So I've always wanted to go on Calvin Trillin's walking tour
of NYC hole-in-the-wall food in Chinatown, Little Italy, etc. But why should I pay $150 to get his recommendations, when I can get yours for free? Tell me the about your favorite Manhattan ethno-culinary delights! We're visiting in October.
posted by Mr. Justice
on Sep 12, 2014 -
Lots of home movies, some are super-8, some are tapes, some are mini-DV tapes, etc. I'd like to get them put on DVDs that I can then easily edit. I'm in Manhattan, NYC. thanks (oh a long time ago there was another question like this and somebody suggested a mail-order place, but I don't feel comfortable sending off my precious home movies from the 1950s etc. away)
posted by DMelanogaster
on Jul 14, 2014 -
Pottering around NYC: I work near 34th St/Herald Square and have huge gaps in my work schedule. Help me find nearby places (walking distance or only a couple subway stops at the most) where I can escape the office? Slightly narrowing constraints inside: [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Jun 25, 2014 -
There are old questions about this topic but I am looking for updated information and suggestions about strip clubs in Manhattan or Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 24, 2014 -
We're thinking seriously about buying a place in Manhattan (and possibly Brooklyn). We have a fairly unique split search (one strand of which is focused on looking for a place that will lower our costs, and the other strand of which is focused on finding a place that might increase our costs a little bit). We need recommendations for honest, intelligent, and very capable real estate agents to help. [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Jun 16, 2014 -
I'm looking for "hiking boots" that realistically will be used mostly on city streets. I mostly care about walking on slick cement or tile (e.g., many subway stations, fancy lobbies) without slipping, and about stepping into puddles without soaking my socks. A few times a year I may also wear them on a spring or fall day hike, so I'd rather they weren't heavily insulated, but otherwise actual hiking should be a secondary consideration. What features should I look for, and where would be a good brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan to buy them? (I have funny-shaped feet, so I want to try out a few options without waiting multiple round trips for shipping. Also, helpful staff would be a plus.)
posted by d. z. wang
on May 5, 2014 -
I am looking for recommendations for a good psychiatrist in Manhattan. It would be superb if this doctor was in-network for Oxford, but it's not absolutely necessary (and seems very hard to find). [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Mar 2, 2014 -
I'd like to go to a beer bar in Manhattan this weekend. I've always liked Zum Schneider but want to try some place different. Prefer a place that's typically not too crowded on a Saturday around 6pm (that seems early enough to avoid crowds, right?); quiet enough to talk; and ideally, which also has good food. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Feb 18, 2014 -
My girlfriend and I are thinking of re-signing a twelve-month lease, but we know we don't want to stay for the entire lease. How likely will we be able to sublet our Long Island City apartment, just across the river from Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Feb 12, 2014 -
A friend and I would like to have a place we can meet privately in Manhattan on a regular (monthly?) basis with enough room for the two of us, a laptop, and a microphone with the intention of recording our conversation. [more inside]
posted by ckolderup
on Feb 3, 2014 -
A relative is recuperating from surgery in midtown Manhattan. I would like to get an awesome cherry pie and have it delivered to him in the next couple of days. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Jan 24, 2014 -
My husband has been incredibly wonderful and patient as I trained for two marathons this past fall, and a 48.6 mile challenge that I will embark on next week. I would like to treat him to a great meal in Manhattan on Wednesday night. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen
on Dec 29, 2013 -
I'm sure my Manhattan (West Village) based niece would adore a food tour as a gift, but I'm overwhelmed with the choices and don't know New York very well. She has traveled much of the world and is an adventurous eater as well. Single, thirty-something, is relatively new to NYC. If you have either specific food tours or operators to recommend, I would very much like to hear. Thanks!
posted by DrGail
on Nov 13, 2013 -
I think I'll take my kids (18 yr. old daughter & her boyfriend; 16 yr. old son) down to NYC for just the day this Sunday. Kids have spent almost no time in NYC and not since they were little, so it's pretty much brand new to them. I only get to go about once every 5 years, so I'm not very familiar.
