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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 - 3 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

May 12

Help me plan my stay in NYC this summer with kids (Please)

What area of NYC should we stay in? What's the best way to get from the airport to the hotel? Is there anything I should consider about where to rent a car from? (That last one seems like an odd question but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Our plan is to get a car and leave the evening of the last day, drive south for 3 or so hours and get a hotel and then do the rest of the trip.) [more inside]
posted by Spumante around New York, NY at 1:42 PM - 25 answers has best

May 6

Best reasonable hotel in Manhattan?

After decades of having family & friends slowly leave Manhattan, I find myself planning a trip to NYC and, for the first time ever, needing to find a hotel. Recommendations needed, please. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa around New York, NY at 3:59 PM - 24 answers has best

May 2

Manhattan to Long Island in 90 minutes

Mrs. Fish and I are going to NYC for a theater-focused vacation in a few weeks, and may have snafu'd the booking. Is it plausible to get from Broadway to Long Island in an hour and a half, or should we just bail and resell our evening tickets? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish around New York, NY at 6:43 PM - 18 answers has best

April 19

Visiting NY City with a curious 10 year old.

So we landed in NY City yesterday with a ten year old girl whose interests start with Harry Potter (and sometimes seemingly end there as well). Looking for things to cater to her curiosity. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Rumple around New York, NY at 11:21 AM - 31 answers has best

April 10

NYC solo dining with view of kitchen?

I'll be in NYC for a conference and will be dining alone tonight. I'd like to have dinner in a spot where I can watch the action in the kitchen. What are my best bets for restaurants that have bar/counter seating with kitchen views? [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. around New York, NY at 9:52 AM - 9 answers has best

March 23

NYC-specific gift ideas

My BFF has just passed her PhD viva (with no corrections!). It's her birthday next Tuesday and then she's flying to New York on Saturday for a week with her partner. We're in London, what can I get her for her birthday that she can enjoy in NYC? I'm thinking maybe a gift card for food or drinks somewhere cool? Or some sort of experiential gift? She's staying in Brooklyn near Utica Ave subway. Details inside: [more inside]
posted by Lotto around New York, NY at 2:18 AM - 9 answers has best

March 8

Budget accomodation accessible to Sunnyside for December & January.

You may remember my last question. We've looked and looked and looked and it doesn't seem like a swap for our urban Sydney home will happen with a NYC place. We're resigned to having to rent a room or basement from someone. We need advice. Previously. [more inside]
posted by taff around New York, NY at 8:05 PM - 17 answers

March 5

Back in the New York groove.

Yet another request for New York City ideas, sorry. [more inside]
posted by Cosine around New York, NY at 11:15 AM - 16 answers

February 20

Midtown coffee digs

A friend and I are planning on meeting at the Morgan Library & Museum in Midtown Manhattan (on Madison between 36th and 37th) on Saturday morning and would like to grab a casual breakfast at a coffee shop or bakery beforehand around 9 am. Where in the area has delicious pastries and/or breakfast sandwiches and lots of comfortable seating? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque around New York, NY at 12:37 PM - 4 answers

December 27, 2018

Where to stay in NYC

My amazing wife got us tickets to a couple Broadway shows this spring for Christmas. Question now is where to stay. [more inside]
posted by noneuclidean around New York, NY at 2:45 PM - 26 answers

December 12, 2018

How best to handle parking during Manhattan vacation?

We’re trying to figure out cheapest options. We’re driving to Manhattan (from Maryland) on Dec. 22 and leaving Christmas morning. We’re driving a small SUV with 5 people and luggage. Does it make the most sense to 1. Hope we can find a space in Manhattan near our hotel. 2. Find or reserve a garage and pay for 3 days of parking. 3. Park in Jersey City/Hoboken/Weehawken and cab/Uber in. Any suggestions appreciated.
posted by Mr. Justice around New York, NY at 7:06 AM - 24 answers has best

December 10, 2018

Reasonable amount of time to spend in NYC?

We are possibly taking a trip to NYC to see a Broadway show - the timing will depend on when we can get tickets, but likely April-ish. We've never been before, and would love to do some sightseeing - how long is long enough for a quick trip to actually see things? Recommendations welcome! [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl around New York, NY at 2:46 PM - 23 answers

December 2, 2018

NYC View

Where are some of the best non-touristy spots in NYC for a view of the city? [more inside]
posted by morning_television around New York, NY at 2:27 PM - 18 answers

November 14, 2018

gift of NYC experience for foreign fan of city or ... a cool NYC poster

I have a friend in Germany who is a big fan of New York City, and who has been there many times. I'd like to get her an "experience" present that she can use next time she's there. See inside for the main complication, and the fallback idea ... [more inside]
posted by intermod around New York, NY at 8:24 AM - 15 answers has best

November 9, 2018

NJ Transit the day before Thanksgiving

I'm considering making a day trip to New York to see a matinee the day before Thanksgiving. How crowded will the NJ Transit northeast corridor line to/from Hamilton NJ be? Will I be able to find a seat? I will of course do my best to avoid rush hour, but I've been worried it might be super busy leaving New York in the evening if everybody is trying to go visit their families in NJ.
posted by interplanetjanet around New York, NY at 8:22 AM - 10 answers

October 29, 2018

To rent or to buy and sell - short term car needs

I just accepted a 5-6 month long project in an area I do not live inanymore. I will need to setup temporary housing as well as acquire a vehicle for the duration. Do I do a long term rental? Should I buy a car and sell it at the offset? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by wile e around New York, NY at 5:58 PM - 8 answers has best

October 19, 2018

Where to read on NYC on a Friday night

I'm in New York City. I want to go and read somewhere tonight (Friday), that is not a Starbucks, open until at least 10 pm or even midnight, where I can sit in a comfortable couch/chair/sofa and order refreshments (coffee, tea, alcohol, light snacks). [more inside]
posted by andrewesque around New York, NY at 12:33 PM - 13 answers