I am taking a one-day trip to Manhattan. I get off the bus from Boston Sunday night by Penn Station and am busy from 11 am Monday until I catch my return bus from Penn Station at 5 pm. Two questions: What cool thing or things can I do Monday morning for a few hours before my 11 am meeting with friends to eat lunch just south of Central Park? One thought is to just wander that end of Central Park. What would be a good take-out low-carb meal to get to eat as I leave town? Is there any good BBQ in that area to recommend?
posted by BearClaw6
on Feb 1, 2014 -
A relative is recuperating from surgery in midtown Manhattan. I would like to get an awesome cherry pie and have it delivered to him in the next couple of days. [more inside]
posted by alms
on Jan 24, 2014 -
Need Epic Italian restaurant in Manhattan. This may have been asked before but restaurants change and close all the time. Relatives are coming into Manhattan this Friday from Texas (originally from Long Island) and seek "epic pizza and Italian food". I know places in Brooklyn etc so please only Manhattan. They have a family of 4 and subways to Bensonhurst would be prohibitive. Special "Awesome Points" for "hole in wall" tiny places. Mifi-ites don't let me down!
posted by donaken
on Dec 24, 2013 -
I'm visiting Manhattan for a few days, and only have one pair of shoes. The stitching on one side has started to come apart, but I really like these shoes. I'd like to get them repaired, and not buy a new pair. Is there anywhere I can get my shoes repaired while I wait? If it helps, I'll be in the upper west side.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on Nov 17, 2013 -
I think I'll take my kids (18 yr. old daughter & her boyfriend; 16 yr. old son) down to NYC for just the day this Sunday. Kids have spent almost no time in NYC and not since they were little, so it's pretty much brand new to them. I only get to go about once every 5 years, so I'm not very familiar.
Son is video game enthusiast, Minecraft, EDM, young for his age, geeky kid. Daughter likes everything and will be gung-ho no matter what we do. Neither of them is particularly into museums. I myself just like walking along the streets, taking in the sights, people-watching, window shopping.
I'm thinking walking around in Central Park, maybe the zoo. Or maybe checking out the highline. But what else should we do with about 5 or 6 hours?
Also, we're driving down, using a rental car. What's the best part of town to park in, and what kind of parking situation would be best?
posted by primate moon
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I'm a fresh college graduated from a European academy for Graphic Design and want to move to NYC to gather more experience in the field, and live there for a while. Question about job search and accommodation. Considering doing a masters degree too. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on Nov 7, 2013 -
What are your favorite quiet (on a Saturday or Sunday night!) Manhattan bars or lounges that play ambient music, and are good for hanging out? [more inside]
posted by ArgyleGargoyle
on Oct 2, 2013 -
I recently started a job that I'm really excited about. Part of the reason I was hired is because I got great endorsements from my references. I'd like to send flowers to the Manhattan offices of each one, but if you have a better idea for a considerate thank you gift for three smart, accomplished women in their late 20s/early 30s, I am all ears! I want to send something nice that makes it clear how grateful I am for their confidence in me. [more inside]
posted by andromache
on Aug 21, 2013 -
Can anyone recommend a good Vietnamese restaurant in Manhattan that's open during the middle of the day this coming Saturday? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento
on Jul 1, 2013 -
Help me learn to drive! What's a good driving school or private instructor in NYC for a mid-twenties guy who's never been comfortable driving? I have the next 10-15 days and $500 to get as many hours behind the wheel as possible. [more inside]
posted by yaymukund
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I need to rent a ZipCar minivan to drive upstate with a bunch of friends. Which location should I pick it up from so as to maximize how quickly we get out of the city and minimize both sketchiness and inconvenience? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities
on Apr 5, 2013 -
My husband and I are taking my nearly 2 year old on her first trip to New York. We're going to be there to buy books and fabric, but this will take less than a day out of our three day trip. We've been to New York dozens of times, but never with a kid in tow. We'd like some suggestions for toddler-friendly shops, sites, and restaurants that we can use to break up our errands. [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Jan 21, 2013 -
My Super is wonderful. I want to give her cash for (what I consider) to be going out of her way but she actively refuses it. Suggestions, especially as we're in the midst of holidays of various flavors. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari
on Dec 19, 2012 -
I need a veterinarian in Manhattan (Washington Heights, UWS or Inwood preferred). Please come inside if you have a good one. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I'm going to be in Manhattan this week, and need the power of the hivemind. I'm staying with friends for the weekend, so I don't have (or need) hotel reservations for Friday. This creates the problem, however, of where to work remotely while I'm there.
I understand that the NYPL is great for working... as long as you're quiet. But if I needed to voip conference with the rest of my team without annoying people around me (and being able to hear them in turn), without the benefit of a hotel room... where should I go?
