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October 31

First time in NYC - got any tourist hacks?

Any tips for cheap or free must-dos in New York City on a weekday next week? [more inside]
posted by tacodave around New York, NY at 5:45 PM - 29 answers

October 29

when millenials become parents

My 3.5 year old really wants to "see Spiderman" on a day trip to NYC next week. Where should we take him for the highest likelihood of success? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine around New York, NY at 6:45 AM - 5 answers

October 24

One afternoon in Brooklyn - what's the latest and greatest?

I'll be in NYC (specifically, Williamsburg) the afternoon of Monday October 28th w/ nothing in particular to do. What's the most not-to-be-missed thing happening right now that I could conceivably do during this time? I'll be arriving around lunch time, and will need to be back at National Sawdust in Williamsburg by around 7 or so. [more inside]
posted by nosila around New York, NY at 10:12 AM - 3 answers has best

October 3

Geting from Airport to NOTA

I will be going to a conference in Rochester, NY. I'll be staying at the Choice Hotel at the airport, but I need to get to the School of the Arts in the NOTA district. How far apart are they? Is there any public transit available, or if I have to take an Uber or a Lyft, how much can I expect to spend
posted by CollectiveMind around Rochester, NY at 1:01 PM - 6 answers

October 2

What should I do in NYC 10/3?

I'm in town with my wife who is speaking at a conference and I have the day to myself. Can't do the art museums or major tourist stuff without her so what should I do? [more inside]
posted by Uncle around New York, NY at 8:06 PM - 17 answers has best

September 25

What were these NYC houses and are they even still there?

So about 20 years ago a friend and I went walking south from Houston and Hudson Streets in NYC and somewhere a block or two from the Hudson River, maybe down near where the WTC used to be or Century 21 still is (?), we came across a row of about three very old houses. And now I can't find them and it's making me nuts. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly around New York, NY at 8:51 PM - 16 answers

September 24

Getting from JFK to Penn Station

I'm traveling to NYC. I need to get from JFK to Penn Station in less than two hours. My time window is between 1:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Is that doable, and if yes, what's the best way to do it?
posted by CollectiveMind around New York, NY at 12:29 PM - 11 answers

September 9

Suggestions for NYC on Thanksgiving day...difficulty: No parade

My family and I (spouse and 11 year old daughter) are headed to NYC for Thanksgiving week for a getaway and to indulge our love of musicals. Our schedule works out so that we can leave NYC via LGA either Thurs (Thanksgiving day) or stay the extra night and head out on Friday. How hellish is it getting from the Upper West Side to LGA on t'giving day, knowing that we'll be within a few blocks of the parade route? [more inside]
posted by griffey around New York, NY at 7:57 PM - 1 answer

September 5

First time in Hudson River Valley. Just 2 days. Highlights?

I am traveling for the first time to Hudson River valley in about a week. Just 2 days. Staying in Rhinebeck. Three ladies are looking for things to look at and eat. We like great food in restaurants that aren't stuffy. We love historic homes, art, museums, and beautiful scenery. I've started to look but it's a bit overwhelming. Looking for suggestions so I can start my working on my 2 day itinerary.
posted by beccaj around Hudson Valley, NY at 6:52 PM - 20 answers

July 26

This highway leads to the shadowy tip of reality (or NY State->Philly)

Thanks to the community I am all geared up for a road trip with my 8 and 13 year olds that includes a night each at Selkirk Shores State Park and Watkins Glen State Park before we move on to Philadelphia. (And we have tick-repellent clothing!) Please share your recommendations to see, do, and eat, as well as travel tips. [more inside]
posted by warriorqueen around New York at 12:08 PM - 16 answers has best

Hotel Living with a Toddler

My partner and I are taking my toddler to NYC for two to three weeks in August. We will be living out of a hotel while we are in NYC. I am looking for your advice on hotel living with a toddler, specifically around food and laundry. I also welcome activity recommendations. [more inside]
posted by CMcG around New York, NY at 6:33 AM - 28 answers has best

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 - 15 answers has best

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