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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

Bike rack rental in NYC?

Where can I rent a car that seats 4 people as well as a bike rack for their bikes...in NYC? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me find help to get a job

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 - 14 answers

NYC/Brooklyn-specific gifts for twin 4yr old girls

What NYC or Brooklyn-specific gift can I get for twin girls age 4-5 who I 've never met but know they have everything, are probably reading beyond their age level, etc. My budget is around $20-30 total. I don't know anything about this age group or whether the parents are pro/against princess/barbie stuff and I'd like to avoid gender-stereotyping gifts anyway. Ideas? Thanks!
posted by Hellebore on May 9, 2012 - 9 answers

NYC Piano Mover

NYC piano moving recommendations [more inside]
posted by saladin on May 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Considerations buying a car in Chicago to take to Brooklyn.

Living in Brooklyn, what do I need to know about buying a new car in Chicago and bringing it back? [more inside]
posted by cgk on May 1, 2012 - 1 answer

And then there's always Supercuts

LonghairFilter: Man with shoulder-length hair ISO $0-$20 trim in NYC. [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Tell me about the mystery festival I saw today in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Tell me about the mystery festival I saw today in Sunset Park, Brooklyn [more inside]
posted by nanhey on Apr 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Where can I get a bottle of Moroccan Oil in NYC?

Where can I find Morrocan Oil in lower Manhattan or North Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

T-Mobile prepaid in Brooklyn

Now that the Galaxy Nexus is $399 unlocked, I'm thinking about buying one and getting T-Mobile's $30/mo. prepaid plan. I don't make all that many calls so the limited number of minutes is fine by me. I live and work in Brooklyn, and on account of that spend most of my time in the borough. There are some dated questions here that claim that service is spotty in Brooklyn— is that still the case? [more inside]
posted by akgerber on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Are my journeys to Cape Cod doomed to be expensive and unpleasant?

I live in Brooklyn, NY, and I enjoy visiting my mother on Cape Cod. But I don't have a car, and the stress and expense of my usual methods of travel keeps me from seeing her as much as I would like. Am I overlooking a better solution? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Apr 24, 2012 - 20 answers

My dogs have ruined the yard!

I'm looking for a place to buy flagstone or slate for my garden in North Brooklyn or Queens. [more inside]
posted by catrae on Apr 21, 2012 - 1 answer

We need recommendations for an affordable couples' counselor in NYC.

My husband and I need recommendations for couples' counseling in NYC, Manhattan or Brooklyn, and would love something relatively affordable (under $120/session, if possible). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Seeking Brooklyn Mechanic

Looking for a Brooklyn car mechanic recommendation for my 1999 Subaru. Check engine light just came on and it's overdue for a tune-up. Much thanks.
posted by JLD on Apr 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Brooklyn afternoon bar crawl – can it be done?

Planning an afternoon bar crawl around Park Slope / Cobble Hill / Carroll Gardens areas, but I'm having trouble coming up with bars that would be open on a Friday afternoon (after, say, 2p). Any recommendations? Closer together is great, outside patio/drinking a big plus! [more inside]
posted by sub-culture on Apr 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Welcome to Lefferts!

I'm moving to Prospect Lefferts Gardens! Tell me what's cool! Tell me what sucks! Tell me anything I should know! I'll also be a new Brooklynite after living in Manhattan for twelve years, so more generalized info could be nice, too.
posted by whitneyarner on Apr 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Talk therapy in NYC?

Looking for a great talk therapist in Brooklyn. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Send me dress shopping in NYC

Dress shopping in NYC: if I only want to spend $40-$100 on dresses, where should I be shopping in Manhattan and Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to live in New York

Another Brooklyn (or maybe Queens) neighborhoods question. [more inside]
posted by enn on Mar 27, 2012 - 16 answers

Where should I live in south Brooklyn?

Brooklyn apartment hunting: Tell me about Bensonhurst/ Dyker Heights/ Midwood! [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on Mar 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Best route to living well in Brooklyn?

Moving to NYC. Preferably Brooklyn. Where should we live and how should we apartment hunt? [more inside]
posted by Sockowocky on Mar 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

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 - 3 answers

If you're bored then you're boring.

My friend groups feel bored with "life as usual." As do I. Any ideas on non-drinking activities in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Mar 21, 2012 - 42 answers

If I ain't brokered, fix it?

