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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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???
posted by marlys27
on Jun 27, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by thenewbrunette
on May 17, 2010 -
We are planning a move to NYC and have a toddler with asthma. I've been trying to find information on suburbs of NYC with the best air quality but not having much luck. Everything I've read so far points northward, Westchester County....Any other suggestions? Thanks.
posted by Ailla
on Feb 21, 2010 -
Hi Everyone. I am looking for CURRENT information on how to do New York City on the cheap. I am taking my mother there in the fall of 2010. Specifically a hotel.....Thanks guys!
posted by Breahrae
on Feb 17, 2010 -
I'm starting a project wherein I walk each and every block of every street in Manhattan, at least once, over the course of roughly 2-3 months. I want to chronicle this process of walking all of Manhattan in a daily blog, preferably with a daily picture and some text. What do I call this blog? (And should I use tumblr? And anything else to keep in mind?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 7, 2010 -