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May 21

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

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

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

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

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 - 15 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

October 3, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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, 2019

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