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Detective/Mystery Novels in Current Day New York?

A little while back I stumbled upon a detective novel (Losers Live Longer) that takes place in 2009 NYC and utilizes actual city streets, restaurants, bars, etc. The writing was pretty average, but the book kept me constantly aware of the protagonist's location (oftentimes cross-streets). The real-world geography of areas I knew well really sucked me into the world and engaged me on another level than the narrative alone. Are there any other good detective or mystery novels that use post-2000s (or, better yet, post-2010) New York accurately? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 8, 2014 - 13 answers

When did the subway go over the Brooklyn Bridge?

What are the dates that the Myrtle-Chambers Street Line of the BMT traveled over the Brooklyn Bridge?
posted by meredithwisner on Jun 7, 2014 - 2 answers

I want to move to NYC and get a design/dtp job. Or graduate school.

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 - 10 answers

Am I insane to buy a mk1 Toyota MR2 if I live in NYC without a garage?

I live in Brooklyn, sans garage, and have recently gotten it into my head that I want a small used car for occasional driving... I'm talking about the few miles to my office a couple times a week, maybe to the beach on weekends. Perhaps as far as the Jersey shore once or twice a summer. I do not intend or need to use it as a daily commuter. Seems pretty simple, only catch is... I am infatuated with the idea of getting a mk1 Toyota MR2. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Apr 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Evening birthday ideas in Brooklyn?

What's a good place for a Saturday evening laid back birthday get-together in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by cheeserk on Apr 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Writing spot in Lower Manhattan or upper Brooklyn

When I lived in Chicago, there was a great late-night coffee shop called New Wave Cafe in Logan Square that was perfect for after-work writing. I've been having a hard time finding a similar spot since moving to NYC. It doesn't need to be a coffee shop, but it does need to be well-lit enough that I can read, and calm enough that I won't be seen as preventing the establishment from doing business. Bonus points if the place has a neighborhood-y feel with a friendly staff. I live in Greenpoint, work in SoHo, and usually commute via bicycle over the Williamsburg Bridge. Any suggestions, Metafilter?
posted by eustacescrubb on Mar 31, 2013 - 12 answers

What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff?

What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Jan 6, 2013 - 21 answers

I want to do all of the cool things

I have a plan to visit NYC with my best friend next weekend. I've been to NYC about six or seven times now, and I have a few things in mind. Can you help me find some other cool things to do based on what I'm already thinking about checking out? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jun 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me impress my boyfriend's dad by being cheap

Help me plan the cheapest possible meals in New York for my boyfriend's father, who's visiting us for a weekend. He's not impressed by anything unless it's under $3. It doesn't have to taste good. It just needs to be insanely cheap. [more inside]
posted by pineappleheart on Mar 12, 2012 - 37 answers

Help With Apartment Hunting in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Moving to New York from Florida to take a job at the beginning of January, and i'm having some trouble finding a good place to live, mostly that I don't really know how to find good places that aren't on craigslist/padmapper. The friend i'm going to live with works in Greenpoint, so we're leaning heavily on that neighborhood, just off the Greenpoint or Nassau stops, so only one of us has to take the subway to work. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Nov 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I get the body workout without the soul workout?

Where in NYC/Brooklyn can I find a beginners' yoga class that isn't all frou-frou chakra namaste blahdeeblah? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Pick A Place To Party

I want to rent an event space in NYC. Where do I start? It's basically a wedding reception without the wedding, I'd like it to hold about eighty people, with an open bar and using my own caterers. It should be three hours booked at least. I'd like it in Manhattan but totally open to nearer Brooklyn and Queens. What do I need to know and where should I go in getting a space for late October? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Aug 18, 2011 - 3 answers

"I've got a gun let's go to a Broadway show"

What should I see/eat/do in New York City this week? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jul 25, 2011 - 39 answers

save my bike

I've just bought a new bike, and I'm desperate to not have this one stolen from me. I even got a foldable one so that I can bring it into my apartment, but besides a good lock (although I'd love suggestions) what other ways can I protect it (for instance, can I register it with the police?). I live in Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
posted by Unred on Jun 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Bring me food!

