Tomato Season. There is nothing like homegrown tomatoes in summer, bursting with goshdarn flavor. That said, there's gotta be something of close-to-homegrown-caliber at the farmstands or something, yeah? YEAH? Where are the best tomatoes in all of New York City. Where do I buy these tomatoes.
Where can I watch Shark Week in New York City? I'm desperate. [more inside]
What's the best way to get from New York to Seattle without losing too much money (or my life) and possibly getting a great experience too? [more inside]
Where in New York City can I buy Becherovka? [more inside]
The family has decided to make a spur-of-the-moment pilgrimage to Nintendo World in Rockefeller Plaza this weekend. Traveling by car from central Ohio to NYC, what is the best place to stay outside the city for a trip in on Saturday morning, returning Saturday evening? [more inside]
Can you recommend safe, affordable areas to live in around Fordham University? [more inside]
Is there a site that lists all fireworks displays in New York City? Since fireworks require permits, they must be tracked somewhere. All summer long I hear fireworks outside my window two or three times a week, and it'd be nice to see them too!
I'll be in NYC for a couple of days for a conference, and will be free on Sunday and Monday evenings, starting at about 6 pm. I'm looking for suggestions of stuff to do in the evenings in lower Manhattan (I'm staying at the Downtown Marriott if that helps). So I'd love your suggestions for fun places to eat dinner, have drinks, enjoy dessert, or just stroll around at night for sightseeing or people-watching.
I've already checked out these three questions on Ask MeFi, so if there's stuff in there that you think is worth checking out (or should be avoided), let me know.
Thanks, NYC MeFites!
NYC restaurant filter: I'm looking for a good brunch place near Penn Station. I'd prefer a place that either takes reservations, or tends to have minimals waits on Saturday mornings. Thanks!
What is the best bike route to get from North Brooklyn to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY? I'm trying to plan a trip and I'm not sure I trust google maps' bike route feature yet, and ridethecity.com doesnt go outside of the city limits. I'm looking for the safest route possible, but I also wouldnt mind going a little out of the way for a more scenic ride.
What's the best way to get across midtown Manhattan by bicycle? Looking at bike maps of the city, it seems there's no bike lanes going East-West between the lower 20s and wayy up in 90th St (on the east side) and 77th St (on the west side) Assuming I want to get across town by travelling in the 50s (or reasonably close to that), which street(s) should I take for the safest, least traffic-rife ride?
Best places to smoke a pipe indoors in NYC? (Easy access to the Q line and/or excellent cocktails would be ideal, but we're not feeling too picky.)
Food-tourism-filter: I'll be staying in Brooklyn (Park Slope) for about a week in June and I'm looking for interesting, affordable can't-miss delicious foods that I wouldn't normally find at home in the Midwest. Here's whats on my list already: [more inside]
I'm looking for a Non-Emergency Medical Transportation service in New York City to take my 83-year-old father to appointments for radiation treatment. I've done some searching on the web, and based on some recent information, many of them seem to be a bit scammy. Does anyone know of a reputable service he could use? He's ambulatory, but moves slowly due to serious arthritis. [more inside]
I live in NYC, but I am getting married in Pennsylvania, about 2 hrs away. I wanted to organize an online ride sharing solution for my friends travelling from the city. Is there an online service that would make this easy to do? [more inside]
Highly Specific Travel Filter: What can my family do — together — in New York in May? [more inside]
Things to do in NYC on a rainy Sunday evening for an out-of-towner. [more inside]
Where in New York can I get a digital perm? (preferably for less money) What exactly are the differences in results over a regular perm and are they really worth the cost? I am seeking more larger loose curls for Asian hair.
Seeking networking groups for a youngish, unemployed, non-profit-minded professional in NYC. [more inside]
NYC filter: Looking for a bar on the Upper East Side (preferably east 80s/90s) which can accomodate a group of ~50-70. My high school class is having its 15th reunion, which will start off at our school and then progress to an after-party at a bar at around 9/9:30pm on a Friday in June. So a private room would work, as would a bigger bar which could simply accomodate a mass influx. Anything from divey to schmancy is a possibility. Thanks!
