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?
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]
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]
Brooklyn! I'm going to be in you for three days. Where should I go? [more inside]
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!
Five boroughs, five drinks. [more inside]
The world's tiniest 2-bedroom with three people and a dog. I shouldn't, right? [more inside]
Help me get a hipster/punk/androgynous/whateveryouwanttocallit hair cut in New York, please! [more inside]
Emergency alternate boardgame location in Brooklyn (Park Slope area)? [more inside]
Quick! What should we do in NYC/Brooklyn today? Our museum plans are not panning out. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Where can I buy classy holiday decorations in NYC/Brooklyn that aren't inanely expensive? [more inside]
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]
What are the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn for stocking stuffers? I'm shopping for small gifts.
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]
Brooklyn Veterinary House Calls? [more inside]
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.
Condo insurance in New York City for a pair of n00bs. [more inside]
Seeing Amon Tobin at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple in Fort Greene tonight. Wondering about parking near the venue, food nearby, and the show itself. Bonus points if you were at the show on Tuesday or Wednesday and can answer specific questions, inside. [more inside]
Where do I buy electronics components in southern Brooklyn (or lower Manhattan)? [more inside]
I grew up in St. Louis, West County, and my family still lives there. After living in New York for 16 years, I'm thinking about moving back in order to be closer to them, but I'm sad to leave Brooklyn. What neighborhoods in St. Louis should I look at? [more inside]
How costly would it be to adopt the stray cat who has been flirting outrageously with me? [more inside]
What's the best way through Brooklyn (by car), West to East? [more inside]
Mom wants to go to the Brooklyn Flea Market this weekend. Of course, nothing is simple in Marky world... [more inside]
Anyone know any good pub quizzes in Brooklyn (preferably Park Slope or vicinity)? [more inside]
I'm looking for a CBT therapist that takes Aetna insurance in either midtown Manhattan or in North Brooklyn. [more inside]
Need guidance for a friend in Brooklyn who wants to sell some old (personal and family) gold and jewelry. [more inside]
I moved into a new apartment in July, and this week I found out that the building doesn't have a certificate of occupancy. How freaked out should I be? (Special snowflake details ahead) [more inside]
Looking for ways to broaden my roommate search. [more inside]
NYU grad student desperately seeking an affordable room in Bklyn or lower Manhattan. She's my cousin from Uruguay, early thirties, just arrived in NYC. She's tried craigslist with no success. I am not in NYC. Where else should she look for ads? Feel free to memail me.
Where in NYC/Brooklyn can I find a beginners' yoga class that isn't all frou-frou chakra namaste blahdeeblah? [more inside]
I want to rent an event space in NYC. Where do I start? It's basically a wedding reception without the wedding, I'd like it to hold about eighty people, with an open bar and using my own caterers. It should be three hours booked at least. I'd like it in Manhattan but totally open to nearer Brooklyn and Queens. What do I need to know and where should I go in getting a space for late October? [more inside]
Where can I park my car cheaply for ten days near 11231 (Brooklyn, NY)? [more inside]
Trying to throw a 30th birthday party for my girlfriend. We're in Brooklyn. I've read other questions like this one, but none of the answers quite fit the bill. [more inside]
My apartment flooded last night due to the unattended over-flowing toilet of the neighbor upstairs. Stuff is ruined and gross. I already called my rental insurance agent. Now what? In Brooklyn, NY. [more inside]
What is wrong with my bathroom sink? [more inside]
Moving to NYC and looking for an apartment. Questions inside. [more inside]
Where can I get a new CPAP mask today, in NYC? Preferably downtown Manhattan or Brooklyn. [more inside]
Anyone have any suggestions for yummy vegetarian friendly restaurants in the general vicinity of the Brooklyn Museum? [more inside]
The bakery/café I work for is looking for a good company to print our menus. We're looking to print "tall" menus. I'm sorry this is so vague, but I don't know the measurements or name of the type of menu. If I had to guess I'd say ~8" x ~4" — you know, the kind you often see in restaurants/cafés/delis, etc, often with a trifold. We're most likely doing just a double sided piece of paper, though. We're located in Brooklyn, so we'd be looking for a company somewhere here or in Manhattan.
We are finally moving to Brooklyn; Kensington, to be exact. Tell us what you love in our new neighborhood and adjacent ones (Windsor Terrace, Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Borough Park). [more inside]
What should I see/eat/do in New York City this week? [more inside]
Man searching for wedding shoes. Hit a wall in my research. Help out if you can. [more inside]
How much time should I leave driving from Brooklyn to Times Square at A.M. rush hour? [more inside]
[BrooklynFilter] I need a good GP, preferably in south Brooklyn, who takes GHI. [more inside]
I just moved into a dream wonderful "garden apartment" in a brownstone. The only downside is that it has an entryway that forces you to make a u-turn to get into the apartment. Normally, not a problem. But we need to buy a couch. A regular sized, real, adult persons not-dormroom style nice couch. And there's no way anybody could possibly maneuver one into here. Is there any places that sell couches that are nice but also can be partially disassembled? Even if just the arms could be taken off it would be great. [more inside]
Crown Heights, Brooklyn II: a few weeks ago, I asked this. Answers were helpful. I've now signed a lease for an apartment in Crown Heights and will be moving in early August. It would be useful if you could give me tips and hints about living in my new neighborhood. [more inside]