Hi guys.

I'll be attending a soiree in mid-October. I don't have the details of the address, but so far I know it's going to be at a cigar lounge in SoHo. If there is more than 1 place named SoHo, I'm talking about the one in New York.

New York transit scares me. It looks more complicated than what I'm used to in the DC-area. So I need to know a few things.

How much can I expect to pay for a cab fare that takes me from Penn Station to the SoHo area?

Has anyone stayed in a hotel around that area? Any recommendations?

Are there any interesting spots to visit in SoHo? I don't want to stray too far.