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Weird NYC & DC! RIYL Mütter Museum, Body Worlds, anatomical collections?

My favorite place in the entire world is Philadelphia's exquisite and incomparable Mütter Museum, I've seen Body Worlds more than a dozen times... and you should probably refrain from clicking either of those links if you are squeamish. I will soon be spending a week in NYC followed by a week in Washington, DC. Can you help me make a list of similar museums, exhibits, and collections to visit while I'm there? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Apr 16, 2014 - 11 answers

 

Where to live near/outside Sacramento, CA?

Young professional couple, 30 y/o, being relocated from NY to work in Roseville, CA. Currently work in Manhattan and live right outside the city. We're hoping to live somewhere that is within close distance to bars, restaurants, shops, etc. but are not looking to live in the suburbs. Preliminary research has shown us neighborhoods either very suburby or college towns. We still are hoping for the california feel so are a little weary about living in downtown sacramento but are open to any suggestions. We want to avoid living in an apartment building full of college kids. We would like to be west of sacramento so in closer distance to san francisco/napa/weekend trip options.
posted by kmr on Apr 11, 2014 - 27 answers

How can I fall in love with my city?

I've been in Rochester, NY for two and a half years now for graduate study, and I have about that much longer to stay here. I haven't liked the city since I moved here (the weather is terrible, the city is small and geographically isolated, it feels like everything important is happening elsewhere, the natural beauty is underwhelming, etc. etc.). Recently I've come to believe that it isn't really the town's fault, but mine, since I never really gave Rochester a chance. How do you cultivate a love for a city that you didn't grow up in, never intended to come to, and plan to leave as soon as professionally possible? [more inside]
posted by Archibald Edmund Binns on Apr 9, 2014 - 34 answers

Will the PATH (NJ->Manhattan) shut down if there's too much snow?

One of my coworkers said that the PATH will shut down if the snow accumulates past the height of the 3rd rail. But the line is underground (except outside where there are wires above head-height handling the charge) - could that actually happen. Has the PATH ever been shut down due to snow accumulation before?
posted by ch3cooh on Feb 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Crash Course in NY

Me and the missus will be going to NY in Spring! [more inside]
posted by mazola on Jan 4, 2014 - 9 answers

is it safe for me to live in this neighborhood?

I finally found a place in Brooklyn that seems perfect with one catch: it's in a semi rough area. The thing is I can't seem to get a clear opinion online of exactly how unsafe it is. [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Dec 23, 2013 - 61 answers

Recommendations for Asian wedding hair/makeup stylist in NY/NJ?

Does anyone have a recommendation for a hair & makeup artist (for my wedding/wedding party) who both a) has experience with Asian hair/makeup, and b) doesn't cost a zillion dollars? [more inside]
posted by alleycat01 on Dec 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Where can I find a pair of boots like these in NY?

Help! I live in Brooklyn and I need to have a pair of lace up boots like these or these on my feet by the end of the day. Where can I find some? Doesn't need to be this specific brand, just this type of lace-up boot that you see young women wearing everywhere. Even better if they're slightly beaten up. I'm willing to venture to Manhattan. Budget: must be less than 250.
posted by timsneezed on Dec 8, 2013 - 16 answers

snowflake skirt needed

I would like to find a seamstress or tailor to make a custom pencil skirt for me that I can wear to work (so, stuffy business fabric). My attempts to google a solution have not been successful. I either find places that want to charge me $300 or more (nope!), places that do alterations (I need it made from scratch), or places that make custom clothing for men but not women, or brides but not non-brides. I am located in lower Manhattan but have a subway card and am willing to use it. Can anyone suggest where I can go to have a nice suit-like pencil skirt created for me?
posted by prefpara on Nov 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Where to buy — and test — knives in NYC

Seeking suggestions for good stores in NYC to buy high-quality kitchen knives where you can test them out before purchasing. Even if they don't let you actually cut or chop anything, are there places that at least let you hold the knives in your hand, to get a sense of the grip/feel/weight, etc.? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Sep 25, 2013 - 10 answers

What can I buy my sister who doesn't want things? Well, most things

I'm completely at a loss for what to buy my sister for her upcoming birthday. She's in her early 20s, lives in upstate NY, works on a farm, and likes anything farm/outdoors/sustainability/anthropology related. She's interested in anything, really, but doesn't like materialistic "bought at the mall" type stuff. So nothing mass-made. I need some special little something that she would find useful and not silly or frivolous. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Sep 3, 2013 - 35 answers

How to get an NY landlord to pay what they owe?