Any recommendations for New York City Midtown/Times Square hotels for about $250 a night, including taxes? [more inside]
NYC filter: I've been a fan of Spa Castle for a while, now, and treat myself from time to time when I've just met a deadline or need a break from stress. I'm about due for my next trip, but now I'm curious -- are there other, similar facilities in the city that I should try instead? [more inside]
What would you do for a month and a half in New York City? [more inside]
NYC snow day! Where can I buy a sled on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and where are the best places to go sledding in Central Park? Thanks!
Manhattan tech support places who will work on a netbook running ubuntu? [more inside]
I will soon be watching my 18 month-old niece. I have general questions about entertaining a small person, and more NYC/Brooklyn-centric inquiries about getting a toddler in and out of the subway. I also need fun, little kid-friendly things to do in Southern Brooklyn (Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, northern Park Slope) and the city beyond. [more inside]
Hyper-specific question about bars and happy hours on Manhattan's West Side. [more inside]
My new roommate has been sneezing since he got here, and I think it may be the dust/dust mites that's bothering him. I suspect the inherited mattress he's using may be harboring them, although it's otherwise perfectly fine. So: recommendations for a good mattress cover that will keep in the allergens, isn't weird and crinkly and won't destroy our tiny budget? (More info and further allergy inquiries behind the cut) [more inside]
NYC Travel filter: Please tell me where to find out about any of the following: (1) live music of the broadly indie rock variety, (2) unpretentious dance nights, and (3) karaoke. [more inside]
Where should we go in New York City to buy a non-traditional and yet elegant engagement ring? Somewhat pricey is okay. [more inside]
Where in New York City can I get colored bandanas or handkerchiefs? I need two bandanas or handkerchiefs: one white, and one bright fuchsia. Help! [more inside]
Awesome, low-cost date ideas for tomorrow night in NYC. (And in general.) [more inside]
Need a personalized shot glass and I need it fast. Is there a store in NYC that can do this for me? [more inside]
I am interested in taking a late-evening painting course in New York City. [more inside]
My family will be in Manhattan in a few weeks for my mother's 60th birthday. One of the ways we would love to celebrate the occasion is with a family portrait. Unfortunately this is not something I have ever done before, so I don't know how to judge which photographer -- and what price -- is right for us. I'm looking for general advice for hiring a photographer, and personal recommendations of photographers you know in Manhattan. [more inside]
New York City is finally ditching its old mechanical, lever-based voting machines for new optical scanners. I love those old machines and would like to buy one. Has there been any word on how the Board of Elections plans to dispose of them? Any tips in general on obtaining one? Thanks.
What's a good "Mom & Dad are in town and want to take us to dinner" restaurant in Manhattan, preferably by Union Square? [more inside]
Where can I get the best "pouch foods" in New York City? I'm looking for anything involving ingredients sealed in some kind of dough: dumplings, samosas, pierogies, empanadas, etc. Suggestions welcome for all five boroughs.
I'm going to be in NYC for New Year's Eve with a few friends and we would like to go to a local celebration/event in Queens or Brooklyn instead of Manhattan. Are there any that you recommend? [more inside]
Why does the New York City's Metro Transit Authority keep losing money? [more inside]
Is there a legal maximum hot water temperature for a New York apartment? [more inside]
Where can I buy beard care products in New York City? [more inside]
What is a good screenwriting class in NYC? [more inside]
Where can I get Bendaroos at a retail store in Brooklyn or Manhattan (or Queens, if it comes to that) today? Our NYC Winter Wishes letter got shuffled around from forwarding addresses a bunch and we just got it yesterday, so I don't have time to order online.
Can anyone recommend a rheumatologist with awesome diagnostic skills in New York City? [more inside]
I'm looking for a gun range near New York City. [more inside]
What is the cheapest place for a couple to stay in Manhattan? [more inside]
I need to go to a professional conference in New York City at the end of December. I'll be going alone. Where can I find a cheap, safe hotel? [more inside]
NYC Filter: What's fun to do in New York City on a weekday? [more inside]
New York City/Logan's Run filter: Where in NYC can I obtain some cheapo blinking red jewels that resemble the "life clocks" from the movie Logan's Run (which hopefully can be affixed to the palm with some sort of adhesive)? Close-up pic here. Willing to cannibalize some other sort of trinket if it contains such a jewel. Thanks!