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!
If you only had one year left before moving out of New York City, what would you make sure to see and do before leaving? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good gastroenterologist in NYC? [more inside]
How to find the best NYC --> Europe flight deals when both day of week and destination are flexible. Caveat: flying out July 2010. [more inside]
This is probably the zillionth question on things to do in New York. But are there any cool things that a complete math nerd can do in the city? I'm more interested in places I can visit than things I could do with people.
Where's the best place to watch the sunrise in New York City, preferably Manhattan? Since this is for my honeymoon, the more romantic the location, the better. :)
Looking for someone who can write on grains of rice in Manhattan. [more inside]
Looking for good, reliable movers to take me from New York City to Glen Ridge, New Jersey. [more inside]
How can I channel my inner Ferris Bueller and have one great day, except in New York? [more inside]
NYC KaraokeFilter: Looking for a great karaoke place in Manhattan to hold a birthday party for about 20 or so people. We'd like to rent a private room. A big English songlist is a must, and the place should serve alcohol. Cool & loungey is a major plus. Thanks! [more inside]
When and what was the first television show broadcast from CBS studios in New York? Bonus points if you can name some guests.
What are the best "inside baseball" political blogs covering the upcoming New York City elections? [more inside]
Help planning a 5 Day trip to NYC - Do you know of any secret delights that New York City has to offer? I need recommendations/advice on everything from where to stay to where to go. Much more details inside. [more inside]
What are some of the best and (most importantly) unpretentious jazz clubs in New York City? [more inside]
Anyone know what the best way to find out what salaries are for Gastroenterologist docs in New York City? or just what is a good starting salary for a GI doc in NYC? All I get are averages when I search on the internet.
I am crazy-excited about Mad Men season 3 airing this week. Unfortunately, my friends and I are frugal New Yorkers who don't get extra channels like AMC. Are there any bars in NYC that play Mad Men where we could actually hear the show? Or are there places where we could rent a TV and a room without going broke? [more inside]
So I probably have a warrant out for my arrest on a very old (3 years ) ticket for possible public consumption, in New York City. I want to take care of this, but what repercussions can I expect? Do I go to the courthouse and turn myself in? Will my fine be exorbitantly higher than the ticket? Additionally, I need to renew my license in Brooklyn before my upcoming birthday. Would I be able to do this if I do in fact have a bench warrant? This is my first "I screwed up" question, so please take it easy on me! Thanks!
What is a good place to learn how to dance in New York City? [more inside]
Ohshitfilter: Temporary health insurance options in NJ? [more inside]
I live in New York and my parents live in Sarasota, FL. There are two direct flights per day on JetBlue between JFK and SRQ. Is it possible to set up something up that would alert me whenever prices on these flights dropped below a certain amount? [more inside]
I'd like to find out about the biggest street performer events and communities and festivals and stages as possible. All and any links are welcome. What are the best online resources as far as busking/street performer/street art communities are concerned? I've already been to performers.net, where I'm posting this question as well. I'm in New York City, but anywhere is fine.
Ok I'm convinced, I want an "eVent" waterproof jacket. The problem is I want to try it on (hopefully in New York City or surrounding area) and eVent is a terrible name to Google. [more inside]
Where can I find folks to play Magic: the Gathering with in NYC? [more inside]
What are some good New York City (and environs) culinary herb and spice shops? [more inside]
NYC-Filter: The ladyfriend and I will be in New York City from July 11 through the 13th (Friday through Monday). We have no plans, so far, for stuff to do, except going to a show on Saturday night. What should we do? Anything totally awesome happening that weekend? [more inside]
interested in renting a (very affordable) small space (auditorium, banquet hall, etc) for a "roast" for a friend's birthday in november in new york city. [more inside]
Cheap access to University resources in the NYC area? [more inside]
Where to find a three-pronged British style electrical adapter plug in New York City? [more inside]