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1. Posted by barby (Full Member 52 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

My friend is going to new york to work on a show for three weeks. She had her whole accomodation set up and some family situation happened with the person she was going to stay with down there and now she leaves tomorrow (Wednesday) and has nowhere to stay. Does anybody know of somewhere cheap (or have a couch they can give up for a day or two until she figures things out). She's been looking like crazy and everywhere is already booked due to the short notice. Her hours would be crazy and she may be home late due to the show's working hours. Any thoughts?

Thanks for the help.

2. Posted by Chrisse (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

someone at the show should be willing to accomodate her. i can't imagine they wouldn't. or she can check into a hotel by the airport - which usually has vacancies, as well as any other hotel outside of manhattan. the downfall is the slow train service at night. nothing will operate as well and cabs will be pricey.

it's really such short notice. i could have given better options and might have found someone who would open their doors if i knew sooner. :(

3. Posted by jth70 (Budding Member 37 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

there is a holiday inn in secaucus new jersey where I stayed is about $110 a night which is not bad I think, is only like 20 minutes bus ride to port authoroty bus station which is on 42nd and 8th st (just take that one bus only). if I'm not mistaking is route #32 but you can find out very easy once you get there..

Good Luck!!!

4. Posted by jth70 (Budding Member 37 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

the bus route is #320 and runs from circaucus to manhattan..

Have fun and good luck!

5. Posted by kezin (Budding Member 104 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Barby
' New York ' is actually- I believe- 5 boroughs, including the Island of Manhattan, or what most people define as ' New York City '. Where exactly is this ' show ' you referred to taking place? If it IS taking place in Manhattan, then I reccomend your Friend contact the Y.W.C.A. by either phone or e/mail immediately, and book as many nights as she will require. This could be done in mere minutes. There ARE cheap hotel rooms in Gotham; but they can be precarious places to spend a night, especially for a single woman who is maybe not familiar with the city. A previous post has suggested that your friend could rely on a ' co- worker ' to offer a bed; this is an excellent suggestion and a likely scenario to entertain; however, it is uncertain and could prove to be uncomfortable to deal with at the last minute. Again, consider the Y.M.C.A. or visit N.Y.U. online and view some of the student directories and/or ' bulletin boards ' there. Best of luck, Kevin.

6. Posted by kezin (Budding Member 104 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Stupid me. Barby's Friend LEFT for New York City 2 WEEKS AGO !!!!!!!

7. Posted by Chrisse (Budding Member 20 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


i already thought about the YWCA/YMCA. But i didn't recommend it at the time because they were booked. however, NYU was a good suggestion. i never considered that one...