After nearly two years of us complaining, our old New York landlord sent us a check for our security deposit. (It was more than $2k.) Surprise, it bounced. What next? [more inside]
posted by feets on Aug 22, 2013 - 15 answers

Looking for a specific swimming hole near Kaaterskill Waterfall, NY

Please help me find the specific swimming hole that I went to 7 years ago near Kaaterskill Creek in the Catskills, or recommend other nice swimming holes in the area. [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Aug 19, 2013 - 6 answers

Great scrub massage in NYC

Looking for an awesome, exfoliating scrub massage in NYC. Salt, sugar, whatever the medium—I'm interested in trying anything. Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Jul 24, 2013 - 8 answers

How to rent an apartment in Brooklyn.

My lovely daughter and her friend are graduating from college in May and looking for an apartment in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Apr 20, 2013 - 31 answers

life across the lake

Am I committing social suicide by considering a move to Crown Point/Ticonderoga/Essex County New York? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Mar 13, 2013 - 0 answers

Men's Tailor on the UWS of Manhattan.

Need recommendation for a tailor on or near the UWS of Manhattan, NYC . Standard stuff, mostly altering off the rack shirts, pants, and jackets, nothing too extreme but should be familiar with vintage and custom-mades. Would prefer quality over speed or cost.
posted by The Whelk on Jan 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Working & renting in one state and owning a home in another

My husband and I are moving to NYC for work, but we own a condo in MA. Should we try to maintain MA as our legal, permanent domicile or should we just give in and call that our second home? What are the implications of working & renting in one state and owning a home in another? [more inside]
posted by isthenewblack on Jan 6, 2013 - 9 answers

like NYC, but not as expensive?

(looking for somewhere to live) Where is like New York, but not as expensive? [more inside]
posted by mirileh on Dec 18, 2012 - 28 answers

Is insurance mandatory for dependents?

Is an employer in New York required to extend health insurance coverage to the employee's spouse and dependents? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Hudson River valley travel help

I am headed to "Hudson River Valley" in NY for Columbus day weekend as a present for my birthday. Because I love to plan trips I get to do that, too. Help me! [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Sep 7, 2012 - 18 answers

Attraction along the way to Shelter Island NY?

Heading up to Shelter Island NY for a weekend soon from North Jersey. Leaving 6am on a Friday. I will be with my wife and toddler. Any suggestions for stops/attractions/restaurants along the way? I suspect my toddler will need a break after 2 hours on a 4+ hour drive. Also any comments on traffic and directions would be helpful! thanks!
posted by wheats on Jul 29, 2012 - 4 answers

Where to stay in Brooklyn?

Where to stay in Brooklyn, October 2012 edition. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jul 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Snagging a last-minute reservation at a fancy restaurant?

I'm going on a trip to New York in the middle of July, and I'd like to have a meal at one of the fancier restaurants in the city -- say, Eleven Madison Park or Jean Georges. Unfortunately, I didn't plan things out very far in advance, so I don't have a reservation. What should I do to maximize my chances of getting a seat? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 27, 2012 - 24 answers

East Coast trip from Boston to DC -- ideas?

I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Trying to get my stuff to NY from Finland!

Shipping filter- Moving from Helsinki, Finland back to NY and struggling with getting my stuff shipped. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Jun 11, 2012 - 3 answers

Low-key in lower city

NYC: Low-key non-dive downtown Friday night bar? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Therapist Recommendations around Westchester County NY

I am looking for suggestions for a great therapist in the Westchester County, NY area. I am thinking one that focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy may be best, but am open to suggestions. [more inside]
posted by en el aire on May 17, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me find help to get a job

Career coach or someone who can help me find/get a job in my field (social work/non-profit)? Getting desperate and losing hope after three years of no luck. In NYC. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on May 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Where can I get a bottle of Moroccan Oil in NYC?

Where can I find Morrocan Oil in lower Manhattan or North Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Change of address in New York

Questions about New York DMV records of my change of address. [more inside]
posted by jejune on Mar 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Gluten free food in Midtown, NY?

Looking for Gluten Free food items in Midtown Manhattan, NY [more inside]
posted by glitrqn on Mar 13, 2012 - 8 answers

What to do for a rad girl on her bday from far away?

