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Explain hiring movers to me like I'm a juvenile

I'm a grown up who has never hired movers, and I'm finally in the position to do so. Please help me understand all of the intricacies to it so I don't act like a total doofus. [more inside]
posted by thirdletter on Aug 29, 2015 - 12 answers

Where can I find dollar store pregnancy tests in NYC?

Where can I find those cheap dollar store pregnancy tests in NYC *right now*? This shouldn't be that hard, but all the cheap-o dollar stores in my neighborhood don't seem to carry them anymore. Do you know of a store in Brooklyn (preferably off the B/Q) or in Manhattan (south of 34th St, also preferably off the B/Q) that carries those super cheap at-home pregnancy tests? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2015 - 3 answers

How do I find the best medical malpractice lawyer in NYC?

I need to find a medical malpractice lawyer in NYC. How do I find the best one? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Aug 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Brooklyn into Manhattan by U-Haul!

Driving a U-Haul from Clinton Hill to East Harlem (and back) on Saturday morning -- what route should I take? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Aug 26, 2015 - 4 answers

We should not look like two awkward middle-schoolers.

Looking for suggestions in NYC: we need some dance instruction for our "first song" at our wedding. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Aug 26, 2015 - 10 answers

Rugbrød (aka Rye bread of the gods)

Where in NYC where I can find rugbrød? (a Danish/Scandinavian rye bread, heavily studded with seeds and deliciousities?) [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Aug 25, 2015 - 12 answers

I like old, interesting things. Where should I eat in NY?

Going with a buddy to NYC next weekend to wander through the Eldridge Street Museum, the MMA Cloisters, and other beautiful things with stained glass, carved stone, and old wood. Where should we eat/drink that is also beautiful, but relatively low-key? (Not that I mind skyscrapers and we both love industrial-beautiful/abandoned places, but we both hate lines/crazy crowds)
posted by Seeba on Aug 24, 2015 - 12 answers

Screen Printing In The Big Apple

I'm an amateur screen printer and I've just moved to NYC. I've just pulled my first print since moving but I can't get the screen reclaimed with just my shower's pressure. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by cheap paper on Aug 22, 2015 - 6 answers

5 Hours in Manhattan

On a Sunday in September, we have a six hour Amtrak layover (11 am to 5 pm) at Penn Station, with our nine year old son in tow (so, probably 4 and a half usable hours). I know we can get to the top of the Empire State and back pretty easily, is there something else quick and easy we should do during that time?
posted by anastasiav on Aug 22, 2015 - 16 answers

Fire in apartment below--rebuilding/insurance questions

[Asking for a friend] My building had a fire last night, on the floor below mine. I have middling fire damage at baseboard level in both bedrooms, both of which will be uninhabitable until the damage is ripped out and redone. All my windows are broken and glass is everywhere, but aside from the above stuff and the overwhelming odor of smoke and my broken-down front door, there is no other (water or fire or smoke stain) damage to the apartment. This is in NYC, and I have no renter's insurance. [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Aug 22, 2015 - 9 answers

Sober in the big city

I live in New York City and I have a friend coming into town in a few weeks who is going through alcohol recovery. I'm looking for things to do in the city with them that lessen the presence of alcohol in the environment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2015 - 14 answers

Dining out in NYC when you're rocking a corset

I recently bought a corset for a friend of mine. She looks killer drop-dead amazing gorgeous in it. We'd like to go out to dinner somewhere in NYC where such attire would be both appreciated and fit in. (She'll probably pair it with pants—nothing fetish-y. I'll do my level best to look sharp, but I can hardly compete.) All suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Aug 18, 2015 - 7 answers

Recommendations for Psychiatrist in NYC

I'm looking for a new prescribing psychiatrist in New York City. [more inside]
posted by O Sock My Sock on Aug 18, 2015 - 4 answers

Where do the good freelance developers hang out?

What it says on the tin. I need a good backend developer for a nonprofit project, preferably in NYC, and none of my usual channels are panning out. Where's the best place to recruit?
posted by snickerdoodle on Aug 18, 2015 - 4 answers

Should we stay or should we go now?

My boyfriend and I currently live in NYC. We hate it - we're tired of the noise, the garbage, the tiny apartments and the high prices for nearly everything. But we're considering having a baby in the next few years, and both our families are nearby - should we stay for family support or move to a location where we would likely be happier? [more inside]
posted by nightdoctress on Aug 17, 2015 - 31 answers

Inviting a priest to lunch?

