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Road trip to Canada in three parts

The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jun 27, 2014 - 37 answers

JFK -> Penn Station

Trying to work out some travel logistics. If I am on an international flight that gets in to JFK at 7:20pm on a Tuesday, what is the likelihood that I could make it to Penn Station to catch a 9:20pm train? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia on Jun 16, 2014 - 34 answers

What to do on New Years in New York City? 2013

Mr. Slothhog and I will be in NYC for New Years Eve. We are going with 3 other lovely friends.The actual holiday is one of our group's actual 40th birthday. Interest has been expressed in attending a party... Please give us input about things that will make this visit amazing, especially the ringing in of the new year!
posted by slothhog on Nov 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Travel in NYC during Thanksgiving?

We will be travelling to the US from Europe next year, and I'm interested in the Macy's parade. Is it worth timing our trip so we can see it - particularly as hotels seem to be cheaper in November - or is it a bad idea to visit the US during Thanksgiving (and maybe the chaos of Black Friday)? Possibly relevant: neither of us have driving licenses so would be reliant on public transport, and would plan on spending a few days in NYC before travelling on or flying home.
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2013 - 39 answers

Where to stay in NYC?

I am planning an anniversary trip to NYC for the third weekend in October - we would like someplace fun and reasonable to stay (an actual hotel, so AirBnB is out). We plan on doing some touristy things (a Broadway show, some of the big museums), but we would like to spend the rest of the time in a part of the city that's entertaining and quirky and a bit off the beaten path. Any recommendations of where to stay, and things to do once we're there, would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Slap*Happy on Jul 23, 2013 - 16 answers

Where can I take a shower and leave a bag for the day in New York City?

In a few weeks I'll be flying into NYC around 9:00 AM and flying out around 9:00 PM, and I'd like to take a shower somewhere and maybe even leave my bag for the day so I can wander the city. So far the only options I've found are to pay about $50 for access to an airline lounge, which seems too pricey for what I want, or to book a hotel room. Surely there are cheaper options? I'm not too picky about location, but somewhere in Lower Manhattan would probably be best. Please help me out, New Yorkers!
posted by reductiondesign on May 13, 2013 - 20 answers

Long-term Storage in Brooklyn, NY

As I said in my last post, I'm packing up and hitting the road to travel the world for a year. I have a one bedroom apartment full of stuff in Brooklyn Heights, NY that I need to store. I'm going to try to pare down as much as possible, but I have nice furniture that I paid a good amount of money for and like, as well as art and books, much of which I want to keep. Having done some quick searching online, it definitely appears to make sense to store much of my furniture from my cost/benefit point of view, versus buying all new furniture at similar prices to what I previously spent when I get back. I'm looking for climate controlled storage for a large one bedroom worth of stuff, anywhere in the NYC area. [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld on Mar 28, 2013 - 5 answers

When should I leave the East Village to catch a 7 p.m. flight at La Guardia?

I need good estimates on timing for a cab ride from the East Village to La Guardia on a Tuesday afternoon. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Geek seeks New York Comic Con advice

What can I expect from New York Comic Con? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Where to stay in Brooklyn?

Where to stay in Brooklyn, October 2012 edition. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jul 10, 2012 - 9 answers

East Coast trip from Boston to DC -- ideas?

I'm planning on visiting the East Coast this July -- the area roughly from Boston to Washington, DC. I don't really have a set plan yet, aside from visiting NYC for a couple of days (up to a week), hopefully visiting Boston for a few days, and hanging out along the Maryland/DC border for a conference. Travel tips/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Jun 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Day travel ideas in New England?

New England Adventure Filter: Looking for suggestions for a short adventure with a lucky friend who’s (hopefully) real good fer adventurin’ with. A night’s drive radius from southeastern Vermont, tiny budget, dog and skateboard friendly. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur on Jun 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Can anyone recommend any queer events/hangouts in New York City?

