Cityboy and I have 4 days in Brooklyn over a long weekend in early September, 5th to the 8th. Please point me to your favorite must-see, must-eat, must do Brooklyn experiences. Staying in Greenpoint - subway stop Greenpoint Avenue on the G line - and will rely on subways or buses for transportation.
We love art, crafts, theater, and our fave - eating at little neighborhood restaurants so good they draw from outside the neighborhood. We are adventurous eaters and drinkers, looking for a friendly atmosphere. Price is not as important as authentic quality and honest presentation, and I'm not interested in 3 hour waits unless they are REALLY WORTH IT. Quality is way more important than buzz.
We will also go to Manhattan for museums and shows, but our taste is more Fringe than Broadway, so I'd love recommendations for slightly askew productions or visual art shows in either borough. Have already seen the James Turrell show at the Guggenheim and felt a little underwhelmed after epic waits, but we might give it another try on a weekday.
posted by citygirl
on Aug 28, 2013 -
I'm moving to New York and don't know a lot about neighborhoods. Where should I live? [more inside]
posted by naoko
on May 1, 2013 -
Buying a condo in NYC (Brooklyn specifically) and really need some guidance on resources and how things work here. [more inside]
posted by Sockowocky
on Aug 6, 2012 -
Career coach or someone who can help me find/get a job in my field (social work/non-profit)? Getting desperate and losing hope after three years of no luck. In NYC. [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on May 11, 2012 -
How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization?
(Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto
on Mar 21, 2012 -
It's my close friend's 30th birthday on Friday. She's in Asheville, NC. I'm in Brooklyn, NY. What should I get/do/order as a gift? [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Feb 13, 2012 -
Seeking recommendations for a mental health therapist in North Brooklyn/lower Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 1, 2011 -
About to purchase my first coop apartment in NYC, and it's desperately in need of a new kitchen, among other things. Mr. Narrative and I would like to go and look at kitchen cabinets and counter-tops and tile and such in person, preferably in a nice-ish store. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on Apr 27, 2011 -
Where in Manhattan (or within 10 blocks of the F train in Brooklyn) can I buy Dogfish Head's Festina Peche in a bottle? Their site's store finder only shows where their products more generally are sold. Has anyone seen this particular beer at a store anywhere?
posted by unknowncommand
on Aug 29, 2010 -
Best places to smoke a pipe indoors in NYC? (Easy access to the Q line and/or excellent cocktails would be ideal, but we're not feeling too picky.)
posted by Narrative Priorities
on May 17, 2010 -
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]
posted by chara
on May 13, 2010 -
I will soon be watching my 18 month-old niece. I have general questions about entertaining a small person, and more NYC/Brooklyn-centric inquiries about getting a toddler in and out of the subway. I also need fun, little kid-friendly things to do in Southern Brooklyn (Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, northern Park Slope) and the city beyond. [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Feb 18, 2010 -
My new roommate has been sneezing since he got here, and I think it may be the dust/dust mites that's bothering him. I suspect the inherited mattress he's using may be harboring them, although it's otherwise perfectly fine. So: recommendations for a good mattress cover that will keep in the allergens, isn't weird and crinkly and won't destroy our tiny budget? (More info and further allergy inquiries behind the cut) [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on Feb 11, 2010 -
I'm going to be in NYC for New Year's Eve with a few friends and we would like to go to a local celebration/event in Queens or Brooklyn instead of Manhattan. Are there any that you recommend? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer
on Dec 21, 2009 -
So I probably have a warrant out for my arrest on a very old (3 years ) ticket for possible public consumption, in New York City. I want to take care of this, but what repercussions can I expect? Do I go to the courthouse and turn myself in? Will my fine be exorbitantly higher than the ticket?
Additionally, I need to renew my license in Brooklyn before my upcoming birthday. Would I be able to do this if I do in fact have a bench warrant?
This is my first "I screwed up" question, so please take it easy on me!
posted by apetpsychic
on Aug 11, 2009 -
interested in renting a (very affordable) small space (auditorium, banquet hall, etc) for a "roast" for a friend's birthday in november in new york city. [more inside]
posted by yonation
on Jun 28, 2009 -
Shopping in NYCfilter. Any good suggestions for artsy/eclectic stores in either Manhattan or Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring
on Nov 9, 2007 -
I want to generate a list of visual artists working in NYC. Just the ones with established, active careers and gallery representation -- this is so I can get a new internship. I'm especially interested in artists in their 30s and 40s.
posted by xo
on Nov 1, 2007 -
So last week in Brooklyn, I was a block from my apartment, hopped my bike up on the sidewalk, got stopped by the popo, and now have a pink summons. But I'm moving away in a month! [more inside]
posted by ethel
on Jul 2, 2007 -
What is the best way to get from Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport to Brooklyn, NY?
posted by brokekid
on Jun 11, 2007 -
I'm traveling to New York City in September. Is is possible to find a hotel that is clean, quiet, and safe
without spending a fortune? [more inside]
posted by 4midori
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Looks like the one story warehouse next door has been put up FOR SALE. Problem is that if a building goes up in its stead, two of my windows will be covered over. Do I have any rights or say in the matter? [more inside]
posted by Skygazer
on Jan 20, 2006 -
can anyone recommend a building inspector for brooklyn. Just want a good honest guy that you've used before and was a good one.
posted by alkupe
on Jan 19, 2005 -
I live on a block in browstone Brooklyn, NY. For the last few weeks, the air has been, periodically, filled with a somewhat unpleasant onion-y smell. At first I thought this was someone's bad cooking, but I'm wondering if it's a tree of some kind. Does anyone know what this is? (and no, this is not the horrid smell of the ginko tree, whose "fruit", in the fall, smells like darkroom chemicals...)
posted by ParisParamus
on Oct 9, 2004 -
I would like to start doing some messy art: oil painting and maybe some metal sculpture. But my NYC apartment doesn't have any space for this. I was wondering if there are any studios in New York City (or Brooklyn) that one can rent (or share) by the hour. I won't be using it enough to rent the space for long periods. I might use it once a week. I might go a month without using it. The perfect place for me would be reasonably priced and stocked with basic equipment, i.e. easles. If there isn't a place like this, someone should start one. Not a bad business model for luring wanabe artists.
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 18, 2004 -
My Sig-O is making the big move to NYC this summer and needs to make a housing decision ASAP. Could any knowledgeable gothamefites comment on the safety/quality of this brooklyn neighborhood
(with the red star)?
posted by atreyu
on Jun 28, 2004 -
In the first half of The French Connection, Gene Hackman's character wakes up after being face-down on a bar (the barman is starting to mop up, very early in the AM it looks like), picks up his hat and walks out of the bar. The bar is underneath what looks like the Brooklyn Bridge. Is/was this a real place? Can anyone ID the intersection? (This is right before he starts following the pink-wearing bicyclist girl & ends up handcuffed to his bed by her - the next scene has Roy Scheider visiting Hackman in his tenement apartment and unlocking the cuffs.)
posted by luriete
on May 19, 2004 -