In the greater NYC area, when having a child baptized in a small private Catholic ceremony, is it normal/accepted/expected to invite the nun and the priest participating to a restaurant lunch after the service? Also in addition to the offering for the baptism, should the parents give an additional, uh, tip? To the priest and nun since they are living off a small stipend.
posted by bilabial on Aug 17, 2015 - 7 answers

How to get that NYC intellectual feeling

I just read some essays by New York intellectual and feminist writer Katha Politt. Not only is she a fantastic writer, but reading about her NYC literary and intellectual circles gives me a wonderful feeling of being at home. What are some other books that will do this? What are some ways to get more of this experience in my life? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Aug 17, 2015 - 9 answers

Where to sell a relatively valuable musical instrument in New York City

I have an alto saxophone that I would no longer like to keep lugging around as I move over and over again. It is worth more than I am willing to deal with myself: I've never sold anything worth more than $200 on ebay/craigslist. I can easily reach anywhere in New York City or environs, so I imagine there are a lot of places that would buy it from me. Is there any place in particular I should go? What should I expect their markup to be? Is this even a good idea? [more inside]
posted by q9f9A on Aug 16, 2015 - 10 answers

What recent films include shots of Times Square?

Basically an updated version of this question. Looking for shots of Times Square in the movies. Extra points for recent films. Thanks!
posted by brbmaroon on Aug 15, 2015 - 12 answers

Allergy to down? Wool? How to confirm?

After thinking I had major sinus problems for the past year, I now think I'm allergic to down and/or wool. (Based on intense facial pain, headache and congestion for the entire day after sleeping with those beddiings, and none without- I just did a personal 3 day experiment). However, I did allergy tests this year and they came up negative. Can you get specific testing for these items? Has anyone experienced this? Do allergies really just appear at 'a certain age'? If so, can anyone recommend a good allergist in NYC?
posted by bquarters on Aug 14, 2015 - 6 answers

Should I stay or should I go now?

Possible NYC trip by myself with limited cash... [more inside]
posted by irish01 on Aug 14, 2015 - 14 answers

Where can I rent a Dahon folding bike in New York City?

I live in New York City, and I'm thinking of buying a folding bike. Where can I rent a Dahon folding bicycle so I can try it out? [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Aug 14, 2015 - 6 answers

Painter in NYC

Looking for a solid, reasonably priced painter in NYC to paint our ~1,000 square foot apt in Brooklyn before we move in. Nothing too complicated, only 1-2 colors. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Aug 13, 2015 - 6 answers

Where can a dairy-free celiac and a gluten-free vegetarian eat in NYC?

We are difficult to feed, but we will be in NYC for a few days this month and will need to eat. Please help! [more inside]
posted by figaro on Aug 12, 2015 - 15 answers

What are the best vegan restaurants in New York?

What are the best vegan restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan? Do vegan chicken and waffles exist? [more inside]
posted by mrgrimm on Aug 8, 2015 - 21 answers

What's a real living wage in NYC?

Hiring for an just-past entry-level position in NYC (3 years or so of experience). The job requires long hours (50 a week, but with a 2 hour break) and intelligence, but is not technical or specialized in nature. Candidates have primarily been mid-late 20s and single. What's a reasonable wage that will allow this person to have a comfortable but not lavish life (own room in an apartment with reasonable commute to Manhattan, heathy diet, retirement savings, etc.)? Generous vacation policy, sick days, etc., and health insurance will be covered. [more inside]
posted by snickerdoodle on Aug 8, 2015 - 21 answers

Optimal volunteering in NYC

I'm a student in NYC. I'm looking to volunteer somewhere where my time will do the most possible good. Think "effective altruism" but with time instead of money, which I don't have. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2015 - 12 answers

Venue Booking In NYC

its been so long since I had to book spaces for shows in NYC that I have no idea who to even contact for possibly hosting a one man show later this year -- What small venues in NYC should I be talking to about hosting a one man show at somewhat last moment (less than three month notice)? Seating capacity round 60 - think bar with generous back room rather than theatre.
posted by The Whelk on Aug 7, 2015 - 10 answers

Hayya 'ala-s-Salah. Hayya 'ala-l-Falah.

Your friendly itinerant field recordist wants to know: do any masjids (mosques) in the greater NYC metro area regularly announce the call to prayer? And if so, do they observe the 5x-daily adhan schedule, or only certain prayer times? Thanks for any info!
posted by mykescipark on Aug 6, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me plan the perfect date in NYC this Sunday

My amazing boyfriend is going to be out of town for work next week, and is bummed that we are going to be apart for that long. I want to plan a really awesome day for us on Sunday so we can have as much fun as possible before he leaves. [more inside]
posted by elvissa on Aug 6, 2015 - 7 answers

Japanese Fanta flavours in NYC

I'm looking for a place in NYC, or a place online if they deliver quickly, to buy some of the stranger flavors (to an American palate) of Japanese Fanta. [more inside]
posted by overhauser on Aug 5, 2015 - 4 answers

Sailing for landlubbers on the Hudson?

I want to introduce some adolescents to the joy and graciousness of sailing, and well-built beautiful wood boats. They have never been on a boat. No ocean sailing for their 1st time? Not too long, kids get bored? The choices range from marine education to singing Pete Seeger songs to hipster evening wine cruises. Anyone have experience or ideas?
posted by ebesan on Aug 4, 2015 - 7 answers

Private parties in NYC... Not my specialty

So my fiancee and I are getting married outside of NYC a few months from now and are looking to throw a party a few weeks after the wedding for NYC friends who couldn't make it to the wedding. We're looking for a bar or restaurant somewhere in the lower east side or southern east village for about 40-50 people from about 5:30-8:30 (flexible) on a Saturday evening. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld on Aug 3, 2015 - 4 answers

BOS>NYC via Uhaul

I'm driving a U-Haul from Cambridge, MA to Brooklyn and within Brooklyn on Saturday -- can you confirm my route is OK and a couple of other sundry questions? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jul 30, 2015 - 20 answers

Beginner Programmer Salaries in NYC?

