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Help me foil Keyspan

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]
posted by Ollie on Oct 17, 2008 - 23 answers

Get New York to stop honking?

How do I get people in my neighborhood to stop honking? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Oct 5, 2008 - 20 answers

NYC Limo/Van Referral Needed

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.
posted by Man with Lantern on Sep 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Is there any way to keep the plants on my roof without violating any laws/codes in Brooklyn?

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??
posted by staveitoff123 on Sep 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Where can I park for free in Brooklyn tomorrow afternoon?

Where can I find on street parking in Brooklyn, tomorrow that is close to a subway stop? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Sep 1, 2008 - 7 answers

What's that spicy smell in Park Slope?

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]
posted by moonmilk on Aug 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Best Brooklyn Brunch?

NYCFilter: I need to find the best Sunday brunch in Brooklyn, preferably around Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene or Crown Heights. [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Aug 26, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me pick a route into Manhattan

NYC Move: I'm driving a UHaul from Brooklyn to Morningside Heights in Manhattan. What's the best route? [more inside]
posted by rustcellar on Aug 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Any decent places to rent bikes around park slope?

Any decent places to rent bikes around park slope? [more inside]
posted by pooya on Aug 17, 2008 - 1 answer

Finding the elusive, decent Brooklyn apartment?

How do you find a better-than-decent apartment in Brooklyn without having to spend two weeks working on it full-time, and without paying a ridiculous broker's fee? [more inside]
posted by condorman on Aug 14, 2008 - 13 answers

how much does heating cost in nyc?

How much does it cost to heat an apartment in Brooklyn? My roommates and I are about to put down a deposit on a 3-bedroom in Greenpoint. The only unknown is that heat isn't included, and we have no idea what that will cost for a winter. Rough estimates and anecdotal evidence appreciated. 1000 a year? 500? 3000? Thanks much.
posted by boots on Aug 11, 2008 - 11 answers

help me with my park slope/flatiron commute

Am I taking the shortest possible commute? A Brooklyn/NYC question. [more inside]
posted by bingo on Aug 10, 2008 - 15 answers

What's the deal with getting a creative writing MFA from an American school, as a Canadian?

What's the deal with getting a creative writing MFA from an American school, as a Canadian? [more inside]
posted by skwt on Jul 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Does my yoga mat match my yoga pants?

Quick, a good ashtanga or hatha class (meaning fairly vigorous, Level 1/2 or 2?) in New York City, around the Upper West Side . . . or Chelsea . . . or the East Village . . . or Williamsburg, Brooklyn? Around those environs for a couple weeks and need some yoga. Varied class schedules would be great. Light on the YOGA TRENDINESS would also be good.
posted by liketitanic on Jul 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Wedding anniversary in Brooklyn?

We're celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary this week and need some help on planning sights/activities in and around the Brooklyn Bridge. [more inside]
posted by Lactoso on Jul 8, 2008 - 8 answers

How to get out of my apartment?

How do I get out of the Brooklyn sublet I just moved into without pissing off my other tenants? [more inside]
posted by whitedoor on Jun 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Cleaning service in Brooklyn?

Can any of you recommend a good, reliable cleaning service in Williamsburg/Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Jun 25, 2008 - 2 answers

Girls don't want to have fun?

Why are there so few lesbian bars in the NYC/Brooklyn area when compared to the high number of gay bars? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jun 19, 2008 - 31 answers

EthicsFilter: Who should pay when a three way rental split gets interrupted by a breakup?

My boyfriend and I moved into an apartment with a classmate of his almost 2 years ago. We found a place in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which is notoriously expensive but which we were able to all afford by splitting the rent three ways. Our room was really big, with room for both our desks and a bed. His room is about half the size but he also got the whole hall closet. Now that my boyfriend and I have broken up and he's moved out, we have a little problem. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2008 - 28 answers

Biyalstok Fix

Where can I get a good old-fashioned bialy in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by mhz on Jun 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Help! I found the perfect apartment!

Is my new apartment too good to be true? Is there some scam I'm not seeing? [more inside]
posted by Julia F***ing Sugarbaker on Jun 12, 2008 - 16 answers

Getting into Studio B

How can an older-than-he-looks 20 year-old guy get into a 21+ music event in Studio B? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Jun 7, 2008 - 23 answers

all this art is making me hungry!

Where is a nice place for lunch near the Brooklyn museum?
posted by shothotbot on Jun 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me choose an apartment

I am headed to law school in Brooklyn with a full ride and a great housing offer-- subsidized housing for 3 years. My partner and I can pick between two apartments, but we can't decide which we should take. [more inside]
posted by sondrialiac on May 30, 2008 - 20 answers

Riding NY Express Bus

Do you ride an Express Bus from Brooklyn into Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by tonci on May 23, 2008 - 0 answers

Some good conference venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn?

NYCFilter: What are some good venues (600-1000 seated theater style) in Manhattan and Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by justincone on May 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Zoom Zoom

Please help me find some safe, beginner-ish bike routes that start out in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on May 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I be a hog butcher of the world?

