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Best ways to acclimatize yourself to a new city (Montreal)

I have 3 weeks of free time before school starts and want to make the most of it. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Aug 13, 2014 - 10 answers

Best Apps for NYC

I just moved to NYC, successfully thanks to my last ask. I downloaded the basic apps on my iPhone (Seamless, Uber, Yelp). Is there anything else that will make my life easier? [more inside]
posted by elvissa on Aug 5, 2014 - 10 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

Fellow New Yorkers! I don't think it's a roach...but what is it?

Just moved to New York City to a clean, small apartment. I've been here a month and in the past few days have found several, small, brown bugs. My first thought, roaches! But these guys are really, really slow and come out in the daylight a lot. I've had roaches before and you can't catch them with your hands, these guys I can just swoop down and snag. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Apr 27, 2014 - 10 answers

Silence a loud outdoor gate

My landlord just installed an alley gate between my building and another. It was in response to some attempted break-ins from the back of the walkup. The problem is that when the door slams shut, it’s really loud and startling. On a Saturday, it slams shut very loudly around 20 or so times a day (not really an exaggeration). To me being the noise sensitive type, who gets a jolt of adrenalin each time it happens, this is a very bad addition to my already urban environs. [more inside]
posted by shimmer on Apr 15, 2014 - 9 answers

Movie / Music Posters in New York City?

On a bit of a deadline, need to find some posters for the avengers, deadmau5(e) and a couple of other current hits. My google-fu has failed and hope the hive has a bit of insight to somewhere that specializes in posters in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Jan 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Good junk shops in New York City?

I'm headed for NYC and want to find cheap treasures before the hipsters get them. [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jan 5, 2014 - 6 answers

How safe is Clinton Hill, Brooklyn?

I've been living in Brooklyn Heights for two years. It's expensive and kind of boring, but definitely very safe. I'm moving soon and found a place I love in Clinton Hill close to Pratt. I love the beautiful architecture and artsy vibe. I was ready to sign a year's lease but then I did a bit of googling and found out that Clinton Hill and Fort Greene were found to be the 6th most dangerous neighborhood in NYC. Is Clinton Hill really that dangerous? I am a 95 pound woman in my 20s, not super street smart, but familiar with the Subway and Brooklyn in general. Is moving to Clinton Hill a bad idea? Am I doomed to moving to Park Slope instead just to be safe? Will I be okay in Clinton Hill as long as I don't walk home alone at midnight - which I do in Brooklyn Heights now? Or conversely, is it on the dangerous level of not walking alone any time after dark?
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2013 - 14 answers

What would be dumb to miss for a person on business travel to NYC ?

I have never been to NYC. I'm on business travel next week to NYC (Manhattan financial district to be precise). I won't have a lot of touristy time, but my evenings are free, Monday - Thursday. With that limited time, and a hotel in the financial district, what sort of things would it be dumb for someone to not checkout? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Oct 17, 2013 - 22 answers

How Can I Be Notified of Aurora Sightings in NY Tristate Area?

Since we're in a period of increasing solar activity, I'm hoping for some hot aurora action in the NY Tristate area. But while there are countless aurora forecast/advisory services, I can't find one for this area. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 22, 2013 - 7 answers

How do I find a MAPP class in NYC?

My spouse and I want to be foster parents in New York City. The whole system is exasperatingly decentralized, but we've gone to two orientations, filled out reams upon reams of paperwork, gotten physicals, put down 28 years of address history on our SCR forms. Now we need to take a MAPP training. The catch is that the agency nearest us holds the training Monday and Thursday nights. I work Thursday nights, so that is out. I've been calling agencies trying to find an open MAPP class, to no avail so far. So I'm wondering if the MeFi hive mind has any insights on finding an open MAPP class in NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Why are car washes in New York City open 24 hours?

Does anyone know why so many of the car washes in New York City (all boroughs) are open for 24 hours? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Apr 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Can I rent an apartment in NYC with this on the credit report?

I've paid my back taxes for New York State as of last year, but the judgment is still on my credit reports, although marked "paid". This is my only ding. Will landlords refuse to rent to me anyway? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Feb 28, 2013 - 4 answers

Where do all the cool kids in NYC Polka?

