Where can I buy masa precocida or masarepa (corn flour for Arepas) in subway accessible parts of NYC? Also what kind is better for homemade arepas?
I am a college student going to school in Manhattan, and I'm looking for an internship for this coming spring semester. I am a third year political science major with interests in technology, development, and journalism. At the moment I am studying and travelling abroad in India and Nepal, and I've gotten pretty much fluent in Nepali. Does anyone know of a cool New York based NGO that might have use for someone who knows Nepali language? General advice on finding NGOs in the New York area to intern for is also appreciated.
I need help getting dressed - but it's a little more complicated than that. If you're a vegetarian/vegan in NYC, especially with one with fashion sense, please read on. [more inside]
I want to be able to have free 'indoor picnics' and adventures out of the cold in New York City, help! [more inside]
NYC Location for Hip Young Woman's Celebration Needed! Help me find the perfect place! [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in New York City who has experience with learning disabilities? (As opposed to, say, mood disorders.) [more inside]
Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008). [more inside]
NYC filter: I'm visiting a friend in the city this weekend and due to her work schedule, I'm going to end up being by myself on Friday night. I don't make it down to New York that often, so I'd really like to do something fun, but I've already contacted my other friends who live in the area and I've come up empty. So I'm querying the hive mind: What should I do? [more inside]
What year were consumer fireworks banned in NYC?
[NYCFilter] What steps has NYC taken to deal with vermin? And what isn't it doing that it could? [more inside]
How to buy a cheap (less than $100) bike in NYC to learn how to ride on? [more inside]
I have to be in Manhattan Dec 6th - Dec 9th. My flight is booked and my appointments are scheduled. I am flying solo. My plan was to stay in Manhattan, and goof off after my appointments. Unfortunately, every hotel in Manhattan for those days is $600+ a night. Ordinarily I can Priceline $150 and get bites, but even after a $250 bid, I got nothing on a 3 / 4 *. So......where should I stay and still be able to explore Manhattan without freezing my ass off?? I can be a bit of a snob and would prefer not to stay in something lower than 3*. Any secret Manhattan hotels that I can get into that are not sh*t holes? Brooklyn? New Jersey? Connecticut?
I'm looking for great soup in NYC. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good hookah bar in Manhattan? [more inside]
Do you get a lot of your food via mail order? I mean everyday foods, not stuff from expensive specialty places. What are your favorite sources for this? (I'm in the U.S.) [more inside]
I want to generate a list of visual artists working in NYC. Just the ones with established, active careers and gallery representation -- this is so I can get a new internship. I'm especially interested in artists in their 30s and 40s.
How do I stop repeated door-to-door solicitation, inside a NYC apartment building? It wakes me up (I have to sleep during day shift) and it's really frustrating. [more inside]
Help me feed my inner Midwesterner. . . recommend a grill-your-own-steak place in the NY/Philly area? [more inside]
Where to donate VHS tapes. [more inside]
HalloweenCostumeFilter: My band has a gig on Halloween in the East Village of NYC. Can you help me complete my costume? I can't use my hands, because of the instrument I play. I usually wear a black suit, bowtie, and bowler hat, and I am looking for minimal detail that can be added to make a quickly and commonly identified costume. Last year I wore some terminator makeup on my head and that was enough. Any recommendations?
In order to deal with the mounting mess of identity theft fraud I find myself in, I need to get a bunch of stuff "notarized". What is that, does it cost money and if so how can I get it done as cheaply as possible? NYC, Upper East Side. Please help an iggerant foreigner.
NYC travel filter: it's kind of a big town, it seems, but I'm sure it has exactly the thing I'm looking for. [more inside]
Help for visiting NYC? [more inside]
Recommendations for Folk song specifically abut New York City? [more inside]
A small and easily answered question: If I take the Acela from Baltimore to Manhattan (Penn Station), where's the most convenient place for someone to meet me and pick me up? [more inside]
I have a 1995 Ford Thunderbird in NYC/upper Manhattan. I suspect my battery is dead. Where can I get it replaced? [more inside]
Where to find retro science/school books on the cheap in NYC and Brooklyn? Think martin denny, for your fase. [more inside]
Help me watch every single type of person New York City has to offer. [more inside]
Last-minute NYC recommendations? [more inside]
I'm planning a 60-70 guest wedding in March, and have settled on a reception venue in the West Village (near Carmine and Bedford). This place can accomodate the Saturday morning wedding ceremony also, but I'd rather choose a different place within walking distance. I'm looking for something out of the ordinary. We are atheist and plan to have an officiant from the Ethical Society. [more inside]
Costume ideas, Halloween, NYC... traveling light, help???? [more inside]
Where can I find an AC adapter with 18-24 Volt DC output capable of 1.5+ amps in New York City. [more inside]
A couple of friends of mine are going to study in NYC for a period of 6 weeks starting mid November. Any suggestions regarding places offering extended stay? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest some specific backcountry camping destinations? [more inside]
Help me figure out to do with myself. I'm an early-30's lawyer with school loans well into the 6-digit range. I live in NYC. I hate what I do, I know what I like and am good at, but have no idea how to get from what I'm doing now to what I need to be doing. [more inside]
Anyone know of a DIY workshop/machine shop in NYC? (Ideally something like a Techshop). [more inside]
I'm looking for some places to meditate/shut out the world that are in or just outside of New York City. Weekend trips to temples would also be helpful. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good beginner's Flash class in NYC? [more inside]
Looking for Power Consultants for Data Centers that service the NY-Metro Area. Can anyone make any recommendations on 15-25 kva UPS systems and engineering firms/contractors who can help implement this from end-to-end ? Or even point me into the right direction so i can code call myself. [more inside]
Where's the best place to check out and buy messenger bags in NYC? [more inside]
Please help me resolve this mess I made for myself at work. [more inside]
Bharatanatyam dance classes in NYC? [more inside]
Where can adults and kids hang out together in New York? We're visiting New York, where we used to live, for a weekend. We want to arrange an informal gathering so we can see all our friends. Last time we did this, we held it at Bar Veloce in Chelsea, which was perfect. But that was before we, and many of our friends, had small children. What's a pleasant place to meet in Manhattan where 25 or so adults, many accompanied by babies and toddlers, can hang out for a Sunday evening, talk, get drinks and something to eat, and not worry that our kids are going to destroy something? [more inside]
In the pre Giuliani days there were a lot of used bikes floating around NYC for sale. I've been out of the game for a while and am looking for shops that deal in used bicycles. Slim pickings on craigslist.... Any local NY/NJ riders have a suggestion?
Has NYC put an incorrect sign on the westbound Bruckner Expressway to trick visitors into taking the Triborough Bridge instead of the toll-free Third Avenue Bridge into Manhattan? [more inside]
[Rambly-what-should-I-do-with-my-life-filter] Useless Master's degrees! Impending weddings! Mild-to-moderate homelessness! Help me figure out my next step before I resort to prostitution or, worse, telemarketing. [more inside]
ManhattanParkingFilter: I am moving up to Manhattan and I need a garage to keep my car for at least a couple of months, while I decide what to do with it. [more inside]
My friends' landlady is clearly paranoid and harassing my friends. What can they do? [more inside]
Long story short: I have to dress up as Hank Morgan, the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Where do I find the appropriate attire in New York City? [more inside]
Going-to-NYC-filter: The wife and I will be in NYC from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday evening. We're big apple virgins, so I'm looking for suggestions and recommendations for what we absolutely must see and/or do. [more inside]