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DC on Black Friday... Non Shopping Suggestions, Please!

My husband and I have the opportunity to be dropped off at the Metro (red line, Glenmont side) at around 11:00am and picked back up there around 5:30-6:00pm on Friday 11/29, the day after Thanksgiving. What should we do? What's open? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Nov 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Moving to the Washington DC area

I recently started a new job, and for the time being I'll be working remotely in NE PA. Eventually though I'll need to move down here. I've been doing some research and well there's a lot of information to digest. [more inside]
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a on Nov 20, 2013 - 18 answers

DC Hotel Filter

Looking for a hotel in the Washington DC area. There are, of course, a lot of special snowflake requirements. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on May 23, 2013 - 18 answers

8:51am MetroNorth Train : Packed?

I'm trying to decide whether to take MetroNorth to Grand Central Monday morning. Will a train arriving @8:51am be unpleasantly packed, or is that considered late in the rush hour? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Please help me find a hotel in DC

Does this hotel exist? I need a place on the 4th of this month, walking distance from a DC Metro stop for $175 or less per night. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Dec 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Drive or metro to DCA?

Drivers of NoVA: Starting from the intersection of 123/Ox Rd. and 286/Fairfax County Parkway, picking a friend up from DCA/National Airport, flight arriving at 7am this Wednesday. Should I drive the whole way, stop at Franconia-Springfield and take the metro, or some other plan C? What will traffic, parking at F-S, and metro crowding be like and how early should I leave? What effect will the holiday have?
posted by anaelith on Nov 18, 2012 - 11 answers

how do metro drivers get to work??

How do metro workers on the opening shift get to work? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Sep 22, 2012 - 11 answers

DC Metro question

I'll be visiting DC in several weeks for 5-6 days, doing a lot of the usual tourist stuff, staying at the Hyatt in Bethesda (partner will be attending a conference there). What is the best method for me / us for getting around DC on the Metro? They seem to have several smart card-like alternatives, and I am also wondering if there is a particular pre-pay plan that might be appropriate for visitors. Last but not least, would the Bethesda Metro station (beneath the Hyatt as I understand) have the kiosk necessary to purchase whatever best solution this thread recommends (is it a major enough station)?
posted by aught on Sep 12, 2012 - 25 answers

Trip to DC

I'm planning a trip to DC in June and wondering what areas are safe & not so safe? Also hotels are very expensive so can anyone suggest a hotel (staying a week) in or around DC that is convenient to the Metro and again a safe area and not so expensive as to dry out your bank account? Any tips about DC in general?
posted by irish01 on Apr 19, 2012 - 24 answers

How to build my own DC Metro arrivals sign

How can I build/buy an always-on DC Metro estimated arrival display cheaply and (reasonably) easily? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Excellent on Aug 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Great vacation rental in DC?

Where to stay in DC? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Jul 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Seeking Presenters For Our Audience

Can anyone recommend a talented public speaker in the NYC/Boston/Philly/DC/NJ area who can talk to our audience (an NYC non-profit usability professionals' association) about usability, who would be available from March of 2011 onwards? I'm particularly interested in finding people who specialize in designing things like cockpit controls for aircraft, nuclear plant dashboards, radar systems for the military and/or meteorological systems, and the like. I'm a big fan of author and researcher Gary Klein and have asked for his help as well. I'd be grateful for any leads. Thank you.
posted by uxplanner on Nov 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Where to live in DC?

Moving-filter: Where to live in Washington, DC (or its surrounds)? [more inside]
posted by malthas on Nov 13, 2010 - 33 answers

Parking near the National Gallery in DC during the Stewart/Colbert rally

During the Rally tomorrow, how likely is it that I'll be able to find a place to park--paid or otherwise--within a reasonable walking distance of the National Gallery in DC? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Oct 29, 2010 - 20 answers

What's a good DC metro station to test-ride a bike at?

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?
posted by Inigo Jones on Aug 14, 2010 - 6 answers

adventuring out of tokyo

1.5 months in Japan and I'm loving it. Now that I'm used to the neighborhoods, and had a few great mini-travel experiences, I want to push myself and my time here more. Help me plan adventures? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on May 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me understand the echoing voice in the Metro stations.

What is said at the beginning of this Washington DC Metro station announcement? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Mar 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Subway Illustrator Program/Webapp?

Help my non-designer friend make good-looking subway maps! What program/webapp can mimic the DC Metro system map style but with a very small learning curve? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jan 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Please move to the center of the car!

OrangeLineFilter: Will shifting my commute by 1/2 hour make an appreciable difference in my commute? [more inside]
posted by whodatninja on Jan 6, 2010 - 12 answers

Passenger flow per stop on the Shanghai Metro.

The Shanghai Metro System: I am looking for detailed passenger flow per stop/station. [more inside]
posted by priorpark17 on Dec 3, 2009 - 3 answers

DC Metro Weirdness

DC Metro-Filter: Last night I witnessed a strange stop in the metro system: a car with blackened windows pulled up to the edge of the platform, a guard with a shotgun got out, and some more guys wheeled a cart into the train while another one was removed. What was it? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Sep 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Name that busk

While in Paris, I stumbled upon a group playing quite an impressive strings arrangement, in a Metro station. What song is this?
posted by disillusioned on Aug 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Mysterious Kindle Krapouts -- Help?

My Kindle ebook reader crashes and requires resetting during my commute home. Any ideas why? [more inside]
posted by Harvey Jerkwater on Jun 29, 2009 - 1 answer

Touring the DC Metro System

What activities do you recommend near less-frequented DC metro stops? [more inside]
posted by Amy Phillips on Jun 4, 2009 - 27 answers

Help me live in DC without a wicked commute.

