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]
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]