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]
NY Jets/NFL Network issue. The Jets play the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Nov. 17. The game will be broadcast by the NFL Network. My cable provider, Time Warner, does not carry the NFL Network. What are my options for watching the game? I am in Manhattan. Thanks.
My Korean friend wants to major in photography, either in New York or London. She thinks London is better for photojournalism, and is enticed by easy access to the rest of Europe. She believes New York is better for fashion photography, but that's about it. Does anyone have firsthand knowledge about this? [more inside]
Please help me plan something fun & romantic & gay (in both senses of the word) in NYC this Saturday.
Please help me plan something fun & romantic & gay (in both senses of the word) in NYC this Saturday. [more inside]
Recommend a good Manhattan bar/cafe for a real world meetup of online people! [more inside]
Where in NYC can I sell my old Macbook in the next day or two? [more inside]
Recommendations for food near the Beacon Theater in New York City. [more inside]
Where can I find pictures of all the New York City's "Canyon of Heroes" ticker–tape parade plaques? [more inside]
Help us pack Thanksgiving and Christmas with every New York holiday tradition there is. [more inside]
NYC: West Village bar suggestions for a group of ~15 on a Saturday night [more inside]
Can you recommend an educational consultant in New York? [more inside]
My wife and I are looking to purchase a very large world map to hand on my wall (most likely a political map showing country boundaries, capital cities, etc.). We also would like to get several smaller maps of countries we've visited over the years. What are your recommendations for the best online map stores (or brick and mortar stores in NYC)? [more inside]
Where can I find good techno this weekend (or any weekend) in New York City? A friend of mine is fond of high-energy techno, akin to "musical caffeine." I'd like to take her to a show she'd enjoy, but I know nothing at all about the genre. Are there any noteworthy events this weekend, or in the near future? Any venues that are reliably good, and where we wouldn't be the only folks in our late twenties? Particular artist names I should keep an eye out for?
How do I find out what (really scary) just happened to me on the subway platform? [more inside]
I grew up in St. Louis, West County, and my family still lives there. After living in New York for 16 years, I'm thinking about moving back in order to be closer to them, but I'm sad to leave Brooklyn. What neighborhoods in St. Louis should I look at? [more inside]
I am just about at my wit's end with my boyfriend. Please recommend a couples counselor in New York (Manhattan, specifically). [more inside]
Where can I volunteer at a soup kitchen (or similar organization) in NYC *this weekend*, as a last-minute thing? [more inside]
Buying vs renting an apartment (New York City)? [more inside]
I've been suffering from increasing anxiety for the last year, and much to my embarrassment, my fear manifests itself by making me run to the bathroom! I'd like to see a nice therapist and nip this problem in the bud (or, butt). More details below. [more inside]
Should I fly to New York for the weekend? (from London) [more inside]
I'm possibly coming to New York for a week on Oct 15th, and I have no idea where to stay. I don't really have time for any in depth research - please help. [more inside]
My husband, having lived in 4 states in 4 years, is trying to get a New York State driver's license. Only problem is that apparently two out of state licenses are still active, and the DMV refuses to give him a license. [more inside]
Can a New Yorker live happily in Vancouver? [more inside]
I am shooting a short film for my MFA in New York City in November. I need help finding a small studio apartment to rent very short term as the film's single set. [more inside]
NYC doctor filter: Looking for a new primary care physician (last one moved away). Preferences: Upper East Side office location; takes insurance. Beyond that, no particular needs. Can you recommend someone you like? Thanks.
My life just tapped me on the shoulder and told me it's time to grow up. Questions about switching a job after years of doing it and maybe being pigeonholed in it inside!
My life just tapped me on the shoulder and told me it's time to grow up. Questions about switching a job after years of doing it and maybe being pigeonholed in it inside! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good defensive cologne to use to ward off the nasty smells I encounter in the New York City subway system? It has to be cheap and come in a small package that I can throw in my bag to be used when necessary. [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for a CBT therapist that takes Aetna insurance in either midtown Manhattan or in North Brooklyn. [more inside]
Cheesy honeymoon-type motels / hotels / resorts in New York State for same-sex couple? [more inside]
12-step tourism: Are there any NYC recovery meetings that are known to be particularly interesting, non-traditional, or fun? [more inside]
A bedbug? In a bathtub? No, right? Right? Tell me things and calm me down. [more inside]
What is the legality/propriety of leasing apartments in NYC for the purpose of renting them out on vacation rental websites? [more inside]
Where's a cheap place to stay in New York, near the Daily Show studio? [more inside]
My husband and I are traveling to New York for a wedding Labor Day weekend. I'd like to find a great place to enjoy brunch on Sunday in New York or Brooklyn. [more inside]
Transitioning from car-free East Coast existence to Southern California sprawl. What's the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
With Hurricane Irene approaching, what's the best course of action for someone still on the Staten Island shore? [more inside]
Bay area foodie goes to NY for a week--which restaurants do I need to visit? [more inside]
Alternative routes to Toronto for the Buskerfest. I'm in New York, I want to leave here early on Saturday morning. The trains are booked, the coaches take 13 hours and the planes are far too expensive. Can I get a train to somewhere else that's not too ridiculous, where I can change to get to Toronto? The Amtrak lady wasn't very helpful on the phone. Is my only hope a late bus (or late train) on Friday night? :(
How do I "expedite" a New York State non-driver ID? [more inside]
Where can I park my car cheaply for ten days near 11231 (Brooklyn, NY)? [more inside]
Would love some help tracking down a novel that intrigued me, but unfortunately I have only the tiniest bit of info to go on... I know there's a girl in a boat on the river in New York City, and that it's set in the past. [more inside]
I'm planning a day trip to the Shawangunks tomorrow. Can anyone recommend a car service in Poughkeepsie, NY? The goal is to get from the Poughkeepsie Metro-North station to New Paltz and Minnewaska State Park. What sorts of fares are reasonable for these trips? Can I catch a cab at the park itself? Is there a bus connection between the park and New Paltz? In closing: Is there anything else I should know? Many thanks in advance.
Where can I find these earrings (or some like them) for my girlfriend's birthday? [more inside]
Has anyone taken the ICE Culinary career training program in NYC? [more inside]
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]
Should I keep my mustache? [more inside]