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1. Posted by jorppa (Budding Member, 25 posts) 18 Jan '05 23:00

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I'm heading to new york for the first time. first thing is accommodation, some advice would be appreciated.
And how about the music scene, which are the best venues for a musician?
Where are those open mic sessions and which bars gives the best jams?
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2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin, 5579 posts) 19 Jan '05 13:51

Free hugs reminds me of this jackass episode; not pretty

In terms of accommodation, I can say from the booking numbers here on TP that Jazz on the Park is by far the most popular hostel. I've never stayed there but it looks like a party (and it's very cheap for NY!)....

What is your budget?

Cheers,

Sam
ps. mind you, the way the dollar is going, everything in NY is looking cheap for Euro folk at the moment

3. Posted by Jessicaca (Budding Member, 11 posts) 19 Jan '05 22:37

New York has an amazing music scene. You can literally walk around the city and find all kinds of clubs and great venues. Here's some web sites that will give you some options.

http://www.nybluesandjazz.org/
http://newyork.citysearch.com/find/section/newyork/bars_nightlife.html?cslink=topbar_bars_nightlife&ulink=home__topbar_3___barsnightlife__1

hope that helps! have fun. New York rocks.

Jess

4. Posted by jorppa (Budding Member, 25 posts) 27 Jan '05 23:49

Thanx or your help,

those links were really good :)
my budget is something like 20-30 bucks a night, but i would go great lenghts to get it even cheaper (even though that might not be possible).
i enjoy hostels which are not just a few nights stop-overs...

anyway, cheers :)

5. Posted by Dee1979 (Full Member, 83 posts) 5 Feb '05 02:53

check out hostelworld.com

also check out CBGB's not sure if i spelt it right but it's at the very end of bleeker. anyone can tell you were to go. apparently it has great live music most nights. didn't go myself but passed it by and vowed to go in next time i'm over.

happy travels