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Dinner in Williamsburg for 10

Looking for a restaurant in Williamsburg that can accommodate about 10 people on a Saturday night in June, for a bachelor party. Will not be a stereotypical raucous, wasted BP crowd, but would like someplace laid back. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on May 21, 2013 - 11 answers

Transportation between Brooklyn and Southold, New York

Next Monday I have to get from Brooklyn to Southold, New York. I can't take the train because it doesn't get in until about noon, which is too late for me to make my meeting. Are there any alternatives, such as buses? Or is there another station I should consider taking a train to, and then taking a cab to Southold? I might also be able to have someone pick me up from someplace that is not too far from Southold, if that is an option. Thanks in advance for the help!
posted by Shebear on May 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Why are clothing donation boxes proliferating in my neighborhood?

I live in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and have noticed that, over the past several months, a sizable number of clothing donation boxes have appeared on sidewalks and in little disused nooks of urban space. There are three on my block alone that have sprung up, seemingly overnight, within the last couple months. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 11, 2013 - 7 answers

I'm moving to Crown Heights! Tell me thing about it!

Brooklyn Questions. Late this month, I'm moving into a place at St. John's Place and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights. I like what I've seen of the neighborhood, but tell me more about it! [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 10, 2013 - 7 answers

Where should I live in New York?

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 - 16 answers

Help me, a mid-twenties licensed adult in NYC, finally learn to drive!

Help me learn to drive! What's a good driving school or private instructor in NYC for a mid-twenties guy who's never been comfortable driving? I have the next 10-15 days and $500 to get as many hours behind the wheel as possible. [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Apr 26, 2013 - 9 answers

How to rent an apartment in Brooklyn.

My lovely daughter and her friend are graduating from college in May and looking for an apartment in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Apr 20, 2013 - 31 answers

How (on earth) do you do therapy in NYC?

How do you handle mental health in NYC- insurance, out of pocket, other options? [more inside]
posted by theflash on Apr 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me plan a kitchen renovation in Brooklyn.

I just bought a 1 bedroom co-op in Brooklyn. I want to gut the kitchen. I have 30k. Is this possible? Can you recommend an architect? Share your story? [more inside]
posted by (Over) Thinking on Apr 17, 2013 - 15 answers

Where can I play table tennis in New York?

I'm trying to get back into playing table tennis and I live in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by Michael Pemulis on Apr 16, 2013 - 3 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

NYC-Filter

What's a good place to get together for drinks/snacks around 4:30pm on a Saturday either near the Mid-Manhattan Library or in an easily accessible part of Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by troika on Apr 1, 2013 - 8 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

Long-term Storage in Brooklyn, NY

As I said in my last post, I'm packing up and hitting the road to travel the world for a year. I have a one bedroom apartment full of stuff in Brooklyn Heights, NY that I need to store. I'm going to try to pare down as much as possible, but I have nice furniture that I paid a good amount of money for and like, as well as art and books, much of which I want to keep. Having done some quick searching online, it definitely appears to make sense to store much of my furniture from my cost/benefit point of view, versus buying all new furniture at similar prices to what I previously spent when I get back. I'm looking for climate controlled storage for a large one bedroom worth of stuff, anywhere in the NYC area. [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld on Mar 28, 2013 - 5 answers

7 Mile Run in Brooklyn/NYC for an Out-of-Towner?

I'm visiting NYC next weekend, and I'd like to maintain my habit of running 7 miles every Saturday morning. I'll be staying with a friend near Court and Atlantic, in Brooklyn. I'd like to start my run there, or very close by. [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on Mar 27, 2013 - 23 answers

Pipe dreamin'

A studio or one-bedroom in a desirable* part of Brooklyn for less than $1200/month. Is this even slightly possible anymore? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Feb 26, 2013 - 18 answers

NYC with a 2 year old - fun activities?

I'll be spending the day with my two year old son in New York (staying in Cobble Hill, probably heading into Manhattan) on Sat. 3/2, and am looking for suggestions for fun, reasonably-priced activities that we can do together. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Feb 15, 2013 - 14 answers

Inspiration, Strike me!

I love to stop and draw when I take walks in New York. I'm inspired by architectural details and monumental perspective, contrasts of space and light. Usually I wander aimlessly until I find an interesting spot to sit with my sketchbook, but that's a bit tougher when it's 20 degrees outside. I'm in the process of setting up weekly sketching adventures with a novice artist friend, and I feel there should be some planning involved. Help me compile a list of potentially inspiring places we can sit and sketch in the city without our fingers freezing off. [more inside]
posted by alight on Jan 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Taking advantage of the ticket scalpers via proximity

Will onsite ticket sellers (scalpers) give discounts to buyers after a sporting event has begun? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Jan 24, 2013 - 10 answers

I have three days in Brooklyn. What must I absolutely see and do?

In mid February I will be in Brooklyn for three days. Apart from the Brooklyn Museum what should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
posted by lesbiassparrow on Jan 17, 2013 - 13 answers

Restaurant in Brooklyn for Seven

We need a restaurant in Brooklyn in the Downtown/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens area that will take a reservation for 7 people for brunch this Saturday and has vegan options (but preferably not all-vegan.) [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jan 9, 2013 - 8 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

Philly to Brooklyn New Years Eve Masochism Edition

Is traffic going to be crazy driving this evening/early night (Dec. 31st) from Philly to Brooklyn via Staten Island?
posted by ennui.bz on Dec 31, 2012 - 2 answers

Christmas dinner in Brooklyn for a group (7-8) on a budget?

