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How to attract younger members to a summer bungalow colony?

I own a bungalow in a three season colony in the Hudson River Valley. It's a lovely, kooky, historic, snowflake of a co-op style community that is run by volunteers. However, the place has unintentionally turned into a NORC. How can we attract younger (under 60) folks to buy bungalows and be participatory members? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Dec 10, 2016 - 33 answers

How to win an HP Action in NYC Housing Court Against Slumlord?

I live in an NYC rent stabilized apartment and I filed an HP Action against my slumlord because he shut our water off without notice for a day. I am also claiming harassment and retaliation. He turned it back on after I contacted a tenant's rights organizer. Court is in a few days and I want to win a rent abatement. No legal aid places in NYC are doing HP actions (I exhausted all options). I am terrified. What do I say before a judge to get a rent abatement? [more inside]
posted by Kombucha3452 on Dec 9, 2016 - 3 answers

Reliable Computer Repair Shop in Brooklyn, The Bronx or Manhattan

Does anyone have a recommendation for a computer repair shop ideally in Brooklyn, The Bronx or Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Dec 6, 2016 - 3 answers

Kosher delis in New York City

Please recommend to me your favorite *kosher* delis in New York City. I'm specifically looking for restaurants that are certified as kosher and serve classics like pastrami and corned beef (like Second Ave. Deli and Pastrami Queen), not those that call themselves "kosher-style" or just "Jewish" delis (such as Katz's). Anywhere in the five boroughs is great. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Dec 6, 2016 - 23 answers

Union authorization cards

I am a government employee in New York City. I signed a union authorization card but would like to revoke this card. Is this possible, and if so, how do I do so? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2016 - 7 answers

Dentist that takes Delta Dental in or around NYC's UWS

Looking for friendly, decent dentist recs that accept Delta Dental insurance in or around New York City's Upper West Side
posted by The Whelk on Dec 2, 2016 - 6 answers

Driving + transit from Boston to Manhattan

How can I drive most of the way from Boston to New York, park, and then take commuter rail (or similar) into Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Dec 1, 2016 - 11 answers

NYC dentist- caveat must be trustworthy and painless!

Short version- I need a GOOD NYC dentist. Willing to go out of network if necessary. [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Nov 29, 2016 - 12 answers

What's a good a yoga teacher training program in NYC?

I'm a Pilates instructor looking for yoga teacher training program recommendations in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Nov 16, 2016 - 1 answer

Food Giftcard for Those in Need

I would like to carry food giftcards with me to handout to the homeless during my daily commute, what type would provide the most bang for the buck? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Nov 13, 2016 - 20 answers

Recommend me a NYC neighborhood

Looking for suggestions for a neighborhood to live in. I'm leaning toward something in Manhattan, but may consider Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by villafoyager on Nov 13, 2016 - 16 answers

Mosquitoes in NYC apartment popping up in November?

This has been a bizarre problem that's been plaguing us every late fall: for some unknown reason, we get a sudden influx of mosquitoes in our apartment that STARTS in October/November. It's always after the point in time when the weather is cold enough that mosquitoes shouldn't be alive anymore (right now it's 44ºF, for example). [more inside]
posted by lanewinfield on Nov 12, 2016 - 7 answers

Cosmetic dentist in NYC

I had beautiful veneers done 10 years ago in California by an amazing dentist who has since retired. I'd like to see a recommended cosmetic dentist in NYC to discuss how to best maintain the veneers (and to answer questions about a night guard). Any recommendations?
posted by cardamom on Nov 12, 2016 - 1 answer

Lets pretend that Obamacare is not going away

I know, I know, it’s a hypothetical now. But I’m in NY state and I’m looking for a plan for a married couple that doesn't see the doctor that much - knock wood - but has lots of prescriptions. Healthcare spending would be a plus but not a necessity and I’d like to pay around a grand for the two of us. Suggestions?
posted by captainscared on Nov 12, 2016 - 6 answers

NYC Apartment Filter: Paying the deposit/first month's rent

From my research, one is expected to pay the deposit and first month's rent for an apartment in New York City with some sort of certified funds. Some things I've read have said cashier's checks, some have said traveller's checks, some have said certified checks, some have said money orders. I don't have an account anywhere with a physical presence in New York City. How do I handle this situation? Do I need a cashier's check to pay the broker's fee as well? Can I just dodge this whole problem by wiring money? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Nov 11, 2016 - 14 answers

Recommendations for restaurants near (but not in) Times Square?

