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July 18

How to kill 3-4 hours on Sunday in Manhattan in air conditioned comfort

I'm meeting up with a friend on Sunday for an early brunch in Manhattan. We'll sort where to eat pretty easily. But then we have a couple of hours to kill before I take the bus out of Port Authority. It's also going to be 100 degrees. [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie around New York, NY at 7:26 AM - 8 answers

July 11

Tell me about Brooklyn

Thanks to everyone who replied to my last question, where I was feeling a bit "meh" about my entire trip to New York City. I'm feeling more excited about it now and I've done more planning, so yay! I'm back looking for ideas! I'm staying in Brooklyn (East Williamsburg) during my trip and I *think* I want to spend the first two days of my trip (July 30&31) in Brooklyn and take it easy. What should I not miss during these two days? [more inside]
posted by VirginiaPlain around New York at 8:25 PM - 14 answers

July 10

Laguardia to Pompton Plains NJ

My sister, my one year old, and I will need to travel from LGA to pompton plains NJ at 800am on a Friday and be back to the airport by 830pm on Sunday night. What are our public transportation options to/from the airport? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso around New York, NY at 4:02 PM - 9 answers has best

July 6

Solo Teenager

I need advice regarding my teen son traveling solo to NYC. [more inside]
posted by loveandhappiness around New York, NY at 8:43 PM - 38 answers

July 4

A case of vacation buyers remorse

About a month ago I booked a solo 2 week vacation to New York City during the first two weeks of August and for the past few weeks I really haven't been excited about it. I'm starting to worry that booking this trip was a mistake and that I'll end up hating my time there. How can I enjoy my vacation?!?! [more inside]
posted by VirginiaPlain around New York, NY at 5:51 PM - 50 answers

July 2

How much time to I need to get out of NYC on July 4?

I would like to leave Brooklyn (Crown Heights) and head to Passaic, NJ on Thursday. This drive usually takes about an hour, and in rush hour takes about 1.5 hours (assuming Manhattan/Brooklyn bridges to Holland or Lincoln tunnels). How long will it take on July 4? [more inside]
posted by mhz around New York, NY at 7:26 AM - 5 answers

June 4

How to get the best from NYC Pride?

My wife and I are attending NYC Pride June 28-30. We have previously attended much smaller Pride celebrations and are a little overwhelmed by the options. [more inside]
posted by donnagirl around New York, NY at 9:52 AM - 4 answers has best

June 1

Why can't the MTA run double-length L trains?

I assume there's a good reason they don't do this, but I don't know it. The upcoming L non-shutdown is going to dramatically reduce total throughput because they can only run a train through the tunnel every ten minutes and they have to alternate directions. Why can't they increase throughput by stringing together longer trains, say, twenty cars instead of ten? [more inside]
posted by meaty shoe puppet around New York, NY at 9:06 PM - 9 answers

May 15

Shakespeare in the Park tickets

How early should I plan to be in line for tickets? [more inside]
posted by Riverine around New York, NY at 10:54 AM - 8 answers has best

May 12

Help me plan my stay in NYC this summer with kids (Please)

What area of NYC should we stay in? What's the best way to get from the airport to the hotel? Is there anything I should consider about where to rent a car from? (That last one seems like an odd question but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Our plan is to get a car and leave the evening of the last day, drive south for 3 or so hours and get a hotel and then do the rest of the trip.) [more inside]
posted by Spumante around New York, NY at 1:42 PM - 25 answers has best

May 6

Best reasonable hotel in Manhattan?

After decades of having family & friends slowly leave Manhattan, I find myself planning a trip to NYC and, for the first time ever, needing to find a hotel. Recommendations needed, please. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around New York, NY at 3:59 PM - 24 answers has best

May 2

Manhattan to Long Island in 90 minutes

Mrs. Fish and I are going to NYC for a theater-focused vacation in a few weeks, and may have snafu'd the booking. Is it plausible to get from Broadway to Long Island in an hour and a half, or should we just bail and resell our evening tickets? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish around New York, NY at 6:43 PM - 18 answers has best

April 19

Visiting NY City with a curious 10 year old.

So we landed in NY City yesterday with a ten year old girl whose interests start with Harry Potter (and sometimes seemingly end there as well). Looking for things to cater to her curiosity. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Rumple around New York, NY at 11:21 AM - 31 answers has best

April 10

NYC solo dining with view of kitchen?

I'll be in NYC for a conference and will be dining alone tonight. I'd like to have dinner in a spot where I can watch the action in the kitchen. What are my best bets for restaurants that have bar/counter seating with kitchen views? [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. around New York, NY at 9:52 AM - 9 answers has best

March 23

One Day In Buffalo

Tuesday, I'll be at the Buffalo NY passport office just before 8am to get an expedited passport, which I'll pick up same day at 3pm. In between? That's up to you, my Buffalo-area friends. [more inside]
posted by Kangaroo around Buffalo, NY at 6:55 AM - 15 answers

NYC-specific gift ideas

My BFF has just passed her PhD viva (with no corrections!). It's her birthday next Tuesday and then she's flying to New York on Saturday for a week with her partner. We're in London, what can I get her for her birthday that she can enjoy in NYC? I'm thinking maybe a gift card for food or drinks somewhere cool? Or some sort of experiential gift? She's staying in Brooklyn near Utica Ave subway. Details inside: [more inside]
posted by Lotto around New York, NY at 2:18 AM - 9 answers has best

March 8

Budget accomodation accessible to Sunnyside for December & January.

You may remember my last question. We've looked and looked and looked and it doesn't seem like a swap for our urban Sydney home will happen with a NYC place. We're resigned to having to rent a room or basement from someone. We need advice. Previously. [more inside]
posted by taff around New York, NY at 8:05 PM - 17 answers

March 5

Back in the New York groove.

Yet another request for New York City ideas, sorry. [more inside]
posted by Cosine around New York, NY at 11:15 AM - 16 answers

February 20

Midtown coffee digs

A friend and I are planning on meeting at the Morgan Library & Museum in Midtown Manhattan (on Madison between 36th and 37th) on Saturday morning and would like to grab a casual breakfast at a coffee shop or bakery beforehand around 9 am. Where in the area has delicious pastries and/or breakfast sandwiches and lots of comfortable seating? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque around New York, NY at 12:37 PM - 4 answers

December 27, 2018

Where to stay in NYC

My amazing wife got us tickets to a couple Broadway shows this spring for Christmas. Question now is where to stay. [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean around New York, NY at 2:45 PM - 26 answers