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... in the pool complex. Got ready for the firework show out by Brooklyn Bridge. Arrived at the fireworks a bit late, caught a taxi over there. Walked as close as we could to south street. Our view was blocked partially by a high rise motorway. We found an outdoor street party and watched the fireworks from there. Huge fireworks took off, lasting over 20 minutes. Left our viewing spot checked out the new world trade centre at night, ...
... said, "OK, come with me." (I must have looked seriously disappointed!) As I followed him along the sidewalk past hundreds of people, I could not help but think that somehow this was going to be a joke. But.... he took us straight to the front! Tommy slipped him a gift for his kindness that saved us a TON of time
Luck and God were on our side because they had really good tickets for the matinee performance of Jersey Boys. Tickets were not ...
... back at buildings, I'd actually just done a semi-diagonal width of the park, rather than the length.
So, after we got back from the 2 hour parade of my failure round central park, we waited around for an hour for a mystical lady who hands out free Broadway tickets to the students who failed to turn up. Guess I can't complain about non free stuff though.
So, instead, I ...
... there we jumped back on the subway and headed to Wall Street. Around the New York Stock Exchange was sectioned off with security. I overhead someone say that it has been that way since 9/11. We had a good wander around the streets and also saw the Charging Bull. There were so many people around it so it was hard to get a good picture. We were booked in to see the 9/11 memorial at 2pm. Once again we ...
... a human body package greatest aligning with the strains of their cars. Kits necessitating spray and paint need to be effectively sprayed or one particular ought to be prepared to commit further bucks as soon as the package starts off to peel off.
One dilemma confronted in the course of a automobile modification or setting up ...
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Cheap and excellent
For a very low price, you get a perfectly clean room and a spotless shared bathroom (3 per floor for about 20 rooms, some lines in am but not awful). The elevator is tiny and there's only 1, so it takes forever; we took the stairs from the 7th floor to get out in the am rush. There are no frills, but there is internet on the 1st floor for $1 for 10 min, a lifesaver to get those addresses I forgot to write down. Remember to take your soap and towel to the bathroom to wash your hands! Front desk even monitors who comes and goes and if you look confused or suspicious asks if you're a guest. Quiet neighborhood 2 blocks W of the 96th st Metro (exit at the 94th st exit).
These stories of lack of cleanliness had me concerned, as I am admittedly a bit of a clean freak. I can't imagine what these whiners are on about. My room was spotless, and I even saw how meticulous the maid was being in the other rooms. The bathroom was shared, but I can guarantee it was cleaner than the bathrooms of any of the reviewers.
L'Hotel è in una bella posizione, tranquilla e in una zona ''in'', per cui anche di sera (eravamo due ragazze) ci sentivamo tranquille. Inoltre la metropolitana è a solo due isolati.
I only had to stay one night in this hotel. I think the building was part appartments, part hotel. It looked a bit old an not so clean, and it smelled a bit weird. I had a room with a shared bathroom. The room didn't look very clean but the bed was good and appeared clean. The elevator was scary. It was alright for one night but I would not go to that hotel again.
Great budget hotel
great upper west side location - friendly staff - room has a good view of 94th St. 3 blocks from the 1-2-3 subway. I shared 2 bathrooms with others, but this didn't bother me -and- the bathrooms were very clean (as presentable as a 3 star hotel). they had 3 internet kiosks in their living room which made last minute planning easy, and had a room for storing my luggage at checkin and checkout so I could enjoy NYC with less baggage.
I had booked a room with a private bathroom and had the confirmation email in hand when I checked in and was charged in full. When I went to my room, there was no bathroom and the room was slightly larger than the bed with the sole window facing a wall. When I went to tell the front desk that I was given the wrong room, they denied I had booked a room with a private bathroom and refused to believe otherwise, until I showed them the email that the hotel itself had sent me. I was told there were no other rooms and I had to wait for the hotel manager to come in the next day.
Don't stay here!
I needed a room while I was awaiting a meeting in NYC. The door to the room I was assigned was difficult to open - the key became lodged in the lock. The bathroom was incredibly dirty and there were bugs on the floor. Within the first few minutes I was in my room, the door was opened by the maid without first knocking. I lasted five hours in this hotel before booking another room and leaving.
Good budget accomodation
For the cost of this hotel it is a good place to stay on a budget. Near to an express subway stop and seemed to be a safe area, we felt safe even at night.
The room was cleaned every day and we got clean towels. The shared bathroom was clean. A nice sized room with some tv channels. The only slight annoyance was that the toilet and shower were in the same room. Also, no sink in the hotel room which was a little annoying.
But overall for the good price, for a pleasant enough place to stay in an amazing city.
Highly recommend it, excellent location in a quite residential street, just 2 blocks from subway. I had to share a bathroom, but it was spotless all the time. Staff was extremely attentive.
Sleep tight...don't let the bedbugs bite!!
You won't be sleeping alone...I stayed at this hotel for two nights to see the Big Apple and am about 95% sure they have bedbugs. I never
actually saw any, but have a rash consistent with bedbug bites and it
was definitely worse on the second day of my stay.
Aside from that, it does seem very clean, and quiet. The bathrooms were immaculate. One of the two shared bathrooms on my floor had no hot water, but having only one shower for the floor did not ever become a problem. The location is awesome, just a couple of short blocks from the subway.
But I will not be staying there again! Bottom line is I had to wash all my clothes and scrub out my suitcase when I got home and I am living in fear of bringing the bugs home with me.