I'm heading to NYC this weekend with my two sisters to see Hamilton (yay!). I go into the city semi-regularly to see shows but since one daughter is vegan we tend to eat at vegan places so I haven't really looked for any other restaurants. We're staying at the Marriott Marquis since it's so close to the theatre, but I want to avoid the tourist restaurants in Times Square. Walking distance would be preferable. Two of us are vegetarians so vegetarian friendly also. Any suggestions?
posted by Bresciabouvier on Nov 11, 2016 - 10 answers

What are all the above ground NYC Subway Stations?

I need a list of all the NYC Subway stations that have above ground platforms. I've seen this map, and Wikipedia has this. But, ideally, I would like a table or list of the actual stations in text form. I found this fantastic NYC Transit Subway Entrance And Exit Dataset, but it doesn't list if the station is underground or not (not sure if I can infer from the data it does have?). Transportation nerds of MeFi, can you help me?
posted by bluefly on Nov 8, 2016 - 1 answer

NYC driving school

Have permit; need instructor. I am a total beginner. I no longer know anybody locally with a car who can teach me, so where's a good driving school for adults that can get me through the test, ideally located in Brooklyn or Queens?
posted by blnkfrnk on Nov 4, 2016 - 2 answers

Medical offices like Freelancers Medical or One Medical in Brooklyn?

I was a customer of Freelancers Medical in Brooklyn, and I loved their approach to medical care. They went out of business and transferred their patients to One Medical, which isn't as nice but still way more pleasant than a traditional primary care practice. Are there other practices in NYC (preferably near Park Slope) with a similar approach? [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Nov 3, 2016 - 2 answers

Supportive NYC tax expert needed to help sort out my tangled mess

After years of struggling (and slowly failing) as a freelancer, I finally have a decent job and some savings. I also have a huge tax debt, including a few unfiled years for both the IRS and NYS. Can you recommend a tax expert in NYC (or nearby) to assist me in getting out from under? I'm looking to file returns and work out payment plans, as well as get on track for the future. I feel intense, paralyzing shame about this, and I really need someone who won't add to that with lectures or chastisement. Thank you!
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2016 - 6 answers

Two Pints of Sam Adams

Dinner and an election in downtown Brooklyn [more inside]
posted by postcommunism on Nov 1, 2016 - 6 answers

Car in Brooklyn

Thinking about getting a car and live in Brooklyn. What's the best move? [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Oct 31, 2016 - 8 answers

Thanks (for the newspapers), Obama

On November 5th 2008 and November 7th 2012 here in London England, I tried to collect as many British newspapers as I could that featured Barack Hussein Obama II's historic election to the presidency of the United States. The whole world was united in pride for the US on both of those days. Now that he's moving out of the White House, I feel like it's time to give them away; the question is, who gets them? [Preferably to someone in New York City. Sorry Duluth.] [more inside]
posted by Ten Cold Hot Dogs on Oct 30, 2016 - 7 answers

Idiot's Guide to Moving to NYC

I've taken a job in NYC. Yay! The only tricky part is I'm in Texas. I could do with some advice on finding an apartment, neighborhoods, car ownership and the things I haven't thought of yet. Basically, tell me everything, but specific questions below. [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Oct 28, 2016 - 40 answers

Quality used silver jewelry in NYC?

I have to get it after work tonight so no time for a lot of shopping around or flea markets. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Oct 28, 2016 - 4 answers

Who's a good tenancy lawyer in NYC that I can call right now?

My account is in litigation and my building called the marshals to change my locks without notice last night. My cats and meds are trapped inside the unit. I've been calling law firms but no one has called back. Does anyone know a good firm I could get on the phone with right now? Money is no problem.
posted by mins_mellow on Oct 26, 2016 - 5 answers

Book recommendations about 1970s-1980s NYC

I have a very specific interest in NYC during this period. What are some good non-fiction books about it? Think the New York of Taxi Driver and A Most Violent Year. [more inside]
posted by basehead on Oct 26, 2016 - 11 answers

Best resources for cheap flexible last-minute travel?

