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November 20

Christmas in New York City: What's not to miss?

We, a family of four with two adult children from New Zealand, are spending two weeks around Christmas and New York in New York City. What is not to be missed, and indeed to be avoided, from a Christmas point of view? We like food, music - classical and jazz - and museums. Any thoughts on where to have Christmas Eve or Christmas Day lunch? We have some pretty strong family traditions (mainly Hungarian) at this time of the year but these are normally based around our home. It will be exciting to try something new. We will be staying in Williamsburg if that helps. All suggestions welcome.
posted by vac2003 around New York, NY at 12:40 PM - 18 answers

October 31

Getting from La Guardia to Washington Heights

Visiting New York for a long weekend. Please enlighten me as to the plusses and minuses of Uber/Lyft vs. Taxi for getting to and from La Guardia. I'll be staying in Washington Heights. Coming in on a Thursday afternoon, leaving early Tuesday morning.
posted by gteffertz around New York, NY at 8:28 PM - 20 answers

September 20

Quick NYC Sightseeing Itinerary

I'm at a conference with quick access to NYC and my colleague, who has never been before, would like to go in for the evening. All of my day trips in the past are predicated on getting back on the train at like 5:30 so I have no clue where to take her. [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo around New York, NY at 6:33 AM - 15 answers

August 29

New York! New York! It's a Wonderful Town! Help me plan a special trip?

Will you help me with a whirlwind itinerary in NYC to show one of my best friends the town on her first visit here? How is our time best spent, given our limitations? Sparkly snowflakes below the fold. [more inside]
posted by alwayson_slightlyoff around New York, NY at 2:38 PM - 6 answers

August 24

What should I do in New York City next month: evenings only

I will be in New York (staying in Midtown) for a couple weeks for work next month. What's the best stuff to do & see if I can't get out until the early evening? [more inside]
posted by mmc around New York, NY at 12:40 AM - 15 answers has best

August 2

Looking for a good dance spot in NYC this weekend

I'll be in Manhattan this weekend for the last three Phish shows (Fri-Sun), and for the first time I'll be rolling solo (or can choose to do so) after the shows. At least one night, I would like to go out post-show and enjoy some dance club vibes, but I need some help finding the right spot. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Banky_Edwards around New York, NY at 12:06 PM - 2 answers has best

July 26

First Time in NYC - Solo Business Trip - Need Suggestions!

I am going on a business trip to NYC in mid-August for 4 days. I have never been to NYC before and I would love advice/suggestions on a couple things and be able to make the most of my short time there. [more inside]
posted by Robocat around New York, NY at 9:14 AM - 34 answers has best

July 17

Travel options between Newark airport and Wall St?

I'm flying into Newark on Porter Airline, arriving around noon. Our hotel is on Wall St, close to the Wall street subway station. I'm seeing a lot of stories about terrible commuter delays, including on trains between Jersey and Manhattan. Should we spend the extra money for a van between the airport and hotel? [more inside]
posted by deadtrouble around New York, NY at 8:39 AM - 8 answers has best

July 16

Where to stay in NY that’s not Times Square

My husband and I will be in New York at the end of August and we’re having trouble deciding where to stay. Where should we stay that’s not Times Square/midtown? [more inside]
posted by jroybal around New York, NY at 12:31 PM - 15 answers

July 14

Private places in NYC and surrounding areas for couples

Hi all, I'm looking for a place in NYC or the outer boroughs that me and my sweetheart can go makeout. Neither of us have cars, don't want to go to a hotel and don't want to do it in a place where lots of people can watch us. Can you find us a place? Think secluded areas where foot traffic is very light. Open to bars, cafes, parks (we found a place in central park but it's too buggy now) and any other places.
posted by starlybri around New York, NY at 5:24 AM - 17 answers

July 3

Another NYC question - Where do the artsy people live in Manhattan?

A different tack on NYC housing. If price were no object, and you wanted to live in the most artistically rich and inspiring part of Manhattan, where would it be? [more inside]
posted by 3491again around New York, NY at 9:16 PM - 15 answers

June 12

Car rental near Metro North rail station, with a sunday evening return?

Help us Train->Car->Train. [more inside]
posted by Exceptional_Hubris around New York, NY at 12:20 PM - 10 answers

Trips within 2 hours of NYC for families with toddlers/little kids

Our weekend camping trip is looking like it will be rained out. Do you have suggestions for five moms and seven kids between the ages of 2 and 5 within two hours of NYC? Can be a day trip or overnight or Friday through Sunday. [more inside]
posted by valeries around New York, NY at 11:43 AM - 6 answers

May 11

Can you purchase MetroNorth railroad tickets with cash and card?

When purchasing MetroNorth railroad tickets at the MTA vending machine that accepts both cash and credit is it possible for you to purchase you ticket with a combination of cash and card? For example, can I put $20 bucks in and make the rest of the total up with a credit card?
posted by OsoMeaty around New York, NY at 1:19 PM - 3 answers has best

April 25

How do I search for a specific type of hotel room?

I'm trying to find a hotel suite in NYC with a bedroom and a sofa bed outside the bedroom. Not a suite with a bed and a sofa in the same area. This is proving very hard to do in websites like Expedia or Hotels.com. Can this type of search be done? (or alternatively, if you have a specific hotel to suggest, I can just look at that)
posted by CrazyLemonade around New York, NY at 10:34 AM - 17 answers

April 21

Working remotely from NYC

I'd like to find a good place to work from remotely with my laptop in NYC (preferably Manhattan) for two days next week. In the Bay Area, we have coffeeshops where for a reasonable hourly fee you can essentially rent a table and wi-fi, and patronize the cafe as desired on top of that. Guarantees good internet and no side-eye from employees for taking up space for long periods. Is there anything like that in NY? Google is not turning it up on a quick search.
posted by eugenen around New York, NY at 11:17 AM - 16 answers

April 19

Things to do with a 3- and 6-year-old in NYC?

What should I do with my 3- and 6-year-old goddaughters this weekend in NYC? [more inside]
posted by this, of course, alludes to sex around New York, NY at 7:26 PM - 23 answers

April 7

5AM-4PM at JFK Airport.. What to do?

Arriving on an overnight flight at JFK at 5:10AM on a Thursday, flying out on an international flight at 3:15PM on the same day. What do we do from 5:10AM until whenever we need to be back at the airport, and what time would that be, realistically? [more inside]
posted by erst around New York, NY at 3:02 PM - 28 answers has best

April 4

We ride at midnight, Manhattan in the distance...

We are doing a crazy stupid travel thing tomorrow just to see a show on Broadway. I would like your opinions on the best of a number of insane travel options: [more inside]
posted by anastasiav around New York, NY at 11:01 AM - 18 answers has best

March 22

What's the situation at Trump Tower these days?

Family BlahLaLa will be in NYC in a few weeks and I'd really like to go do something at Trump Tower. Yell at it? Spit at it? Hold up a sign? New Yorkers and other knowledgeable folks, what say you? It's not going to be the focus of our vacation, but I feel it's our patriotic duty to show how much we hate him and reject everything about his administration.
posted by BlahLaLa around New York, NY at 9:59 AM - 18 answers has best