I believe that Bajan Black Cake is a traditional holiday treat. I sampled some last year and was immediately hooked. I considered making my own (http://www.visitbarbados.org/explore/black.aspx) this year, but am beginning to think I don't have the time. Where can I find an authentic version in NYC?
How do I get a job with a theatre company in New York City? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good place to get a deal on contact lenses in New York City? [more inside]
What's life like in New York City for families? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I miss the countryside of upstate New York where we went to school. Specifically, we long for the region's excellent, home-made, freshly pressed, piping hot, unpasteurized [!] apple cider. We're now in New York City looking for that wonderfully nostalgic autumn taste. Where should we go?
Where in New York City (preferably Manhattan) can I buy cotton candy? [more inside]
Autumn in New York City & Birthday Celebration filters: My gf wants to go apple-picking (again!). [more inside]
I'm in NYC, my friend's several states away. I'm sending her a package and want to include some vegan snacks. What might I find in the city that is tasty and will travel well? [more inside]
I'd like to have cupcakes delivered to someone in New York City, I'm in Chicago. [more inside]
My plans for a Park and Ride Party (picnic and cycling in Central Park) tomorrow have been rained out. Please save my get-together by suggesting some active, indoor activities in New York! [more inside]
Living in NYC for $20/day for 3-4 weeks: is it possible? How? [more inside]
My question is pretty specific. I'm a freelance writer. I have zero clips. I'm trying like hell to get noticed, but it's tough. I like to write about a wide variety of things (which may be part of the problem), but one in particular is music. There's a small band coming through NYC soon, and I want nothing more than to break them in print or web. They're playing a well-known and respected venue next month. [more inside]
I've been living in NYC for three years, and am feeling the most acute loneliness I've felt since middle school. How are you supposed to actually meet anyone in this town? [more inside]
I'm traveling to New York City in September. Is is possible to find a hotel that is clean, quiet, and safe without spending a fortune? [more inside]
Show me to the rice table! [more inside]
The Perseid meteor shower will be in full swing Saturday night. Where should New Yorkers go to enjoy it? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for martial arts instruction in the New York City area, with an emphasis on those of Japanese origin; and/or recommendations for which such art(s) to consider. [more inside]
How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
Need a good place to watch the NYC 4th of july fireworks show from. Being a native new yorker I should really know the answer to this question but its been such a long time since Ive done it properly that I need an inside tip from other new yorkers. Where's a great place to watch the 4th of july fireworks show on the east river? Last year I tried 34th street in manhattan which turned out to be a bad idea. Crowded as hell, not such a great view. I think unless you know someone who has rooftop access, most places in the city suck. I'm thinking Long Island City would be a good bet though. We're prepared to show up early.. that long pier that juts out from those new high-rise buildings in LIC would be perfect.. but i'm worried its too good to be true...does anyone know whether or not the police restrict access to it? Any other recomendations? How early should I show up? Thanks!
For anyone in the NYC area, you know those spray paint artists who make the "galaxy" pictures? They're usually around Time Square, making their pictures for crowds and selling them. Do you know what this style of art is called? [more inside]
Where can i sit on a patio and drink a reasonably priced margarita in New York City right now!? Right NOW! [more inside]
My 17-year-old sister and I will be driving to New York City from Minneapolis, MN some time this summer. When should we go? What route should we take? Where should we stop on the way? [more inside]
Which Washington, D.C. neighborhood is right for my interracial, liberal, priced-out-of New York, two-child family? [more inside]
[New York City apartment filter] So my future roommate and I found a place we thought was perfect. We're thisclose to signing the lease. And then a search with HPD turns up 96 open violations in the building. How concerned should I be? [more inside]
Where are your favorite places to shop in New York City, specifically interesting, unique shops and fabric stores? [more inside]
MovingToNYCFilter: I'm soon to be a college grad, and I'm in the running for a 6-week internship in NYC that may become long-term employment. Please help me figure out what I need to know to live in the big city. [more inside]
Help me find the best writers' workshop in NYC. [more inside]
Does anyone know how "Coenties" is currently pronounced, as in "Coenties Slip?" [more inside]
I'm relocating to NYC from Tokyo next month and am looking for some advice on prospective neighborhoods [more inside]
Recommended data recovery places in New York City, specifically Manhattan? It shouldn't be a huge problem, but I don't want to just pick a name from the Yellow Pages. There is, of course, [more inside]
Any recommendations for a good shoe repair place in New York, either East Village or near Fourteenth Street? [more inside]
I have a questions about apartment hunting in New York. [more inside]
Looks like the one story warehouse next door has been put up FOR SALE. Problem is that if a building goes up in its stead, two of my windows will be covered over. Do I have any rights or say in the matter? [more inside]
What's something nontraditional, offbeat, fun, and ideally artistic and cheap to do in NYC on New Year's Eve? [more inside]
Where can a person rent an elliptical exercise machine (e.g. Precor) in New York City? I'm interested in getting a high quality elliptical machine for home use, but I'm concerned about the cost and my relative lack of self-motivation. I don't want to spend $2000+ on a machine that I use five times then ignore. I'd rather rent for a while until I'm sure it works for me. I need something at home -- gym membership is not an option. Is there any company that will rent me an elliptical machine by the month, and deliver to my apartment in Manhattan?
I just got a new job in Manhattan, and while I've visited several times, I understand I don't have a great grasp on what it's like to live there. Yet. (And of course, may end up living in another borough after a certain period of time.) Can you NYC MeFites give a Virginian some assimilation advice?
Needed: New York City -to- New Jersey mover, plus someone who buys and removes whatever is left in an apartment. [more inside]
Same-day or while-you-wait clothing alterations in NYC? [more inside]
Recommendations for good Karaoke in Bergen County, New Jersey or New York City on Friday night. [more inside]
Buying a brand-new condo in New York City. Questions about both the process of closing and about looking at the apartment for the last time before the sales contract. [more inside]
I've been living in New York City for about a year and I still don't have any friends. [more inside]
I'm traveling to NYC (and then London) at the end of the month (yes, MeTe meetup post to follow soon!), and I'm leaning towards staying in rented guest room (via Craigslist vacation rentals) rather than a hotel. [more inside]
On August 1st, my wife and I will be moving to Morningside Heights in NYC so that she can attend a Columbia graduate program. I have never been to college and would like (read: need) to start with a community-type college. Any recommendations for schools in the Columbia/Morningside Heights/Upper West Side area for me to look into? [more inside]
Where can I find cotton/seersucker male suits in New York City for a 36R? [more inside]
I am moving to New York City this summer, and I have no idea how to start looking for an apartment. [more inside]
Has anyone ever gotten a ticket for drinking alcohol in a New York City Park? Is it any different a charge than for having an open container on the street? Should I get a lawyer??
Help! I'm in L.A. It's Saturday. I need to get a bottle of champagne delivered in Manhattan on Monday morning. Any recommendations for a good wine store I can call to arrange this? [more inside]
I'm getting a group together on Friday night to go out for my birthday in NYC. But I'm having trouble figuring out where to go. I have a dream idea in my head. Help me figure out if it actually exists. [more inside]
I'm sick of paying Time Warner's unreasonable rates for cable TV. Has anyone in my part of NYC (Yorkville) had any luck with satellite TV? Or is it impossible here?
What neighborhood should I move to in NYC? [more inside]