Will I go crazy if I move from New York to Chicago? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on May 9, 2008 - 32 answers

Rec. Studio in NYC: Records in Logic, gives me the files?

I'm looking for a recording studio in Manhattan or Brooklyn that can record Drums, Standup Bass, and Ukulele (at the same time, not overdubbed), in Logic Studio. I'd then like to have the Logic Project files given to me, so I can work on the rest of the arrangement in my bedroom. [more inside]
posted by defenestration on May 7, 2008 - 9 answers

Parking a PODS/you-pack moving container in Brooklyn?

How do I get space to park a you-pack moving container (think PODS) in Brooklyn? I'm moving to New York from DC for a new job in a few weeks. I'm moving the bulk of my stuff using ABF U-Pack - I'm subletting for two months and need my stuff stored until I find more permanent digs. In DC, I know I need to get a permit for the moving container for space in front of my place, but how do I do this in New York? Digging around on NYC.gov hasn't given me any leads.
posted by anarchivist on May 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Will I be able to move to Brooklyn in September?

When should I start looking for a room in a Brooklyn apartment, if I intend to move there in September? And where, besides Craigslist, are the best places to find ads? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on May 4, 2008 - 11 answers

another good restaurant around Peter Luger?

Brooklyn urgent: I'm at Peter Luger and they lost my 3 week old reservation. If i decide not to wait for 1 hour, where do i go for a good eat around here?
posted by AnyGuelmann on Apr 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Name that castle!

Brooklyn-Filter: What is the big building at the corner of Bedford and Atlantic Avenues? [more inside]
posted by brina on Apr 13, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me get back in shape.

Can you recommend a gym and/or personal trainer for an overweight, out of shape girl in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Apr 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Wedding in NYC. Can I ask a friend to let me stay with him if he's not invited?

Is it inappropriate to ask a friend if I can crash at his place for a wedding if he isn't invited? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Apr 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Little boxes, little boxes...

I live in Brooklyn, and I'm moving. I need boxes! The usual liquor store route is failing me, utterly. Grocery boxes always seem wet and/or greasy. Anyone know any great secrets, or the best places to buy cardboard in bulk? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Apr 2, 2008 - 29 answers

NYC upholsterers, pimp my yard sale sofa!

Help me find a good upholsterer in NYC, preferably Brooklyn [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Apr 1, 2008 - 1 answer

Looking for good optometrist for astigmatism contacts in New York, NY

Looking for good optometrist for astigmatism contacts in New York, NY [more inside]
posted by randomdeanna on Mar 26, 2008 - 4 answers

We Can't Dance If We Want To (Yet)

WeddingDance Filter: Need recommendations for a place to take dance lessons in NYC. Bonus points if it's close or convenient to Park Slope. [more inside]
posted by blapst on Mar 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to buy porn whilst in Brooklyn?

Are there any good adult bookstores in NYC outside of Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Well, maybe we could play skee-ball during dinner parties...

Should we pass on this great apartment we've found because the floor slants a bit? [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Mar 9, 2008 - 19 answers

Moving from Manhattan to the Outer Boroughs, help requested

My roommate and I are planning on leaving our filthy, shitty East Village apartment, to find something nicer and larger in Brooklyn or Queens. How do we go about making this move? [more inside]
posted by incomple on Feb 13, 2008 - 12 answers

Where is the hospital I was born at? (in Brooklyn, NY)

Where is the hospital I was born at? (in Brooklyn, NY) I am trying to figure out what has become of the hospital I was born at. I was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1969. The hospital on my Birth Certificate says "Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center". My family moved to Queens a few years after I was born and then I moved out of New York altogether when I was 27. I never really knew Brooklyn that well, although I have been trying to visit there more over the years. [more inside]
posted by fx3000 on Feb 4, 2008 - 3 answers

BYOVacuum

Can anyone recommend a good (one-time, may become every few months) apartment cleaning service in Brooklyn, NY that brings their own supplies and equipment?
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Jan 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me get to know Brooklyn

Send me on a tour of Brooklyn that will help me decide which part of it to live in. [more inside]
posted by bingo on Jan 12, 2008 - 36 answers

Does direct bus/mass transit service from NJ to Brooklyn or Queens exist?

Is there any *direct* bus/van/shared ride service between New Jersey and either Brooklyn or Queens? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on Jan 11, 2008 - 4 answers

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Question for people familiar with the Polish language and/or political scene: What are the "Patriotyczny Ruch Polski" newsletters I recently found in my heavily Polish neighborhood (Greenpoint, Brooklyn) all about? Here's a scan of a front page. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Jan 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Not the Happy Squirrel!

Who are your favorite fortune tellers in the Manhattan/Brooklyn area? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 31, 2007 - 8 answers

As much as I enjoy getting medical advice from the internet. . .

YANAD, but maybe you can help me find one: Any doctor recommendations in Brooklyn/lower Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by doift on Dec 12, 2007 - 5 answers

New York Animal Charity

This Christmas I would like to make a donation to a New York animal shelter or cruelty prevention group. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

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