It's my close friend's 30th birthday on Friday. She's in Asheville, NC. I'm in Brooklyn, NY. What should I get/do/order as a gift? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Feb 13, 2012 - 9 answers

NJ/NY Vasectomy Doc?

Early 40's male looking for recommendations for doctors who performs no-scalpel vasectomies, ideally in Northern NJ but New York City is ok too. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I be a NY, NJ, or CT resident?

I'm trying to figure out where I should establish residency. I'm currently a NJ resident because I lived in a co-op apartment that I own there for about 5 years; I have been renting it out for about 2 years now. My current official mailing address is still in NJ (at a UPS store, so it just looks like a regular address). For the past year-ish, I've lived in CT in a house my father owns. Going forward, I will be living half of the time with my fiancee in Brooklyn and the other half here in CT. So, where is the best place for me to establish residency? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Nov 22, 2011 - 10 answers

How to watch Nov. 17 Jets vs. Broncos game in NYC

NY Jets/NFL Network issue. The Jets play the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Nov. 17. The game will be broadcast by the NFL Network. My cable provider, Time Warner, does not carry the NFL Network. What are my options for watching the game? I am in Manhattan. Thanks.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Nov 12, 2011 - 14 answers

Recommend a good Manhattan bar/cafe for a real world meetup of online people!

Recommend a good Manhattan bar/cafe for a real world meetup of online people! [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Nov 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Non-fastfood off of the turnpike?

Driving from NYC to DC tomorrow night, looking for food options that are not fastfood at the rest stops along the NJTP or 95. Any good spots that don't involve serious detours? The catch: must have a vegetarian friendly menu. [more inside]
posted by jrb223 on Sep 14, 2011 - 9 answers

LGA to Stamford, CT?

What's the best way to get from La Guardia airport (LGA) to Stamford, CT during the evening rush hour? A lot of details inside. [more inside]
posted by dersins on Sep 13, 2011 - 13 answers

UK Immigration Lawyer in NYC

Does anybody know a good immigration lawyer in NYC to help facilitate a visa application process for a move to the UK? [more inside]
posted by beisny on Sep 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Need recommendation for very good PMP classes in the NY/NJ area?

Need recommendation for very good PMP classes in the NY/NJ area? My company will foot the bill. Please outline why you think the classes that you are recommending are good. Thanks in advance [more inside]
posted by r2d2 on Sep 6, 2011 - 1 answer

rollin', rollin', rollin'...

I need help calculating toll expenses for a car trip between NY and NJ. [more inside]
posted by clockzero on Aug 19, 2011 - 14 answers

Can we fly internationally out of Canada if we live in the US?

Anyone had any issues living in the US but flying internationally out of Canada? We (English green-card holder me + US citizen wife) live in far upstate NY and it seems that flying to London and back out of Ottawa using Air Transat is the cheapest and quickest way. Are there any pitfalls I'm unaware of? Any craziness with border control between the US and Canada if you tell the that's what you're doing? Thanks.
posted by merocet on Aug 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Rocket Kits in Rochester, NY?

Nephews birthday. Where can I find rockets in Rochester, NY? Surprisingly, Wegmans doesn't have them‽ [more inside]
posted by Marky on Aug 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Road Trip Filter: Ithaca, Buffalo, Niagara Falls

I am going on a road trip next week that will include Ithaca, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and points in between. I'd love some suggestions of fun, amazing, quirky, or air conditioned things to do along the way. We'll be coordinating rest stops so any 'in between' suggestions would be especially appreciated. Moderately physically active OK, strenuous not so much. Trip includes very small children.
posted by bq on Jul 21, 2011 - 22 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

NY resident got a CA DUI. What now?

I am a current resident of NY, but I got a DUI in California earlier this year. It was a first offense, but I don't know how to meet the CA plea agreement while living in NY. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2011 - 4 answers

1990s Brooklyn Trash Can Images.

I need to know what a trash can looked like in Brooklyn, NY in the 90s. [more inside]
posted by bd on Jun 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Train from NYC to Paterson, NJ in 1934?

In 1934, could you travel by rail from New York City to Paterson, NJ? What route would you have taken, with which train-lines? If you could not have traveled by rail, would there have been a bus route?
posted by Marquis on Jun 8, 2011 - 16 answers

New York, New York (in Helvetica)

What fun design-related things can I do in New York City this July? [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Apr 4, 2011 - 6 answers

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