Son is video game enthusiast, Minecraft, EDM, young for his age, geeky kid. Daughter likes everything and will be gung-ho no matter what we do. Neither of them is particularly into museums. I myself just like walking along the streets, taking in the sights, people-watching, window shopping.
I'm thinking walking around in Central Park, maybe the zoo. Or maybe checking out the highline. But what else should we do with about 5 or 6 hours?
Also, we're driving down, using a rental car. What's the best part of town to park in, and what kind of parking situation would be best?
posted by primate moon
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I'm a fresh college graduated from a European academy for Graphic Design and want to move to NYC to gather more experience in the field, and live there for a while. Question about job search and accommodation. Considering doing a masters degree too. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on Nov 7, 2013 -
I have been charged with organizing a 2-day meeting in NYC for approximately 23 people, all coming from out of town so I will also need sleeping rooms for about 4 nights. Can you recommend a nice hotel? [more inside]
posted by miaou
on Oct 23, 2013 -
What are your favorite quiet (on a Saturday or Sunday night!) Manhattan bars or lounges that play ambient music, and are good for hanging out? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle
on Oct 2, 2013 -
Do I need to take my recently-acquired formerly-stray kitten
to the vet for a check-up or anything? She had fleas but we washed them off and put a flea collar on her, and they haven't returned. Other than that she seems in good health, and I'm wondering if there's any reason to take her to a vet or not. (I can get her spayed and vaccinated for really cheap, but, a vet visit costs a lot more...)
posted by yeoz
on Sep 26, 2013 -
I'm going to be in NYC Fri-Sun and have arranged to have dinner tomorrow evening with an old friend before heading up to the Bronx (Fieldston, near the Horace Mann School) where I'll be spending the night (so I need to be in a useful place to catch the 1 train or an express bus). I had been thinking of Luigi's
, which was my standby thirty years ago (great cheap Italian food!) and which I was delighted to see was still in business, but they don't serve booze. Any suggestions for a good place in the Columbus Circle area? Must be reasonably cheap: my friend is broke and I'm not exactly flush. [more inside]
posted by languagehat
on Aug 22, 2013 -
I recently started a job that I'm really excited about. Part of the reason I was hired is because I got great endorsements from my references. I'd like to send flowers to the Manhattan offices of each one, but if you have a better idea for a considerate thank you gift for three smart, accomplished women in their late 20s/early 30s, I am all ears! I want to send something nice that makes it clear how grateful I am for their confidence in me. [more inside]
posted by andromache
on Aug 21, 2013 -
I'm going to be living in NYC (UWS near Lincoln Center) for 3 weeks in August, as well as taking a class in Chelsea. Help me make my way in the big city and make the best of my not-in-class time! [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jul 11, 2013 -
I left my standard blue blazer on another continent and will be speaking in front of a group of 400 people tomorrow in Manhattan. I'll be there by 1pm and don't know where to get something that fits. I'm thinking of a) finding something else a bit more stylish, b) would buy a suit if necessary but doubt it could be ready in time, but I'm open to that if there is a great recommendation.
posted by carlodio
on Jun 26, 2013 -
So I was biking home from work last night and was hit by a fence. It was very windy and a portion of the fence at Grand St. and Center St. in Manhattan blew over onto me. I'm mostly fine, a little bruised but annoyed because it tore my fancy rain jacket. I know I'm going to get a lot of IANAL responses but I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions of things I could do to possibly be remunerated for the jacket by the city.
Here's a picture of the bloodthirsty fence
after I extricated myself and my bike from it.
