Investigating a New York City (Brooklyn) real estate fantasy: I sometimes dream of finding an odd space -- a small garage, a storefront, a storage building -- and fixing it up into livable space. I see examples around town of people who have done this. I've heard friend-of-friend stories. But I have no idea how one finds non-apartment real estate sale listings in Brooklyn (or non-new-obnoxious-condo listings, for that matter). Putting aside zoning issues and the like -- where could I start investigating? Craigslist/Streeteasy/Trulia don't seem to help.
What are the best spots for quad roller skating in NYC? Particularly in Brooklyn and particularly during the winter, when the Dreamland Rink on Coney Island is closed? [more inside]
Awesome, low-cost date ideas for tomorrow night in NYC. (And in general.) [more inside]
What cities have incorporated other cities by means of a bridge? [more inside]
How does one find somebody to appraise a house? Especially when one is looking to buy said house, rather than sell it? [more inside]
good websites for part-time jobs in NYC? [more inside]
Which bars in Brooklyn are frequented by Hasidic Jews secretly blowing off steam? [more inside]
Which neighborhoods in Brooklyn along the BQE would you recommend I move to? I will be doing the reverse commute to LI, so access to the BQE is a key feature. I'm considering Bk Heights, WBurg, Greenpoint, Ft Greene, Vinegar Hill/DUMBO, Clinton Hill. [more inside]
Friends, Romans, Crooklynites: I heard the first terrifying sound from my 2005 Prius this morning, and it reminded me that I've been meaning to ask you for mechanic recommendations. I drove out to SF over the summer, and before I drove back I had my car looked at at Art's Automotive in Berkeley. I had a great experience, and I refuse to go back to the level of "care" I was formerly accustomed to here. I know the likelihood of a hybrid-friendly repair shop is slimmer here in the Big Easty, but I wonder if you might be able to refer me to a mechanic in Brooklyn (or thereabouts) with whom I can entrust my Prius. [more inside]
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]
Is there a legal maximum hot water temperature for a New York apartment? [more inside]
Is this street art in Brooklyn by Swoon? If not, can anyone identify the artist?
Help me find a mid-priced restaurant in Brooklyn for New Years dinner! [more inside]
My family is staying with me in Brooklyn this year for Christmas. If we don't murder each other before Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, does anyone have any recommendations for good restaurants that are open on Christmas Day in Brooklyn? For Christmas Eve, we were thinking about cooking at home but also ordering in, so any recommendations for that (I live in North Park Slope, so it would have to be somewhere close by)?
Help me send my extra-stressed far-off girlfriend some extra-nice movers on short notice. (This coming Tuesday! Ack!) 1 bedroom apartment w/furniture, fourth floor walkup, Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Everything's packed, the truck's already rented, and she has friends to help her unload at the other end, but she needs help loading. [more inside]
I need an affordable framing place in NYC/Brooklyn! [more inside]
Brooklyn folk: Are there any affordable gyms in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area that offer strength training classes? Anything nearish to Atlantic Center would be excellent. [more inside]
Escape from New York! (By car during the New York Marathon.) [more inside]
Two young professional creative types looking for an apt in Brooklyn or Manhattan. We'd like a little help getting our search started. [more inside]
Taking care of some things so money’s tight. What are some kickass, cool, mellow things I can do for free or dirt cheap! Preferably in Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
Brooklynfilter: Does anyone have any experience with the Holiday Inns that have cropped up in Park Slope (Union St. and Butler St.) over the past few years? [more inside]
How can I show a couple relatives the neighborhoods from Brooklyn Heights to Prospect Park this weekend – it’s going to be cold and rainy!
Where can I find a relatively inexpensive venue to have a party (with alcohol) in Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
Recommend unique, affordable men's clothing resale stores in Manhattan or Brooklyn? Hipster ok, or vintage. I'm looking mainly for short- and long-sleeve collared shirts.
NYCtwitterfilter: Recommendations for NYC/Brooklyn related things to follow on Twitter. [more inside]
Where should I purchase business cards for a small company? [more inside]
How can I get my medium-sized dog to my place of work once a week if I live in Brooklyn and have no car? Can I sneak him onto the M train without being caught? [more inside]
How can I learn NYC's street repair status? [more inside]
Sought: a safe deposit box in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Difficulties: I don't want it to cost me $80/year (as my bank, Chase, does), and I don't want to have to sign up for a checking account / other relationship with the bank (though I may be flexible about this if the bank offers absotively-free checking). Now, to make it more annoying, I only want a box at an attractive bank. Also, the easier it is for me to give a key to a deputy/agent, the happier I will be. [more inside]
Brooklyn on a Wednesday night. What to do? [more inside]
We're in the process of relocating to New York and need help finding a great sofa bed for all of our impending visitors! Mr Hibbersk is currently there organizing our apartment in Brooklyn and we had planned to buy this sofa bed from Ikea - however it is out of stock across the entire country and they don't know when it will be available (something about factory relocations and shortages). [more inside]
MovingFarAwayFilter: GF is dead-set on moving from Brooklyn to Cairo, Egypt, for at least a year. I'm pretty resistant to the idea since I love NYC and, if forced to move outside the US, there are hundreds of cities I'd rather move to. I desperately need some 1st/2nd person accounts of living in Cairo / Egypt to help make this decision. [more inside]
Is there a way to speed up the construction of the house next to mine? [more inside]
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! Thanks!
I have a question similar to these two timely threads about what to do in NYC, but with a Brooklyn twist. My family is coming mainly to see yours truly, and we've decided to kick it mainly in my hood, Brooklyn. What should we do? [more inside]
How do I look for an afterschool program for my soon to be preschooler? [more inside]
Moving within Brooklyn - Should I consider Bushwick as a potential neighborhood? [more inside]
When is the best month to move in New York?? [more inside]
I am moving from Brooklyn, NY to Providence, RI next month. I have a full-size upright piano which needs to be moved. The problem is, my dream apartment in Providence is on the second floor and so the piano will either need 4-5 movers or a crane (as per a quote) because of the winding stairs. Piano movers have given me crazy expensive quotes (around $2000) which I cannot afford. I do have a quote for about $500 from local movers to unload the piano into the apartment from a truck, probably less if they can bring it up the stairs (that's with a crane). Which of the following options would you choose, or do you have another solution entirely? Any piano mover recommendations for NYC-Providence accepted! [more inside]
BrooklynBikeRouteFilter: Please help me map the best route to/from Brooklyn/Manhattan by bike. [more inside]
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]
How has the process of renting an apartment in Brooklyn changed because of the current economic crisis? [more inside]
Just moved to Ft. Greene. What's awesome here? [more inside]
Brooklyn Food/Meal Delivery suggestions? [more inside]
Moving to Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, a couple of blocks northeast of Grand Army Plaza. We're already excited about being near the Brooklyn Museum, the Library, and Prospect Park... but we're looking for neighborhood tips on the little things: good cheap food and drink, best grocery, best coffee, least shady laundromat, what to check out, what to avoid, et cetera. Help us out!
I need recommendations for someone to alter a very expensive gown (to be worn for a wedding) somewhere in New York City (& S. Brooklyn). [more inside]
What music videos feature people standing on, driving across, or (preferably) walking across either the Brooklyn Bridge or the Manhattan Bridge? [more inside]
What caterers in the Brooklyn area would you recommend to deliver BBQ/picnic food for ~75 people in Prospect Park on a Saturday afternoon in September?
How can I get an awesome engraved diploma? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for sex therapists in NYC. [more inside]