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December 15, 2020

Why can't I get Uber Connect on my Uber app in NYC??

help! I want to have a package sent from Manhattan to Brooklyn tomorrow morning [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster around New York, NY at 7:48 PM - 3 answers has best

November 20, 2020

Canada to USA travel question - the covid-19 edition

Will I have problems at the border? Details below. [more inside]
posted by Joan Rivers of Babylon around Niagara Falls, NY at 4:15 AM - 12 answers

November 13, 2020

Winter day trips by car from Brooklyn

I have a car In Brooklyn now and I want to escape the city on the weekend! But it's closing in on winter, so the usual summer/fall trips to pretty state parks for a hike or beach are meh. Suggestions for easy day trips--solo adult, no kids in tow. [more inside]
posted by greta simone around New York, NY at 6:45 PM - 9 answers

November 3, 2020

Where to live in COVID-era NYC with toddlers?

We’re thinking of moving back to NYC to be closer to my parents but are having trouble picturing life in the city during COVID. Where are some better places to live within NYC from a COVID perspective--with very young kids? [more inside]
posted by saltypup around New York, NY at 12:29 PM - 14 answers

September 4, 2020

A question about places to see + stuff to do in upstate NY.

What would you recommend to do in upstate NY, anywhere within a three hour drive of Hunter, NY. Open to anything available during coronavirus, but specific interests include modern/contemporary art, socialism/anarchism/antifascism/leftism, government/civics, (vegetarian) food, animals, factory/food tours (learning about how anything is made), architecture, nature, urban/abandoned exploring.
posted by andoatnp around New York, NY at 1:36 PM - 13 answers

September 1, 2020

What was it like at Betty Meyer's Bullwinkle Cafe?

I lived in Rochester, NY for a while. I always meant to visit Betty Meyer's Bullwinkle Cafe and didn't ever get there before they closed. What songs would have regularly been in rotation there? (I'm generally familiar with the concept of the Great American Songbook and that "standards" exist. I'm looking for specifics where possible.) Are there other establishments like this, a cross between a piano bar, a participatory experience, and a time machine?
posted by knile around Rochester, NY at 1:05 PM - 1 answer

June 24, 2020

Tell me about the different towns of Westchester county.

After braving COVID-19 in our Manhattan apartment with no childcare, full-time jobs, and 16-month-old twins, Mr. Millipede and I are looking to sell said apartment and decamp to an enormously big house with outdoor space and nature and a spare room so next time there's a global pandemic, family can come quarantine with us and help. We are city people, but we appreciate a quaint town. We know this will be a big change. We have some questions. [more inside]
posted by millipede around New York at 12:48 PM - 23 answers has best

June 22, 2020

How to get plates fast in New York for a Craigslist private-sale car?

The DMV is only taking drop-off and mail-in registrations for new car purchases, because of COVID. I didn't realize the turnaround for them to mail the plates is ten days. Does anyone know any workarounds for this? We have non-negotiable plans to take care of family out of state sooner than that, and I could sure use some help. [more inside]
posted by mahorn around New York, NY at 10:16 PM - 4 answers

June 21, 2020

Lake house-type area in Western NY/PA?

We are looking for a spot in, generally, western NY/PA for a lake house-type family vacation. Vaguely near Erie, PA or the Allegheny National Forest or even Youngstown, OH. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by Mid around Chautauqua, NY at 6:10 AM - 6 answers

June 20, 2020

How to Move to NYC

My 18 yo daughter was raised in medium sized cities/towns. She's wants to try out The Urban Experience. What does she need to know? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser around New York, NY at 6:18 PM - 31 answers has best

May 21, 2020

NY State + Covid + uninsured in the US = ?

If a US citizen with Canadian health insurance gets Covid in NY State and needs hospitalization... then what? [more inside]
posted by marlys around New York at 3:51 PM - 13 answers

February 19, 2020

Public garage spaces for bicycles in NYC & Jersey City

I’d like to hear about bicycle garages — or even better, publicly available climate-controlled bike rooms — with spaces for monthly rental in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Jersey City. Automobile garages that also have spaces for bikes could also qualify. The most important features are 1) protection from the elements 2) some security against theft 3) ease of access during business hours, but 24-hour access would be even better. I’ve checked a couple on this list but they’re pretty exposed to potential thieves or are outrageously priced (as much as it would cost to park a car).
posted by theory around New York, NY at 5:34 PM - 4 answers has best

February 16, 2020

Travel advice in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and nearby?

I’m tagging along with a friend who has an appointment in Greenpoint. We’re staying in Greenpoint for four days and while she’ll be a bit busy about half the time, I have several days to be a tourist. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by areaperson around New York at 7:50 AM - 18 answers has best

January 7, 2020

Albany, New York: City of Lights, City of Magic!

I find myself traveling to Albany for two nights next week (three, actually, but the first night I'll be getting in super late). Are there any really terrific restaurants in the walkable part of downtown? My standards for really terrific are broad and malleable -- I eat anything, it'd just be nice not to eat in the hotel. Also, my evenings are generally wide open -- if there was some appealing theater or music thing that happened to be taking place on either the evening of Tuesday, 1/14 or Wednesday, 1/15, also in the walkable part of downtown Albany, I'd be fascinated to hear about it.
posted by LizardBreath around Albany, NY at 9:28 AM - 9 answers has best

January 2, 2020

NYC with teenagers?

I'll be in New York City with my two teenagers in a few weeks, for just two nights. What should we do? We'll be staying near Penn Station. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library around New York, NY at 2:21 PM - 5 answers

December 25, 2019

Is an hour long enough to tour Manhatten?

I will have a 5 hour stopover in Newark Airport (EWR) this Friday, Dec 27, from 3pm to 8pm, with two kids (11 and 13) in tow. I want to surprise them with a whirlwind experience in Manhattan at Christmas time so they can see how spontaneous and carefree I am. I am neither carefree or spontaneous. Is this possible in reality and do you have any tips? [more inside]
posted by Short End Of A Wishbone around New York, NY at 5:18 PM - 14 answers has best

December 19, 2019

Our 4.5 year old wants to see the Statue of Liberty when in NYC. How to?

We're going to York for a couple of days with our son, who is four and a half. He is very excited to see the Statue of Liberty when he is there. I'm totally confused by the plethora of choices and ways to see it. [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit around New York, NY at 11:33 AM - 20 answers

October 31, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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