Solo Travel filter: I'm traveling by myself for the first time to NYC July 4-8. Having never traveled by myself, I'm looking for tips and recommendations on the solo travel experience as well as solo activities that are relatively inexpensive or free. [more inside]
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.
Which address should I give when I go to the Emergency Room? This is turning out to be a surprisingly stressful and complicated question. [more inside]
Overnight in Newburgh, NY - late dinner / early breakfast recommendations? [more inside]
Third trip to New York is happening next week, I am ready for something a little more than Times Square. New Yorkers, what to do this time? Curate my visit, and help me maybe get out of the city. [more inside]
What is there to do in the Catskills, particularly near Boiceville/Phoenicia/Haines Falls/anywhere else in Ulster County? [more inside]
NYC: Low-key non-dive downtown Friday night bar? [more inside]
Career coach or someone who can help me find/get a job in my field (social work/non-profit)? Getting desperate and losing hope after three years of no luck. In NYC. [more inside]
What are some interesting human-free spaces I could film in Boston or NY? [more inside]
Last fall, I asked you guys for some help with my OkCupid profile. Your advice worked really well for me! I've changed a fair bit since then and now that I'm getting back into dating full-time I'm going back for round 2 with the hive mind. [more inside]
I need a cat sitter recommendation for the Upper East Side. [more inside]
I'm looking for plaintext or PDF searchable versions of the New York State and New York City Codes. I'm specifically looking for something within the Building Code, but I would also like to have basically every state and local law, rule, ordinance, regulation, recommendation, and suggestion in an actual searchable format. [more inside]
Looking for some input on specific NYC neighborhoods... [more inside]
I am a chubby (5'6", sz 14-16), out-of-shape lady living in thin-and-super-fit New York City. I want to lose weight and get back in shape, and I would like to do that by going to exercise classes — zumba, yoga, spinning, pilates, boxing, whatever — but I don't want to go to a class that's going to make me feel like crap about my weight. [more inside]
Driving into NYC to see a show at Radio City MH tonight from two hours upstate. What's the best way to park? [more inside]
What are the best quiet (i.e. non-music-playing) coffee shops in New York? By best I mean with both great coffee and comfortable space to work.
I want to read more NYC-specific blogs. Lay 'em on me. [more inside]
Another Brooklyn (or maybe Queens) neighborhoods question. [more inside]
Which books (fiction or non-fiction) gives a stranger the best impression of what it's genuinely like to live in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo in modern times? [more inside]
I'm in the process of planning a bachelorette party in New York, and am looking for some hotel recommendations. We'd like to stay in the SoHo/Meat Packing district. There will be a total of 10 of us and I'd like to keep the price around $100 per person, but think people would be comfortable spending a little bit more if necessary. From my research, and the prices I've seen, it looks like this is going to be tricky! What are you hotel recommendations?
If I collected California unemployment benefits while living in New York, do I have to pay taxes to New York? [more inside]
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?
What was this awesome Chinese fish soup I used to get in NYC? BONUS QUESTION : where can I find it in the Bay area? [more inside]
Will a flight scheduled to arrive at LaGuardia at 4:30pm leave me enough time to get to The Met by 7:30pm?
If I'd like to attend an event that starts at 7:30pm at The Met in New York on Wednesday, is a flight that's scheduled to arrive in LaGuardia at 4:35 likely to make me late? [more inside]
I can't believe I'm trying to find an apartment in NYC, especially on such short notice, but I guess I am. Is there some kind of apartment-finding service anyone recommends? Am already looking at Airbnb - good? Probably need something cheap, tiny, convenient for a few months (one person working in Times Square), then something for two people and possibly a cat for the remainder of the year. [more inside]
Where do the more fashionable young men in NYC get their slacks? I need some nice pants and I don't want to look like my father. Where can I get some fashionable, slimmer, non-break, pants in NYC? [more inside]
Do you know a great therapist in Brooklyn or Manhattan who helped you or a friend cope with depression? I'm trying to find a good fit. [more inside]
It's my close friend's 30th birthday on Friday. She's in Asheville, NC. I'm in Brooklyn, NY. What should I get/do/order as a gift? [more inside]
We have one weekend in New York, help us make it count! [more inside]
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]
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]
I was hit by a car 2 weeks ago. It was minor enough that I didn't even file a police report, just got the insurance information. But I'm wondering about collecting the small expenses it's incurred from the insurance company. [more inside]
Can you recommend a good sports doctor in NYC? (Need treatment for a rock climbing shoulder injury.) [more inside]
In which county should I locate my New York state LLC? Does it matter? Details inside... (and let's get this out of the way: I know you are not my lawyer) [more inside]
Need suggestions for an engagement photographer, engagement photo locations & a photo booth in NYC. [more inside]
What resources would I need to move to New York? I've been offered (unofficially by the boss of my boss) to change jobs within my company and move 400 miles away to the head office in NYC. The ball is in my court to figure out what I would need to make this happen, but I am at a loss as to where to begin the negotiation! [more inside]
What does the sign posted by the NYPD on my neighbor's door mean? [more inside]
I'm in NYC, and I want to take my girlfriend shopping for a nice, sexy, classy pair of heels. Think high-quality leather. Only problem? I know nothing about womens' shoes, shopping, or shopping for womens' shoes. Could you recommend some good stores to check out? [more inside]
Bugdet Christmas meal NYC filter - Any recommendations for NYC restaurants serving a traditional Christmas meal (turkey, mashed potatoes, veg, etc) that won't break the bank? [more inside]
Where can I buy Christmas crackers on Eastern Long Island? [more inside]
A friend of mine is moving to New York next year. I'd like some ideas for a going away present that will be useful in her new life. [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are looking for something fun and romantic to do on New Years Eve in NYC. Obviously, it can't be something that requires more than 3-4 weeks advance notice. [more inside]
How can you tell where water came from? Lets say I give you a bucket of water taken from a local water source (river, lake, etc). There's some plants and maybe a fish in it as well. What could you tell me about where this water came from, could you pinpoint which body it came from, and how would you come to this conclusion? [more inside]
This question but for NYC midtown. Coming up on an anniversary and need to escape our apartment and find a room with a hot tub! Preferably without selling a kidney. Super bonus points if you can also recommend a place to buy super-soft women's PJs in NYC. [more inside]
Moving to New York from Florida to take a job at the beginning of January, and i'm having some trouble finding a good place to live, mostly that I don't really know how to find good places that aren't on craigslist/padmapper. The friend i'm going to live with works in Greenpoint, so we're leaning heavily on that neighborhood, just off the Greenpoint or Nassau stops, so only one of us has to take the subway to work. [more inside]
I'm in New York City. I want to go skiing this thanksgiving weekend. None of the nearby resorts seem to be open (yet). What is my closest option? I'm willing to take a very long drive, but I'd like to avoid flying on thanksgiving. Thanks!
Was smoking indoors at the New York Public Library (the main branch) ever permitted? I'm specifically interested in what the rules were during the 1920s. It seems like it would have been a terrible idea to allow it, but given the prevalence of smoking during that period, I'm curious as to if it was actually banned or not. I have been googling, but haven't been able to find anything helpful.
Long, long paved bike trails near NYC? [more inside]
I need advice about hiring someone to mount our 40" LCD TV on the brick wall above the fireplace in our New York City apartment. [more inside]