Your friendly itinerant field recordist wants to know: do any masjids (mosques) in the greater NYC metro area regularly announce the call to prayer? And if so, do they observe the 5x-daily adhan schedule, or only certain prayer times? Thanks for any info!
My amazing boyfriend is going to be out of town for work next week, and is bummed that we are going to be apart for that long. I want to plan a really awesome day for us on Sunday so we can have as much fun as possible before he leaves. [more inside]
I'm looking for a place in NYC, or a place online if they deliver quickly, to buy some of the stranger flavors (to an American palate) of Japanese Fanta. [more inside]
I want to introduce some adolescents to the joy and graciousness of sailing, and well-built beautiful wood boats. They have never been on a boat. No ocean sailing for their 1st time? Not too long, kids get bored? The choices range from marine education to singing Pete Seeger songs to hipster evening wine cruises. Anyone have experience or ideas?
So my fiancee and I are getting married outside of NYC a few months from now and are looking to throw a party a few weeks after the wedding for NYC friends who couldn't make it to the wedding. We're looking for a bar or restaurant somewhere in the lower east side or southern east village for about 40-50 people from about 5:30-8:30 (flexible) on a Saturday evening. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I'm driving a U-Haul from Cambridge, MA to Brooklyn and within Brooklyn on Saturday -- can you confirm my route is OK and a couple of other sundry questions? [more inside]
I'm a brand-new full-stack web developer (with an emphasis on front-end) at a small NYC startup. I'm on contract but will probably be asked if I want to permanently join the team next week. What offer would be too low for me to say yes? [more inside]
I'll be able to visit New York City on the 3rd of August. I'll be there for just the one day. I'll be in Manhattan, that's where my friend works and I'll be going into the city with her in the morning. She has to work, while I'll have the day to wander and explore. [more inside]
Hey guys! I just re-joined OKCupid a month ago and haven't received many messages. It's nerve-wracking to post my profile here, but who knows: maybe you can help! [more inside]
I have two questions about flying out of JFK Airport tomorrow. I'm going to take the E subway from Mahattan, then AirTrain to the airport. (1) Earlier this year, at the AirTrain, I paid $1 for a new card and then $5 for an AirTrain ride. This seemed excessive since I already had two MetroCards (my unlimited monthly card and another one), but I couldn't figure out a way around this on the spot. (2) President Obama and his family are on a personal weekend trip in NYC and are apparently going to fly from JFK to DC tomorrow night. Should I expect this to lead to significant delays (in my American Airlines flight to O'Hare) which should affect my planning?
My usual car rental strategies in NYC are falling apart! I need new help. Looking for cheap ideas for renting a car for a weekend or week in/around NYC, usually going to Boston/NH. [more inside]
I'm heading to NYC for a short, 5-6 day trip starting tomorrow! I did a bit of planning myself, but I'll be on kind of a tight budget (I'm staying with a family member in Queens). Any fun things I should check out while I'm there from July 17 - 22? I love: music, food, festivals (of any kind) and especially anything comedy-related. Thanks!
What are these peculiar protuberances in three windows of a Manhattan skyscraper? [more inside]
I need some advice on filing for an Alteration Type Directive 14 for rear yard fence (over 6') and (electronic) filing at DOB. I can get it signed and sealed, if prepared correctly. I need a section thru the proposed fence and a plot plan? Combustible materials allowed? On property line? Do I need a survey?
What is the best place for men's haircut near Union Square/Flat Iron NYC? [more inside]
I got an amazing job offer, but not sure where to move [more inside]
NYCers, please direct this hungry but overwhelmed-by-choice Hong Konger to your favourite Middle Eastern, African, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Central Asian, Caribbean, and South American food! I will be there for six days in late July, party of one/two adults, based in Midtown East, takeout acceptable, weird/early/late hours acceptable, happy to travel to the outermost reaches of the city (no car though!) and make bookings, informal/reasonably-priced preferred. [more inside]
I am travelling from Canada to the US for 11 days, and discovered that my Wind Mobile phone has no reception here -- as in, zero bars. Help me figure out what to do! [more inside]
I'm considering leaving NY but I don't know if I'm being realistic at all. Currently unemployed and have limited funds. [more inside]
NYC to Falling Water road trip info. Any ideas? [more inside]
I'll be spending a long weekend in the East Village (NYC). Where should I park my car? [more inside]
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]