8-10 people want to rent a beach house in New Jersey for a weekend (ideally Asbury Park), hopefully for $50/person per night. Everything we've seen wants a week-long commitment. Is our New Jersey beach weekend feasible? [more inside]
Going back to work after maternity leave, but a size bigger so I have to get new clothes. I hate clothes shopping and I don't have time to browse the stores anyway. My work wardrobe staples are bootcut jeans and fitted jersey long-sleeve t-shirts with a nice-looking print. I got jeans but I'm missing the top part! [more inside]
I'm trying to grant a Christmas wish for my sweetheart. Shh! Don't tell! [more inside]
I have a two year old niece. Her mom is American, her pop is Finnish, and her auntie biscotti is Canadian. I wanted to send her tiny little versions of the TEAM SUOMI and Team Canada and maybe Team USA hockey jerseys because (a) OMG the cute and (b) so her parents can dress her appropriately for Sochi. I can't find them, except for old versions of the US one. But I refuse to believe that Canadians and Finns do not want to dress their tiny tots in hockey paraphernalia, so I have to think these are out there somewhere. Can someone help me? My Finnish is limited to race drivers and the word "lansigootansmanpystykorva" so I can't really search on Finnish sites.
Looking for a home in a gay marriage state. [more inside]
I had an incredible milkshake once when I was a kid in the early aughts in southern New Jersey. The ice cream place served enormous milkshakes and had distinctive cow placemats. It was not near the shore; it was probably in a rural or somewhat rural area. What ice cream place was it? [more inside]
I need a casual summer wardrobe staple: a short, jersey knit black skirt. Alas: because there are further specifications, I cannot find it anywhere. [more inside]
I've been searching the net for days now trying to find a way to become an authorized NFL jersey reseller, to no avail. Who should a prospective retailer deal with? Nike or the NFL? What are some authorized distributors a prospective retailer/reseller could buy from?
Hello. I acquired a '91 Honda Nighthawk CB250 last summer, and now I need to leave town (Manhattan) for 2 weeks in July. Help me figure out what to do. [more inside]
Help me find sources detailing NJ governor Chris Christie's contentious relationship with teachers and teachers' unions. [more inside]
I have lived in New Jersey for over 10 years, really don't know much about it, except for the town I live in. I'm looking for books, fiction or non-fiction, that will give me a broader view. It doesn't have to be about the state, but could take place in it. [more inside]
Help me find the polka-dot wrapper that the Tour de France King of the Mountains Jersey is based on. [more inside]
Are there health risks in living in an apartment inside a reconditioned factory building in Hoboken, New Jersey? [more inside]
How do I find dog friendly businesses in Northern New Jersey? [more inside]
Help me find a replacement hair stylist with "curly scissors" in Southern New Jersey. [more inside]
Early 40's male looking for recommendations for doctors who performs no-scalpel vasectomies, ideally in Northern NJ but New York City is ok too. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: "Our flight leaves from JFK at 5:55 PM. We're currently in Northern New Jersey, near Morristown. My father has offered to drive us to the airport, but we're concerned about whether this will be physically/emotionally possible due to the marathon. Our plan was to head south and take the Verrazano Bridge. Will this take us around the road closures / traffic hell, or should we just take the train?"
Please help me find therapist in north jersey. Preferably one that specializes in depression for young women (late 20s). Bonus points if they have experience with sleep disorders. [more inside]
How to find a piano teacher. [more inside]
I just bought this dress, and I need to shorten it. It has a raw hem, so all I need to do, theoretically, is measure and cut. I know the trick for cutting a straight line on woven fabric (thank you 8th grade Home Ec!), but have no idea how to ensure an even cut on Jersey. Tips? Tricks?
