I have a new work schedule (Tuesday-Saturday) which, after taking care of chores on Sunday, leaves me with Monday off. I also have discounted access to most of the cultural institutions of NYC. I'd like to use my Mondays well. Please suggest things to do on Mondays in NYC. [more inside]
I'm moving to New York and don't know a lot about neighborhoods. Where should I live? [more inside]
Two of my friends and I want to get out of Brooklyn for a night or two this spring for a vacation/artistic retreat/fun time. We would like to go someplace with the following amenities: [more inside]
I'm heading to New York in 3-4 weeks, and haven't been back in a couple years. I feel "out of the loop" when it comes to restaurants, and on top of that, I'm going with my French mother-in-law, who is pretty tough when it comes to food. In the past, being French, she's liked Balthazar & Pastisse, but found Otto too loud and kitchy. I have 3 dinner meals to book, and have NO IDEA where to start, any suggestions?
I've been reading through all the New York apartment hunting threads, but I'm my own special snowflake...and I know how quickly things here can change. [more inside]
I live in New York City and am visiting Montreal and I'm looking for Chinese translated manga / manhua. Tian Hua in Montreal used to have some, but maybe they got rid of them when they moved? Is there another place that stocks them in either city? Bonus points if you know any good sources for Chinese children's books in either city.
Where to go for dinner next in NYC? I'm a lifelong New Yorker and love going out to eat. However, I feel like I'm in bit of a rut, mostly returning to neighborhood reliables and a handful of other favorite restaurants around the city. The wealth of information about NYC restaurants out there is pretty daunting, so I'm hoping for some direction from the hivemind. Some more details inside. [more inside]
Need ADHD medication but no doctor or insurance in NYC [more inside]
I'm a librarian in the southern U.S. looking to relocate to NYC. The catch is that I can't move without a job offer. Am I hoping for the impossible? [more inside]
The other night there was a fire in my friend's building in New York City; the fire was on the 10th floor, he lives on the 21st. He wasn't present while the fire happened, but there was smoke damage to his apartment, particularly to his clothes. My friend doesn't have renter's insurance. [more inside]
I could use some input on how I can pull off the bachelorette party I have envisioned, in New York City, in late May of this year. Keywords: fun (not raunchy), slumber party, karaoke, good food, overnight. [more inside]
Early May revelry-filled weekend excursion from NYC to Montreal for a group of roughly 12 20-somethings. We see time advantages to flying (provided all goes smoothly) but cost disadvantages. We see cost advantages to driving ourselves, but would like to minimize our personal stress and maximize fun. We see personal stress and maximum fun advantages to being driven, but have no experience with long-distance transporation charter and are unclear on whether this would be cheaper than flying. Any suggestions / experiences?
So we're taking our kids (6 & 8) on an overnight trip to NYC and we need diner and pizza restaurant recommendations near Grand Central, the Empire State Building and the American Natural History Museum. [more inside]
I am new to both New York City AND gym membership. Can you recommend a gym? I'm particularly looking for one that doesn't require a year-long contract. [more inside]
I've asked before, but I need help! The grandparents have offered to take the kids this weekend, and so my wife and I are looking for a place to go in NYC. [more inside]
My husband got a new job in NYC! I know nothing about the city, and will have only 1 day to look at apartments. Where should we focus our search? [more inside]
I'm trying to organize a user research project to be based on NYC and am finding it difficult to find a good facility/lab for this. Any suggestions or pointers to an online resource with a list? I saw a list on Greenbook but it was very short and only a few responded to me. [more inside]
So a week on the trails in Moab has renewed my interest in hiking. Help me keep it up here in New York instead - I need to know where to go and what to bring. [more inside]
What weather and road issues should I be aware of in my drive from Birmingham to Boston next Saturday, and what sights should I see? [more inside]
What is the copyright status of works created by the New York City government? Specifically works created by the Department of Health or similar agencies, concerning vital statistics and similar public data? (That is, indices to vital records but not actual vital records, which are protected by privacy restrictions.) Does it make a difference if the records and books were published more than 50 years ago? 40 years ago?
