence is on the second floor and so the piano will either need 4-5 movers or a crane (as per a quote) because of the winding stairs. Piano movers have given me crazy expensive quotes (around $2000) which I cannot afford. I do have a quote for about $500 from local movers to unload the piano into the apartment from a truck, probably less if they can bring it up the stairs (that's with a crane). Which of the following options would you choose, or do you have another solution entirely? Any piano mover recommendations for NYC-Providence accepted! [more inside]
BrooklynBikeRouteFilter: Please help me map the best route to/from Brooklyn/Manhattan by bike. [more inside]
interested in renting a (very affordable) small space (auditorium, banquet hall, etc) for a "roast" for a friend's birthday in november in new york city. [more inside]
How has the process of renting an apartment in Brooklyn changed because of the current economic crisis? [more inside]
Just moved to Ft. Greene. What's awesome here? [more inside]
Brooklyn Food/Meal Delivery suggestions? [more inside]
Moving to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, a couple of blocks northeast of Grand Army Plaza. We're already excited about being near the Brooklyn Museum, the Library, and Prospect Park... but we're looking for neighborhood tips on the little things: good cheap food and drink, best grocery, best coffee, least shady laundromat, what to check out, what to avoid, et cetera. Help us out!
I need recommendations for someone to alter a very expensive gown (to be worn for a wedding) somewhere in New York City (& S. Brooklyn). [more inside]
What music videos feature people standing on, driving across, or (preferably) walking across either the Brooklyn Bridge or the Manhattan Bridge? [more inside]
What caterers in the Brooklyn area would you recommend to deliver BBQ/picnic food for ~75 people in Prospect Park on a Saturday afternoon in September?
How can I get an awesome engraved diploma? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for sex therapists in NYC. [more inside]
Where in New York City can you get free/cheap cinder blocks? Extra points awarded if the answer is near Ditmas Park Brooklyn! [more inside]
Help my girlfriend find a doctor in NYC who will take her chronic pain seriously. [more inside]
How does rifle cartridge brass end up on the sidewalk in Brooklyn? [more inside]
What is this mysterious "aviation aid" and how does it work? [more inside]
I'd like some smart advice for storage (and moving) in NYC! [more inside]
Please help me filter out the good from my list of NYC doctors covered by my insurance. [more inside]
Mz. Billtron and I are moving from Brooklyn, New York, to Hanover, New Hampshire, this summer. I know nothing about that part of the country and would appreciate any advice or recommendations that will make the transition a great one. [more inside]
I need to get to Newark Int'l Airport from Brooklyn for a 4:55pm flight out on Sunday night. I'm planning to take the subway to NY Penn Station, then NJTransit to the EWR AirTrain station. I've got the relevant schedules, but how much time do I need to allow for walking and buying various tickets along the way? [more inside]
I'm a neighborhood(s) in Brooklyn with: a) very fast, easy subway access to Columbus Circle, b) pretty good transport to the Village and to the rest of Manhattan in general, and c) great cheap food nearby. What am I?
Where to watch televised cricket in Brooklyn? [more inside]
A few weeks ago, I ate a strange sushi made with a large black roe. Does anyone know what it is? [more inside]
I'm going to make sushi at a dinner party in Brooklyn on Saturday night. Any advice as to where I can get fish fresh enough for sushi? [more inside]
I need a lawyer who specializes in divorce/separation in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan. Anyone had an especially good experience?
Why aren't Brooklyn town cars more explicitly marked? I feel like I have to stand within a foot of the windshield when one of them is stopped to know which company they represent, or whether they represent a company I've even heard of. Is it a licensing issue?
My main gripe are the dirty hallways. I rent a 1BR in a 32-unit apartment building in Brooklyn. The rent is well below market and the location is good, but the building isn't properly looked after. The super and landlord and by-and-large my neighbors just don't care. What's the best approach? [more inside]
help me find a New York Times article -- it was about semi-illegal VERY small apartments within two warehouse (?) buildings in brooklyn.... [more inside]
Where can I buy Hanukkah candles tomorrow in Brooklyn- as close to Brooklyn Heights as possible?
Can anyone recommend a reliable, affordable handy(wo)man in Brooklyn / NYC? [more inside]
I need a good psychiatrist / neurologist in NYC. Oxford Health Plan. [more inside]
Keyspan, now National Grid (in Brooklyn), I think is completely ripping me off. Is there someone independent I can call to audit my bill and meter? I just got a bill for $240 for one month for a 1BR apartment! For the summertime! [more inside]
How do I get people in my neighborhood to stop honking? [more inside]
I'd like a referral for a service in New York City that can provide transport for six people, and luggage, from Penn Station to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. There are dozens - if not hundreds - limo services to choose from so I just need help separating the wheat from the chaff. Thanks.
I have 15 medium-sized vegetable plants on my roof in Brooklyn, which is easily accessed via stairs (i.e. not through a hatch in the roof). The roof has been treated with that silver paint stuff and is surrounded by a metal railing. My landlord originally asked me to remove the plants for a "fire safety" inspection. I removed them but put them back the following day after the inspection. Today (several weeks later) I received a letter from my landlord stating that I had to permanently remove the plants because he received a violation for "illegally occupying the roof deck." I really don't want to get rid of my plants! Is there any way to keep them on my roof without technically violating any laws/codes??
Where can I find on street parking in Brooklyn, tomorrow that is close to a subway stop? [more inside]
There's something in the air around here lately - Park Slope, Brooklyn - that smells a lot like cloves or clove oil, and a bit like pipe tobacco. It came on strong yesterday afternoon and is still drifting around today. [more inside]
NYCFilter: I need to find the best Sunday brunch in Brooklyn, preferably around Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene or Crown Heights. [more inside]