What do I need to know about dealing with brokers for apartment rentals? (I'm located in Brooklyn.) [more inside]
posted by mlle valentine on Mar 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me impress my boyfriend's dad by being cheap

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 - 37 answers

Brooklyn lush seeks cheap drinks

Brooklyn girl likes drinking but is cheap. What are the best brunch deals in the borough, preferably with a free drink? What are your favorite happy hours? What are the best iPhone apps or websites that list happy hours and/or drink specials? All borough-wide recommendations appreciated, though anything located in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and DUMBO are most desired. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Restaurant for vegan and non-vegan in NYC

What restaurants would be good for a vegan and a non vegan in Manhattan, Brooklyn or Queens? [more inside]
posted by ridogi on Feb 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Gross sticky nasty gunk everywhere

I live in a pre-war (1920's?) Brooklyn apartment building. Recently, the ceiling in the kitchen collapsed due to a leak in the pipes above, spreading plaster, dust, and wet and dry gunk everywhere. Now the landlord has completed a shoddy-looking repair, again leaving everything in the kitchen covered in dust and powder and sticky gunk. Every. Single. Thing. Two questions: how do I find out if we are in danger of asbestos exposure? How do I proceed if we are?
posted by jennyjenny on Feb 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Matchmaker, matchmaker ...

Do you know a great therapist in Brooklyn or Manhattan who helped you or a friend cope with depression? I'm trying to find a good fit. [more inside]
posted by jessca84 on Feb 14, 2012 - 5 answers

What to do for a rad girl on her bday from far away?

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 - 9 answers

Brooklyn tips

Brooklyn! I'm going to be in you for three days. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Need good acupunturist in Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan

Hi, Does anyone have current name and/or contact information for a good acupuncturist (with good bedside manner, and great knowledge of herbal medicine) in Brooklyn (Williamsburg area), or Lower Manhattan (adjacent to Brooklyn). There is a previous thread that mentions a few contact points, but it's 3-4 years old. Thanks, in advance!
posted by Vibrissae on Jan 27, 2012 - 4 answers

To the boroughs...tipsy-like.

Five boroughs, five drinks. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna on Jan 25, 2012 - 11 answers

This week, on Tiny House!

The world's tiniest 2-bedroom with three people and a dog. I shouldn't, right? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Jan 19, 2012 - 13 answers

I am boring, make my hair interesting.

Help me get a hipster/punk/androgynous/whateveryouwanttocallit hair cut in New York, please! [more inside]
posted by (Over) Thinking on Jan 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I move a nerdy afternoon party at short notice?

Emergency alternate boardgame location in Brooklyn (Park Slope area)? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jan 6, 2012 - 11 answers

What should we do in NYC/Brooklyn today?

Quick! What should we do in NYC/Brooklyn today? Our museum plans are not panning out. [more inside]
posted by Hwaet on Jan 2, 2012 - 7 answers

And when Santa squeezes his fat white @%# down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of @%#holes this side of the nuthouse.

Christmas! Christmas! I seek non-annoying Christmas music, good Christmas cocktails, delicious Christmas food and Christmas desserts. What are some good things to do on Christmas Eve/day in NYC/Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 15, 2011 - 26 answers

Art studio insurance.

I'm renting a space which I will be subletting out to other people as artist studios. I would like to get liability insurance on the space that covers damage to the space and personal injury. I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what I need. Does anyone have any experience with this type of thing? [more inside]
posted by degoao on Dec 9, 2011 - 2 answers

What to do about the "Pro-Life Homeless"

Local pro-life organization is raising funds in a way that I think is intentionally misleading. Can I do anything? Should I do anything? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on Dec 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Do they even SELL artificial pine garlands anymore?

Where can I buy classy holiday decorations in NYC/Brooklyn that aren't inanely expensive? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

A Car Lost in Brooklyn

A friend who is in the midst of a serious study cram moved his car in Brooklyn and now cannot find it. Can anyone think of a way to go about finding it? [more inside]
posted by quine's_gavagai on Dec 4, 2011 - 10 answers

the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn

What are the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn for stocking stuffers? I'm shopping for small gifts.
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Help With Apartment Hunting in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Moving to New York from Florida to take a job at the beginning of January, and i'm having some trouble finding a good place to live, mostly that I don't really know how to find good places that aren't on craigslist/padmapper. The friend i'm going to live with works in Greenpoint, so we're leaning heavily on that neighborhood, just off the Greenpoint or Nassau stops, so only one of us has to take the subway to work. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Nov 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Cat Needs a House Call Stat--Brooklyn

Brooklyn Veterinary House Calls? [more inside]
posted by mixer on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Where are all the crafters at?

Where in Brooklyn can I go with my crafts projects to hang out with other people who are working on their crafts projects, for free? I'm working on a number of portable crafts projects right now and I'd love to get out of the house and be with other people who are working on their own projects.
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 15, 2011 - 5 answers

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