I'm a brand-new full-stack web developer (with an emphasis on front-end) at a small NYC startup. I'm on contract but will probably be asked if I want to permanently join the team next week. What offer would be too low for me to say yes? [more inside]
posted by Yoko Ono's Advice Column on Jul 23, 2015 - 17 answers

New York in a Day

I'll be able to visit New York City on the 3rd of August. I'll be there for just the one day. I'll be in Manhattan, that's where my friend works and I'll be going into the city with her in the morning. She has to work, while I'll have the day to wander and explore. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina on Jul 23, 2015 - 16 answers

Permission to judge this OKCupid profile! (31F in NYC)

Hey guys! I just re-joined OKCupid a month ago and haven't received many messages. It's nerve-wracking to post my profile here, but who knows: maybe you can help! [more inside]
posted by jessca84 on Jul 19, 2015 - 51 answers

JFK Airport questions

I have two questions about flying out of JFK Airport tomorrow. I'm going to take the E subway from Mahattan, then AirTrain to the airport. (1) Earlier this year, at the AirTrain, I paid $1 for a new card and then $5 for an AirTrain ride. This seemed excessive since I already had two MetroCards (my unlimited monthly card and another one), but I couldn't figure out a way around this on the spot. (2) President Obama and his family are on a personal weekend trip in NYC and are apparently going to fly from JFK to DC tomorrow night. Should I expect this to lead to significant delays (in my American Airlines flight to O'Hare) which should affect my planning?
posted by John Cohen on Jul 17, 2015 - 16 answers

Best Cheap Car Rentals NYC

My usual car rental strategies in NYC are falling apart! I need new help. Looking for cheap ideas for renting a car for a weekend or week in/around NYC, usually going to Boston/NH. [more inside]
posted by moedym on Jul 17, 2015 - 4 answers

NYC Trip on a budget

I'm heading to NYC for a short, 5-6 day trip starting tomorrow! I did a bit of planning myself, but I'll be on kind of a tight budget (I'm staying with a family member in Queens). Any fun things I should check out while I'm there from July 17 - 22? I love: music, food, festivals (of any kind) and especially anything comedy-related. Thanks!
posted by themaskedwonder on Jul 16, 2015 - 16 answers

The Will and the Windows

What are these peculiar protuberances in three windows of a Manhattan skyscraper? [more inside]
posted by MimeticHaHa on Jul 14, 2015 - 9 answers

Anyone ever prepare an an Alteration Type 2 Fence Permit in NYC?

I need some advice on filing for an Alteration Type Directive 14 for rear yard fence (over 6') and (electronic) filing at DOB. I can get it signed and sealed, if prepared correctly. I need a section thru the proposed fence and a plot plan? Combustible materials allowed? On property line? Do I need a survey?
posted by ebesan on Jul 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Best place for men's haircut near Union Square/Flat Iron NYC?

What is the best place for men's haircut near Union Square/Flat Iron NYC? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me figure out where to live for Long Island commute?

I got an amazing job offer, but not sure where to move [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Jul 7, 2015 - 15 answers

Help me find food in NYC I can't find in HK!

NYCers, please direct this hungry but overwhelmed-by-choice Hong Konger to your favourite Middle Eastern, African, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Central Asian, Caribbean, and South American food! I will be there for six days in late July, party of one/two adults, based in Midtown East, takeout acceptable, weird/early/late hours acceptable, happy to travel to the outermost reaches of the city (no car though!) and make bookings, informal/reasonably-priced preferred. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 7, 2015 - 12 answers

My Wind cell phone does not work in the US!

I am travelling from Canada to the US for 11 days, and discovered that my Wind Mobile phone has no reception here -- as in, zero bars. Help me figure out what to do! [more inside]
posted by tickingclock on Jul 5, 2015 - 18 answers

Going Mad in NYC

I'm considering leaving NY but I don't know if I'm being realistic at all. Currently unemployed and have limited funds. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Jul 3, 2015 - 9 answers

NYC to Falling Water Road trip

NYC to Falling Water road trip info. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by tulim on Jul 3, 2015 - 7 answers

Parking Suggestions in the East Village?

I'll be spending a long weekend in the East Village (NYC). Where should I park my car? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jul 2, 2015 - 12 answers

I need a navigator to help me find a navigator.

The insurance provided by my former employer ends on July 31 for my partner and me. COBRA is cost prohibitive ($1900 a month for both of us). So, now we are turning to the New York Healthcare Exchange. We need a navigator, but I'm not sure how to find a good one to help us with our snowflakes. Seeking recs and advise. [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Jul 1, 2015 - 5 answers

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