I'm looking to rent a room
in Brooklyn/Queens ASAP but I know very little about the city. I have a place to stay for a few weeks when I move down there on the 17th of this month but after that I'm pretty much on my own. How can I educate myself in the meantime so I know what to look for when I'm reading craisglist ads? Also, suggestions for good apartments based on what I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed
on Nov 8, 2013 -
I'm trying to move to Brooklyn by December 1st. I have some money saved up, but I'll need to find a part time coffeeshop job (4 days a week) to support myself while I intern the other 2-3 days. Right now I live in Boston and I have no clue how to go about looking for a job from afar. Considering that I may have to go on several interviews before being offered a position, that I currently have a part time job here so I can't be staying in NY for long periods of time while I look, that I have no friends in the city to stay with and that my funds are limited, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed
on Oct 24, 2013 -
I'm a late 20's native New Yorker - grew up in Brooklyn and lived in Manhattan and Brooklyn for most of my life. I've lived in San Diego for the past year. Lovely place, but it's not for me. Got a job offer in San Francisco and I'm excited and ready to make the move. I've always loved my visits to San Francisco and its walkability, culture, food, shopping, and diversity have always made it comparable to New York in my mind. I love New York, but I don't want to move to San Francisco expecting it will be just like living in New York. I've already noticed some big differences that I embrace (and some I dislike.) People who have lived in both cities (especially as a young person): what are some of the differences you found between life in New York and life in San Francisco? Thanks!
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Oct 8, 2013 -
A year ago, I moved across the country for a new job, and unfortunately, I ended up hating it and quitting recently. Now my lease is about to expire, and I have a job opportunity back in the city I left (3,000 miles away). I would go back, but I've just started a new relationship and don't know what to do... [more inside]
posted by three_red_balloons
on Aug 2, 2012 -
Tell me about your experience living in some (relatively) affordable suburbs north of New York City! Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by PuddleWonderful
on Jul 12, 2012 -
We're considering moving to Santa Fe. Tell us what we should know and where we should live. [more inside]
posted by Flamingo
on May 10, 2012 -
You've lived in New York/Brooklyn your whole life. You're moving to Southern California in three months. You have a lot of free time. (No car, but access to Zipcar.) You realize you won't be back in New York for a long time. You're making a list of everything you want to do before you go - places you want to visit, things you want to see, things you want to eat. What's on your list? [more inside]
posted by blackcatcuriouser
on Mar 28, 2012 -
My s.o. is applying for a medical residency in the US. We'll know where we're going to be placed in mid-March and chances are good that we'll end up in Baltimore, New Haven or Providence. I work in a field with very limited options in these three places and I'm wondering what I can do over the next few months, if anything, to prepare in case I have to move and get a new job. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 27, 2011 -
We are moving to the out of the country soon, and I'd like advice on how to tell my kids. What I've found online at other sites has been....less than helpful, so any personal advice or good links appreciated. Possibly relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Jul 25, 2011 -
A good friend of mine is moving from their hometown in the east coast into a house with me and a couple of my friends in the west coast. We knew each other in undergrad and I made the move out 2yrs before earlier than her. This will be the first time she’ll be living this far from her hometown and as expected, she’s anxious, nervous, stressed about the whole move. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7
on Jun 22, 2010 -
What's the most high-felutant town or city in New Hampshire? I need to find a affluent area in NH which is wealthy, family orientated, lively and culturally rich...where a life-long New Yorker would find absolutely blissful for he, his wife and toddler. [more inside]
posted by lorebella
on Apr 15, 2010 -
Where do I go? Can you recommend your city / town / country based on what you like about it? [more inside]
posted by motsque
on Sep 5, 2009 -
I'm moving to a mid-sized midwest city that has a decent cultural life. I'd like to be able to jump into life there - what iPhone apps can help me with this? Finding new restaurants, coffee shops, nice little stores, etc... I never paid attention to those sorts of apps before because I know where I live now inside and out. UrbanSpoon is obvious enough.. but what other apps really help you get to know an area and the cool places there.
posted by Gideon
on Jul 18, 2009 -
If an outdoor-access cat moves to a new neighborhood, what are the chances that she would get lost and not be able to find her way back after about half a dozen or so forays into it? [more inside]
posted by SociologistTina
on Jun 21, 2009 -
A good friend of mine is moving to NYC in a couple of weeks, to begin the Master's program in journalism at Columbia. Please help me think of a nice, relatively affordable going-away present! [more inside]
posted by nonmerci
on Mar 30, 2009 -
I've found each of the questions I have separately on MeFi, but I was hoping that someone will have a huge, big conglomerated answer to my many questions that all essentially lead to a better, happier, more productive and fulfilling life overall. [more inside]
posted by slyboots421
on Aug 18, 2006 -
After several years, I am finally upgrading and purchasing a new computer. My dilemma is moving files onto this new computer. My operating system on both computers is Windows XP.
1. I need advice moving my Thunderbird Email and Email folders onto this new computer. I understand that emails are really embedded and can be a problem. I also need assistance moving my FIREFOX bookmarks. I would really hate to loose those bookmarks!
2. I then plan to copy all my document files onto a CD using Nero and then recopying to the new computer.
3. I plan to go through the arduous task of reinstalling all my programs. That is my plan; however, I want to insure I am not overlooking a vital task!
I really do need assistance moving my email and bookmark files.
If I have missed anything, please advise.
Thanks in advance.
posted by Mckoan1
on Jun 15, 2006 -
NewHomeFilter: I have a few questions about moving into my first new condo. I'm on a budget and green to the process with questions about: furniture (where to get), TV service (see inside), and lots... [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on May 11, 2006 -