The insurance provided by my former employer ends on July 31 for my partner and me. COBRA is cost prohibitive ($1900 a month for both of us). So, now we are turning to the New York Healthcare Exchange. We need a navigator, but I'm not sure how to find a good one to help us with our snowflakes. Seeking recs and advise. [more inside]
A friend in New York City is in crisis and I think needs to go to a psychriatric hospital. The one they've been to previously has since closed and they are reluctant to go to a place they know nothing about. I'm in Florida so I'm no help with this. Can any of you recommend which hospitals in Manhattan should be considered - or as importantly, avoided?
I would like to give my boyfriend a cooking class as a birthday present. Any suggestions on where in NYC to go? [more inside]
I would like to find someone in NYC who can advise me on designing an exercise program suited to my fitness, age and goals, but not a personal trainer I visit regularly in order to actually do that exercise. Does this kind of person exist? [more inside]
I injured my foot just before moving from Canada to NYC. Now I'm in worsening pain and walking is difficult. I won't have health insurance for at least another week, possibly more. What should I do? [more inside]
My office is looking for a restaurant where we can have a celebration, and we're having a hard time finding a good option. 15-20 people, next Friday night, vegetarian friendly. West side of Manhattan preferred but not mandatory. [more inside]
I’m currently taking a Revit class, and am eligible for full access to the program free for the next three years. But I also want to continue using the hard copy version of Adobe Creative Suite 5 I already own, and to a lesser extent Microsoft Office 8. My current computer is a MacBook Pro ca. 2009, running OSX.6.8. How do I make all these programs play well together on the cheap, and preferably on a single machine? [more inside]
Saw this single little bug on the bathroom floor between the tub and toilet last night at 11:30 PM. Is it a bed bug? Should I freak out? [more inside]
I own a wood Singer sewing machine table handed down to me by grandmother that is in otherwise decent shape except for the top, which is damaged (as you can see here). Seeking recommendations for someone in New York City who can restore the top. Thank you.
Should I trust this podiatrist even though he's being sued for malpractice? Also, do you have any advice for somebody with Morton’s Neuroma? [more inside]
I've been to NY dozens of times and enjoy exploring neighborhoods like the Village and SoHo where there are lots of shops, coffeeshops, restaurants, etc. I prefer independent shops over the corporate stores you'd find in Midtown. I haven't spent a whole lot of time in NY in the last 10 years so I'm not aware of neighborhoods that may have changed. I'm visiting this weekend please help me decide where to spend my time! [more inside]
Last night I saw mice in the apartment I'm subletting--in the kitchen, and in my closet. I've only been here a few days. I leave in 8 weeks. Metafilter is not my atty, but generally--what do I do? Is it my responsibility to clean them out? What rights do I have? [more inside]
I'll be in NYC 6/19 to 6/21. Mefi has always been magic for my trips. [more inside]
Last second lunch in NYC question: Looking for a place with a focus on Italian cusine and a great wine list near Unon Square that I could reasonably get a table for two at 2pm tomorrow. Ideally looking for a place with a great set menu in the 22-30 range.
Could I be forced to leave college due to my depression/current situation? I feel like I've hit the dead end. [more inside]
Hi all! I live in a 10-person "communal" house in NYC, and about 5-6 of my roommates are on the lease. I have lived here for 5 months. The lease is being renewed in July and my roommate have let me know that they have renewed the lease as a 9-person house and that they want me to move out in July. They are a communal house and I am kind of the extra person that they hoped would buy into their community model, but I am technically just renting a room. I think my room is illegal because it has no window, but previously the landlord wanted it filled. Is there anything I can do to keep my room? Is it legal for them to oust me due to not filling their expectations?
7 half rowdy guys are staying at the Hilton Midtown tonight. We need good food and beers. We are wearing jeans. Would love a somewhat fun atmosphere. People watching. Some guys are on a budget. Others are not. Go.
Any other part of the country and I'd jump at buying. But I feel like NYC buying is an entirely different game. What with maintenance fees and taxes and all, I wonder if it's even worth it to buy when you're living in it yourself. [more inside]
Due to cuts, I've lost income and am now running in the red each month. I can handle this for just a little bit before it gets dicey. I need a new full time job but I've never been very good at job hunting or getting interviews and I've also battled a lot of depression and anxiety. (Complication - I am in what might be an emotionally abusive relationship and have to get on my feet.) [more inside]
I'm experimenting with hot sauce recipes and I'd like to try using fresh guajillo chiles instead of dried ones. I'll be in NYC this weekend and figure if I'm going to find them anywhere on the east coast it will be there. But where, there? [more inside]
Due to a series of unfortunate events I'm now homeless and lost all my savings. Looking for overall advice how to rent a room in NYC and survive. [more inside]
I'm a 30-year-old straight single guy, debating a move to either NYC or SF. Singledom has been getting tiresome (after 6+ months), and I'd be interested in knowing whether dating would be substantially better or easier in one or the other city. I'm a slightly nerdy (but by no-means super-geeky) and fairly athletic/outdoorsy highly-educated professional. In either city, I'd be living in or near the urban center. [more inside]
I want to do a découpage program with cut-up comic books at my library. Where should I look in Brooklyn or Manhattan for cheap used comics, and are there other sources I should be looking at? Is it worth it to get a random lot from eBay? [more inside]
I'm looking for hair stylists/salon recommendations in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan that would be a good place to get an undercut. [more inside]
I'm looking to gift someone who loves flowers with a class on flower arranging and design – a 1-3 hour class like one of these. Personal experiences if you have them; I'd prefer Brooklyn, ideally not more than 20-30 minutes by train or car from Crown Heights.
