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Best time of year to bicycle from NYC to SF?

I want to ride from NYC to SF in 2015. I have 8 to 10 weeks (maybe 12) to do it. When would be the best time of the year to do so? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Dec 19, 2014 - 8 answers

A place to think...

Where in the US can I live for a month with a budget of $1000? [more inside]
posted by laptolain on Dec 17, 2014 - 19 answers

Alternatives to Woody Allen

A friend wants to get that witty romantic 70s NY film fix without the obvious choice of Woody Allen. What are other films in that same genre?
posted by kittensofthenight on Dec 12, 2014 - 27 answers

Manhattan on 12/26?

We're thinking about making a quick visit to Manhattan the day after visiting my family in the Hudson Valley for Christmas. Is this a bad idea? If we decide to do it, what (other than the Midtown Xmas dept store display / Rockefeller Center sights, which I know about) would be good activities, including cheap but yummy lunch options, we might not have thought of. For reference, we visit NY a couple times a year, have done so by both train and car, just not usually at the holidays.
posted by aught on Dec 12, 2014 - 9 answers

Unique gift/book stores in NYC along the lines of Kinokunya

I'm doing some holiday gift shopping in NYC this weekend and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for one-of-a-kind stores that are fun to browse and would provide gifting inspiration! [more inside]
posted by musicismath on Dec 12, 2014 - 9 answers

Vegan cooking classes in NYC?

Do you know of good cooking classes in NYC that are suitable for vegans? Classes that focus on how to prepare full meals, not just individual dishes, would be preferred (but I'll take whatever suggestions you've got). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2014 - 4 answers

No job, no friends, no hope in NYC

I'm lonely, unemployed, broke, and absolutely miserable after moving to New York City after finishing school. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2014 - 24 answers

Restaurants between Astor Place and TriBeCa?

One friend works in Tribeca. The other in Astor Place. They'd like to find a quiet, not terribly expensive place in the middle-ish for food and chatting. [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Dec 8, 2014 - 2 answers

Wine delivery in NYC?

I would like to gift some wine to a friend in Manhattan. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Dec 7, 2014 - 8 answers

Please help me not be a simmering cauldron of rage

I recently moved to New York City. I find getting around the city seems to involve constant interior thrum of unwarranted anger at other people. I would like to stop being a person who is heading to work or the grocery store while being mad at most everybody else; it's not a good way to live. Any tricks or heuristics or habits of thought you use would be very helpful! [more inside]
posted by deathmarch to epistemic closure on Dec 7, 2014 - 41 answers

Cool places near JFK

I'm staying near JFK and have a couple of days in NYC. I have a bunch of work to do on a laptop and I like good coffee shops to work in (wifi + outlets), unusual food that I should try in NYC, and pretty nature. It's winter. Where should I go?
posted by 3491again on Dec 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Please help me decide if I should move back to NYC from SF

Can't decide if I should move back to NYC from SF. Please help me find some new ways to think about the problem. [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Dec 4, 2014 - 27 answers

Need advice about getting legal support for divorce in NYC

Hi, I am looking for some information and advice about getting a divorce in NYC. I am hoping for a no-contest mutual agreement divorce but there is a chance that it might be contested if my spouse starts having second thoughts. Both of us are from India and are here on work visa, with she being on my dependent work visa. Due to time, job and corruption considerations, going to India and getting a divorce there would be problematic. [more inside]
posted by questionsquestions on Dec 3, 2014 - 8 answers

How to train?

Houston to NYC, but more importantly, NYC back to Houston... by train? Hopefully without it taking 2-6 days? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Dec 2, 2014 - 21 answers

Good Copy/Print places in NYC?

I run a city-wide trivia company that's been growing pretty quickly in the last few months. It's a business that requires a lot of printed materials (answer sheets, handout rounds, prize certificates, promotional posters, that sort of thing), and we could use a regular, friendly place that won't gouge us. [more inside]
posted by chicobangs on Nov 26, 2014 - 3 answers

NYC Jeweler Recommendation for Custom, Art-Deco Style Work?

My fiancee found a wedding band at an estate jewelry store that specializes in Art Deco-style pieces. The band can't be sized due to the design, so I'm hoping to find someone in New York to make the ring as a custom job. Does anyone have recommendations for someone in New York who can do this type of work reasonably quickly--within, say, a month? [more inside]
posted by jed on Nov 24, 2014 - 1 answer

Help me spend too much on a bar of soap

In the spirit of self-care in the dead of winter, I want to treat myself to some fancy soap. I am not really aware of high-quality hip-or-classic skincare brands that might have a bar soap (not liquid!) that fits what I'm looking for:
  • a unisex scent palette (I like savory, spicy, vanilla-y scents more than florals),
  • moisturizing properties,
  • natural ingredients,
  • a bit of exfoliant
  • [more inside]
    posted by thirdletter on Nov 23, 2014 - 31 answers

    Tryptophan Filter: Traditional Christmas Eve Dinners in NYC?