Has anyone in the New York (Brooklyn) area ever used a food delivery service for dieting? [more inside]
posted by Unred on May 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Can anyone recommend a good doctor in the Greenpoint or Williamsburg of Brooklyn?

Can anyone recommend a good doctor in the Greenpoint or Williamsburg area of Brooklyn? (A general practitioner, specifically.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Mar 17, 2011 - 4 answers

NYC Lawyer for a commercial lease?

Suggestions for a lawyer in New York City to look over a commercial lease? [more inside]
posted by jenmess on Oct 27, 2010 - 3 answers

free liquor

How do you get liquor companies to sponsor an event? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Jul 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Brooklyn, Brooklyn, take me in

Brooklynfilter: Does anyone have any experience with the Holiday Inns that have cropped up in Park Slope (Union St. and Butler St.) over the past few years? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Oct 22, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I "show them around" in the rain?

How can I show a couple relatives the neighborhoods from Brooklyn Heights to Prospect Park this weekend – it’s going to be cold and rainy!
posted by SirNovember on Oct 16, 2009 - 1 answer

Unique men's clothing resale in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

Recommend unique, affordable men's clothing resale stores in Manhattan or Brooklyn? Hipster ok, or vintage. I'm looking mainly for short- and long-sleeve collared shirts.
posted by 4midori on Sep 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me find a good afterschool program?

How do I look for an afterschool program for my soon to be preschooler? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Aug 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Home Sweet Brooklyn

When is the best month to move in New York?? [more inside]
posted by Unred on Jul 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Pretty Pretty dress, please be shorter

I need recommendations for someone to alter a very expensive gown (to be worn for a wedding) somewhere in New York City (& S. Brooklyn). [more inside]
posted by Unred on May 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Dear Abby, I'm looking for a good witch doctor. Yours, anxious in NYC.

I need a good psychiatrist / neurologist in NYC. Oxford Health Plan. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Get New York to stop honking?

How do I get people in my neighborhood to stop honking? [more inside]
posted by idledebonair on Oct 5, 2008 - 20 answers

NYC Limo/Van Referral Needed

I'd like a referral for a service in New York City that can provide transport for six people, and luggage, from Penn Station to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. There are dozens - if not hundreds - limo services to choose from so I just need help separating the wheat from the chaff. Thanks.
posted by Man with Lantern on Sep 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Riding NY Express Bus

Do you ride an Express Bus from Brooklyn into Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by tonci on May 23, 2008 - 0 answers

New York Animal Charity

This Christmas I would like to make a donation to a New York animal shelter or cruelty prevention group. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Remarkable ice cream in Brooklyn?

I'm looking for really good ice cream in Brooklyn, NY. I'd be willing to cross the river for something extraordinary, but I'd like to focus on what's available in Brooklyn proper. Personal experience and recommendations are what I'm looking for, rather than a laundry list of places to try. [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Sep 16, 2007 - 13 answers

Rat poison-mercury-vapor-radioactive-lead dust factory?

What is the best, least expensive way to research the industrial history of a factory building in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
posted by R. Mutt on Apr 25, 2007 - 7 answers

What are NYC resturants with gardens?

Please guide me toward restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn with gardens and/or great outdoor areas. [more inside]
posted by Silverlantern on Apr 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Brooklyn! Where to go?

Brooklyn, where to stay what to see that's not obvious? [more inside]
posted by zaphod on Jan 31, 2007 - 21 answers

How do I find live music by up-and-coming bands in my area (NYC)?

How do I find live music by up-and-coming bands in my area (NYC)? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Sep 4, 2006 - 13 answers

Brooklyn sights for grown-up arty types

Weekend trip to Brooklyn in October to hang out. Anything you recommend? Restaurants, galleries, shops, hang-outs, etc. [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Aug 24, 2006 - 25 answers

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