What can you tell me about Elmhurst, NY? How long does it take to get there from the Upper West Side? [more inside]
Apartment-swap-filter. We're thinking of swapping our place in the center of Rome with a place in Manhattan for a long week around Easter 2009. Any information and/or recommendations on reputable house-swapping sites would be much appreciated. (Also: any stories on the sort of things swapping entails, and what's important to think about and get right in preparation.)
Where can I find some small, cheap flashing lights? It doesn't really matter what kind of light they are as long as they flash, a variety of colors would be nice but not necessary, the ability to turn them on and off is nice but not necessary, they shouldn't require a cumbersome power source but they don't need to last much longer than ten minutes, and I need to be able to obtain them by tomorrow (Saturday) in NYC. [more inside]
Why are there so few lesbian bars in the NYC/Brooklyn area when compared to the high number of gay bars? [more inside]
NYC Wedding Filter: The future Ms. Smatatoes thinks numbered tables for our wedding would be too boring, but the current Mr. Smatatoes doesn't want cutesy names (ie, "Tribeca", "Red Hook"), either. So our compromise is getting nice photographs of numbers from around the city- ie, a shot of the front of a 1 train for table #1, and so on. Here's the question: what are some good, creative places to get a cool shot of the numbers 1-20 around NYC?
First-time car seller looking for best way to sell a car in NYC? [more inside]
Where can I get a good old-fashioned bialy in Brooklyn? [more inside]
Cypherfiler: Did anyone check out the NYT article about the amazing puzzle/scavenger hunt that was built into the NY apartment? possibly the coolest thing i've seen in years. i'm intrigued by the part of the cypher shown but i've got a little stuck... [more inside]
Help me escape the clutches of my Russian dentist -- who do you recommend as a general dentist in midtown Manhattan? [more inside]
Night school for an eventual Science Education degree? In NYC? Does it exist or must I find some other way to (eventually) blind the middle grades with science? [more inside]
Romantic NYC this Friday night... [more inside]
Where can I buy a nice cup of oatmeal near Washington Square Park on weekday mornings? [more inside]
Are there any lacrosse club teams in NYC? [more inside]
How can an older-than-he-looks 20 year-old guy get into a 21+ music event in Studio B? [more inside]
Where's a decent -- and most importantly, inexpensive -- venue for 50 exchange teachers for a four-day orientation in the NYC Metro area? [more inside]
Moving to New York City. Give me some advice you wish you had been given! [more inside]
Where is a nice place for lunch near the Brooklyn museum?
How do I find a good mover in NYC? [more inside]
Where can I take a nap in NYC? [more inside]
Is $1350/mo reasonable rent for an apartment on W 107th St. & Broadway (Upper West Side of Manhattan)? One bedroom, ground level, furnished, clean, utilities and cable included. Can you tell me anything about the W 107th & Broadway area? Nice? Stuff to do? Safe? [more inside]
I need affordable therapy in the NYC area and came across this website. Has anyone had any luck with Object Relations Therapy? [more inside]
I am headed to law school in Brooklyn with a full ride and a great housing offer-- subsidized housing for 3 years. My partner and I can pick between two apartments, but we can't decide which we should take. [more inside]
Relocating from St. Louis to New York (Queens/LI border). I need to find an apartment to move into July 1st. How screwed am I? [more inside]
how much should it cost to remove a wall in a NYC apartment? [more inside]
What happens in 50 Perry Street in the West Village of NYC? [more inside]
Where can I find a pair of awesome sunglasses I saw on some guy walking down the street last month? [more inside]
Paying for gas to light the boiler pilot lights in a NYC apartment? [more inside]
How do I even start to locate the therapist that I think would be right for me among so many options? The details are inside. [more inside]
NYCFilter: What are some good venues (600-1000 seated theater style) in Manhattan and Brooklyn? [more inside]
How did you adjust to living in New York City? I just got here and I'm feeling incredibly overwhelmed and uncertain about my decision to move here. Any advice? [more inside]
Looking for a great hotel/restaurant Combo for June in NYC... planning to propose, so much... [more inside]
I'd like to do my PhD in a scientific field, full-time in the NY Metro area. How can I make it work money-wise? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good printable map of nyc's subway system. NFT has lots of great maps, but not a big one that covers the whole system and can easily fit in my back pocket. Any suggestions?
Please help me find some safe, beginner-ish bike routes that start out in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, Brooklyn. [more inside]
Me and a friend want to play chess on a roller coaster this weekend. In Coney Island. Please help. [more inside]
What was this giant, crazy statue I saw in New York City? It was near Columbia University in 1999. [more inside]
In order to avoid involvement in the general wedding preparations, I selflessly offered to book our entire honeymoon as a surprise. The plan is to spend 3 weeks in August touring the North-Eastern states. So far, however, I have only managed to book flights from England to New York and back. I now have 2 flights, 3 weeks apart, and a big void between them. After exhaustive research on this site, tripadvisor and others, I am just exhausted. I'm not much closer to finalizing plans, let alone getting anything booked. Perhaps you could help? [more inside]
Dad and almost 15 yr. old son will be visiting NYC from Fri. May 30th-Mon June 1. He's the sporty type so museums and MOMA type things aren't turning his crank. What are the 'don't miss', the 'should try and take in' and the 'at your own risk' things we should do/avoid ? [more inside]
I'm looking for real New York area bars that have appeared on current television. [more inside]
My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face?
My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face? [more inside]
So, I am flying to NYC this week for an interview in midtown. I arrive at JFK about 3 hours prior to my interview. Where can I go to hang out with my laptop in relative peace? [more inside]
I'm looking for a men's thumb ring in the NYC area. I've never had a ring before, so I'm looking for something inexpensive, simple and casual to see if I like it first. Inexpensive is definitely under $50, preferably around $20. There's a lot of simple stuff I like here, but I'd really like to go somewhere I can get sized and try a bunch on in person.
Help with small business financial (and organizational) planning? Recommendation for someone to talk to? [more inside]
NYC filter: What sort of fun cycling type things can I do when I'm in New York City (and/or NY state) for a few days this June (15th-19th sort of time)? Are bikes a good way of seeing the city? It will be my first time in the U.S. I like road bikes.
Does anyone know of any cheap-ish pottery classes in NYC for the summer? I'm a beginner, but I would be fine with some kind of open studio deal as well. I'll be living in Williamsburg and working in Harlem, so extra points if it's located near either of those two places.
Will I go crazy if I move from New York to Chicago? [more inside]
NYC filter -- We are flying into JFK airport and then driving to New Haven CT at the worst possible times - we land at 4:00 pm Friday of Memorial Day and need to back at the airport no later than 6:30 Monday night. What is the best route to avoid total traffic jams? [more inside]
I'm looking for a recording studio in Manhattan or Brooklyn that can record Drums, Standup Bass, and Ukulele (at the same time, not overdubbed), in Logic Studio. I'd then like to have the Logic Project files given to me, so I can work on the rest of the arrangement in my bedroom. [more inside]
LatinDancingFilter: Where do any of y'all go salsa/latin dancing in NYC? [more inside]
How do I get space to park a you-pack moving container (think PODS) in Brooklyn? I'm moving to New York from DC for a new job in a few weeks. I'm moving the bulk of my stuff using ABF U-Pack - I'm subletting for two months and need my stuff stored until I find more permanent digs. In DC, I know I need to get a permit for the moving container for space in front of my place, but how do I do this in New York? Digging around on NYC.gov hasn't given me any leads.