    Back in NYC for Christmas and need a good Xmas-dinner restaurant pick. Help? [more inside]
    posted by rokusan on Nov 21, 2014 - 3 answers

    What to do for 4 hours on Thanksgiving in NYC?

    I have about four hours in between morning/afternoon plans and dinner plans on Thanksgiving in NYC. What should we do with them? [more inside]
    posted by houseofdanie on Nov 21, 2014 - 8 answers

    NY Health Exchange

    Looking for information on some of the NY Exchange Plans (NYC) [more inside]
    posted by AMyNameIs on Nov 20, 2014 - 4 answers

    What's the job market like for software engineers in NYC?

    What's the job market like for software engineers in NYC? [more inside]
    posted by evil otto on Nov 17, 2014 - 8 answers

    Unpretentious great restaurants in NYC

    What is the best restaurant in Manhattan that my dad can wear jeans to? [more inside]
    posted by whoaali on Nov 16, 2014 - 19 answers

    Where in NYC should we go for Thanksgiving dim sum?

    We would like to have dim sum for Thanksgiving dinner. There will be 4-8 of us. What are your favorite dim sum places in the city? Thank you! [more inside]
    posted by dame on Nov 15, 2014 - 5 answers

    Working in Astoria on the weekend

    Good places to work in Astoria/Long Island City for a few hours at a time on Sundays? [more inside]
    posted by hobgadling on Nov 14, 2014 - 3 answers

    Best ways to search for grants/funding for school enrichment programs?

    I'm on a committee at my kid's elementary school and have been asked to start working on a spreadsheet of all possible funding opportunities that we could pursue for enrichment projects. What's my best strategy for searching for projects? [more inside]
    posted by gaspode on Nov 13, 2014 - 5 answers

    Where's good for "The Last Supper" analog, NYC-edition, $75/person?

    My friend wants to have a meal for around fifteen people in NYC, in a setting that will feel similar to the da Vinci painting, "The Last Supper". Extra points for being in a back room. Extra, extra points for a feeling of opulence or fake opulence. Price point up to $75 per person. Any ideas on places that would fit the bill?
    posted by unknowncommand on Nov 11, 2014 - 9 answers

    Best flour tortilla for burrito-rolling in NYC

    Specifically, I'm looking for brand names of a great tasting flour tortilla that will go into making awesome burritos. [more inside]
    posted by tealeaf522 on Nov 11, 2014 - 19 answers

    Astoria, Jersey City or somewhere else?

    We are looking into buying a single family or multi-family house in NYC within easy commuting distance to midtown. Budget is $1 million to maybe $1.2 million. We currently live in Williamsburg and are priced out, otherwise it would be the perfect neighborhood. Astoria Queens seems like a great option, and Jersey City has even nicer houses but I know less about the area. And are there neighborhoods we are overlooking? Longer criteria list inside. [more inside]
    posted by Sockowocky on Nov 11, 2014 - 13 answers

    Group Project Workspace Midtown Weekdays NYC

    NYCfilter: I have a group that just formed that’s looking for a free-ish workspace in midtown on weekday nights. [more inside]
    posted by edbles on Nov 10, 2014 - 1 answer

    Men's hair salons in NYC

    What men's hair salon in NYC (Manhattan) should I go to? [more inside]
    posted by jejune on Nov 6, 2014 - 6 answers

    Good maps of this Sunday's NYC Marathon?

    The organizers of this Sunday's NYC Marathon have a pretty shitty map; is there a better one available? I'm hoping for something overlaid on Google Maps or some such equivalent. Bonus question: how do I gauge what time the elite runners would be running by a given spot?
    posted by dfriedman on Oct 30, 2014 - 5 answers

    Used Records in New York City

    Finally, after 10 years I'm visiting new York City again. I guess the city have changed a lot. I'm there for about 10 days, and I'm really into used records. Can MeFi recommend good shops for used (or not) records? Perhaps other shops for turntable lovers? Thanks.
    posted by lipsum on Oct 29, 2014 - 11 answers

    Low cost or free options for therapy and depression treatment in NYC

    I'm starting to accept that I desperately need to see a therapist, but I am unemployed (recently moved here to NYC) and have no health insurance. Are there any clinics or hospitals that offer low cost therapy services?
    posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2014 - 5 answers

    Renting an apartment while on Tenant Blacklist in NYC

    Hi Everyone, I searched and could not find a question about this already posted so here goes. I am looking for an apartment for the first time in 6 years and I have found myself on the tenant 'blacklist'. I had NO IDEA. [more inside]
    posted by FridaG on Oct 25, 2014 - 7 answers

