Where to stay in New York City?
June 9, 2014 9:36 AM Subscribe
I will be in New York for five weeks in December/January, and need to find a relatively affordable place to stay. More inside.
This will be a fairly intense work-related trip for me, and I would like to find a quiet place to stay. I am aiming to minimize the potential for any accomodation-related issues, and am putting a priority on that. For instance, I would rather not share my living space with anyone and I would rather not use Craiglist to find a sublet.
Here are more details about my situation:
I will be working near Bryant Park and the Stephen A. Schwarzman branch of the New York Public Library. (A convenient address for mapping purposes is Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.)
I will be relying exclusively on public transportation, and would like to stay within a forty-five minute commute if at all possible. Frankly, and probably obviously, a shorter commute would be better.
I will have around $1,000 to spend on housing. I could spend a little more, but would like to spend less.
I am hoping to be able to prepare some meals in the space. A kitchenette would be awesome, but I would settle for a microwave and a dorm-style fridge.
So, how should I go about finding a place to stay? And where should I stay? Someone I know suggested that I look for places in Long Island City in Queens. Any recommendations for particular accomodations in that area? Thanks for your help!