hi folks! i might be out of luck here, but do any of you NYC-based mefites know of a record/CD shop that sells used audio cassette tapes? [more inside]
posted by ethel
on Feb 6, 2007 -
After asking this
, and this
, I am headed to NYC to pop the question
under the guise of a shopping trip. She doesn't have a clue! She suggested the trip, and I thought it would be a perfect time and place to do it. I know what I am going to do and say, I just don't know where
to do it. Where should I pop the question in New York City in the wintertime. Because I don't
want to tip her off, and because the weather being what it is, I need spontaneous options that are both inside and outside venues. It can be amongst the public, but I wouldn't want it to be a spectacle. Examples would be the skating rink at Central Park or glancing at a piece of art at the Met. I do not want to do it over dinner. I am looking for spectacular indoor and outdoor venues that will not require reservations, long lines, or the possibility of going pear-shaped. Help me compliment my proposal with a spectacular backdrop in NYC.
posted by jasondigitized
on Feb 2, 2007 -
Have you done a short-term sublet (or housing swap)? If you were the renter: how did you evaluate applicants, and how did you help your subletter feel at home? If you were the subletter: what worked, and what do you wish the renter had done for you or told you? I'll be subletting my apartment in NYC but I'd love to hear from people in all areas & situations.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 1, 2007 -
I'm looking for a great place to go swing dancing in New York City. [more inside]
posted by Freen
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Cool NYC libraries, foreign language books in NYC & availability of book borrowing to foreign people in NYC libraries. (mi) [more inside]
posted by Baldons
on Jan 27, 2007 -
I was in a Steve and Barry's store today, and saw pretty cool music video, and now I can't remember who is artist is. It was a dark-haired female vocalist, whose first name I believe was Kaern or Kaeren or Karyn. In the video, she was in a snowy park in what appeared to be NYC. Any ideas?
posted by 4ster
on Jan 26, 2007 -
In NYC, where can I buy FRESH SHELLED peas? (Not the sprouted peas from Sproutman.) On the A or 2/3 would be great, but I'd love to hear about any possibilities anywhere in the five boroughs.
posted by lorimer
on Jan 24, 2007 -
I'm looking to find the right accountant. But I don't know where to start! Just a little bit [more inside]
posted by still
on Jan 24, 2007 -
Does anyone remember seeing a picture of Times Square with all the ads / billboards / text removed? [more inside]
posted by bshort
on Jan 22, 2007 -
What is the best way for a first-time to NYC tourist to get from the Meadowlands Exposition Center area in Secaucus, NJ to Manhattan?
posted by rcavett
on Jan 20, 2007 -
A friend wants to rent a small PA system, a pair of CDJs, and a mixer, for a party in NYC tomorrow night (Friday 1/19). I will be DJing, so I have an interest in making sure that the gear is good. The party is for an organization affiliated with NYU, and he can get some kind of gear from the university, but he's afraid it won't be very good. What are some good alternatives in the city?
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Jan 18, 2007 -
One of my wife's distant friends has attempted to invite herself to stay with us, again. She did this last March, and we used the excuse of me starting a new job and needing to do x, y, and z as well as the "out of town" excuse for any remaining dates. This got us off scot-free, but we both knew the time would come again... and it's here. We need a final solution.
posted by jeffxl
on Jan 16, 2007 -
What's this public art/sculpture
in NYC? It is plastic and shiny and is located just outside Central Park, across the street from the Apple store on 5th (or it least it was on Dec 31st when I took the picture).
posted by mikepop
on Jan 8, 2007 -
A friend of my brother's was arrested last night in Manhattan for DWI. What can my brother do to help him out? [more inside]
posted by schustafa
on Jan 5, 2007 -
In 1990 (as a non-USAnian) I visited Manhattan. At that time, SOHO was the new "up-and-coming" area: money moving in, interesting shops, galleries, bars, restaurants. What's the hot-spot now? And what's SOHO like now?
posted by TiredStarling
on Dec 31, 2006 -
Somewhere in SoHo there is a women's clothing boutique with columns in the front wrapped in gold foil. Where is it? [more inside]
posted by ChasFile
on Dec 26, 2006 -
I'll be in New York, staying in a subletted West Village apartment, from Dec. 27 to Jan 6. Although I have plenty of friends who I can hang out at night, most will be working during the day.
