I'm trying to book dinner reservations on Valentine's Day in Manhattan, as the really nice places are filling up fast. Suggestions for romantic (lacto-)vegetarian-friendly places on the UES? Budget of ~$100 per person, pre-tip. A restaurant with lots of mixed drink and cocktail options would be preferable. [more inside]
I need to write a friend a recommendation letter for a co-op where he is trying to buy an apartment here in NYC. I've never done this before. What kinds of things should I say in the letter besides the usual "I've known him for ten years and he's a stand up guy" sort of thing?
I want this NYC Public School to give me a piece of furniture they might be throwing away in the near future.
I want this NYC Public School to give me a piece of furniture they might be throwing away in the near future. [more inside]
Looking for boxing lessons in NYC, open to group lessons or a personal trainer. [more inside]
Where can I go in NYC that serves both ice cream AND hard liquor-- as many varieties of both as possible?
Is living in New York really that hard? [more inside]
Where can I buy a glass paperweight in the NYC area? [more inside]
What brewpubs are there in NYC? What bars have good selections of beers brewed by local breweries? [more inside]
Send me on a tour of Brooklyn that will help me decide which part of it to live in. [more inside]
New York City Landlord Filter: I just began a new job as a manager of some residential buildings in NYC, and I think I'm a bit under qualified for the position. Anything that can help me out with learning the intricate legal requirements as well as general tenant management would be quite helpful. Any ideas?
For traveling drug dealers (specifically door-to-door marijuana delivery services in NYC), what is the etiquette for tipping? Yes? No? If yes, is there a standard accepted rate?
I'm looking for ideas for interesting, off-the-beaten-path places to go and take photographs in New York or the surrounding areas. It would be good to take photographs that not absolutely identical to things you see in travel books, so no touristy or centrally located areas. Recent visits been to the abandoned buildings of Ellis Island, the recently-collapsed smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island, Astroland, Vinegar Hill, and Washington Rock (in NJ). What are some other photo-worthy places?
Is our New York City landlord responsible for repairing our broken oven? [more inside]
Where can I hear live grime in NYC? [more inside]
I want to go on vacation in March to a place with beaches. Problem: We can't drive! [more inside]
I am 22 and one year out of undergrad. I would like to get a paraprofessional library job in NYC. I live in Seattle. Is it stupid to expect that I could set up interviews before moving? Will employers even look at my resume now? [more inside]
Have you worked for a temp agency in New York City? Which one? [more inside]
Who are your favorite fortune tellers in the Manhattan/Brooklyn area? [more inside]
Hebrew and Arabic lessons in New York? Recommendations/best bang for buck? [more inside]
New Yorkers, please advise me on appropriate holiday tip amounts for building staff. [more inside]
Help me find a doctor who takes my HRA! [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are housesitting in Manhattan for 10.5 days starting very shortly, and we have some questions. Things to eat, things to do, things to eat while doing things.... [more inside]
New England/greek style pizza in NYC? [more inside]
Where to buy blooming tea bags in Manhattan? [more inside]
Where can I buy fabric near midtown NYC? [more inside]
Where to buy a SiRFStar III GPS in NYC, and specifically which one? [more inside]
Shops in Manhattan that sell canvas grocery bags? [more inside]
Help me repay a gift of 23 chromosomes: Is there a store in New York City that sells antique Christmas ornaments? [more inside]
I'm flying to New York tomorrow to tape an appearance on The Maury Show and I need your help. [more inside]
Non-chlorinated winter swimming options in or around NYC? (Sustained swimming, not quick dips like the Polar Bear Club takes at Coney.) Just asking in case there's some idea I'm totally missing, short of "go somewhere warmer."
How can I find parking in New York from Tuesday to Friday next week? Ideally it would be on Upper West Side Manhattan and not very expensive, but I could park farther afield. [more inside]
I'm going to be in New York with my dad on Christmas Eve. What should I expect, crowd- and activity-wise? [more inside]
Help me find the best deal on natural sea sponges! [more inside]
Car in PA, registered in DC, now living (and insured) in NY. Geico wants a LOT of money from me. I don't want to pay NY rates. What can I do? [more inside]
YANAD, but maybe you can help me find one: Any doctor recommendations in Brooklyn/lower Manhattan? [more inside]
NYC's 311 Citizen Service Center apparently just released a list of neighborhoods in order of how many noise complaints they get. I have a mad desire to view that list; is there any way I can? [more inside]
I want to find native German speakers to practice conversation with in New York. [more inside]
I'm going to be going to visit my best friend in NYC for a week, in a week. Last time I went for a weekend, I wore Payless shoes and went cross borough and wound up limping and having cankles as a result. I am a lot more sedentary in Arizona than I used to be back east-- and I am looking for suggestions of how to keep this trip as painfree as possible. [more inside]
Where can I get firewood in New York City? [more inside]
The 17-year-old son of a friend from Austria is into hip-hop. He'll be visiting NYC on 7-10 December and wants to know how to find out about concerts, venues, etc. Can anybody tell me the relevant websites to send him to?
I'm planning a trip to New York with my girlfriend in March of 2008. We're leaving with a bus that stops at Port Authority. I'm wondering what are some moderately priced near by hotels that we could check into.
Where can I buy masa precocida or masarepa (corn flour for Arepas) in subway accessible parts of NYC? Also what kind is better for homemade arepas?
I am a college student going to school in Manhattan, and I'm looking for an internship for this coming spring semester. I am a third year political science major with interests in technology, development, and journalism. At the moment I am studying and travelling abroad in India and Nepal, and I've gotten pretty much fluent in Nepali. Does anyone know of a cool New York based NGO that might have use for someone who knows Nepali language? General advice on finding NGOs in the New York area to intern for is also appreciated.
I need help getting dressed - but it's a little more complicated than that. If you're a vegetarian/vegan in NYC, especially with one with fashion sense, please read on. [more inside]
I want to be able to have free 'indoor picnics' and adventures out of the cold in New York City, help! [more inside]
NYC Location for Hip Young Woman's Celebration Needed! Help me find the perfect place! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in New York City who has experience with learning disabilities? (As opposed to, say, mood disorders.) [more inside]
Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008). [more inside]
NYC filter: I'm visiting a friend in the city this weekend and due to her work schedule, I'm going to end up being by myself on Friday night. I don't make it down to New York that often, so I'd really like to do something fun, but I've already contacted my other friends who live in the area and I've come up empty. So I'm querying the hive mind: What should I do? [more inside]
What year were consumer fireworks banned in NYC?