Where would you stick a poor academic in New York for 2 nights?

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    Jun 05, 2012 7:23 PM GMT
    Hello dearest NYC RJers. I am speaking at a conference in New Jersey in August, and I'll be in NYC for a couple of nights before my return. Can anyone suggest an interesting and cheapish place to stay? Let's just say I'm comfortable with the compact, bijou and paysan. More La Boheme than Turandot.
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    Jun 05, 2012 9:36 PM GMT
    misterwood saidHello dearest NYC RJers. I am speaking at a conference in New Jersey in August, and I'll be in NYC for a couple of nights before my return. Can anyone suggest an interesting and cheapish place to stay? Let's just say I'm comfortable with the compact, bijou and paysan. More La Boheme than Turandot.


    See if your university club has a reciprocal relationship with a club in NYC.
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    Jun 05, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    misterwood saidWhere would you stick a poor academic in New York for 2 nights?
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    Jun 05, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    ha ha...luxury! It has running water, I see...
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    misterwood saidHello dearest NYC RJers. I am speaking at a conference in New Jersey in August, and I'll be in NYC for a couple of nights before my return. Can anyone suggest an interesting and cheapish place to stay? Let's just say I'm comfortable with the compact, bijou and paysan. More La Boheme than Turandot.


    lol I don't know what the hell any of that means but if you're saying that you want somewhere cheap, your best bet would probably be staying in New Jersey......that or somewhere in the Bronx lol
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    Jun 05, 2012 10:48 PM GMT
    The International Youth Hostel at 103rd and Amsterdam is pretty cool. I've stayed there a few times. Probably one of the best hostels I've ever seen. It's convenient to the subway and Central Park, and has meals available. http://www.hinewyork.org/

    However, if sharing quarters with some potentially hot international travelers isn't your thing, the Chelsea Pines Inn is pretty cool (www.chelseapinesinn.com). It is gay-owned, and walking distance to some good bars, restaurants, etc.

    If you can get anything under $200/night and clean in Manhattan, you're doing pretty good.
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    Jun 05, 2012 11:04 PM GMT
    I'm sure some RJ'er out there would volunteer somewhere for you to stick yourself... icon_wink.gif
  • waccamatt

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    Jun 05, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    Rule number 1 - don't stay in a dump in NYC. If you can't afford a nice hotel in midtown/Central Park, etc. sometimes there are good deals in downtown hotels on weekends or you may get something good in Hoboken or Jersey City. Do not stay in a dump in Manhattan.

    Check Hotwire a week or two before going, but eliminate anything less than a 3 star.
  • melloyello

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    Jun 05, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    Just got an email today from the Milford-Plaza on 44th and 8th offering $129 on select nights.

    Its my home base in NYC. I lived here once for a month for work before they renovated. Now its much more like a W Hotel. The rooms are small but really nice and the hotel couldn't be in a better place. All the subways converge on Times Square a block and a half away.
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    Jun 05, 2012 11:36 PM GMT
    couch surf
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    Jun 06, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    thanks fellas!
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    Jun 06, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    calibro saidcouch surf


    If you do avoid older gay men, they're highly sexually predatory on CouchSurfing, and I got the first-hand experience to vouch for it. Find a nice lesbian to host you.
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    Jun 06, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    You can stay on Long Island
    a town called Sayville and venture to the famous Fire Island (Cherry Grove/Pines) stay near the Long Island rail road and you can just take a ride into NYC