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March 22

What's the situation at Trump Tower these days?

Family BlahLaLa will be in NYC in a few weeks and I'd really like to go do something at Trump Tower. Yell at it? Spit at it? Hold up a sign? New Yorkers and other knowledgeable folks, what say you? It's not going to be the focus of our vacation, but I feel it's our patriotic duty to show how much we hate him and reject everything about his administration.
posted by BlahLaLa around New York, NY at 9:59 AM - 18 answers

March 19

Help my offbeat teenage nieces feel like grownups in NYC

My 13 and 16 year old nieces will be spending the last week in June with me in NYC (I live in Queens). The older niece spent a week here three years ago, and we had a blast. So I'm trying to figure out how to top that! [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara around New York, NY at 10:19 AM - 21 answers has best

March 2

Things to do in New York of an evening - LGBT, friendly, craft ale

I'm from the UK, and visiting New York for 2 nights. I've easily found great things to do during the day, but what can I do with my evenings? [more inside]
posted by sarahdal around New York, NY at 10:08 AM - 9 answers has best

February 25

I need advice to give my niece the best New York Experience possible.

Where would be a good area of New York for an 18 year old from Australia to stay to maximize safety for a lone traveler wanting to see all the tourist type sites. [more inside]
posted by wwax around New York, NY at 11:05 AM - 14 answers

February 19

Changing small amounts of foreign currency in NYC?

I have accumulated a lot of random currency from my travels. The greatest amount I have is about 400 Chinese yuan. That's about $50. The least I have is about 110 Mexican pesos. That's about $6. I don’t expect to go to any of these countries soon. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus around New York, NY at 9:32 AM - 13 answers

February 15

Gramercy Park: Worth spending $380 plus for a hotel room to get access?

Can anyone who has been to Gramercy Park (or knows someone who has been there) advise me if it's worth the $380+ cost of a hotel room at the Gramercy Park Hotel just to get access to the park (and if it's even worth seeing Gramercy Park in mid-February)? [more inside]
posted by KingEdRa around New York, NY at 10:12 AM - 20 answers has best

February 13

Vegetarian-friendly restaurant recs in NYC please!

Some friends and I will be in NYC in late March to see some Broadway shows--can any locals recommend vegetarian-friendly restaurants near the Theater district? [more inside]
posted by leesh around New York, NY at 7:00 AM - 9 answers

January 20

Can I go straight from flight to flight at JFK?

I have a pretty straightforward question about switching flights at JFK, but googling has proven fruitless so far: I'm taking an international flight in to JFK on Tuesday, and then a domestic flight from JFK a few hours after I arrive. If they're in the same terminal can I go straight from one to the other? [more inside]
posted by Itaxpica around New York, NY at 8:00 AM - 5 answers has best

January 18

solo business trip to NYC - help!

The good news is that I've successfully talked my work into sending me to New York City for a couple work-related seminars in less than two weeks. The terrifying news is that now I actually have to do this thing. I have never been to New York City (I've never spent any significant time in a city larger than Seattle), can get anxious riding public transit in unfamiliar places, and am looking for help/recommendations. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown around New York, NY at 8:21 PM - 40 answers has best

January 10

To do in NYC on MLK Weekend?

Myself and the missus are going to NYC for an anniversary weekend, arriving late Saturday and departing early evening on Tuesday. I want to make sure we have an amazing time. (Of course!) What should we do? Our likes include photography and and visual art generally, theater (but not musicals usually), classical music (especially newer stuff but old classics, too), vegetarian food, queer stuff, and museums. [more inside]
posted by reren around New York, NY at 2:34 PM - 14 answers

January 7

Seeking NY sightseeing advice for a Southern California native.

If we want to visit 9/ll Memorial, Empire State Building, Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty, do I book separately or buy a City Pass? Any other $$ saving advice/suggestions?
posted by Sunnyshe around New York, NY at 2:22 PM - 4 answers has best

December 30, 2016

Moviegoing + Times Square + New Year's Eve = Bad Idea?

My friends want to see Rogue One tomorrow afternoon and have suggested a theater near Times Square. Between the crowds and increased police presence, I think getting around afterwards is going to be a headache none of us need. How wrong am I? [more inside]
posted by Recliner of Rage around New York, NY at 9:01 AM - 21 answers

December 4, 2016

What's fun for preteens near the New York City Transit Museum?

Chaperoning several pre-teens to this area of Brooklyn where none of us have ever been; we're out-of-towners. What are some quirky, offbeat stores, ethnic restaurants, haircutting places--no tatoos, or piercings--that some 13-14 out-of-town kids might find fun within, say, 20 minutes' walking time from the NYC Transit Museum at Boerum and Schemerhorn in Brooklyn Heights? Yes, we'll be doing the Brooklyn Bridge separately.
posted by Elsie around New York, NY at 3:25 PM - 7 answers

December 1, 2016

Driving + transit from Boston to Manhattan

How can I drive most of the way from Boston to New York, park, and then take commuter rail (or similar) into Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer around New York, NY at 9:20 AM - 11 answers

November 11, 2016

NYC Apartment Filter: Paying the deposit/first month's rent

From my research, one is expected to pay the deposit and first month's rent for an apartment in New York City with some sort of certified funds. Some things I've read have said cashier's checks, some have said traveller's checks, some have said certified checks, some have said money orders. I don't have an account anywhere with a physical presence in New York City. How do I handle this situation? Do I need a cashier's check to pay the broker's fee as well? Can I just dodge this whole problem by wiring money? [more inside]
posted by hoyland around New York, NY at 6:53 PM - 14 answers has best

November 8, 2016

What are all the above ground NYC Subway Stations?

I need a list of all the NYC Subway stations that have above ground platforms. I've seen this map, and Wikipedia has this. But, ideally, I would like a table or list of the actual stations in text form. I found this fantastic NYC Transit Subway Entrance And Exit Dataset, but it doesn't list if the station is underground or not (not sure if I can infer from the data it does have?). Transportation nerds of MeFi, can you help me?
posted by bluefly around New York, NY at 10:18 PM - 1 answer

November 2, 2016

Lower Manhattan Quick Tourism Hits

Big family wedding coming up in early December in NYC. There will be a lot of family gatherings going on, so there won't really be time for us to do whole day tourism schleps. We will be staying in Tribeca and I'm looking for any and all recommendations for fun, interesting, cool things to do (in December) that are quick and easy to get to from where we're staying, and won't take all day to experience. Things that we can run out and do in an hour or two in between family events. General interests inside. [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen around New York, NY at 12:18 PM - 24 answers has best

October 30, 2016

JFK to Times Square in one piece - November 30th

What is the best, most cost-effective transportation for me and my bags to get from JFK to my hotel in Times Square? [more inside]
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos around New York, NY at 5:21 PM - 21 answers

October 28, 2016

Idiot's Guide to Moving to NYC

I've taken a job in NYC. Yay! The only tricky part is I'm in Texas. I could do with some advice on finding an apartment, neighborhoods, car ownership and the things I haven't thought of yet. Basically, tell me everything, but specific questions below. [more inside]
posted by hoyland around New York, NY at 5:34 PM - 40 answers

NYC suggestions this weekend, 10/28 and 10/30

Spur of the moment trip to NYC this weekend and looking to make the most of it; what music/arts/culture would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson around New York, NY at 7:45 AM - 5 answers has best