I have a friend who grew up going to polka festivals and said she would be willing to teach me, so where can two people in their mid 20's go to polka in NYC without standing out like a sore thumb? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Feb 3, 2013 - 3 answers

NYC 1980s art scene

Art buffs of Mefi, please tell me about exciting things that were happening in the New York City art scene in the early 1980s. [more inside]
posted by marginaliana on Nov 20, 2012 - 14 answers

How to convey enthusiasm on the job hunt?

I just moved to a big city after graduating college in August. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do, and I'm not the most ambitious or confident person, to say the least. I have a somewhat untreated case of ADD, but I don't take my meds anymore; I'm finding coffee and exercise are much better. Anyways, I have gotten two different pieces of negative feedback on my phone behavior with people who had the potential to give me a job; they both basically said I sounded unenthusiastic. What is a good way to remedy this? [more inside]
posted by bluelights on Oct 19, 2012 - 28 answers

Only thing that's on my mind

Who is going to run this town tonight? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Staging an MMA fight is illegal in NYC; so how can I see one?

It's currently illegal for promoters to put on an MMA (i.e. 'mixed martial arts,' or 'ultimate fighting') bout in NYC. I'm sure these matches go on nonetheless, even if it's just skilled fighters fighting before spectators, gratis. Anyone know where/how I can see a fight? Or what types of places host fights (I imagine boxing gyms?) in other cities?
posted by gracchus on Oct 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Darling, I am sorry, but I lost my key! (another NYC apartment hunting ?)

2 years ago while looking for NYC apartments I came across an Upper East Side Broker's office that allowed me to leave my license and in return get a list of apartment rentals and keys to check them out that afternoon, by myself with no agent. Now I need to actually make the NYC move. Help me find a place that will do this? please? [more inside]
posted by twoforty5am on Jul 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can I buy a suit and get it tailored in NYC?

I'm travelling to NYC next week and I'm in the market for a new suit. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by Rodrigo Lamaitre on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Pet-friendly Boat Tour in/around NYC?

Travelling to NYC area this summer with 3 people and small, well-behaved dog. Looking for boat tours that are pet-friendly. Hopefully something that goes around Manhattan, but any waterway in the area would be nice. Any ideas?
posted by cows of industry on Apr 3, 2012 - 4 answers

I need to go somewhere beyond the MTA subway system.

I desperately need to reset. I need recommendations for beautiful restorative places I can get to cheaply from NYC for a week long vacation that will keep me from looking like someone out of a Jacob Riis photograph. [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Apr 2, 2012 - 15 answers

Cheap Dermatologist Visit

I am unemployed, living in New York City, with no health insurance and need to see a dermatologist. I can't afford a $250 visit. Does anyone know of a (cheap) dermatologist I could see?
posted by likeapen on Mar 16, 2012 - 7 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

Any edible insects or game meat in NYC?

Any NYC restaurants that serve edible insects or game meat? [more inside]
posted by delasoull on Dec 20, 2011 - 10 answers

How to avoid traffic in NYC?

What is the optimal time for driving in New York City without hitting traffic? [more inside]
posted by gardenbex on Dec 9, 2011 - 16 answers

nyc is my playground

I have Columbus Day (Monday) off. What awesome things should I do in NYC while everyone else is at work? [more inside]
posted by arkitex on Oct 7, 2011 - 14 answers

Why is my New York City apartment building vibrating?

Why is my New York City apartment building vibrating? [more inside]
posted by chasing on Sep 5, 2011 - 12 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

Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts?

Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Aug 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Californians with an Empire State of Mind...

So we're headed to that concrete jungle where dreams are made of, New York City, for the first time ever... and in August. Suggestions for both touristy and non-touristy things to do in 7 days during the dog days of summer. Details on our tastes, etc, inside... [more inside]
posted by veronicacorningstone on Aug 2, 2011 - 50 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

Advice on Professional Cleaning of a DSLR Sensor

I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by samoa on Jul 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Want to sit indoors yet look at water in NYC

free NYC Water View? [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on May 29, 2011 - 18 answers

Where would I find these boots in NYC?

