We decided not to do the hotel thing, because of expense, but also didn't want to do the hostel thing because of the experience. So the best in-between and frankly best choice by far was AirBnb.
It worked out at around £44 quid a night (I've just checked and she costs a bit more now!) for the first week. We have a lot planned!
On arrival, we "checked in" to Maury's apartment, had marveled at all the Americanist stuff, and I immediately fell in love with her apartment. Beautiful and wish it was mine kinda sums it up! Maury is an excellent host. If you ever fancy somewhere close to Central New York (30 mins by subway), good and safe neighbourhood then check her out HERE
Our little pied a terre for the week. Just glorious.
So we were utterly marvin and quite tired from the flying and adventure on the tube to get here, so we ventured out towards Times Square. I wanted it to be as loud and flashy as the TV always makes it out to be, and hot damn! I was NOT disappointed.
This is every night. Utter chaos. I loved it.