Help me find a restaurant for Christmas dinner in Brooklyn for a group (7-8) on a budget? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Nov 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Not quite ready for the land of artisanal snausages

Am I making a mistake in my choice of NYC neighborhood? Details within for your much-appreciated sanity check and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Nov 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Brunch on Smith St?

Hi everyone, I have been tasked with finding a suitable location for brunch on Smith St. in Brooklyn for a sizeable group of people...let's say 10-12. Would love recommendations that are reasonably priced and tasty! Thanks to any Brooklynites who are able to help.
posted by duvatney on Nov 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Therapist for anxiety in Brooklyn?

Can anyone recommend a therapist who practices CBT in Brooklyn, NY? (Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Park Slope area, or even downtown Manhattan.) I need some help managing extreme anxiety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Brooklyn restaurant with a view

Another NYC/Brooklyn restaurant question: City views edition. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 7, 2012 - 17 answers

Can I make it from Boston to Brooklyn tomorrow (Saturday?)

Any issues with roads traveling from Boston to Brooklyn tomorrow? [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Nov 2, 2012 - 7 answers

And I was really looking forward to this trip, too!

I'm supposed to be at a B&B in Philadelphia tomorrow evening, and right now I'm in Brooklyn. I don't have a car, rail isn't running, busses leave from parts of the city that are extremely difficult to access and I'm not even sure I could get a ticket. Suggestions? Am I not thinking of something? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Oct 31, 2012 - 16 answers

Brooklyn flooding/storm surge question

flooding / storm surge question: Flood waters in fiance's Brooklyn/Greenpoint location are about 2' away by depth, half a block by walking. Is water likely to rise more? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Oct 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Nice solo NYC dinner

Where to get a very high quality but casual meal alone this Sunday evening in NYC? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Oct 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Raise the roof (but make it cool, please)

My 10' by 10' bedroom has HUGE 14ft ceilings. Most of my floor space is taken up by my queen-sized bed. What interesting things can I do with the extra head space? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics on Oct 4, 2012 - 15 answers

Can I get my hands on Hachiya persimmons in NYC this week?

Even though they're not quite in season, can I buy persimmons (Hachiya persimmons, specifically) in NYC this week? Brooklyn or Manhattan, preferably.
posted by Viola on Sep 24, 2012 - 3 answers

NYC lawyer familiar with Brooklyn DOB?

Seeking recommendation for NYC lawyer who is familiar with how the Brooklyn Department of Buildings really works as well as resident/condo board relations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 1 answer

DNC in BKLYN

Where in Brooklyn can I watch the DNC tonight? I'm looking for a bar. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Brooklyn fruits?

What fruit tree is blooming behind my apartment in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Walk me through buying a condo in NYC like I'm three

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 - 13 answers

Verizon versus Time Warner, go!

Do any of you New York-area mefites have an opinion on Verizon versus Time Warner for internet? [more inside]
posted by Mooseli on Jul 26, 2012 - 17 answers

Bedbug, bedbug, whatcha gonna do?

NYC filter: How does the bedbug disclosure law end up playing out when one is looking for a new apartment? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Jul 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for a therapist in Brooklyn/Manhattan

Do you know a good talk therapist in Brooklyn or Manhattan, or can you help me find one? Would you recommend yours? I'm not sure why I'm finding it so difficult. [more inside]
posted by exgeographer on Jul 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Good ISP for Brooklyn?

Can anyone recommend a good high-speed internet provider that'll provide to not-all-that-outer Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard on Jul 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can I host an Olympic Opening Ceremonies party in Brooklyn?

Is there a bar or other space in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Long Island City where I can reserve a private room with a TV for a get-together to watch the Olympic Opening Ceremonies? I am not looking to pay for an entire event, just reserve a private space with a TV and proximity to a bar where my friends can buy drinks.
posted by ocherdraco on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Where to stay in Brooklyn?

Where to stay in Brooklyn, October 2012 edition. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jul 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Green bug on my grubby building's windowsill

What bug could this be? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Jul 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Moving from Brooklyn to Boston

what is the brooklyn of boston? [more inside]
posted by LittlePumpkin on Jul 6, 2012 - 18 answers

How do you pick your new town?

Leaving the city: how do you pick your new town? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Jul 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Places to race go-karts in/near NYC

I thought it might be fun to race around like giddy kids with my wife for her birthday. she loves Formula one and has expressed an interest in racing go-karts. We both can drive but do not own a car as we live in brooklyn and have no need. Any ideas on where to race go-karts near nyc? (I found this place: gpny.com, and it seems to fit the bill..but are there other options?) Anyone else had any similar experiences trying to find place to race? Extravagant test-drive a real car on a track option? f1 model kit? (thank you as always) -birthday panic!!
posted by 5lbauthority on Jul 2, 2012 - 8 answers

Help: NYC apartment search

Help me move to NYC Part 1: Finding an apartment (Brooklyn? Jersey City?) [more inside]
posted by pseudonick on Jun 29, 2012 - 41 answers

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