Where can I buy women's harness boots in New York City? [more inside]
posted by droplet on May 5, 2011 - 9 answers

How can my wife and I make our ill-defined vacation home dream a reality?

Please help me figure out how to build or buy a vacation/summer home or cabin within 3-4 hours of New York City [more inside]
posted by lieberschnitzel on Apr 20, 2011 - 12 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 Place to Write

Looking for a good place to write in New York City. I presently use the Priest/Rose Reading Rooms at the Schwarzman Building on 42nd & 5th, which is beautiful and great except for the fact that it doesn't open until 10am and 1pm Sundays. I would be looking for something similar to the library reading rooms that would be open earlier (ideally 8am) and offer the same amenities such as; a power outlet, internet (if possible) and a inspiring atmosphere. I searched mefi for other similar questions and have only found this one, which focuses more on coffee house and outdoor settings. Please advise. Also let me know if there are any university libraries, private libraries or clubs (located in or near Manhattan) that I could use/join that fulfill my meager requirements. Thank you.
posted by mbx on Mar 7, 2011 - 10 answers

A House in the Middle of Midtown Manhattan?

I've scoured the internet looking for information on this photograph, but no luck thus far. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by koolgiy on Jan 11, 2011 - 19 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

Which is the best bank to use in New York City?

Which is the best bank to use in New York City? [more inside]
posted by AndrewShortComedy on Oct 21, 2010 - 25 answers

NYC for me and 50 of my students

Cultural activity in NYC on Oct. 8? [more inside]
posted by Cuke on Aug 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Map to some maps

I need a map to some maps: What is the name of the collection/series of beautiful maps of New York City, over time, and where might I find it? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Is W 139th St. NY, NY a safe hood for two european mid 20s girls to stay?

Haven't been in NYC for a bunch of years...two female friends (mid 20s) on an overseas trip to the City are wondering if W 139th Street is an alright hood to stay in? I know Manhattan is more or less safe...but is there anything you could say that wouldn't recommend that they stay there?
posted by talljamal on Jul 25, 2010 - 38 answers

NYC Meetup Venue??

My favorite podcast has charged me with the responsibility of organizing a meetup in NYC. Does anyone have any suggestions for a coffee place or bar/pub that could accommodate 20 or so people on a Thursday night in downtown Manhattan??? Thanks!!!
posted by marlys27 on Jun 27, 2010 - 3 answers

What are my month-to-month housing options in New York City?

Can anyone give me advice (outside of Craigslist) on finding housing options in New York City that run month to month? I've lived in the East Village for two years, but was able to sign a lease. I just finished grad school and don't have a full-time job secured, so signing a new lease is not viable for me right now. I'm looking for something that's under $800 a month, in a safe area, in Manhattan (probably not going to happen at that range), Queens, or Brooklyn, and as easily accessible from the train as possible. Astoria, Jackson Heights, Park Slope, or Long Island City would be ideal.
posted by msk1985 on Jun 24, 2010 - 10 answers

What are some great spots to photograh stuff in NYC?

Location scout filter: What are some great locations in & around NYC for photography? Both photographing models (aka friends) and just general photographing what's there (street/wildlife photography). Funky interior indoor locations especially welcome. Doubly so if they'd actually let me set up some modest gear & spend some time. [more inside]
posted by MesoFilter on Jun 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Help us turn Manhattan into an island of joy (with a four-month old).

Mr. Brunette and I are headed to Manhattan this week with our four-month old for a three-day excursion. We've already seen this so we think we've got the car seat/cab thing sussed but we're still seeking tips for making the most of a hot, long weekend. Considering the kid won't remember any of this, we're aiming to do things that we'll enjoy but that also are suitable for carting around the baby and snap and go stroller. We're staying on the Upper West Side and are keen to visit the MoMA, Museum of Natural History and the Guggenheim. Debating the Circle Line cruise and wondering how this is best done (if at all) with long lines, car seat, etc. Also, any tips on vegetarian, baby friendly restaurants? Thanks!
posted by thenewbrunette on May 17, 2010 - 5 answers

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in?

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Apr 27, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I make friends in a new city?

How do I make friends when I'm in a new city? [more inside]
posted by shortbus on Mar 24, 2010 - 21 answers

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