Can anyone recommend any queer events/hangouts in New York City? By "queer", I mean non-standard gender/sexuality and probably radical left politics. By "events", I mean DIY shows, potlucks, reading groups, screenings or whatever else. By "hangouts" I mean social centres, autonomous spaces, concert venues, cafes and bars.
posted by maryrosecook on Jun 7, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me plan a weekend in NYC?

We have one weekend in New York, help us make it count! [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Feb 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Scientist seeks room of her own whilst on the road...

I've been awarded a fellowship that allows me to go on an international study tour of Sweden and the USA. Metafilter locals, tell me where I should stay in New York, San Francisco and Honolulu. Bonus question: what cafes/ shops/ other places should I check out on my weekends off? Details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Feb 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Should I fly to New York for the weekend?

Should I fly to New York for the weekend? (from London) [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Oct 5, 2011 - 35 answers

LGA to Stamford, CT?

What's the best way to get from La Guardia airport (LGA) to Stamford, CT during the evening rush hour? A lot of details inside. [more inside]
posted by dersins on Sep 13, 2011 - 13 answers

Not your average NYC tourist guide

I'm visiting New York City for the second time. The first time I was there for a month and travelled alone and did little of the "tourist" stuff. Now I'm going with my girlfriend who hasn't seem the city yet. I'm looking for personal experiences instead of general tourist guide style descriptions. [more inside]
posted by wolfr on Aug 6, 2011 - 25 answers

An urbanist travels to New York

What are some urbanist/transit/cartography/local history-related attractions, exhibits or experiences I can visit/have when I am in New York City in mid-August? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Jul 26, 2011 - 16 answers

Is it worth it to move to Washington from NYC?

Moving to DC from NYC: Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2011 - 37 answers

Buffalo University: Where to stay?

Looking for good, cheap accommodation in Buffalo, NY. My partner is visiting to work at Buffalo Uni for about 7 days in late September. They've offered to organise accommodation in a Holiday Inn at $98 a night. This feels a little steep. We'd like to shop around a bit, perhaps look at alternatives other than a hotel/motel. Perhaps a student "sleep in my spare room" scheme or something. Advice much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jul 12, 2011 - 14 answers

New York Gifts?

Hi I am visiting NY city October-November 2011. Last year I brought back to Australia the Staples 'Easy' button for the 4 people I managed as gifts. That was a great success!! This year I manage 20 people. I need distinctively New York gifts, under $5 each, light to pack, suitable for office workers. Any ideas?
posted by Nayano on Jul 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Train from NYC to Paterson, NJ in 1934?

In 1934, could you travel by rail from New York City to Paterson, NJ? What route would you have taken, with which train-lines? If you could not have traveled by rail, would there have been a bus route?
posted by Marquis on Jun 8, 2011 - 16 answers

Renter's insurance with two twists

Renter's insurance and travel, special libelous snowflake edition: I live in New York City and want renter's insurance that (a) covers libel and (b) will cover my wife's nice (~$2k with lenses) camera *when she is travelling*. I can't get a straight answer out of any insurance companies on what their policies actually cover. Can anyone recommend a company? [more inside]
posted by novalis_dt on May 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Big Apple vs Capitol Hill?

Help a first-time visitor to the US decide how to split her trip between DC and New York. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Feb 21, 2011 - 38 answers

Helps up plan our first real vacation!

Hooray, we're taking our first "big kid" vacation to New York City for a week! ...um, what now? (March 13-19 edition) [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Feb 10, 2011 - 20 answers

70s/80s sitcom landmarks in New York City?

I'm headed to New York City soon and would like to visit some landmarks from 70s or 80s TV shows (with a preference toward sitcoms). I tried (unsuccessfully) to hunt down the front door from "The Cosby Show" -- what else can I look for?
posted by laze on Dec 6, 2010 - 12 answers

I Know There's Lots of Cool Stuff in NYC...

NYC. One day. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Bunglegirl on Sep 12, 2010 - 22 answers

New York at Short Notice

Last minute trip to New York, and need somewhere good-value and well-connect to stay. [more inside]
posted by sid.tv on Aug 24, 2010 - 15 answers

Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011?