why was this police car swerving across lanes? [more inside]
I traveled on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey recently. The exit toll booth had only "EZ Pass Only" and "Exact Change" lanes open when I exited. The "Cash/Receipt" lane was closed off with traffic cones. I did not have EZ Pass and only had paper bills, not coins, in the car. All of the booths were unattended. I saw no choice but to run through the "Exact Change" booth without paying the toll. Now what? [more inside]
I'm looking for a list of players in the Phillies' all-time roster, organized by jersey number. [more inside]
Unbranded & weirdly branded road cycling clothing: About four years ago I came across a website that was a clearance center for major road cycling clothing manufacturers. It sold a lot of jerseys and shorts that appeared to be excess items from custom-design production runs printed for odd cat2/cat3 teams in different countries around the world, printed with sponsorships for things like Colombian soda-pop companies, German pneumatics firms, etc. They had a lot of jerseys that would normally be $75-100/ea going for around $30 a piece. I lost the URL and am not even sure if the company is still in business (iirc it was a Yahoo! storefront). [more inside]
Am I just imagining? Two joke songs about New Jersey. [more inside]
Help me make sense of no-fault state car insurance shenanigans! Covered person's insurance company not really proactive or informative. Other driver's insurance company dragging heels and giving the run-around.. [more inside]
I like riding my bicycle, but I'm having trouble finding clothes that fit. I'm 6'1", 305 lbs. I've researched other askme's, and there was some good stuff-- including the only company I can find so far that even comes close to fitting me-- 3XL the Minus 33 merino shirt, and even that is pretty small and tight on me. But I'm looking for more information and pointers than I can find on my own. I know there is a passionate bicycling clique here at Metafilter, and I'm hoping they can offer me some advice and sources for clothes to fit my odd-shaped body. Details below the jump. [more inside]
What happened to all the sea stars on the Jersey Shore? [more inside]
Want to know about how long (and how bearable) it would be commuting from Jersey City, NJ to Somerset, NJ 5 days a week for work. Has anyone done it? Any thoughts on how 'sustainable' a commute it is? I am mostly concerned with the day-after-day effects of driving this distance. My commute now is via subway and is about 30 minutes each way, including walking.
We're visiting Cape May, NJ this weekend with 6 and 8 year old kids. We've been there before, but the weather isn't looking great. Any recommendations for activities or restaurants we might not know about? [more inside]
Hello! Can anyone recommend anywhere in either Jersey City or New York City to get the Polish delicacies known as paczki? [more inside]
What is the best way to soften up a hockey jersey to make it comfortable to wear without ruining its appearance? [more inside]
Where can I find a jersey like Charlie Brown's? [more inside]
Where can I buy an adult-sized, customized London Knights jersey? [more inside]
Looking for a summer soccer day camp for an 11 year old that's more than a week...in northern New Jersey.
What's the best (cheap, clean, warm) beach to go to in mid-May, accessible by car from NYC? [more inside]
Bike jerseys for tall people? [more inside]
I'm considering buying property on the New Jersey Shore. I like the look of some of the Sea Isle properties that are available under the million mark. The prices have come down nicely since I've been watching but I'm not sure it’s the right time to get into the real estate market yet. [more inside]
Sports jersey questions: Why is the baseball pitcher with a single-digit number such a rarity? Why do hockey goalies usually wear 1, or something in the 30s? And why are 2-7 usually worn by defensemen? [more inside]
ShoppingFilter: baseball Jersey help. [more inside]
Help me name my new kitty--Jersey Inspired [more inside]
I need help finding an observatory in the New York/ New Jersey area that I can take my boyfriend for his birthday to view the stars for a good hour or more. Any suggestions?
Looking to purchase a Hungarian soccer jersey for a toddler. Please help! [more inside]
How would you find a ranked list of professional sportsmens' jersey sales for a particular league during a particular season? For instance, where could you find a ranked list of the sales of NFL players' jerseys for 2007? [more inside]
Packing for a trip to the NJ Shore. Do you have a check list you use when you take a family vacation in a rented house/condo? more inside.... [more inside]
Is there a way to find out details about a particular traffic accident and death that occurred in New Jersey on May 11? The only additional info I have is the name of the deceased. [more inside]
New Jersey-Filter: Two questions. First, can you recommend any great B&Bs in Monmouth County? Second, if you had the aim of introducing two close friends to summer in the Garden State, with the ulterior motive of disabusing them of anti-Jersey stereotypes, where would you take them and what would you do?
I've just accepted a job in Montville, NJ, and I will probably be living somewhere within a 20-30 minute radius. Please to be recommending to me a good comic book store in the area to set up a pull box.
Where can I buy one of the new '08/'09 season Israel National Team away colors Puma jerseys, like the one pictured here? [more inside]
Stephen Colbert was just holding up a jersey on The Colbert Report (4/15) that was: part (1/4) Flyers jersey, part Sixers jersey, part Eagles jersey, and part Phillies jersey. Like a beautiful Philadelphia sports patchwork quilt jersey shirt. Can I buy this jersey? Does it exist outside of The Colbert Report?
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