DigitalSanbornFilter - I need to get my hands on some NYC digital sanborn maps [m to the i] [more inside]
posted by plemeljr
on Jan 27, 2005 -
I know there is a Sopranos tour
of Manhattan, a Sex and the City
tour... but it got me thinking: what does a Beastie Boys fan do on his first trip to New York to feel the B-boy vibe?
posted by bering
on Jan 26, 2005 -
I'm coming over to the US for a week in early April. I'm looking for cheap, good quality & reasonably accessible hotels in both New York and Austin, Texas. How much should I be looking to spend? Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by seanyboy
on Jan 18, 2005 -
Where I can I find a good all-purpose craft store in Manhattan or Brooklyn? Seems like there would be an abundance, but I can't find anything. I'm thinking something like AC Moore, but their closest location is Jersey.
posted by paulrockNJ
on Jan 16, 2005 -
Coming to New York for a week's holiday. I'd like to find a nice, interesting hotel in a convienient location for touristy things, preferably with free in-room wifi, for about $200 per night (for a double room). Any tips? [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Jan 11, 2005 -
I live in Northern NJ and like to stay out late in NYC. My problem is the train's latest return trip to NJ is at 137am. How can I get home later? Is there a PATH station that has ample parking at night? I'm new to the area and would appreciate the help. Thanks!
posted by seinfeld
on Jan 8, 2005 -
New York MeFites -- do you know (or are you) a lawyer in a small firm, interested in taking on business clients who need modest quantities of good, sophisticated corporate and finance counseling, and who are happy to pay NYC rates for it?
I regularly receive requests for referals to such lawyers but can't satisfy them from my network of big firm lawyers who are bound to firm policies which set $50k to $100k per-matter minimums.
posted by MattD
on Jan 7, 2005 -
In the song "Don't Get Gassed," Erick Sermon (under the name Def Squad presents Erick Onasis) delivers this line:
I'm off the hook like 27th Street between 11th and 12th / All by myself
Where in Manhattan is this referring to, specifically? What's the significance of this location
posted by rxrfrx
on Jan 4, 2005 -
My fiancee and I want to find and buy a small property in NJ or NY, and build a house. I am clueless about how to begin the process of finding a property. [more inside]
posted by edlundart
on Jan 4, 2005 -
NYC Galleries Tomorrow? Taking the early Accela from Boston, getting into Penn Station at 11:30. Hitting the new MOMA for some art absorbtion - but are there other things / galleries that I should hit before the Pixies show? I'm meeting up with a friend @ 5:30 who's treating me to the concert. I'll be staying through the next noon, so that's also an option for hunting.
posted by crankyrobot
on Dec 14, 2004 -
On a weekday, mid-afternoon, what's the cheapest quick way to get from LaGuardia to Harlem? All methods of transport acceptable except rickshaw.
posted by Kwantsar
on Dec 13, 2004 -
Did Batman use the phrase "Gotham City" first? Or was it a reference to NYC beforehand? What's the history of the phrase?
posted by xmutex
on Dec 10, 2004 -
OK, this may be stupid, but I've asked this of many people before and I've never recieved a satisfactory answer. Why is New York City called "The Big Apple"? Best answer I've gotten so far is "Because it is rotten to the core"
posted by Eekacat
on Dec 9, 2004 -
Where can you have sex (together, as a couple) in NYC when you can't do it at your place? In our case, it's hard to get wild when the babysitter is taking care of our baby daughter in the other room. We don't want to pay $150 for a hotel room when all we need is a couple of hours. What are our alternatives?
posted by anonymous
on Dec 9, 2004 -
does anyone in the nyc area know where i might acquire retail quality acetate packaging or material to produce packaging? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by c
on Dec 5, 2004 -
Does anyone know where one can access reports on air pollution in London as compared to Boston, Paris, NY etc?
posted by Mossy
on Dec 4, 2004 -
parking meters and nyc. the law says 15 ft but lots of people park closer than that. is there a rule of thumb for this kind of thing? how close is too close? i live in brooklyn if that makes a difference.
posted by alkupe
on Dec 4, 2004 -
I'm heading to NYC in a month or so and want to see Blue Man Group while I'm there. Can anyone who has seen their show tell me if they think the content of the show would be inappropriate for an eleven year old girl? Mild profanity isn't a big deal.
posted by docpops
on Nov 30, 2004 -
Holiday cards featuring New York cityscapes? [I get even more specific inside...] [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc
on Nov 24, 2004 -
What does New Jersey mean to a New Yorker - and does it mean different things according to what borough you live in? [More inside.
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posted by MiguelCardoso
on Nov 23, 2004 -
I have another NYC quirks question (my first was about straws
): Why is it that if a store (such as Banana Republic) has double doors at its entrance, more often than not one of them is locked? According to my observations all it does is impede traffic (which would be problematic if there was a fire).
posted by o2b
on Oct 25, 2004 -
NYC for "significant" birthday FEB 2005. Second week Boston or Frisco prior to that hop back over the Pacific ? [more inside]
posted by johnny7
on Oct 18, 2004 -
Voters rights filter: I am in New York State (Brooklyn). I have moved since the last election, I sent in my change of address form before the registration deadline and it was returned to me unopened today. So....? [more inside]
posted by Divine_Wino
on Oct 13, 2004 -
I live on a block in browstone Brooklyn, NY. For the last few weeks, the air has been, periodically, filled with a somewhat unpleasant onion-y smell. At first I thought this was someone's bad cooking, but I'm wondering if it's a tree of some kind. Does anyone know what this is? (and no, this is not the horrid smell of the ginko tree, whose "fruit", in the fall, smells like darkroom chemicals...)
