What interesting things should we stop at, or what interesting places should we stay at on the course of our roadtrip from Columbus, Ohio to Stockbridge, Massachusetts in mid-August? [more inside]
Going to the city for a week! New York. Aug 12-17. Been there a bunch but I've always had money to blow. This time I'm broke. It's my birthday week and I'll be with a likewise broke grad student friend (who is a very recent transplant). Suggestions? [more inside]
What's the best time of year to sign long-term leases in Manhattan? [more inside]
Where can I find an easy-to-understand guide to rent stabilization in New York City? I want to know exactly what criteria a building and a tenant of that building must meet to qualify for rent stabilization. (No, the Wikipedia article on the subject didn't fully answer my questions.) [more inside]
If I wanted to eat only healthy prepared meals daily in NYC, what would be the best option to do so with as little thought, effort, and cost possible? Weight watcher's or Amy's frozen meals? Prepared meals and soups from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's? Nu-kitchen's expensive -- any cheaper but high-quality alternatives?
Where can I find fresh, hot, glazed donuts in Manhattan for breakfast? [more inside]
Why is moving in NYC so hard? [more inside]
Can you recommend some contemporary fiction (post-90's, preferably post 9/11) based in New York City? Stuff like The Heights or Prospect Park West. High brow, low brow, I don't care - I just want some novels inspired by current life in the city.
Company boat party in NYC. What should I wear? [more inside]
Looking to buy a "Cool Neck Band" tomorrow in Rochester, NY. Possible? [more inside]
Times Square dinner recommendations for a NYC noob? [more inside]
Help me find some rock songs about New York. I'm travelling to New York in a week and my travel buddy will be inflicting Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z on me at every possible opportunity, so I need a song to counterract it. Preferably in the rock, grunge or metal genres.
I'm staying in New York for several weeks later this month, and want to keep up a regular exercise routine while I'm there. Can anyone recommend a swimming pool, preferably in the Upper East Side, that I could join per day or per week? I don't need anything fancy, just a quiet pool where I can do some lap swimming for 40 minutes or so without getting in anyone's way. [more inside]
I'll be in New York City for July 4th and wanted to know where I could get the best view of the fireworks this year. I think they are going to be over the Hudson this year. Specifics appreciated.
What books best describe/approximate what it was like to be in New York City during the 1970s/80s? [more inside]
Advice for a Visit of new york by a french geek ? [more inside]
Can you recommend safe, affordable areas to live in around Fordham University? [more inside]
I have the potential for a job in Austin, TX. I live in upstate NY. I have never been to Texas (other than a layover in Houston) and never lived outside of NY state. How different is the cost of living? Is the culture clash going to be overwhelming? Am I crazy to even consider this?
Details: I live in a very industrial part of Brooklyn - so not many neighbors around. This guy that lives in the building next to ours has a tricked-out car with an alarm that goes off EVERY HOUR OR SO (it has an automatic shut-off after about a minute). He's usually home and parked from midnight to 11AM - so basically we get woken up EVERY HOUR OR SO. We've left notes, called 311, talked to him (he's SHOCKINGLY non-responsive and doesn't give a shit), and thrown eggs (which seems to have just made him more angry and confrontational, rather than get him to park elsewhere). None of this seems to have any affect. I am a light sleeper anyway so earplugs and white noise don't work. What I would like to know is if anyone in NYC has ever had any success in stopping this sort of douche. Have you ever gotten police to do anything? Does 311 work? Any other non-violent suggestions?
Pubs? Parks? Pierogis? What to do in Greenpoint, Brooklyn? [more inside]
I'm going on a two-day road trip through Long Island, Hamptons, North Fork with my parents. Help me find stuff to do! [more inside]
Where to rent a 1br on New York, reasonably close (walk or subway) to Chelsea, for less than $2000? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a b and b or a hotel in Woodstock, NY? [more inside]
Is it worth getting tickets for the Red Bull Air Race - New York? How's the view from the ground? I enjoy watching it on TV and YouTube, am I going to be disappointed by watching it from the ground? [more inside]
Can you recommend ADHD specialist psychiatrists in New York that are not at the Hallowell Center? [more inside]
How many streets/roads/highways lead into Manhattan? [more inside]
Seeking brick-and-mortar NYC store for cheap prescription sunglasses. [more inside]
I'm looking for a big hotel room or suite or apartment for rent in New York City for a single night. For 12 people. On short notice. [more inside]
Hudson Valley Filter: I will be attending a writer's retreat in Ancramdale from October 8-10, 2010. I will be staying at the retreat center for those days but cannot stay there before or after. I would like to take 5-7 days before or after the retreat to see the sights and write. [more inside]
NYC restaurant filter: I'm looking for a good brunch place near Penn Station. I'd prefer a place that either takes reservations, or tends to have minimals waits on Saturday mornings. Thanks!
What's going on in New York this week/weekend? I'm on my own in Manhattan for a week! Now what should I do with my time? Looking in particular for coffee recs (not Starbucks), non-chain store shopping, little galleries, stuff I can do later at night on my own. [more inside]
Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort?
Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort? [more inside]
Help me find the title of this YA book I've been searching for for 30 years! Two female friends time travel back to old New York. Published in the late '60's or early '70's in hardcover. That's all I recall, except that I loved it. Thanks!
Driving on a tight timeline from NYC to Philadelphia on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend: are we screwed or really screwed? [more inside]
I think I've become one of those New Yorkers who calls everything outside of the city "the country."
Inexpensive getaways near New York City? [more inside]
Recommend a cleaning person or service in/near Astoria, Queens? If a service, one that treats its workers well. [more inside]
Where can I park a schoolbus, registered as a motorhome, for free or cheap in New York City? [more inside]
What's the best way to get across midtown Manhattan by bicycle? Looking at bike maps of the city, it seems there's no bike lanes going East-West between the lower 20s and wayy up in 90th St (on the east side) and 77th St (on the west side) Assuming I want to get across town by travelling in the 50s (or reasonably close to that), which street(s) should I take for the safest, least traffic-rife ride?
I'm having birthday drinks in a few weeks and am looking for a lower Manhattan bar that tends to attract a crowd of people in their mid-20s and older. I'm not interested in dive bars, extremely upscale bars or bars with DJs/musical acts. Just a relaxed venue for me and my friends to spend a few hours on a Saturday night. Ideally, the bar should be below 14th St. Any suggestions?
Giving away several thousand (possibly valuable) items from an Upper East Side brownstone - what's the best way?
Removal of a s^!t-ton of stuff from an Upper East Side Brownstone (New York, NY). What's the most charitable, or generous, or easiest, or cheapest way of doing this? Or some combination of all four... [more inside]
Driving to NYC from Philly this weekend and could use some help navigating in, around and out of the Big Apple. [more inside]
Food-tourism-filter: I'll be staying in Brooklyn (Park Slope) for about a week in June and I'm looking for interesting, affordable can't-miss delicious foods that I wouldn't normally find at home in the Midwest. Here's whats on my list already: [more inside]
Movers to go from Philadelphia to New York? [more inside]
What's alive in New York later this month? [more inside]
Non-Americans who have visited NYC: what was your favorite and most memorable thing to do/eat/see? [more inside]
Why are New York subways so infuriating? --Frustrated Subway Traveler [more inside]
Where can I find Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka in New York (especially near Union/Madison Sq Park)? [more inside]
How can we get California citrus back in New York? [more inside]
Highly Specific Travel Filter: What can my family do — together — in New York in May? [more inside]
Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]