How do I stop repeated door-to-door solicitation, inside a NYC apartment building? It wakes me up (I have to sleep during day shift) and it's really frustrating. [more inside]
Help me feed my inner Midwesterner. . . recommend a grill-your-own-steak place in the NY/Philly area? [more inside]
Where to donate VHS tapes. [more inside]
HalloweenCostumeFilter: My band has a gig on Halloween in the East Village of NYC. Can you help me complete my costume? I can't use my hands, because of the instrument I play. I usually wear a black suit, bowtie, and bowler hat, and I am looking for minimal detail that can be added to make a quickly and commonly identified costume. Last year I wore some terminator makeup on my head and that was enough. Any recommendations?
I'm heading to NYC (financial district) on business next week. I'll only be there for 3 days, but my wife's birthday is immediately following. What should I buy locally for her birthday? [more inside]
In order to deal with the mounting mess of identity theft fraud I find myself in, I need to get a bunch of stuff "notarized". What is that, does it cost money and if so how can I get it done as cheaply as possible? NYC, Upper East Side. Please help an iggerant foreigner.
NYC travel filter: it's kind of a big town, it seems, but I'm sure it has exactly the thing I'm looking for. [more inside]
Help for visiting NYC? [more inside]
Recommendations for Folk song specifically abut New York City? [more inside]
A small and easily answered question: If I take the Acela from Baltimore to Manhattan (Penn Station), where's the most convenient place for someone to meet me and pick me up? [more inside]
I have a 1995 Ford Thunderbird in NYC/upper Manhattan. I suspect my battery is dead. Where can I get it replaced? [more inside]
Where to find retro science/school books on the cheap in NYC and Brooklyn? Think martin denny, for your fase. [more inside]
Help me watch every single type of person New York City has to offer. [more inside]
Last-minute NYC recommendations? [more inside]
I'm planning a 60-70 guest wedding in March, and have settled on a reception venue in the West Village (near Carmine and Bedford). This place can accomodate the Saturday morning wedding ceremony also, but I'd rather choose a different place within walking distance. I'm looking for something out of the ordinary. We are atheist and plan to have an officiant from the Ethical Society. [more inside]
Costume ideas, Halloween, NYC... traveling light, help???? [more inside]
Where can I find an AC adapter with 18-24 Volt DC output capable of 1.5+ amps in New York City. [more inside]
A couple of friends of mine are going to study in NYC for a period of 6 weeks starting mid November. Any suggestions regarding places offering extended stay? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest some specific backcountry camping destinations? [more inside]
Help me figure out to do with myself. I'm an early-30's lawyer with school loans well into the 6-digit range. I live in NYC. I hate what I do, I know what I like and am good at, but have no idea how to get from what I'm doing now to what I need to be doing. [more inside]
Anyone know of a DIY workshop/machine shop in NYC? (Ideally something like a Techshop). [more inside]
I'm looking for some places to meditate/shut out the world that are in or just outside of New York City. Weekend trips to temples would also be helpful. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good beginner's Flash class in NYC? [more inside]
Looking for Power Consultants for Data Centers that service the NY-Metro Area. Can anyone make any recommendations on 15-25 kva UPS systems and engineering firms/contractors who can help implement this from end-to-end ? Or even point me into the right direction so i can code call myself. [more inside]
Where's the best place to check out and buy messenger bags in NYC? [more inside]
Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work. [more inside]
Bharatanatyam dance classes in NYC? [more inside]
Where can adults and kids hang out together in New York? We're visiting New York, where we used to live, for a weekend. We want to arrange an informal gathering so we can see all our friends. Last time we did this, we held it at Bar Veloce in Chelsea, which was perfect. But that was before we, and many of our friends, had small children. What's a pleasant place to meet in Manhattan where 25 or so adults, many accompanied by babies and toddlers, can hang out for a Sunday evening, talk, get drinks and something to eat, and not worry that our kids are going to destroy something? [more inside]
In the pre Giuliani days there were a lot of used bikes floating around NYC for sale. I've been out of the game for a while and am looking for shops that deal in used bicycles. Slim pickings on craigslist.... Any local NY/NJ riders have a suggestion?
Has NYC put an incorrect sign on the westbound Bruckner Expressway to trick visitors into taking the Triborough Bridge instead of the toll-free Third Avenue Bridge into Manhattan? [more inside]
[Rambly-what-should-I-do-with-my-life-filter] Useless Master's degrees! Impending weddings! Mild-to-moderate homelessness! Help me figure out my next step before I resort to prostitution or, worse, telemarketing. [more inside]
ManhattanParkingFilter: I am moving up to Manhattan and I need a garage to keep my car for at least a couple of months, while I decide what to do with it. [more inside]
My friends' landlady is clearly paranoid and harassing my friends. What can they do? [more inside]
Long story short: I have to dress up as Hank Morgan, the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Where do I find the appropriate attire in New York City? [more inside]
Going-to-NYC-filter: The wife and I will be in NYC from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday evening. We're big apple virgins, so I'm looking for suggestions and recommendations for what we absolutely must see and/or do. [more inside]
How can a freelancer with a decent but sporadic income convince someone in NYC to rent to him and not just point and laugh? [more inside]
I'm a young woman in New York City, looking for a way to get in shape. (I'm not grossly out of shape now, but a year at a sedentary office job has taken a toll.) Running got boring. I've done the gym thing before and it's fine, but I'd like to find something new to get into: yoga, a martial art, a form of dance, kick-boxing. I'm open. I'd like to find a good place (a really homey yoga or martial arts studio, for example), in lower Manhattan (within the ambit of Union Square would be great) or possibly Williamsburg. Any suggestions on activities and/or places?
Where can I return bottles in New York City? [more inside]
Info on a rock band called The Others circa 1960. They played out of upstate New York and NYC. Their drummer was Ken Carman.
How can a young gay man from New York adjust to small-town life? [more inside]
Where can I find the best tapas, in Manhattan, on a Monday? [more inside]
New York for a virgin? [more inside]
What are the EDGE network speeds like on an iphone in New York City on a normal day? Are they excruciating? I am not interested in watching videos, just basic suring (e.g., moviefone, nyt), email checking, etc. [more inside]
I got hit by a car on a bicycle while carrying a laptop. Bicycle & laptop are busted, but thankfully I'm not. What do I do now, legally speaking? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, affordable accountant in the New York City area? I am establishing a freelance business and will need to estimate taxes, think about eventual incorporation, etc.
Do you know any [insert NFL team here]-centric bars in NYC/BK? [more inside]
I'm going to be in NYC with my girlfriend over Christmas, and need some advice from the hive mind about the general opening hours of restaurants and cafes on Christmas day in Manhattan. [more inside]
Is My Bike Lost Forever? A long tale of suspicion, woe, and revenge... [more inside]
Moved out: roommate won't give me my last month's rent back. What do I do? [more inside]