posted by ParisParamus
on Oct 9, 2004 -
HikingCampingNaturalBeautyFilter: I'm new to NYC. I'd love to escape the city and do a bit of hiking or camping in the great fall weather we're having. I'm looking for stuff that is a) beautiful and b) accessible by train. I have "sometimes" access to a car for weekends, though, so just spill your favorite camping or hiking area, even if it requires a car. Hitchhiking into and outa town is also ok by me. [MI] [more inside]
posted by zpousman
on Oct 5, 2004 -
Recommendations for moving companies in NYC?
posted by skwm
on Sep 27, 2004 -
Does anyone know of a community garden/produce organization in Manhattan? Someone once mentioned to me that there are groups that run community gardens and deliver fresh produce weekly or monthly for a flat rate. Any ideas?
posted by Caz721
on Sep 21, 2004 -
I'm planning a trip to NYC with my girlfriend in November, I need ideas of a place to stay and things to do; we've both seen many of the touristy things, but wouldn't be opposed to seeing them again. I want to do the trip on a tight budget ($500-600 for the weekend, less if possible) since we are both students. Also, I would like to make the trip as romantic as possible. Any ideas?
posted by mhaw
on Sep 21, 2004 -
: if an artist and her SO from NC were in need of a place to sleep on Sept 18 and 19th, would you open the door? Circumstances inside. [more inside]
posted by yoga
on Sep 8, 2004 -
Any free or cheap Spanish language lessons in New York? [reasons for miserliness inside] [more inside]
posted by madman
on Aug 9, 2004 -
After living in New York for 5 years, I'm finally moved to ask this question: Why, when I buy a can or bottle of soda, do I invariably get a straw with it? [bubbles inside] [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Aug 4, 2004 -
My wife and I live in New York City, but she's from the Deep South (Alabama). She's often miffed that when she goes to a grocery store in the city, she can't find food and treats that she grew up with (i.e. Goo Goo Clusters). I know you can order a lot of stuff online, but I was wondering -- since there are Korean grocery stores and Indian grocery stores (and even British grocery stores) in NYC -- is there a Southern U.S. grocery store? If not, is there a central website for ordering Southern food products (rather than multiple websites of various product manufacturers)?
posted by grumblebee
on Aug 2, 2004 -
For the last couple months I've been giving serious thought to applying to join the NYPD. My motivations are manifold: to do good for the city I love, to have a more interesting career, etc. I'm 33 years old and the maximmum age at appointment is 35, so I have about a year to decide and prepare. I'm asking my fellow MeFites, some of whom know me well in person, others only on line: should I join? If so, what should I do to prepare myself to be a better cop? If not why not?
Thanks in advance.
posted by jonmc
on Jul 30, 2004 -
I would like to start doing some messy art: oil painting and maybe some metal sculpture. But my NYC apartment doesn't have any space for this. I was wondering if there are any studios in New York City (or Brooklyn) that one can rent (or share) by the hour. I won't be using it enough to rent the space for long periods. I might use it once a week. I might go a month without using it. The perfect place for me would be reasonably priced and stocked with basic equipment, i.e. easles. If there isn't a place like this, someone should start one. Not a bad business model for luring wanabe artists.
posted by grumblebee
on Jul 18, 2004 -
Anyone have a favorite hotel in Manhattan? Myself and a few mates are all meeting up in NYC for a getaway weekend and are looking for a cool place to stay, somewhere in the $150 - $300 / night range. We are all in our late 20's / early 30's, like to shop, party, eat, and chat up classy single women. Any places that might fit that bill?
posted by jasondigitized
on Jun 30, 2004 -
My Sig-O is making the big move to NYC this summer and needs to make a housing decision ASAP. Could any knowledgeable gothamefites comment on the safety/quality of this brooklyn neighborhood
(with the red star)?
posted by atreyu
on Jun 28, 2004 -
I'm driving to Vermont in a few weeks. I'll reach the NYC area around noon on a Saturday. I usually take the NJ Turnpike to the last exit at Ft. Lee, hit the Ft. Lee Starbucks and then the Palisades Parkway to the Tappen Zee, Saw Mill to 684, 684 to 84 to 91.
This does not work spectacularly well, but I've always figured it was as good as any. But maybe it isn't.
posted by mojohand
on Jun 28, 2004 -
I stumbled across piPod
today. Are there any other cool listings like this for stuff in the NYC area, or other outstanding uses of iPod's notes feature?
posted by alphanerd
on Jun 22, 2004 -
Spending a weekend in New York City with a bright 7-year-old. Will be visiting various areas of the city for shopping and eating pursuits, and have identified stuff that will engage the kid in each area, except Chinatown. Any recs? (M.I.) [more inside]
posted by sacre_bleu
on Jun 16, 2004 -
So - and this will out me as the newbie of newbies - how does
one navigate New York City?
posted by casarkos
on Jun 12, 2004 -
How much should an Advanced Excel (PivotTable, lookups, etc.) hombre in Manhattan be getting paid? I've been temping in this hole of an office for a few months and almost all spreadsheetery has become my responsibility. I think some sort of raise is in order, but I'm not sure what my target should be.
posted by skryche
on May 27, 2004 -
Can anyone help me find demographics for New York and Vermont in and around 1936. Specifically, I'm interested in the racial makeup on both states and especially in New York City. The census website confuses me a little, does anyone know a good link or reference for this specific, query?
posted by Slimemonster
on May 25, 2004 -