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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

The mystery of the illegal church!

The building I live in is host to an illegal church. Help me figure out what kind it is! [more inside]
posted by whitneyarner on Jun 16, 2012 - 15 answers

I want to do all of the cool things

I have a plan to visit NYC with my best friend next weekend. I've been to NYC about six or seven times now, and I have a few things in mind. Can you help me find some other cool things to do based on what I'm already thinking about checking out? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jun 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Where can I find the Chicago youth culture in Brooklyn?

Can I get Chicago in Brooklyn? (In particular: Coffee, thrift stores, theater, bicycles, and free stuff.) Keywords: Free or <$5 [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on May 31, 2012 - 33 answers

Please recommend an air conditioner!

I need a recommendation for a window air conditioner unit. Preference: as quiet and energy efficient as possible. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on May 26, 2012 - 8 answers

A woodshed of one’s own

Plenty of time to practice music, but no place to do so. Creative solutions wanted! [more inside]
posted by messica on May 22, 2012 - 19 answers

Make me more comfortable with biking

You started biking later in life, and you did it in a big city. How did you become comfortable biking on roads with cars? I'm kind of freaked out by this. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on May 22, 2012 - 42 answers

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