Which resources should I be using to find high-value/low-cost flights/hotels if I don't have a particular destination in mind? Looking to take a short trip from NYC for a couple of days next week and go someplace new or different (to me). Do airlines have last-minute just fill some seat deals for those of us who don't travel enough to have any status? Do you have specific ideas for easy and inexpensive escapes from NYC at the end of October?
posted by andrewraff on Oct 22, 2016 - 3 answers

Which NYC ice rink for figure skating?

Which NYC (Manhattan) ice rink, accessible from Chelsea Market, is best for figure skating practice? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Oct 19, 2016 - 5 answers

How do I get in touch with who approves block party permits in NYC?

During the warm months, every other weekend, people put on a block party type thing on my street. Most aspects of of the event are benign and fun. But: about 3-4 DJs set up along the street, which is not very long and spend the next 10 hours competing with each other. It makes my apartment uninhabitable for that time period, even with all the windows closed. My wife and I have to shout at each other to communicate, etc. I'd like to know how to contact the board/committee/official who approves these permits and make a complaint about the noise. [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Oct 18, 2016 - 1 answer

Baby-Friendly Meeting Spot in Manhattan?

I've got a new baby and a friend coming to town who wants to meet this baby on Friday! Friend has a tight time window and needs to meet in Manhattan somewhere in-between Midtown and the West Village. I have no idea where to go. [more inside]
posted by yearly on Oct 11, 2016 - 7 answers

NYC obgyn and endocrinologist recs, please?

I just switched insurance and am looking for new doctors. Can you recommend an obgyn and/or an endocrinologist (in NYC) who you love? [more inside]
posted by 168 on Oct 11, 2016 - 4 answers

Returning keys

I moved out of my apartment on the 30th (the last day of the lease). The movers were late, and by the time they were done, the management company's office was closed. Now it's the weekend. The lease states that keys must be returned to the office. How do I return the keys in a way that will be considered "on time"? [more inside]
posted by airmail on Oct 1, 2016 - 6 answers

Favorite things to do/see in New York City in early October?

Theater, show, sights to see, and activity recommendations. [more inside]
posted by cycleback on Sep 30, 2016 - 12 answers

Help! Podcast about British guy deceived by "Claire"??

Hi MeFi! I can't remember where I heard a podcast about a British guy who ends up in NYC, meets "Claire" on a dating site (I think?), and then proceeds to have a beautiful intellectual relationship with her only to have her start getting horribly sick. Turns out it's a giant hoax she is playing on him just for fun... any ideas?! Thanks!
posted by LemonGardot on Sep 24, 2016 - 1 answer

NYC wooden radiator cabinet cover suggestions?

I have a wooden window seat/radiator cabinet cover that's aged and warped. It measures approximately 88 inches wide by 25 inches deep with a hinge in the middle. Pictures here. Does anyone have suggestions on cabinetry companies I could contact and an idea of how much it would cost? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Sep 22, 2016 - 5 answers

Best place to rent a tuxedo in NYC?

I've got a black tie optional wedding coming up. I could wear a suit, but I've put on too much weight to fit into my suits. So I figure why not get spiffy. BUT the best place, Eisenberg & Eisenberg, has closed its doors for good. So... [more inside]
posted by old_growler on Sep 21, 2016 - 2 answers

Adventure and Gift Planning: NYC Day Trip Edition

My husband's birthday is coming up and I'd like to gift him a weekend full of adventures to choose from, as well as some smaller physical gifts that go along with the adventuring theme. Anything in NYC or day trip distance away works! What are your favorite adventures and adventure-related gifts? [more inside]
posted by dysh on Sep 21, 2016 - 7 answers

How to dress a baby for fall in NYC: babywearing filter

My partner and I are visiting family in NYC for Thanksgiving from San Diego with our 7-month old son. How do we dress him to stay warm while babywearing as we navigate the city? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville on Sep 20, 2016 - 18 answers

Hamilton - Still worth it?

