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1. Posted by karl_hiner (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I am planning on driving up to NYC for about a week. Is it a possibility to sleep in my car anywhere? If I stay at a hostel, would I also have to pay outrageous parking fees? Is inner city parking bad enough that it would be a good idea to bring my bike, and park somewhere free, and bike around the city? I am just trying to find the cheapest way to spend a week in NYC.

2. Posted by Brance (Budding Member 15 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I would suggest taking a train into Manhattan. Amtrak drops off right downtown. Many of the sites are easy to walk to and the subways and busses are super easy to learn. The problem with a car is not only the parking which in manhattan can easily be $20. + for only a few hours, but also the tolls getting into NYC and between the 5 buroughs. It would be possible to find free overnight parking in queens or brooklyn. But with out of state license plates it may be asking for trouble, also you can spend A LOT of time stuck in traffic. Hope this helps and enjoy NY

3. Posted by shu40 (Inactive 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

if you aren't dead set on needing to stay in nyc, you can stay in jersey city in nj which is only a 10 minute $2 train ride outside of manhattan and would make parking and loding much cheaper