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July 27

B&B/Hotel w/a Nice OUTDOOR Pool Near NYC?

We've got a nine-month-old who's never really been in a pool. We'd like to plan a short two or three day vacation built around playing with him in an *outdoor* pool somewhere that's within a three hour drive of NYC. Please recommend a hotel or bed and breakfast that's got a nice, baby-friendly pool. Before the baby, we stayed at resorts in Arizona and California that'd be perfect for this sort of thing, but we can't seem to find anything similar on the east coast. Thanks!
posted by thursdaystoo around New York, NY at 8:12 AM - 4 answers

July 23

New York in a Day

I'll be able to visit New York City on the 3rd of August. I'll be there for just the one day. I'll be in Manhattan, that's where my friend works and I'll be going into the city with her in the morning. She has to work, while I'll have the day to wander and explore. [more inside]
posted by sandraregina around New York, NY at 5:49 AM - 16 answers has best

July 17

Best Cheap Car Rentals NYC

My usual car rental strategies in NYC are falling apart! I need new help. Looking for cheap ideas for renting a car for a weekend or week in/around NYC, usually going to Boston/NH. [more inside]
posted by moedym around New York, NY at 7:46 AM - 3 answers

July 16

NYC Trip on a budget

I'm heading to NYC for a short, 5-6 day trip starting tomorrow! I did a bit of planning myself, but I'll be on kind of a tight budget (I'm staying with a family member in Queens). Any fun things I should check out while I'm there from July 17 - 22? I love: music, food, festivals (of any kind) and especially anything comedy-related. Thanks!
posted by themaskedwonder around New York, NY at 7:31 PM - 16 answers

July 9

Best ways to find a commute rideshare

I have a reverse commute from midtown Manhattan to Fairfield County, CT on Metro North, 3-4 days/week, at times when it would be faster to drive. There are surely at least several hundred people making this drive at the same times, and I'd like to pay them to take me along. How do I find them? [more inside]
posted by neat graffitist around New York, NY at 12:49 PM - 4 answers has best

July 2

Parking Suggestions in the East Village?

I'll be spending a long weekend in the East Village (NYC). Where should I park my car? [more inside]
posted by NotMyselfRightNow around New York, NY at 5:02 AM - 12 answers

June 15

NYC Neighborhoods Questions

I've been to NY dozens of times and enjoy exploring neighborhoods like the Village and SoHo where there are lots of shops, coffeeshops, restaurants, etc. I prefer independent shops over the corporate stores you'd find in Midtown. I haven't spent a whole lot of time in NY in the last 10 years so I'm not aware of neighborhoods that may have changed. I'm visiting this weekend please help me decide where to spend my time! [more inside]
posted by kdern around New York, NY at 7:30 PM - 10 answers has best

June 11

A couple of days in NYC

I'll be in NYC 6/19 to 6/21. Mefi has always been magic for my trips. [more inside]
posted by Classic Diner around New York, NY at 7:44 AM - 11 answers

June 10

Best way to get to 53rd and 1st Ave from Newark at 7:30 friday?

Yay, weekend in New York! I'll be landing at Newark at 6:30, so it will be 7:30 or so by the time I'm out of customs. The friend I'm visiting suggests taking the Air Train to another train that will get me to New York Penn station, and take a cab from there. Would it be easier to take a cab the whole way? [more inside]
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 around New York, NY at 3:49 AM - 16 answers has best

June 5

7 guys - Manhattan dinner / drinks

7 half rowdy guys are staying at the Hilton Midtown tonight. We need good food and beers. We are wearing jeans. Would love a somewhat fun atmosphere. People watching. Some guys are on a budget. Others are not. Go.
posted by jasondigitized around New York, NY at 3:37 PM - 2 answers

May 6

Need a bike for 2 weeks in NYC - rent or buy?

I'm going to NYC June 23 to July 7 and need a bicycle for that period. Last time I rented one on Spinlister, which worked great, but still cost $250-ish. I wonder if it's worth buying a 2nd hand ride and reselling it on the last day. If so, where? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM around New York, NY at 6:17 AM - 10 answers has best

April 30

NYC Elopement Advice

You guys! My fiance and I eloping this Saturday afternoon in NYC! We are having a short ceremony in Central Park, a photography session in DUMBO, and then an intimate dinner for 5 in a restaurant. Advice? [more inside]
posted by gardenbex around New York, NY at 4:40 PM - 6 answers

April 28

Tomorrow In NYC

I have most of the day free in NYC tomorrow - anything particularly fantastic going on? [more inside]
posted by mikepop around New York, NY at 6:14 AM - 5 answers has best

April 25

Better than Coney Island (the I didn't look at the calendar edition)

I wrongly assumed that the Coney Island amusement parks (Luna Park, Deno's) would be open weekday afternoons mid May. Having gotten the family excited to spend an afternoon there on our upcoming vacation, I am now left scrambling for an alternative. What's better than Coney Island? [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine around New York, NY at 3:30 PM - 16 answers

April 20

Where would you have one nice meal in NYC?

I need some help narrowing down options for my one nice ($$$) meal in New York City. [more inside]
posted by Cosine around New York, NY at 8:28 AM - 27 answers has best

March 24

NYC with big kids

We're going to be in NYC for two weeks from Friday. I've read most of the previous Asks so now I'm looking for updated info and things that are specific for seeing NYC with three children (10, 12 & 14). [more inside]
posted by stellathon around New York, NY at 9:13 PM - 28 answers has best

March 10

Mother & daughter hotels in New York in April

Shhhh! We are trying to figure out whether a surprise mother-and-daughter trip to sightsee in New York is possible in the third week of April. What nice but budget-conscious (i.e., not luxury) hotels can you recommend in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt around New York, NY at 12:34 PM - 27 answers

March 9

Family trip to NYC in May– help me choose between this or that

I need help narrowing down the overwhelming choices of places to see, things to do, food to eat. We are a family of 4 – with kids ages 6 and 10. We will staying in Brooklyn. We’ll have 4 days for sightseeing. [more inside]
posted by walkinginsunshine around New York, NY at 1:14 PM - 14 answers

February 22

Restaurant/bar/sightseeing recommendations in Brooklyn NY?

Seeking recommendations for great food, bars, and any must-see sights in Brooklyn, NY. This is for a visit starting tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl around New York, NY at 6:48 AM - 8 answers

February 20

Asking a concierge to store a suitcase

I understand that a good tip (how much?) will be in order. How do I ask the concierge to store my bag, while offering the tip for the service? Do I tip up front or when I pick up the bag? Problem: I will have been a guest at the hotel for one night the week before, but not the night before asking for the storage. [more inside]
posted by mbarryf around New York, NY at 5:48 AM - 11 answers