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Posted by: ZondaC12 Dec 17 2011, 02:13 PM

Hi guys!

I'm staying in New-York for 2 weeks in march with my sister and I'm looking for some great tips smile.gif Since I try to avoid the basic advices you can get on some trip adivsor websites and this is the only forum I'm on whith so many people from the US, I figured I'd ask here!


So I'm basicly looking for some accomodation advice, if there is a particular location to choose, etc... Preferably not too expensive (yeah no kidding canadian.gif), we are just 2 students on vacations sad.gif
We've never been there, so we really have no particular idea where to look. I guess Manhattan would be the best, but too damn expensive...

Also if you have anything in mind (out of the touristic classics) that can't be missed there, I'll take all ideas!





Thanks in advance wink.gif

Posted by: SwissWhiskey Dec 17 2011, 02:17 PM

http://www.hostels.com/

Posted by: Cyclone Dec 19 2011, 12:43 AM

I stayed in the Clarion hotel by LaGuardia. It's a 10 minute drive to Times Square and not a bad price for the hotel

Posted by: Jacob Photo Dec 21 2011, 11:17 AM

both times i've been to NYC, it was on business so I stayed at a 'baller' hotel by Times Square. sad.gif

But I can give you suggestions on food / drinks if you want! I highly recommend Gyu-Kaku, there's a few locations to choose from. Also, Hagi by Times Square is very yummy.

Posted by: ZondaC12 Dec 22 2011, 09:01 AM

QUOTE(SwissWhiskey @ Dec 17 2011, 11:17 PM) *
http://www.hostels.com/

I was going to be a bit ironic on the answer but actually thanks! It might be useful wink.gif

QUOTE(Cyclone @ Dec 19 2011, 09:43 AM) *
I stayed in the Clarion hotel by LaGuardia. It's a 10 minute drive to Times Square and not a bad price for the hotel

I'm afraid it's a bit too close to the airport ?(maybe for a few days, but 2weeks...). + I don't think we are going to get a car so I'm trying to look for something in Manhattan for the moment smile.gif

QUOTE(Jacob Photo @ Dec 21 2011, 08:17 PM) *
both times i've been to NYC, it was on business so I stayed at a 'baller' hotel by Times Square. sad.gif

But I can give you suggestions on food / drinks if you want! I highly recommend Gyu-Kaku, there's a few locations to choose from. Also, Hagi by Times Square is very yummy.

Yes yes yes! If you have some original tips for food that would be great, my sister love that kind of stuff, that would make a nice surprise smile.gif




Thanks for the answers! thumbs_up.gif

Posted by: b0mb3r Dec 24 2011, 06:30 AM

I go visit Manhattan every now and then to go through my old stomping grounds smile.gif As far as staying I try to find hotel 10 blocks away from Times Square, it is just too crowded there. I stayed in "Stay" hotel back in August where it was nice but it was right outside of Times Square it was just too crowded.

Places to eat:
http://www.donsbogam.com/ (if you like korean bbq)

places to drink:
Bourgeois Pig (this place is a wine bar and the decor is pretty slick)
111 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

I can probably think of more but this is just from the top of my head.


Posted by: The Unibomber Dec 24 2011, 10:02 AM

Honestly, whether I can afford to stay in somewhere nice or not, I always like to stay in a hostel for a day or two when I go somewhere new. Always a fun time. As for food, theres just so much of it that you cant really go wrong. I've been on a bit of a Korea Town kick recently.

Vanessas Dumplings on the lower east side has great dumplings for SUPER cheap. Try the sesame pancake sandwiches.

Libation is great on saturdays and Sundays for brunch (19 bucks and 24 bucks respectively). Unlimited Bloody Marrys and Mimosas as well as really good food.

Honestly though most of my time is spent on the lower east side so thats where pretty much all of my recommendations will be lol.

Posted by: ZondaC12 Feb 1 2012, 12:26 AM

Again, thanks so much guys, just 1 month to go I can't wait smile.gif

One more question, I've had this as my wallpaper for a long time, does anybody know where it is taken from?
http://www.imagebam.com/image/1efe30172637051
I'm guessing it's the Brooklyn bridge?

Posted by: b0mb3r Feb 2 2012, 03:35 PM

Brooklyn bridge park:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Manhattan,+New+York,+NY&hl=en&ll=40.702846,-73.995441&spn=0.006914,0.014098&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=58.294644,115.488281&oq=manhat&hnear=Manhattan,+New+York&t=m&z=17

Posted by: ZondaC12 Mar 16 2012, 09:15 AM

Just came back 2 days ago, it was a terrific trip! The hotel we chose was Broadway hotel, I put it here because I think it was a terrific choice for the price (700$ for 8 nights), it might help someone in the future smile.gif Kind of a mix between hotel/hostel, excellent choice if you are just looking for a place to sleep.

QUOTE(Jacob Photo @ Dec 21 2011, 08:17 PM) *
both times i've been to NYC, it was on business so I stayed at a 'baller' hotel by Times Square. sad.gif

But I can give you suggestions on food / drinks if you want! I highly recommend Gyu-Kaku, there's a few locations to choose from. Also, Hagi by Times Square is very yummy.


Thanks for a Gyu Kaku advice, it was a wee bit expensive but totally worth it! It was an excellent evening smile.gif

Now 2200 photos to go through....

Posted by: Jacob Photo Mar 16 2012, 12:55 PM

I only eat at Gyu Kaku at happy hour... but it's my favorite restaurant. I coulda given you some good recommendations, but if you asked the servers, they would have probably given you the same suggestions.

Glad you enjoyed it!

Posted by: harrypotter7 Aug 18 2015, 08:20 PM

I was also went New York Once to Meet my Girl Friend, who Lives there before some 7 Months. After Reach there Firstly we went a Pub for Dance and Enjoy the Evening. Then after we went in a Hotel, which Name was Four Seasons Hotel. We Stay there Three Days after that Night and Full Enjoy each other. We went for Shopping Daily as well as Watching Movies in Mall.

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