DCFilter: I'm in DC, trying to buy a bike from someone on Craigslist. He's in VA. What's a good Metro station to meet at so I can test-ride the bike? While we're at it -- what are some things to be wary of when buying a used bike?
Can you suggest a mover for a (very) small amount of stuff? I have to move to a new apartment in the next 2 weeks, but I have very little stuff : one bedroom's worth of furniture, a sofa, and a folding table with some chairs. I only have 2 boxes of books. I called some moving companies, but the smallest load they will take is still way more than I have. I live in the Maryland suburbs of DC. Thanks. [more inside]
D.C.CommutingFilter: Moving to the city soon but stuck working in the 'burbs; is it possible for me to maintain my love for the urban lifestyle? [more inside]
Where could we live in the DC area with 1 commuting to Baltimore and the other (with toddler in tow to daycare) to Foggy Bottom? [more inside]
Suggestions needed for mid-to-low maintenance, ornamental, native plants that I can grow in D.C. [more inside]
HELP! I need a purchase a Megaphone (20 Watts +) in the Washington DC Area today! I'm calling around like crazy but can't find a brick and mortar retailer... can anyone help?
Is it possible to find a place to live in downtown Arlington, VA for $750 or under? [more inside]
I want to get educated on a number of DC Comics characters by reading easily available graphic novels and trade paperbacks. What should I read? (Characters and caveats inside). [more inside]
I haven't played soccer since I was 6, but I'd like to start. Which leagues in DC should I be looking at that will accept a person with almost zero experience in the sport? I'm male, 25, and in middling shape.
Know anything about Washington, D.C. Apartment Finders/Brokers? [more inside]
I have a laptop with a screen that's broken. I want to buy a USB digital TV tuner device and then permanently attach the laptop to my TV, which currently only gets used for watching DVDs. Does anyone know of a list of free-to-air digital TV channels I could expect to be able to watch with a setup like this? I'm in the Washington DC area.
If I have an appliance that has a DC motor, should I unplug it during a storm if it's not on a surge protector? Why?
We'll be in DC in the first week in August, and we're looking for restaurant suggestions. Good food and an interesting experience are our top criteria; cheap to moderately expensive is okay - but not interested in stuffy or super-expensive fine dining. [more inside]
Does DC have cool collectives/sharing groups? [more inside]
I live in DC and have just had a great weekend away, camping down near Virginia Beach. Now I want to plan another couple of camping weekends this summer but I'm not keen on the cost of renting a car to do so. Does anyone know of any campgrounds in DC/Virginia/Maryland that are accessible from DC via public transport?
I'm looking for the art scene in DC. Where are the local venues where i can get plugged into the music and art scene?
Planning a quick respite. A brief reprieve from the ridiculousness of life. I'm thinking a day out of DC, (maybe) overnight, somewhere picturesque, would be just the ticket! Where should I go? [more inside]
I'm looking for someone you know and trust to do dress/costume (but not wedding) alterations in the NoVA-DC area. [more inside]
Hardwood floor refinisher recommendation in DC? [more inside]
How can I throw an awesome winter solstice party? [more inside]
Got back from a trip five days ago and stomach still isn't sitting right. Should I see a doctor? A specialist? Recommendations in the DC area? TMI and longer version below the fold. [more inside]
Driving home from work in D.C., I spotted something crossing the street in front of me, followed by three youngsters. I work at Buzzard Point, so this occurred about three blocks from the Anacostia River. I got within about 20 feet of the critters and still couldn't figure out what they were. [more inside]
My wife and I are looking for a marriage counselor and therapist in Washington, DC to help us through a rough time, and who can meet at odd hours. [more inside]
Where can I watch the Scripps Spelling Bee in the DC area? I don't have a TV, so am looking for a bar or something that will be showing it. [more inside]
Should we move into this apartment, or stay where we are? [more inside]
A Russian friend of mine may be in a dangerous situation in Washington, DC. [more inside]
I'm planning on going to a Washington Nationals game on Thursday with a group of about 10 people. Should we buy tickets ahead of time? We just want the cheap $10 seats. [more inside]
So I'm looking for a place to take cool photos in DC this week, and I don't want any more photos of the national phallus. [more inside]
Twofold question: I have a 4 hour train layover at Union Station in Washington DC Saturday morning. What can I do while I'm there and how can I do it? [more inside]
What Bay Area City Is Most Like Baltimore? Like New York Like Boston? Like Philadelphia? Like DC? [more inside]
My fiancée and I are planning to have our wedding during the springtime next year in Washington, DC. Have any ideas for an interesting, DC wedding location (on the cheap)? [more inside]
Do you know of any booksellers in the Washington, DC area that sell Arabic books? I'm looking for shops that sell fairly current novels and nonfiction written in the Arabic language. Also, it would be nice if it was accessible by public transport. Thanks.
What are the chances a new phd in anthropology can get a public policy job in DC? [more inside]
Where can I go to find a well-cut suit? I'm 6'3" 190lbs and I'm sick of suits that look like they were made for me before I lost 60 lbs.
Where can I go to find a well-cut suit? I'm 6'3" 190lbs and I'm sick of suits that look like they were made for me before I lost 60 lbs. [more inside]
I need to find a good Audi mechanic in the DC area. [more inside]
Need recommendations for DC-area therapists who accept Aetna. [more inside]
How do I show my friend a good time in DC? Problem: It will be on a Wednesday night (tonight, actually...) [more inside]
What is said at the beginning of this Washington DC Metro station announcement? [more inside]
Where can I buy a Thermapen in the D.C. Area? After reading fifteen million positive reviews on this device, I'm going to take the plunge and buy one. I'm feeling a bit impatient, though, and would also like to avoid S&H costs. Do you know of any restaurant supply joints or other stores around the District that carry them? Thanks, Hive!
Are there some interesting places to stop from Asheville to D.C.? [more inside]
I'm bringing my bike (and a budget) to DC this weekend. Where should I go/what should I do? Looking for cool outdoor spaces... [more inside]
Sports massage in the DC area? [more inside]
Where can I find Banana Bread beer in DC? [more inside]
My husband and I will be returning to DC, where we spent part of our honeymoon, for a 10th anniversary trip during the first week in May (May 1-May 7). I've seen these questions, which cover a lot, but we're also interested in events the locals might know about that we wouldn't hear about coming in from out out town. For location/travel purposes, we'll be staying at a hotel near the Foggy Bottom Metro stop and will not have a car. Thanks in advance for your recommendations.
In Washington DC for 3 days - looking for "second tier" tourist destinations. [more inside]
Where's a good place to watch the Olympics opening ceremonies in Washington, DC? [more inside]
Where can I find curing salt/pink salt in DC? [more inside]
Looking for a recommendation for a good CPA or accountant in the DC, NoVA, or Southern Maryland area to field a set of somewhat-complicated questions about taxes. (Read: H&R Block is not going to cut it here.) The problem? All my close friends use TurboTax, and I'm reluctant to mass e-mail my entire contact list for recommendations, since I think the type of CPA (or accountant--is there a difference?) might matter in this situation and figuring out what flavor I need means disclosing more personal financial details than I'm comfortable with. [more inside]
Due to a craptastically crappy situation, I need a new doctor (in DC or NoVA). I don't know whether to look for a GP or an OB/GYN. Advice and specific recommendations are very much appreciated... I haven't done this (look for a new doctor) in a long time (~10 years). [more inside]
Asking for a Friend: Wedding Dress Alterations in the DC Area? [more inside]