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Special snowflake question about actual special snowflakes

Look at these weird snowflakes! How do they work? Photo one and two. [more inside]
posted by Juicy Avenger on Jan 26, 2015 - 7 answers

New York: air bnb vs cheap hotel?

I and my partner will be in NYC for about a week in a couple of months, and we're looking at our accommodation options now. We're leaning towards finding a place through air bnb because they look really nice and we've heard good things through friends, but we've also found some hotels in Manhattan that are a cheaper option, and we're not sure which way to go. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Jan 18, 2015 - 15 answers

What can my parents do in NYC this Saturday?

My parents will be in NYC this Saturday and Sunday, to celebrate their anniversary. They already have a hotel room in Midtown East. What's a fun activity/show they can attend that isn't too expensive? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jan 14, 2015 - 8 answers

NYC shelter for undocumented immigrant women?

My homeless friend is afraid to go to a shelter because she is an undocumented immigrant. What resources are available for her in New York City?
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2015 - 4 answers

How to get healthcare in NYC?

I am in New York City, only for a month. How do I go about seeing a doctor for a non-emergency issue that nonetheless has a high impact on quality of life? Also, do you have any thoughts on the medical issue at hand: very frequent bowel movements, possibly linked to an infection? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2015 - 12 answers

Best non-silent places to study in NYC

I'm house-sitting for friends in New York City next week, which is great. I have to spend the whole week writing papers for school, which is not so great. Can you suggest some excellent places to study so I don't feel like I've totally wasted the trip? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Jan 6, 2015 - 17 answers

Unconventional NYC / Brooklyn accommodation

I am planning my next New York trip and am looking for an unusual place to stay - think something between a youth hostel and standard AirBnB share. Greatness criteria inside! [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Jan 6, 2015 - 10 answers

Films about or taking place in early 80s NYC

After doing some reading, I am interested in y'all's recommendations for films about (i.e., documentaries) early 80s New York City (maybe even late 70s?) or films very much set in this time and place.
posted by kuanes on Jan 1, 2015 - 36 answers

Preferably not a Lacanian

I am looking for a good therapist in NYC who has experience with the anxiety/avoidance/ADD nexus. I'm biased towards cognitive therapy but open to other modalities. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Strategies for minimizing expense on renting between permanent apts?

(The Rt Hon.) MP  and I have officially been notified that we have to move out of our current NYC apartment on March 1, leaving us with a housing gap until August 2015.* We need to stay in NYC (or NY suburbs). I've only ever looked for apartments here with year-long (or longer) leases. How do we go about finding a month-to-month place? Is there any good way to avoid paying to move twice within one year? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 31, 2014 - 15 answers

NYC café recommendations

Where would you meet a friend if all you wanted to do was sit and chat and read and people watch? Preferably in Manhattan but rest of NYC fine too — and must serve hot chocolates. [more inside]
posted by mrsh on Dec 31, 2014 - 13 answers

How late can you stay at MoMA?

The museum closes at 5:30pm. Do they begin clearing the galleries then, or do they just stop selling tickets at that point? If you are already inside could you get, say, half an hour more of viewing time before being kicked out?
posted by molla on Dec 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Uniquely fun restaurant and bar recommendations in midtown Manhattan?

I'll be coming to NYC from Jan. 1-4 with some fun party people in tow, primarily to see the Gogol Bordello show on Jan. 2. I was wondering if any kind Mefites might have some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Go Banana on Dec 22, 2014 - 7 answers

Who does good photo printing in Midtown East NYC?

I'd like to get some digital photos printed tomorrow (Monday), and I work in Midtown East. I don't trust drugstore printers- they rarely seem to keep them calibrated correctly. I don't need retouching or anything special, just some good quality 5x7 prints. Online submission is nice, but not required. What are my best options?
posted by mkultra on Dec 21, 2014 - 3 answers

Can I get a poem printed on canvas before Christmas?

I am looking to get a poem printed on canvas.... before Christmas. I am in Manhattan, NYC. Does anyone know of either a place locally or somewhere online with rush shipping that I can get this done?
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 21, 2014 - 7 answers

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 - 10 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
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    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

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