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Flavio_Ventura Feb 4th, 2012 08:54 AM

Big Apple shut down by NYC Buildings Dpt! Any other??
 
Hi there, Im trying to find a cool place like Big Apple. It was really close to Times Square and all Broadway theatres. Any help???

doug_stallings Feb 4th, 2012 08:57 AM

What exactly was "Big Apple"?

ellenem Feb 4th, 2012 09:04 AM

Big Apple Hostel
http://www.bigapplehostel.com/

doug_stallings Feb 4th, 2012 09:28 AM

Well, my suggestion would be to not stay in an illegal, potentially unsafe hotel. By "cool" do you mean cheap, or do you want to stay at a hostel? What exactly are you looking for?

nytraveler Feb 4th, 2012 09:47 AM

The city has been cracking down on illegal hostels - no matter how "cool" they were. I fyou want a reputbel one the Hosteling International near Columbia University has a good reputation and costs abuot $40 per night for a bed/locker in a dorm room. Or you might try Y's.

If you want something else you need to clarify.

qwovadis Feb 4th, 2012 12:06 PM

www.twizi.com nicesimilar places
www.starhotelny.com over in Chelsea nice
Jazz on the Park usually cheapest.

Flavio_Ventura Feb 4th, 2012 01:30 PM

I meant cool by beeing really close to Times Square and also very cheap...

nytraveler Feb 4th, 2012 05:05 PM

Sorry - Times Square is the epitome of "uncool" IMHO. (Trendy and cool is definitely downtown - east village or similar.) And if $40 per night isn;t cheap - I think you will have to couchsurf.

ciaony Feb 5th, 2012 09:18 AM

Times Square stopped being cool in the late 1980s. Now it's Tourist Hell.

You want cool? Look in the East Village, Williamsburg, some parts in the trips (triple-digit streets) like Harlem.

doug_stallings Feb 5th, 2012 04:47 PM

You might take a look at the Vanderbilt YMCA or the Gershwin hotel (the latter has some hostel-style rooms). While neither of these is next to Times Square, they are decent places to stay. The Pod Hotel might also be a good choice for you (both "cool" and sometimes cheap, particularly if you are willing to share a bathroom). To be completely honest, the cooler place to stay would be the Lower East Side. That's a hip and happening place, and there are a handful of hotels down there. There is absolutely nothing hip about Times Square.

mdieri Feb 26th, 2012 01:13 PM

Vanderbilt YMCA is grim and not at all cheap (over $100/night) and is not close to any subway lines. It does have access to a really nice gym and facilities, and is a reasonably priced option for a private single room, but it is not a cool place or cool area IMO

ivancpr Feb 26th, 2012 01:34 PM

Try www.biddingfortravel.com To see the lowest rates for hotels in NY. Takes a little work, but when you get your info, you bid thru Priceline.com It's guideline for what the lowest bids for hotels are. Try couchsurfing.com for cheap travel. Always someone willing to help.

mclaurie Feb 26th, 2012 02:05 PM

The Jane is cool & usually $98/night. bidding on Priceline can also be cool. Or stay in Brooklyn which is now the height of cool. Le Jolie is trendy.


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