Preference for being easy accessible from NYPL branches, which is where I'm planning on spending most of my time.
I saw the link to open wifi NYC
in a previous post, but that only solves part of the problem.
posted by canine epigram
on Jul 23, 2012 -
I will be staying in a rented apartment at 28th St and 2nd Ave in the Kips Bay Area of New York City for a week at the end of April. Can anyone familiar with the area (Kips Bay, Manhattan) orient me to local transportation, fun activities, and good eats? [more inside]
posted by SamFrancisco
on Mar 19, 2012 -
I live in New York. I'd like to drink a nice glass of whiskey or three after work today. I want to do it somewhere quiet. I live in the East Village, so would like it to be somewhere close to there. Any suggestions?
posted by whitneyarner
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Any personal recommendations for Manhattan hotel that is clean and won't totally break the bank? I'm thinking ideally ~$200. It would be for Feb 25th (Saturday, a week from today). Private bath a must. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Feb 18, 2012 -
New York City Living Filter: Help a still wet-behind-the-ears young man from Utah successfully move to New York. Lots of snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature
on Feb 2, 2012 -
NYC Temp Agency Filter: Anyone have experience with AccounTemps, or reccomendations for good temp agencies in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by thereemix
on Jan 27, 2012 -
I'm looking for more poets like Frederick Seidel. I recently read Seidel's Arabia
in the previous issue of The Paris Review
and was drawn to his, what I would term "Lad Poetry" - with lad being the antonym of chick, as in chick lit. [more inside]
posted by lrnarabic
on Oct 10, 2011 -
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.
posted by mareli
on Aug 27, 2011 -
I bought a pair of glasses and the lenses have been very poorly fitted, if the opticians give me hassle, is it possible to get MasterCard to force them to refund me? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond
on Aug 14, 2011 -
I've scoured the internet looking for information on this photograph, but no luck thus far. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by koolgiy
on Jan 11, 2011 -
NYC-foodie-filter: A friend of mine wants to try sushi for the very first time. The game plan is to order a couple of pieces as an appetizer and either proceed to a full entree if she enjoys it or bail and order something different if it turns out that raw fish is not to her liking. Can anyone recommend a Japanese restaurant with equally strong sushi and non-sushi menus for this culinary adventure? I'd prefer a place in Manhattan or Queens, easily accessible from Midtown Manhattan and reasonably priced. Not too fancy. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Dec 19, 2010 -
Where in Manhattan should I go to look at and possibly buy gadgets, electronics, and computery type stuff that would be hard to buy (excluding online) anywhere else?
posted by Mwongozi
on Oct 11, 2010 -
What interesting thing can I do this afternoon in midtown Manhattan (with airlines cabin baggage)? [more inside]
posted by justlooking
on Aug 20, 2010 -
Please hope me. Can anyone personally recommend a good primary care doctor in Manhattan? Must be female, sorry this is non-negotiable. [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts
on Aug 11, 2010 -
I'll be in NYC for a couple of days for a conference, and will be free on Sunday and Monday evenings, starting at about 6 pm. I'm looking for suggestions of stuff to do in the evenings in lower Manhattan (I'm staying at the Downtown Marriott
if that helps). So I'd love your suggestions for fun places to eat dinner, have drinks, enjoy dessert, or just stroll around at night for sightseeing or people-watching.
I've already checked out these three questions on Ask MeFi, so if there's stuff in there that you think is worth checking out (or should be avoided), let me know.
Thanks, NYC MeFites!
posted by AngerBoy
on Jun 18, 2010 -
We're returning to Manhattan after some years. Do you have any suggestions on apartment hunting? [more inside]
posted by chengjih
on Apr 5, 2010 -
NYC filter: Looking for a bar on the Upper East Side (preferably east 80s/90s) which can accomodate a group of ~50-70. My high school class is having its 15th reunion, which will start off at our school and then progress to an after-party at a bar at around 9/9:30pm on a Friday in June. So a private room would work, as would a bigger bar which could simply accomodate a mass influx. Anything from divey to schmancy is a possibility. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Mar 22, 2010 -
NYC snow day! Where can I buy a sled on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and where are the best places to go sledding in Central Park? Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Feb 26, 2010 -
New Yorkers on United Health Care: care to recommend (or warn against) an orthopedist, gynecologist, general practitioner, etc, etc? [more inside]
posted by Opal
on Jan 19, 2010 -
NYC KaraokeFilter: Looking for a great karaoke place in Manhattan to hold a birthday party for about 20 or so people. We'd like to rent a private room. A big English songlist is a must, and the place should serve alcohol. Cool & loungey is a major plus. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Sep 16, 2009 -