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Old 07-09-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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How is the Lower East side?
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:22 AM
 
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I suggest Long Island City, Queens as it is close enough to the price range mentioned.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:36 AM
 
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Watch the warriors!! I did have to laugh,it's one of my favourite films!! Wouldn't stop me from wanting to visit
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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How is the Lower East side?
Safe, close to tourist attractions. You'll be fine there. I have stayed in the Holiday Inn on Delancey St before and it is nice.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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To sum up -

Affordable areas for hotels
LIC - Queens Plaza Area (also called Dutch Kills) in Queens
Also, the hotels right near LaGuardia Airport are fine in East Elmhurst and they have shuttle buses to the subway. Only drawback is they are further away than LIC - it would be similar to staying in Jersey with the commute time.

I am unsure about Brooklyn as the hotels I have seen in decent neighborhoods are out of your range. You could try a bed and breakfast in the historic district of Bed-Stuy which has great brownstones for blocks. The only drawback is it is a little far from the city and there are some rough patches in Bed Sty still. An area a little closer that may have bed and breakfasts is Clinton Hill very attractive area with brownstones as you would find in Bed Sty and mostly quiet area.

As for the Bronx, you could try Mi Casa Tu Casa bed and breakfast in a safe spot in the South Bronx. Per new York Times has gotten good reviews.

In New Jersey -

W Hotel in Hoboken is excellent and they may have some specials

Jersey City, any hotels will be downtown or near Grove Street

Also consider Secaucus and Lyndhurst as they have public transportation to NYC if you wish to save. For the Lyndhurst location, if you are into this, there is the only Medieval Times in all of NYC right near the hotels and the town of Rutherford a cab ride away is quite lovely with large, beautiful homes along Ridge Road. Secaucus Hotels tend to be near highways and malls. So though a little sterile you have access to restaurants and a multiplex theater. So that could be a very good option too. It all depends how quickly you want to access tourist sites.
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:18 AM
 
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Mi Casa Tu Casa is run by a nice hispanic family. The owners have a cat...very nice. I think its expensive. Melrose section.

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Amazing Morris Park, Bronx, NY
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Just stay in Manhattan and don't leave! Assuming your a tourist from a suburban area I would stay out of The Bronx. Trust me I'm from The Bronx. Tourists stay away! My fellow New Yorkers and especially Bronxites back me up on this one. I recommend you also stay out of Brooklyn and even Queens for a tourist. Don't go to NJ because that's kind of dumb because now you're on the other side of the hudson. Stay in Manhattan and you will be better off. Please don't take offense to me saying your a suburban tourist and enjoy your stay in the greatest city in the world!
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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Right now, we are booked in the Mount Eden Parkway, Bronx, NY area. I heard this zip code was bad, but it honestly looked fine judging by the google maps. Apparently people are saying it's a dangerous slum, so we were looking for alternatives.

STAY away from the Bronx......
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