Given this list of things I do and don't like about living in NYC, where might I want to consider moving? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: How safe is LeFrak City (in Queens, New York) currently? More detailed questions inside. [more inside]
I am in New York City until Friday evening. What are some good ways to pass the time (indoors, please!) [more inside]
Another NYC/Brooklyn restaurant question: City views edition. [more inside]
I want to donate more in support of Hurricane Sandy, but I'm concerned that while the Red Cross and the NYC Mayor's Fund are probably getting a ton of love, there are other charities in the city that are in dire straights as a result of the hurricane. (Or just in general.) What smaller, local NYC charities need our support the most?
Need to buy some subway tile in NYC... quickly. [more inside]
I'm planning to attend the NYC Marathon as a spectator. I'm hoping to find a spot somewhere between the mile 20 & 21 posts (in the Bronx) where I can have a chair and a baby stroller. Will there be room? [more inside]
Where to get a very high quality but casual meal alone this Sunday evening in NYC? [more inside]
What are the best student discounts in New York City for non-traditional students? [more inside]
A friend and I are heading into NYC next weekend. We are coming from Montreal and driving across the border. However, after that, we haven't decided the best way to get into the city. Should we drive to Albany and take a bus from there? (Is there long term parking in Albany?) Should we drive into a suburb and take a train in? Should we drive into the city and find a lot? (I'd probably prefer to do one of the first two unless there is some reason to do the third.) [more inside]
Where can I find a selection of cheap formal dresses, in a brick-and-mortar location, in NYC today? [more inside]
My girlfriend is moving from New York City to Miami for a yearlong clerkship. A one-way rental of an SUV or minivan seems to be our best option to move her stuff. What would have the most available cargo space? [more inside]
It's a bit of a wide net I'm casting here, but where's the biggest and/or nicest apartment I can rent for under $500 in fairly cool cities in the Eastern half of the USA? Say, anywhere east of (and including) Minnesota to Louisiana. I love NOLA, and I've liked everyone I've ever met from Minnesota... [more inside]
Taking a last minute weekend trip to NYC. Friend booked at Dream Downtown (355 West 16th Street,). Looking for a nice restaurant and drink spot near by. [more inside]
Looking for fun group activities in NYC - 20-50 college-age people, budget roughly $20/person. [more inside]
How safe are the "420 delivery" services advertised on craigslist in NYC? [more inside]
Exceptional bodywork/manual therapy (Egoscue, Active Release Technique, etc.) in New York City? [Ref: The Four Hour Body]
Exceptional bodywork/manual therapy (Egoscue, Active Release Technique, etc.) in New York City? [Ref: The Four Hour Body] [more inside]
I'll be in New York City the 21st through the 23rd and would like to take in a much art/cultural stuff as I reasonably can, but it's New York and outside of the big four (MOMA, the Met, AMNH and the Guggenhiem), I'm not really sure where to start. [more inside]
How to fix a lousy afternoon commute routine? [more inside]
I'm moving. I want to do it in the most efficient way possible. Absent a magic wand, any tips/best practices/suggestions/lessons learned? [more inside]
Help me find Reduced Fat Doritos in NYC [more inside]
What's a ballpark price to move a two bedroom apartment's worth of stuff about fifteen blocks in NYC?
What's a ballpark price to move a two bedroom apartment's worth of stuff about fifteen blocks in NYC? [more inside]
Buying a condo in NYC (Brooklyn specifically) and really need some guidance on resources and how things work here. [more inside]
Recently I received an old hifi (stereo receiver with aux and phono inputs) and two EPI speakers from a family member. The system is quite old, but headphones sound great, as does one of the two speakers. The other sounds blown. What are my options in New York City? [more inside]
What resources could I point my roommate towards to find strategic marketing/marketing research/marketing analyst jobs in the wine industry of New York City? [more inside]
Can anyone explain the relative paucity of New York rappers from the Bronx, particularly since the form was more or less born in that borough? [more inside]
What advice do you wish you had been given before leaving home and going off to college for the first time? [more inside]
Given plenty of money, how would you improve your life in New York City? [more inside]
The girlfriend and I have decided to take a two day driving tour of the Hamptons/Long Island. We'll leave tomorrow, Monday morning, stay somewhere, and come back Tuesday night. The thing is, neither of us knows anything about the area - we need advice on everything! Where to stay, what to see, where to eat. Some details inside. [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.