I'm looking for either some possibilities to keep busy during the day... these include finding other travelers to go to some more obscure sights, short term volunteering, info about watching taped shows, etc. If anyone has suggestions, or places I can look for activities, events, people, that'd be great. I just don't want to waste my time there. Thanks!
posted by sandmanwv
on Dec 20, 2006 -
NYCFilter: I am interested in purchasing a massage/spa package as a gift for my female roommate. Preferably located 60's east side or along the PATH route. Any suggestions?
posted by bastionofsanity
on Dec 19, 2006 -
Where can I find semi long-term parking in NYC and Boston (2-3 consecutive days each) without paying too much? [more inside]
posted by helios
on Dec 18, 2006 -
My family and I will be in New York city for the holidays. My mission: to find great restaurants for Christmas and New Year's Eve dinners. [more inside]
posted by clearlydemon
on Dec 14, 2006 -
The NYC Chiliheads Meetup Group (http://hotnspicy.meetup.com/42/) wants to consider possible venues for its future gatherings. We're a group of individuals, drawn from a variety of backgrounds and industries, that simply LOVES fiery, spicy food. Recent outings have taken us to Cho Dang Gol and Brick Lane Curry House. Like-minded AskMeFites are welcome to join us!
What restaurants do you recommend? Why? What cuisine do they represent?
posted by NYCinephile
on Dec 14, 2006 -
I need help obtaining a specific NYC souvenir for Christmas. I can't find an online retailer that is willing to ship this item to Canada, and both of my AmeriFriends are already here for the holidays! [more inside]
posted by KevCed
on Dec 8, 2006 -
So I left NYC in 2000, right around the time Coney closed. Used to go there about every week, as great bands came through all the time.
Here I am, going back for the first time in years. What's happening between 12/9 and 12/13? Anybody playing? Where are the new record stores? Is see/hear still open?
What's new in the New York Punk Rock?
posted by ImJustRick
on Dec 4, 2006 -
Tax Free Shopping in NYC. I'm visiting New York for ten days starting Boxing Day (woo!), and I'm wondering if it's a good time to sell my black MacBook here (in the UK) and pick up a 15" MacBook Pro in the Big Apple. [more inside]
posted by armoured-ant
on Dec 4, 2006 -
My roommates and I have put a deposit down on an apartment in Brooklyn. We're supposed to sign the lease (and fork over the rest of the cash) on Thursday. Idly googling our new address, I discovered that our two-family building contains an SRO (single-room occupancy) dwelling for three people who have been homeless, drug-dependent, incarcerated, institutionalized, or mentally disabled on the second floor. Was the broker or landlord required to tell us this? [more inside]
posted by miriam
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Taking my last motorcycle trip of the season. Anyone have suggestions for a more pleasant riding route from NYC to Baltimore than I-95? I don't mind an extra hour or two; the more rural the better.
posted by dickyvibe
on Nov 26, 2006 -
My friend seeks a job as a web developer in NYC. He's gotten the impression that no one will interview him if he's not already a resident of the Big Apple. Is this accurate? [more inside]
posted by Clay201
on Nov 22, 2006 -
I need to get from Hoboken to Chinatown (the Fung Wah) around 6pm on Thanksgiving day. Should I take the PATH to the subway or get my wife to drive me?
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Recently I have discovered the joys of brown rice. Brand recommendations and a place to buy in NYC near PATH?
posted by bastionofsanity
on Nov 19, 2006 -
Good NYC barber? Not looking to pay salon prices. Bonus for old-school atmosphere and straight razor cut (no electric buzz cut, please).
posted by timnyc
on Nov 17, 2006 -
I just watched the Scorsese-directed, 17-minute video for Michael Jackson's Bad, released on 1987, and I'm trying to figure out which subway station it was shot in. Most stations looked different back then, of course - there's been a lot of fixing up and adding of art since then.
It looks like maybe it could be the 2nd Ave F stop, but it could also be the Broadway/Roosevelt/74th St multi-train express stop in Jackson Heights, Queens. Or.... where? Does anyone know? I haven't been successful finding anything about it via web searching.
posted by MaudB
on Nov 13, 2006 -
Suggestions needed: where to eat, watch football, and keep busy on Thanksgiving Day in New York City. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma
on Nov 12, 2006 -