Where should I travel in Asia and the wider world between February and August 2011? Should I travel there and then at all? I'm trying to plan a round-the-world trip and am finding it very difficult. Apologies for my rambling question - I could really do with your help. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Aug 14, 2010 - 13 answers

NYC - Seattle: how?

What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jul 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me plan our road trip from Ohio to Massachusetts please.

What interesting things should we stop at, or what interesting places should we stay at on the course of our roadtrip from Columbus, Ohio to Stockbridge, Massachusetts in mid-August? [more inside]
posted by pixiecrinkle on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Heyyyy New Yorkers what's up?

Going to the city for a week! New York. Aug 12-17. Been there a bunch but I've always had money to blow. This time I'm broke. It's my birthday week and I'll be with a likewise broke grad student friend (who is a very recent transplant). Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sarelicar on Jul 29, 2010 - 19 answers

Advice for a Visit of new york by a french geek ?

Advice for a Visit of new york by a french geek ? [more inside]
posted by bussiere on Jun 30, 2010 - 9 answers

Be my guide.

Hudson Valley Filter: I will be attending a writer's retreat in Ancramdale from October 8-10, 2010. I will be staying at the retreat center for those days but cannot stay there before or after. I would like to take 5-7 days before or after the retreat to see the sights and write. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Jun 4, 2010 - 8 answers

NYNY

What's going on in New York this week/weekend? I'm on my own in Manhattan for a week! Now what should I do with my time? Looking in particular for coffee recs (not Starbucks), non-chain store shopping, little galleries, stuff I can do later at night on my own. [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Jun 2, 2010 - 21 answers

Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort?

Looking to move to NYC and become an EMT. Got any advice of the "Man, I wish I knew that back when I started!" sort? [more inside]
posted by genericdave on Jun 1, 2010 - 25 answers

I think I've become one of those New Yorkers who calls everything outside of the city "the country."

Inexpensive getaways near New York City? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Non-Americans tourists to NYC: what was the hightlight of your trip?

Non-Americans who have visited NYC: what was your favorite and most memorable thing to do/eat/see? [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on May 9, 2010 - 22 answers

NY in May for the whole family

Highly Specific Travel Filter: What can my family do — together — in New York in May? [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Apr 27, 2010 - 17 answers

Grand Central to JFK?

How can we get from Grand Central to JFK? [more inside]
posted by dayspteh on Apr 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me plan a 2-day trip to New York with my wife and young children.

Help me plan a 2-day trip to New York with my wife and young children. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Mar 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Midtown/Times Square NYC hotels

Any recommendations for New York City Midtown/Times Square hotels for about $250 a night, including taxes? [more inside]
posted by jroybal on Mar 13, 2010 - 10 answers

Getting to Atlanta on the Chinatown bus

Please tell me about your experience on the Chinatown bus from NYC to the southeast. Should I put my friend on it so she can get home? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Dec 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Canadian ISO antibiotics in NY.

Where can my Canadian boyfriend go in New York to get antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Aug 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Please recommend a simple route on public transportation to go from JFK airport to White Plains Airport (Westchester County). [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Aug 23, 2009 - 7 answers

So what's going on in NYC this weekend?

I know this is a semi-silly question with near infinite possibilities for answers, but what should I be doing to feel a little less like a tourist while I'm in Manhattan this weekend? [more inside]
posted by paxton on Aug 5, 2009 - 43 answers

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

I'm attending a writer's retreat from Oct. 15-18 in Ancram, NY and need some info on staying around for a few more days. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Jul 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Last-minute July 4th plans for NYC wanderer

Last-minute July 4th plans for NYC wanderer? [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jun 29, 2009 - 5 answers

NYC Filter: Help me get a good picture of NYC's most famous lady...

NYC Filter: Help me get a good picture of NYC's most famous lady... [more inside]
posted by Ashman on Jun 17, 2009 - 20 answers

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