I know that there's stuff on this before, but I didn't pull it, for obvious reasons. [more inside]
The management company for my apartment has approached me with a lease buyout offer in NYC. I am open to discussion but am unsure of the best way to handle it. Should I get a lawyer or some other professional? Any specific recommendations or types of people to look for? Other things I should do? [more inside]
I'm interning in NYC and I think my housing just fell through. How should I secure something for June 1st for <$1200 a month? [more inside]
i got a ticket! "inspection sticker mutilated." i can't just get a new sticker, i have to get my car reinspected. where can i do this in manhattan this weekend? [more inside]
I work project based/time sheets for a big company in NYC and I'm getting sick leave built up. But how do I use it if the chances of becoming sick on a short term project are very very small? [more inside]
I'm going to NYC June 23 to July 7 and need a bicycle for that period. Last time I rented one on Spinlister, which worked great, but still cost $250-ish. I wonder if it's worth buying a 2nd hand ride and reselling it on the last day. If so, where? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: I want to start an LLC in NYC and sell yummy sweet things. Most of the requirements are pretty straightforward, but the newspaper publication requirement runs over a thousand dollars! Is there any way to get around having to pay such crazy high Certificate of Publication fees? (I am in Queens, if it makes a difference.) Thanks!!
I have a friend that is in NYC central bookings. Details are limited. All I know is this morning ~2AM my friend was in a car accident and arrested for DWI. I had a past DWI in my youth and know that a lawyer is very helpful and also that one needs to deny any wrong doing for the entire time. But I don't know how to get this kind of help to my friend. Basically just looking for the correct things to do in the early going. [more inside]
I'm headed to NYC for the weekend and would like to spend part of a day relaxing at a spa, with massage, sauna, baths, the works (think Aire Ancient Baths or Russian Baths, for two I've considered). Where, based on your experience (preferably personal) will I be least likely to stick out as a woman who's a size 22? [more inside]
You guys! My fiance and I eloping this Saturday afternoon in NYC! We are having a short ceremony in Central Park, a photography session in DUMBO, and then an intimate dinner for 5 in a restaurant. Advice? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for places to buy corsets, both in NYC and online. I am familiar with Orchard Corset. Thanks for any other ideas!
I have most of the day free in NYC tomorrow - anything particularly fantastic going on? [more inside]
I got into Columbia for grad school. Yay! But I will be at the Washington Heights campus. I'm moving from SF, and I've never lived on the East Coast. I will be moving with my boyfriend. Please help me figure out where I want to live, how much it'll cost, and also how to actually FIND an apartment in NYC (broker??). [more inside]
We've been looking to purchase apartments with a broker based in Washington Heights, starting in upper Manhattan, but have now shifted to southern Brooklyn. In the neighborhood that we're focusing on now one brokerage seems to list 75% of the apartments for sale. Are we putting ourselves at a disadvantage because we're 1 - not using a broker from the area (though our broker is very nice and has been very helpful 2 - not just going direct to the local brokerage and asking them to represent us (even if they're the listing agents on a property)? [more inside]
I'm a new bourbon collector and I'm wondering what stores in Brooklyn and NYC have the widest and best selections? Also, while I'm at it, what are some of your favorite bottles? But more importantly, where can I buy them locally?
Getting a bit desperate for an NYC allergist who will be able to see me sometime before the end of the century. [more inside]
For some reason, I have not been able to find a moving service that uses reusable boxes, offers short-term (~1 month) storage, and will move NYC to Philadelphia. Anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
I just moved to NYC and would like to have a doctor refill my Adderall prescription. Ideally, I just give them my current script and they fill it after a general checkup. Also my previous doctor and I were on a plan where I'd only go in for checkups every several months and she'd write me a prescription in the interim for me to pickup but not actually have to visit. [more inside]
I need some help narrowing down options for my one nice ($$$) meal in New York City. [more inside]
Do you know a good place to get fitted for a bra in NYC?
Looking for more housing/rooming sites to post to in NYC! [more inside]
I'm trying to track down a very unusual gate on a NYC sidewalk. (A friend posted a photo of it on Facebook, challenging us to find it ourselves — she won't give us any clues.) It's a brown, cast-iron gate, with a thick circle in the middle, and there are 11 single-dial combination locks (which look like this) irregularly spaced inside the circle. [more inside]
I'm taking my Mom out for lunch on May 23rd. Normally she'd like to just eat at the bar around the corner when visiting but it's the 'Mothers Day' lunch so I'd like to go up a few notches. Ideally I'd take her to the Central Park Boathouse but they don't do reservations on the weekends. Where can I take her in town that's sufficiently 'nice' to be a special occasion but not overly fancy/exotic/hip and has a full lunch-y lunch menu, not just an egg- brunch? [more inside]
Pick-up, drop-off, no drama: why is this so difficult? [more inside]
One of my rigid gas permeable contact lenses just broke. I would like to get it replaced (and should probably get an eye exam while I'm about it, so no internet-only options, please). Does anyone have a recommendation for a good optometrist in NYC who will do this and who won't try to persuade me to switch to soft lenses?