There is little to no insulation between the ceiling of my apartment, and the floor of the apartment above me. I am looking for a way to drown out the noise from my upstairs neighbor. Can anyone, for the sake of my sanity, recommend something that generates enough noise to drown her out? [more inside]
Where can I buy a cozy warm/large/high quality/handmade old style wool/cotton sweater (not stylized or gender specific) in NYC? [more inside]
My teenage sister has just been admitted to Bellevue Hospital's psychiatric ward (in New York City); should my parents let her stay put, or have her transferred to another hospital? Is there anything they should be aware of? [more inside]
Yet another NYC restaurant recommendation request: Taking ~15 colleagues out to dinner, walking from Times Square (46th&Broadway), looking to spend $20-30 per head, and be able to make a same-day reservation. Tall order, but bonus points for an NYC experience not available in Toronto/Montreal. [more inside]
I am a culinary student in NYC studying the art of Pastry. I would like to start a small home business and make pastries to sell at local craft fairs. Does any one know how to go about this? How do the laws and regulations differ for home baking versus commercial baking? Is it even permissible to bake at home and sell at craft fairs? Would it be easer to rent out commercial space and then sell at the fairs? Help would be appreciated. Thanks! [more inside]
It looks like I'll be in NYC over Christmas and New Year's, and I don't really know anyone in town. Any suggestions for how to salvage some joy from the holiday season regardless? Budget is reasonably flexible.
LiteratureFilter: Yo metafilterland. I'm on a quest for two things: literary representations of the new york city subway, the more personal and sensorial the better, and literary representations of a new york city without subways, circa before 1904. Non-fiction and suggestions are welcome as well, as are examples that use less stringent definitions of "text" (film, song lyrics, dance etc).
What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats? Failing that, can you recommend anyone who does live animal shipment? [more inside]
Where can I take cheap (preferably free!) American Sign Language courses in NYC? [more inside]
NYC filter: Where's the best cup of coffee near Madison Sq. Park/Gramercy/Union Square?
I'd like a referral for a service in New York City that can provide transport for six people, and luggage, from Penn Station to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. There are dozens - if not hundreds - limo services to choose from so I just need help separating the wheat from the chaff. Thanks.
I need help navigating New York's temp agencies [more inside]
I'm flying into LaGuardia at 10:30 on Friday morning. I'm staying with a friend in Brooklyn but won't be able to get into his apartment until the evening. I would like to spend the day in Manhattan, but will have a large rolling suitcase (like the biggest standard size one you can buy) that I don't particularly want to tote around all afternoon. Where can I leave it? [more inside]
NYC-Renters-filter. How do I make my management company make the ass-hat neighbors upstairs stop using our patio as an ash-tray. [more inside]
Is there an offline Blackberry city guide? [more inside]
nycfilter: is it legal to rent a newly-renovated apartment in an old residential building that doesn't have its certificate of occupancy yet? [more inside]
I'm going to be in NYC this Saturday and I'd like to see as many of my friends as I can. I'm planning on picking a bar, and just letting everyone known I'll be there from, say, 8-11 or somesuch. I need a bar in NYC that's accessible to people coming from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey. Our tastes run on the slightly-geeky side. Think pinball and old arcade games. There will be 10-20 of us, mostly in our late 20s. [more inside]
Where can I get a professional camera reliably cleaned in NYC? [more inside]
Where to find a good scorpion bowl in NYC Chinatown? [more inside]
What's the going rate for a PHP developer in NYC? [more inside]
I'm a recent transplant to NYC, and a Republican. I need to find the best ways to support McCain-Palin in what can be a somewhat inhospitable environment. [more inside]
Can you recommend a copy shop in Manhattan (preferably, but not necessarily, around Columbia or in Harlem) where I could print several hundred pages and have them adequately bound (on a plastic spiral, etc. -- nothing fancy) without paying too much?
I need a new suit. I live in NYC, and a friend had recommended that I go to Linus in SoHo, which has been known for its high quality and relatively low prices. Unfortunately the shop seems to have closed and I can't find out anything more. So, I guess I have two questions: 1. Has it moved somewhere else and I'm just not finding it? 2. What's a good alternative? I'd like a decent suit, fashionable and well constructed, and I'd like to pay less than $1000.
I'll be in San Francisco for a week, how should I plan for moving there four months later and should I move elsewhere? [more inside]
NYC: i have a weird rent/sublet situation and would like some advice on how to protect myself, stuff, and money WITHOUT signing a lease. read on... [more inside]
What are these weird posts on the sidewalk in Manhattan? [more inside]
Does anyone have any information about a Chinatown bus that goes from Providence to NYC? [more inside]
NYCFilter: I need to find the best Sunday brunch in Brooklyn, preferably around Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Fort Greene or Crown Heights. [more inside]
I have the week off and want to visit some great bookstores I haven't been to before. What are your favorites in Manhattan and why? Thanks.
Where can I get hand lettered signs in NYC? [more inside]
After thinking about it for half the summer, I am buying bikes for me and my wife. I need tips about buying a bike and also pointers on recreational biking in New York City. [more inside]
So I am a female in my 20s, just moved to NYC, and need to find a top rate hair salon that does natural-looking highlights--which, as all we women know, requires word-of-mouth recommendations. Please, beauty junkie mefites, help! [more inside]
Let's say a friend of mine was on telephone stand by jury duty in New York, and forgot to call Wednesday evening to see if she needed to report for Thursday. Cached through google search, are the ranges that were supposed to report Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, but not for Thursday August 21, 2008. How can this friend check to see if she was supposed to report yesterday? [more inside]
Where is a good place to get a vegan breakfast (around 8 a.m.) in or around the Village in Manhattan? [more inside]
What are the best printing companies in Manhattan? [more inside]
NYC Move: I'm driving a UHaul from Brooklyn to Morningside Heights in Manhattan. What's the best route? [more inside]
How do I meet other bookish people in New York City? [more inside]
Care package ideas for a new journalism grad student and New Yorker- [more inside]
How much does it cost to heat an apartment in Brooklyn? My roommates and I are about to put down a deposit on a 3-bedroom in Greenpoint. The only unknown is that heat isn't included, and we have no idea what that will cost for a winter. Rough estimates and anecdotal evidence appreciated. 1000 a year? 500? 3000? Thanks much.
Amazing, impossible-to-get-into NYC restaurants? [more inside]
One-bedroom Apartment in west Harlem close to the 1 train (Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill) for $1500/month or less. Where to look, other than craigslist?
In NYC, and feeling very alone. What can I do to make new friends? [more inside]
My landlady is going to start charging rent by apartment ($2000/month for all) rather than by room ($530/month for me). Is it worth it to stay? [more inside]
Where can I get relatively unknown ska/reggae music in New York City (or online)? [more inside]
NYC -> BOS via coastal route: where to stop on the way? [more inside]
Can you help me find office space for a non-profit in NYC? [more inside]
Computer video cables in NYC [more inside]
My mother needs to find a new place to live. The house we currently live in will be set to go up for sale early next year. But repairs need to be made first, so my family would like us both to move ASAP. I’m looking at a move to Queens, but my mother has Multiple Sclerosis and has a limited income. All she has are her Social Security disability payments each month, which only come to about $600-700, and food stamps. I can’t afford to take her with me. [more inside]
In Manhattan: affordable evening and/or weekend meeting room rental, by the hour / by the day? [more inside]
Help me find a gathering spot in Manhattan for a small first-time family meet up that will occur after our private wedding ceremony. I'm specifically looking for some nice dinner spots, as well as some possible activity suggestions within walking distance of Grand Central and Penn Station. [more inside]