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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

January 29

Cheap Groceries in NYC?

I am currently visiting NYC and am moving here soon. I thought it would be helpful to know where to get cheap food - I won't be making too much money and am looking to move to Queens, Brooklyn or Inwood/ Washington Heights. Does anyone have any recommendations, even if not in those areas? [more inside]
posted by Coffee over Tea, till the Bitter End around New York, NY at 8:24 AM - 25 answers

January 18

New York: air bnb vs cheap hotel?

I and my partner will be in NYC for about a week in a couple of months, and we're looking at our accommodation options now. We're leaning towards finding a place through air bnb because they look really nice and we've heard good things through friends, but we've also found some hotels in Manhattan that are a cheaper option, and we're not sure which way to go. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish around New York, NY at 5:39 PM - 15 answers has best

January 10

Weekend getaway near New York City

I'm looking for somewhere near NYC where I can go in the next few weeks for a very short vacation, i.e., a weekend or a long weekend. Difficulty level: no car. [more inside]
posted by holborne around New York, NY at 7:45 AM - 9 answers

January 6

Is there any benefit to flying into Newark instead of New York?

Hey peeps, we're planning a future trip and really need some local knowledge. We want to fly from Canada to New York. There aren't any direct flights from where I live to JFK or LaGuardia. We would need to make a layover in Toronto... [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr around New York, NY at 7:28 PM - 37 answers has best

Best non-silent places to study in NYC

I'm house-sitting for friends in New York City next week, which is great. I have to spend the whole week writing papers for school, which is not so great. Can you suggest some excellent places to study so I don't feel like I've totally wasted the trip? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine around New York, NY at 12:49 PM - 17 answers

Unconventional NYC / Brooklyn accommodation

I am planning my next New York trip and am looking for an unusual place to stay - think something between a youth hostel and standard AirBnB share. Greatness criteria inside! [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM around New York, NY at 9:01 AM - 10 answers

December 23, 2014

How late can you stay at MoMA?

The museum closes at 5:30pm. Do they begin clearing the galleries then, or do they just stop selling tickets at that point? If you are already inside could you get, say, half an hour more of viewing time before being kicked out?
posted by molla around New York, NY at 8:25 AM - 6 answers

December 22, 2014

Uniquely fun restaurant and bar recommendations in midtown Manhattan?

I'll be coming to NYC from Jan. 1-4 with some fun party people in tow, primarily to see the Gogol Bordello show on Jan. 2. I was wondering if any kind Mefites might have some recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Go Banana around New York, NY at 5:04 PM - 7 answers

December 16, 2014

Last minute trip to New York: Restaurant for a vacationing couple.

I go to New York about once a year, and have been to many restaurants over the years -- both high-end and (more often) not so high end. My favorite restaurant used to be Bellavitae on Minetta Lane, but it's been closed for more than a few years now. Tia Pol in Chelsea is still around, but I was there last time. [more inside]
posted by Lescha around New York, NY at 1:51 PM - 8 answers

December 12, 2014

Manhattan on 12/26?

We're thinking about making a quick visit to Manhattan the day after visiting my family in the Hudson Valley for Christmas. Is this a bad idea? If we decide to do it, what (other than the Midtown Xmas dept store display / Rockefeller Center sights, which I know about) would be good activities, including cheap but yummy lunch options, we might not have thought of. For reference, we visit NY a couple times a year, have done so by both train and car, just not usually at the holidays.
posted by aught around New York, NY at 7:24 AM - 10 answers has best

December 4, 2014

Cool places near JFK

I'm staying near JFK and have a couple of days in NYC. I have a bunch of work to do on a laptop and I like good coffee shops to work in (wifi + outlets), unusual food that I should try in NYC, and pretty nature. It's winter. Where should I go?
posted by 3491again around New York, NY at 11:05 PM - 10 answers

November 30, 2014

New York in December - tourist questions

Three days in NYC, just before Christmas. Please give a newbie coupled with a been-before advice about the new Chinatown in Queens, riding the ferry to Staten Island, and the High Line. Plus, Metrocard. [more inside]
posted by Rash around New York, NY at 4:33 PM - 16 answers

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Day in New York City

What should a couple in their early 30s do in New York City on Thanksgiving Day? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi around New York, NY at 10:37 AM - 3 answers

November 24, 2014

How does Thanksgiving affect Manhattan parking and travel to Upstate NY?

I'm visiting New York for Thanksgiving. I'm driving from Pittsburgh to Manhattan and I arrive late tomorrow. I'm staying in the Upper West Side through Saturday, but I'm spending Thanksgiving with family in Monroe, NY. I have one night booked at a hotel in that area. Where can I conveniently and cheaply park my car in Manhattan for 5 days? How can I get from Manhattan to Monroe, NY, reliably and cheaply? I'm currently planning to park on the street and take the Port Jervis line. [more inside]
posted by stuart_s around New York, NY at 2:10 PM - 12 answers has best

November 21, 2014

What to do for 4 hours on Thanksgiving in NYC?

I have about four hours in between morning/afternoon plans and dinner plans on Thanksgiving in NYC. What should we do with them? [more inside]
posted by houseofdanie around New York, NY at 10:53 AM - 8 answers has best