What would be the best way to live in DC yet work in Germantown, MD? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Apr 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Put it in yah system

Do commuters ever swap ipods on the subway? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Apr 22, 2009 - 52 answers

Planes, Trains, and Metros

ParisFilter: what is the best way to get from the Gare d'Austerlitz to Orly Sud? [more inside]
posted by fantine on Feb 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Minneapolis bus transfer two-for-one?

In Minneapolis, MN, I put my money in the fare slot for the bus, and two transfer tickets came out. Will they both work? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Dec 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I park my car near a DC metro stop for the next few days?

Where can I park my car near a DC metro stop for the next few days? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Oct 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Coping with "extreme commuting"?

Anybody have tips for how a recently graduated college student who is used to rolling out of bed and stumbling to class can cope with a many-hours-long commute? [more inside]
posted by oostevo on Oct 1, 2008 - 33 answers

Where should I live in Arlington, VA?

Where should I live in Arlington, VA? I want to live on the orange line metro. I'm 23 and single and I want to be as close to the action as possible. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Sep 19, 2008 - 27 answers

Help! I need a hand finding an apartment in DC for 3 people all about to commute in different directions.

Help! I need a hand finding an apartment in DC for 3 people all about to commute in different directions. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Sep 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Wrong. Shockingly wrong!

Extremely long shot horror movie question involving cats and the French subway system. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

How far is that from here?

How are the distances between stations on the DC Metro website calculated? They do not appear to be tunnel, walking/driving, or even straight-line (great circle) distances. [more inside]
posted by thrako on Jul 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Which Paris metro ticket should I buy for a four day visit?

In Paris for four days. Riding the Metro in the center city, not out to the burbs, probably four boardings per day max. What kind of ticket? Per-ride? Daily? Weekly? Some other special ticket I don't know about?
posted by soulbarn on May 20, 2008 - 12 answers

My car runs Win98

Ok, on top of the starter issues, my car has begun to idle very strangely... [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Mar 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Commuting to Georgetown from NoVa

Help advise me on my work commute to Georgetown U from McLean,Va (I'm not close to metro). [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Feb 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Drat, my free car is acting up...

Our 1995 Geo Metro seems to be having electrical problems [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jan 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Are we barking up the wrong tree?

Any secret search engines or sites for finding rental houses in the DC metro region? [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on May 17, 2007 - 7 answers

How does parking work for LA metro stations?

Los Angeles Filter: How does parking work for LA metro stations? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Apr 18, 2007 - 3 answers

Looking for a gym in Montréal.

Hi, this is my first question... here goes: I live in Montreal (but am not a native of the city), I'm looking for a gym that has 3 month or "pay-as-you-go" memberships (as I may be moving July 1st). I don't drive, so it pretty much needs to be near a métro station; on that note I work & live on the Orange line (work=Cremazie / home=Cote-Vertu). I'm kind of lazy, but I do enjoy going to a gym... i.e. if it's not too much out of my way, I'll go regularly. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
posted by Laura in Canada on Jan 25, 2007 - 8 answers

What is this thing?

What is this thing? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Jan 4, 2007 - 12 answers

Best place to grab Metro North in CT?

Popping down to NYC to visit the missus, probably taking the Metro North line into Grand Central from somewhere in Connecticut. I usually park and ride from New Haven, but would love to find a slightly smaller and more humane station further down the line. Suggestions?
posted by clango on Jan 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Seeking DC area dentist for a crown

DC dentist recommendation? [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Jan 2, 2007 - 7 answers

Man, the beltway sure is a pretty octagon!

Is there a geographically accurate map of the DC metro system? Like this London tube map?
posted by phrontist on Dec 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Travelers subway fare swap

Looking for suggestions on how to organize and promote an exchange of unused subway fare cards for travelers from Ann Arbor to DC, NYC, SF. Leaning towards a design that minimizes writing code. I'm heading out to DC Sunday and had to dig around to find the remnants of the last fare - that should have been easy and an opportunity to socialize with the last person who came back with a partly full Metrocard.
posted by edwardvielmetti on Dec 9, 2006 - 4 answers

DC Metro area towns

I'm seeking opinions... What is the best place to live if you're commuting to the Union Station area of Washington, DC? I'm open to anything, but, I need to buy a relatively affordable house. Also, my Mom lives in Frederick, my Dad lives in Baltimore, and my brother-in-law lives on Capitol Hill. It would be nice to be somewhat central to all of them. For a bonus point: Are there any towns that are simply so great (have a great downtown/restaurants, etc...) they are worth consideration regardless of these other factors?
posted by Shanachie on Nov 8, 2006 - 25 answers

Kung fu in the DC area?

Martial Arts Filter: To make this short and easy, do any of the MeFites in their collective wisdom have any good suggestions on where a 27 year old with no martial arts experience should look to begin learning such in the D.C. area? I not quite that interested in jujitsu, but all other forms I'm wide open to. Any advice you all might have, I certainly appreciate. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Oct 29, 2006 - 15 answers

Best way to get from BWI to a hotel in Arlington?

Best way to get from BWI to a hotel in Arlington that is on the orange line? [more inside]
posted by wearyaswater on Sep 14, 2006 - 8 answers

a dramatic monologue, between stops

If you were interviewing passengers on a city bus, what would you ask? [more inside]
posted by airguitar on Mar 30, 2006 - 31 answers

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