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NYC Filter: I'm looking for a place to park my car for several days as near as possible to the 30th Ave MTA station in Astoria. What are some good, secure, affordable options? [more inside]
I'm going to be in NYC (staying in Brooklyn) for the first half of June. I've had some memorable swims and paddles while travelling, and I'm looking for suggestions of anything really good in New York - sea/ocean, indoor pool, outdoor pool. What's good? [more inside]
I was housesitting recently for someone in New Jersey and took PATH to work at the World Trade Center, and walking through the station to reach the exit seemed to take longer than the train ride. (The exit I wanted, on Greenwich, seemed especially hard to reach; I had to double back across the length of the building.) Does anyone know why it's designed this way? Is it just trying to trap people in the mall? Isn't it unsafe in an emergency to have the exits so far from the trains?
Where in New York City or adjacent areas can I find hammocks or other suspended seating? [more inside]
My wife and her good friend are taking their daughters to NYC / Manhattan for their 10th birthdays. They would love to see some shows, eat some interesting food, but outside of that are open to any and all cool experiences. Where should they stay and what should they do? [more inside]
SO and I are driving to NY to visit friends in both LI (Huntington) and Manhattan. We are looking for a hotel outside of Manhattan and taking a train into the city on 3 or 4 days. Just need safe parking and a basic level of room, like Super-8 or at most La Quinta. Not interested in AirBnB. [more inside]
My boyfriend and I have tickets for Hello Dolly tonight at the Shubert (44th between 7th and 8th). We were just going to get fast food for dinner but I thought it might be nice to get a sit-down meal one step up from fast food. Fast casual would be fine (especially the price range), but I'd like to go somewhere where we can get an actual seat - and a comfortable enough seat, not terrible bar stools or rickety chairs. I can find lists of fast casual in the area but it's hard to tell what the seating is like. Any recommendations that might fit the bill? Any cuisine is fine.
My oldest friend recently asked, "do you want to go with me on a history tour of New York City?" and I said "YES." Before our trip next weekend we each have the assignment of identifying historical things to do on three days: Brooklyn Day, Downtown Day, Uptown Day. [more inside]
I'm going to New York City from Boston for a quick overnight next weekend. Arriving Saturday, leaving Sunday. Amtrak doesn't really work for our schedule so I'm thinking I might drive but of course I don't want to drive or park in the city. What are my park and ride options? [more inside]
Looking for your best recommendations of things to see and do in New York City over a few days in March (Wed. 3/21 - Sat. 3/24). I'll be travelling with family, but because of reasons, I'll have lots of time on my own. Lots of info within about my personal tastes and interests. [more inside]
I'm turning 50 on April 25th, and am turning to the Mefiverse for great advice on how to have a killer staycation in NYC (I live in NJ) to celebrate. [more inside]
Help me explore Astoria NYC by tram and ferry and foot on a Saturday or Sunday this winter. [more inside]
Long-term resident feeling really suffocated by the city. [more inside]
We are looking at accommodations options for a NYC trip this June, and I am trying to understand where Airbnb (and the legal situation) fits into it in 2018. Can you offer your experiences or alternative suggestions? [more inside]
I was planning on an inaugural first-ever solo tent camping trip in Brooklyn this spring, but just learned I'll have access to a car for most of April - so I'm looking for somewhere to car camp instead. Anyone know a good place to try? (particulars inside). [more inside]
Haven't spent a lot of time in the East and trying to muddle through commuter train schedules has got me a bit befuddled. [more inside]
December 21, 2017
I can't believe it, but I scored 2 tickets to Springsteen on Broadway in June 2018. [more inside]
November 20, 2017
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.
October 31, 2017
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.
September 20, 2017
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]