I'd like to take more weekend trips outside of NYC. I don't drive. Where should I go, and how should I get there? [more inside]posted by showbiz_liz around New York, NY at 10:19 AM - 25 answers
I'm going to the US Open on Sunday, August 31, a day in which a Mets game is also going on (starts at 1pm).
We are staying in Midtown and plan on taking the LIRR. We'd like to hit up (the Chinese side of) Flushing at some point (maybe before going into watch) for lunch or snack. When should we get the LIRR from Penn Station to miss crowds-so-full-we-need-take another train? (no earlier than 11am is possible) [more inside]posted by sandmanwv around New York, NY at 8:47 AM - 3 answers
Lend us you expertise with NYC, subway, and Yankees [more inside]posted by falsedmitri around New York, NY at 4:14 PM - 17 answers
Wedding Night Hotel NYC. I'm looking for a hotel room for our wedding night in October. [more inside]posted by edbles around New York, NY at 11:19 AM - 4 answers
Pottering around NYC: I work near 34th St/Herald Square and have huge gaps in my work schedule. Help me find nearby places (walking distance or only a couple subway stops at the most) where I can escape the office? Slightly narrowing constraints inside: [more inside]posted by zoomorphic around New York, NY at 7:04 AM - 21 answers
So I'm going to New York, and I reserved a hotel room through otel.com. I'm supposed to print out a voucher from Tourico (with whom they contract) and give it to the hotel. The website and correspondence don't inspire confidence. Neither do the super-low prices. Is the site legit? The hotel does have my reservation, so that part is fine. I'm just worried that they'll tell me they don't take the printed voucher as payment or like. Should I worry? Thanks! posted by persona au gratin around New York, NY at 1:08 AM - 4 answers
Trying to work out some travel logistics. If I am on an international flight that gets in to JFK at 7:20pm on a Tuesday, what is the likelihood that I could make it to Penn Station to catch a 9:20pm train? [more inside]posted by aaanastasia around New York, NY at 8:02 AM - 34 answers
I'll be in Manhattan from this weekend for a conference and some holiday time. I'm trying to keep up cycle training for a big event in two months. Are there routes around Manhattan where I can do some nice mileage while seeing some sights and feeling secure? Details within. [more inside]posted by hannahlambda around New York, NY at 3:38 AM - 18 answers
I will be in New York for five weeks in December/January, and need to find a relatively affordable place to stay. More inside. [more inside]posted by ASlackerPestersMums around New York, NY at 9:36 AM - 13 answers
What are the dates that the Myrtle-Chambers Street Line of the BMT traveled over the Brooklyn Bridge? posted by meredithwisner around New York, NY at 12:58 PM - 2 answers
My cousin's boyfriend has accepted a postdoc at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He'll be moving here in August. He is a research scientist and will be keeping very odd hours and making frequent trips to campus to access the lab. Where should he live? Details under the fold. [more inside]posted by kimdog around New York, NY at 11:47 AM - 10 answers
I'm going to NYC for a few days. My plan was to sit in the park and read and then see plays. I am going with someone who wants to Do Things. Assuming I am free during the days only (and tomorrow night before the late Welcome to Night Vale show), what things that aren't the Big Name Attractions should I go for? posted by jeather around New York, NY at 8:33 AM - 22 answers
Will be traveling to NY this summer for work for a week.
Need to spend days on upper east side (5th and 104th). Nights I am free. Like to be able to walk to restaurants, windows browsing, perhaps some jazz.
Any advice on what neighborhoods to look for hotels? I realize with the transit options perhaps this question doesn't make much sense, but I would rather not spend a lot of time or money in transit.
And if you wouldn't mind suggesting some favorite gems of neighborhood restaurants, places that might be worth the trouble to get to? posted by dougiedd around New York, NY at 11:14 PM - 8 answers
I'll be spending this Sunday (the day before Memorial Day) in NYC with a friend who is flying out the country on Monday midday. This friend loves Memorial Day, the parade, the patriotism, the pageantry, etc., and is sad to have to miss it. I'd love any suggestions for events, activities, bars, sights, etc. that we can do or attend or visit on Sunday that have a Memorial Day/Patriotic theme in or around NYC. I've looked briefly online, but nothing really leaps out at me from event calendars for the weekend. I'd be happy with one-off suggestions (particular play, performance, concert, parade, etc.) as well as sites that can be visited year-round (memorials, bars, cemeteries, etc.). Ideally, we'd like high energy, drinks, crowds, but can also bring that to the table ourselves if needed - but inherently quiet and contemplative places like the 9-11 Memorial for example are probably not what we're looking for this time around. Thanks very much in advance! posted by traveltheworld around New York, NY at 9:47 AM - 4 answers
I live in Toronto. I'm flying to New York for a week. My outgoing flight is already booked, but I'm booking my return for May 13. I usually fly Porter, which takes me from Newark to the Toronto Island airport, which I love, and is convenient.
I just saw that there's construction at Newark airport, causing delays. (Info here
Should I avoid Newark airport for my flight back? If it affects things: In Toronto, I live downtown. In New York, I'm staying on the lower east side. posted by ManInSuit around New York, NY at 9:20 AM - 6 answers
My 18 year old son is going to take a bus from Boston to NYC to see the opera. Is it dangerous
for him to walk to the Port Authority? [more inside]posted by vilcxjo_BLANKA around New York, NY at 9:24 AM - 42 answers
Turns out we will have a few free hours next Wednesday (4/23) afternoon in NYC after an appointment and before the bus ride home. Can you suggest interesting things to do for folks who've seen most of the major museums multiple times, like to stroll but not hike, are comfortable with the subway, and are nerdy? Probably don't have time to take train or bus to outer boroughs, unfortunately, otherwise we'd probably just head to the Brooklyn Botanical gardens and look at the flowering trees, which must be revving up about now. Additional points for good but not super expensive restaurants on Upper East or Midtown East to have lunch after the appointment, like all kinds of ethnic foods but avoid pork. Many thanks; I've been looking though lots of listings but always get a bit overwhelmed by Time Out and the like. posted by aught around New York, NY at 6:45 AM - 10 answers
Heading up to NYC in a few weeks for my birthday and I'm trying to plan a fantastic weekend. Before my job became my life, I was much more up on what to do mind where to go in NY. Now, I'm a bit more clueless. Can you help? [more inside]posted by superfille around New York, NY at 6:44 AM - 5 answers
I'm looking for an affordable restaurant that could accommodate a group of 10 on Saturday night for a birthday party. Ideally in a neighborhood in NYC with solid nearby nightlife. [more inside]posted by R a c h e l around New York, NY at 11:29 AM - 12 answers
Hello - just got a speeding ticket in manhattan (44 in a 30 zone).
*I haven't had a ticket or violation of any kind in over 5 years (actually over 10 years).
*honestly I was just passing an erratically driving bozo in front of me
*it came out to $200, ouch. (plus probably 12% increase in insurance, which would come out to $80 to $100 per year). Ouch.
Is this worth fighting? I'd wind up in tvb-land (harlem dmv office on 125th, i'm pretty sure). The cop got me on radar.
I know it sounds like a lost cause - but would my spectacularly safe previous driving record, and that I was just passing a guy, help me at all? Is it worth trying? Whats your experience? Could I negotiate down to a non-moving violation based on the above? I've read elsewhere that having a clean previous record as I do can help?
thanks for any advice. posted by jak68 around New York, NY at 6:43 AM - 6 answers