    Affordable indoor water parks (or other fun outings) in the Northeast

    My 13-year-old stepdaughter has gotten to the point where all she wants for holiday gifts is gift cards, which doesn't provide a lot of excitement when unwrapping gifts. My partner and I want to surprise her with a fun yet affordable overnight trip no more than about a 4 hour drive outside of NYC. She's always wanted to go to a water park with us, and Great Wolf Lodge is way out of our price range. Any suggestions for alternatives? [more inside]
    posted by Neely O'Hara on Oct 24, 2014 - 14 answers

    Need help brainstorming/planning transitions to a postacademic career

    Yep, sorry, another "I quit my humanities PhD and I have no idea how the real world works" thread. Except I haven't actually quit yet; this is more like advance research. It's seeming increasingly likely that I may have to leave ABD for the sake of my mental health, so I'm looking for input on how to manage the early stages of a transition to a career (ideally arts-related) where I'll have little relevant background. This post is also an early step in my effort to encourage more constructive coping behaviors after fairly serious depression. [more inside]
    posted by urufu on Oct 23, 2014 - 9 answers

    Help us find a bar in NYC for a casual post-wedding soiree!

    My husband-to-be and I plan to have a small civil wedding with immediate family in California (where we live), and would like to throw a casual party with drinks and dancing at a bar in Manhattan or Brooklyn so we can celebrate with our friends. [more inside]
    posted by blackcatcuriouser on Oct 23, 2014 - 3 answers

    Making an offer on a fixer-upper co-op apartment (NYC filter)

    My husband and I are considering bidding on a fixer-upper co-op apartment in New York City, and are uncertain about how much to bid. More inside! [more inside]
    posted by merejane on Oct 21, 2014 - 5 answers

    Looking for Kitchen Organizer

    My friend wanted to purchase a particular Anthropologie kitchen organizer that has since sold out and I am hoping to locate something similar either online or in NYC. [more inside]
    posted by lulz on Oct 20, 2014 - 5 answers

    Career change help needed

    [Posting for a friend] I am trying to make a career change from finance to tech. Lots of special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
    posted by jenbo1 on Oct 16, 2014 - 3 answers

    Where can I get an affordable, stylish curly haircut in NJ/NY?

    Hey Internet. I want to get my long, thick, curly hair cut for less than $100, preferably closer to $50, in NYC, Brooklyn, or NJ (northern/central). Help? [more inside]
    posted by topoisomerase on Oct 15, 2014 - 8 answers

    Cool NYC Restaurant to take Out of Town Guests??

    Manhattanites and NYC'ers all over the boroughs: please help me find the perfect restaurant to bring my relatives to! [more inside]
    posted by Kensational on Oct 12, 2014 - 11 answers

    Help us winterize….

    Where can we go in & around nyc to find winter clothes, preferably in one place, for good prices? [more inside]
    posted by tulim on Oct 11, 2014 - 9 answers

    NYC EBCBS therapist recommendations?

    Friends: do you know the most amazing, effective, compassionate, assertive yet gentle NYC-based therapist who accepts Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance? 'Cuz that's what I'm looking for. I need to work on self-esteem and relationship issues. CBT and non-CBT suggestions desired. I am a 44 year old man. [more inside]
    posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2014 - 1 answer

    My, that's a large apple you have there...

    misfish and I will be in New York for the next week. It's our first time. We have a very loose itinerary. Help us fill our time with the awesomest parts of NYC! [more inside]
    posted by His thoughts were red thoughts on Oct 8, 2014 - 22 answers

    Dinner recommendations - W 49th and Broadway NYC

    I find myself in the Theater District in NYC for the evening with two coworkers. Where should we eat? [more inside]
    posted by rocketpup on Oct 8, 2014 - 11 answers

    If train B leaves the station at 3:15pm going 65mph...

    Help me plan my travel from Boston to an event in NYC and back in 12 hours or less. [more inside]
    posted by rip on Oct 6, 2014 - 13 answers

    No, swing dancing is not what I'm looking for

    I don't want to "learn how to dance." I just want to be able to go to dance clubs. Are there classes for this in NYC? [more inside]
    posted by showbiz_liz on Oct 6, 2014 - 27 answers

    Breaking a lease in NYC?

    You are not my lawyer. About 5 months ago I broke my lease on an apartment in Queens (NYC). I was worried that the landlord wouldn't find a new tenant in time for the next month but luckily he did. I asked about the security deposit and he said it was on its way. Now he's claiming that I'm not owed the money back. [more inside]
    posted by aloiv2 on Sep 30, 2014 - 9 answers

    What's a good birthday experience gift in NYC?

    A very good friend of mine has a birthday right before both of us will be in New York with a group of mutual friends. I thought it would be fun to gift him some sort of experience or activity in the city, but I'm trying to stay away from stuff that's "too tourist". I'm looking for something more unique- I've been to the city many times, but have yet to live there. Bonus if you are a a current or past resident!
    posted by robadobdob on Sep 26, 2014 - 9 answers

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