Any advice much appreciated.
posted by zackola
on Jun 14, 2013 -
I will be traveling to Manhattan this weekend. I would appreciate recommendation for izakaya or other Japanese eating/drinking establishments of note. [more inside]
posted by Tanizaki
on May 3, 2013 -
I'm moving to New York and don't know a lot about neighborhoods. Where should I live? [more inside]
posted by naoko
on May 1, 2013 -
Help me learn to drive! What's a good driving school or private instructor in NYC for a mid-twenties guy who's never been comfortable driving? I have the next 10-15 days and $500 to get as many hours behind the wheel as possible. [more inside]
posted by yaymukund
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I need to rent a ZipCar minivan to drive upstate with a bunch of friends. Which location should I pick it up from so as to maximize how quickly we get out of the city and minimize both sketchiness and inconvenience? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on Apr 5, 2013 -
My family is going on vacation to New York in june for 9 days. We want to find a nice apartment in airbnb, but we have no clue on what would be an appropiate neighbourhood. My parents are over 60, don't speak the language, and want to do all the tourist-y things, so location is very important. My brothers and I are laid back and want to enjoy city life so we are looking for a neighbourhood with interesting things to do. [more inside]
posted by valdesm
on Feb 26, 2013 -
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 -
Looking for a solid, reliable printer in midtown Manhattan (preferably). I'm designing a program for a memorial service that will be taking place there next month but I'm located out of town and don't have any NYC designer contacts. The files will be ready well in advance so we won't need superquick turnaround. Can the hivemind recommend anyone? Thanks!
posted by avocet
on Jan 17, 2013 -
Can you recommend some things to do in Manhattan this Saturday. Particularly interested in a bagel spot for breakfast, late lunch/early dinner restaurant, museums, interesting film theaters, and any other ideas. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Jan 14, 2013 -
What are the economics of the tons of small manicure/pedicure spas and their employees in Manhattan? There are multiple places on many blocks, and when I pass them there always seems to be at least a dozen technicians in each, most of whom are just waiting for the next customer. [more inside]
posted by unionsquarepark
on Dec 27, 2012 -
My Super is wonderful. I want to give her cash for (what I consider) to be going out of her way but she actively refuses it. Suggestions, especially as we're in the midst of holidays of various flavors. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Dec 19, 2012 -
I'm an adult working a full time job and I have my BA already. I'd like to start working toward medical school by taking an evening class next semester in NYC. I do not
want to stop working and enroll in a post-bac pre-med program. Help me figure out my options. [more inside]
posted by telegraph
on Oct 21, 2012 -
I need a veterinarian in Manhattan (Washington Heights, UWS or Inwood preferred). Please come inside if you have a good one. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Even though they're not quite in season, can I buy persimmons (Hachiya persimmons, specifically) in NYC this week? Brooklyn or Manhattan, preferably.
posted by Viola
on Sep 24, 2012 -
I am looking for suggestions for a restaurant in midtown Manhattan for a weekday lunch gathering of 3 visually-impaired folks (one with a dog) and another person (me) using a mobility scooter. We would like to find a spot between Port Authority and Penn Station. We'd like a place that's relatively inexpensive and not too noisy. I don't know what kind of food everyone likes, so having several places to choose from would be helpful. [more inside]
posted by garypratt
on Sep 7, 2012 -
Looking for a artist studio/workspace kind of deal in Manhattan. Challenges: affordable, soundproof, pay-per-use. [more inside]
posted by hermitosis
on Aug 28, 2012 -
I'm going to be in Manhattan this week, and need the power of the hivemind. I'm staying with friends for the weekend, so I don't have (or need) hotel reservations for Friday. This creates the problem, however, of where to work remotely while I'm there.
I understand that the NYPL is great for working... as long as you're quiet. But if I needed to voip conference with the rest of my team without annoying people around me (and being able to hear them in turn), without the benefit of a hotel room... where should I go?
Preference for being easy accessible from NYPL branches, which is where I'm planning on spending most of my time.
I saw the link to open wifi NYC
in a previous post, but that only solves part of the problem.
posted by canine epigram
on Jul 23, 2012 -