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BA001 to NY, Fly Back First? But NYC Hotels are overpriced

BA001 to NY, Fly Back First? But NYC Hotels are overpriced

Old Aug 17, 19, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Jimbojumbo View Post
Check NY hotels in LIC in Queens and Jersey City. Quicker to travel from there to midtown than from lower to upper Manhattan- and at least 100 dollars a night cheaper.
Agreed. If you can get Jersey City / Hoboken / or anywhere nearby, there are a lot of transport options, and the views of Manhattan from that side of the river are spectacular.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 12:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Out of my Element View Post
Quite difficult to find a legal one in Manhattan, or in the other boroughs close to transit
Not sure how to tell which are legal, but I rented a 4-bed apartment in Harlem a year ago for $100 a night, 200m from a subway station and 10 blocks to central park
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Old Aug 17, 19, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Not sure how to tell which are legal....
They aren't in any of the five boroughs that are NYC https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boro..._New_York_City

including Harlem which is in the Manhattan borough.

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Old Aug 17, 19, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Spinstorm View Post
Due to the exclusivity I am leaning towards NY (excluding getting half the TP which is annoying) I am stuck with the cost of hotels... I could do with some guidance; to help me decide.
There are loads of decent central NYC hotels which are very good value, certainly for a night. The ALoft is a good example. Ironically I had to stay at an Aloft in Brooklyn as my flight to Miami was delayed due to snow and needed a night. Only cost me around $90!
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Old Aug 17, 19, 1:15 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post
Not sure how to tell which are legal, but I rented a 4-bed apartment in Harlem a year ago for $100 a night, 200m from a subway station and 10 blocks to central park
NYC is very restrictive with airbnb -- rentals less than 30 days are prohibited in building classified as "A" under the MDL (multiple dwelling law) -- Class A means a building with three or more apartments -- unless the owner of the apartment is there with the renter.

There are very few exceptions -- such as 2 apartment buildings -- often converted townhouse or a converted house -- but these are rare,

There is a special enforcement unit ts dedicated just to short term rental violations.

As to coming to NYC when the UN Special Assembly -- it is a mess traffic wise. Do not stay in a place where one would have to rely on a bus -- like NJ transit or NYC MTA. If NJ look to be near the PATH train and in NYC near a subway.
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Old Aug 17, 19, 1:33 pm
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As the OP has already started an identical thread in the QR forum, and FT rules preclude cross-posting, we’ll close this derivative at this point.

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