My daughter and I recently discovered Hamilton (yes, I know, we're way behind the curve). I'd like to take a short (~3 day) trip to NYC, see some sights, and maybe see the play. Tickets are still quite expensive, and I know a significant portion of the original cast has moved on. Does it still make sense to shell out the big bucks to see Hamilton on Broadway? Or did we miss the moment for it? [more inside]
posted by jeoc on Sep 18, 2016 - 14 answers

Cultural membership ideas for someone in NYC for one semester

My sister-in-law, originally from Europe, is a visiting student in NYC this Fall. For her upcoming birthday, I thought a cultural membership or NYC experience would be fun. Maybe something her student budget would not ordinarily be spent towards. Based on this question and other threads, I thought membership to MoMa, Whitney, or New Museum may be options. The only issue is that she is only here from now till December 2016 and the memberships are for 1 year. Or maybe a trapeze class. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Sep 16, 2016 - 12 answers

Where to shop for mid-century German ceramics in NYC?

I really like German mid-century art pottery -- think Scheurich, Ruscha, etc. And there's lots of it available at decent prices . . . in Europe. Where I live, it seems to be limited to a few expensive specimen pieces in mid-century furniture stores. But I'll be visiting New York City soon, and they have all the shopping in the world there, right? Where should I go for a good selection in the sub-$50 range? [more inside]
posted by ostro on Sep 16, 2016 - 1 answer

Basic Powerlifting Training — NYC-Boston commuter edition

I'd like to get into a more regular schedule with weightlifting workouts—but I'm imminently moving from Copenhagen to split my time between New York and Boston. How do I do this? Looking for trainer/gym recommendations, especially: [more inside]
posted by zingiberene on Sep 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Brilliant therapist in Manhattan or Northern New Jersey?

I have treatment-resistant bipolar depression and anxiety. I've been working with the same therapist for 8 years and have made progress but feel like I need a new perspective. Minor special snowflake: I'm pretty smart, and I feel like I need a therapist I can't out-think. (Yes, I know how obnoxious that sounds.) Can anyone recommend someone in the area who they think is really pretty brilliant?
posted by cosmic owl on Sep 9, 2016 - 5 answers

Fun day trips out of NYC

I just moved to Brooklyn, and my partner and I are interested in getting out of the city for short trips on weekends. We're interested in nature walks and scenic places. Where could we go that fills the following criteria? [more inside]
posted by MFZ on Sep 5, 2016 - 18 answers

In-town NYC No-Fee Apt Hunt. Tell me your building or property mgr!

We've lived in NYC for several years now, and for our first apartment we had to use a broker. Now we'd like to go No-Fee (obvs.) and have 2 months to find a place. We're using Streeteasy, but I know there are a lot of luxury buildings or property managers that have openings that never show up on those sites, and I'd like to find those! [more inside]
posted by veronicacorningstone on Sep 2, 2016 - 11 answers

Buying my own birthday cake

I'm going to be spending my 25th birthday alone. What should I do to celebrate? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2016 - 24 answers

Where to dance to 80s music in NYC?

I love dancing to 80s (and 90s) music, but with Culture Club now closed, I'm not sure where to go in New York City. Are there any new dance places that are devoted to 80s/90s music, or that have "80s nights"? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Aug 23, 2016 - 11 answers

NYC Rentals that Are Part of Hotels

Here's a challenge: I'm writing an article on NYC luxury rentals that are in hotel buildings and provide access to hotel amenities (such as room service, cleaning services, etc). W New York is an example of what I'm looking for. Finding these is tough. They are often really sneaky! Can you find one?
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em on Aug 18, 2016 - 9 answers

Who is this street artist?

A bar called Albatross at Ocean Beach in Fire Island has street art preserved from 1982. It's vaguely recognizable, and it sounds like it was preserved because the guy who did it has made a name for himself in the graffiti world. I like it. I am having trouble figuring out who did it. Can you help? Here are some shots I took--couldn't get one of the whole thing.
posted by jenbo1 on Aug 16, 2016 - 4 answers

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