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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 - 4 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 - 39 answers

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

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

October 12, 2016

Is it timing? New York Vacation Filter

My partner and I are going on holiday to New York from the 5th-11th November. Yay! It's a big trip for us for lots of reasons, including a couple of milestone birthdays, his being on the 7th which is why we're travelling then. What we didn't figure in was the NY Marathon being held on the day after we arrive, and something about an election or something on the 8th idk apparently I've been on Mars? So in addition to the usual questions I'd like advice on navigating these events please. [more inside]
posted by billiebee around New York, NY at 6:27 AM - 25 answers has best

October 11, 2016

Help me kill some time in Harlem

So I scored tickets to the Conan O'Brien show when he comes back to New York next month. The venue is the Apollo Theater. I need to get there early to pick up my tickets but instead of going back home and then returning for the show which is in the early evening, I'd like to spend a day in Harlem. I've already got the Studio Museum on my itinerary but I need some more ideas for places where I can kill some time. Also a good coffee shop would be appreciated. Thanks.
posted by cazoo around New York, NY at 6:37 PM - 9 answers

Baby-Friendly Meeting Spot in Manhattan?

I've got a new baby and a friend coming to town who wants to meet this baby on Friday! Friend has a tight time window and needs to meet in Manhattan somewhere in-between Midtown and the West Village. I have no idea where to go. [more inside]
posted by yearly around New York, NY at 11:07 AM - 7 answers has best

September 30, 2016

Favorite things to do/see in New York City in early October?

Theater, show, sights to see, and activity recommendations. [more inside]
posted by cycleback around New York, NY at 8:25 AM - 12 answers

September 28, 2016

Getting from Newark Airport to northern Manhattan during rush hour.

A relative who is visiting us will be getting into Newark Airport today at 4:30. I'm wondering if it would be easier and faster to take public transportation or just splurge on a taxi, considering it is rush hour. [more inside]
posted by merejane around New York, NY at 9:42 AM - 20 answers

September 21, 2016

Adventure and Gift Planning: NYC Day Trip Edition

My husband's birthday is coming up and I'd like to gift him a weekend full of adventures to choose from, as well as some smaller physical gifts that go along with the adventuring theme. Anything in NYC or day trip distance away works! What are your favorite adventures and adventure-related gifts? [more inside]
posted by dysh around New York, NY at 11:25 AM - 7 answers has best

September 20, 2016

How to dress a baby for fall in NYC: babywearing filter

My partner and I are visiting family in NYC for Thanksgiving from San Diego with our 7-month old son. How do we dress him to stay warm while babywearing as we navigate the city? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville around New York, NY at 12:46 PM - 18 answers