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Old 11-07-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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I'm very skeptical of who I trust in life and she isn't setting off any red flags so far.
Worse comes to worse I'll have the hostel to stay at.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:08 PM
 
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Also helps when you google search her name and find that she lived in that place for 30 years.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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Dont know if you said, when are you going? Do report back and have the time of your life!
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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Craigslist, umm
I ran a backround check,
She worked for the Time Magazine and if you 411 her number it comes up to her place and to her name
and her name brings up her address. Her facebook account checks out and talked to her on the phone shes a woman in her 40's or 50's.
Will be giving the information to the boarder patrol and my parents just incase.
Sounds legit then. You'll have a great time. Don't forget to let us know how things go.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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You did your homework. Sounds like it's going to turn out great. That's a nice area - you will have fun!!
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:22 PM
 
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Dont know if you said, when are you going? Do report back and have the time of your life!
24th to 28th
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:31 AM
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Well you're from Toronto, a pretty big city.

I'm sure you're familiar with public transportation and staying away from bad areas (although those are getting harder to find in Manhattan)
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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News Update..
Didn't know people rented out rooms to visitors.
I've met a really nice lady by 110 St & Broadway by the university that'll be giving me a place for $70 a night.
Don't even have to give a deposit.. she'll keep the place for when we are there and we just pay per day.
We're really happy as thats kind of a better area and a great view.
Thanks all for the help, next step is to find a map of new york city with all the things to view!
Why is everyone saying this is a good idea? This seems strange to me. I don't know anyone would has or would do this. Don't you guys watch the news anymore?

OP, you are going to stay at someone's place who you don't even know? I am sure Charles Manson came off to people as a nice guy too. I wouldn't trust the situation, I wouldn't feel comfortable with it.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County, MD
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I'm from a small suburban town, and I was really nervous my first time too. But now I go to New York a lot and I love it! It's really not as scary as it sounds.

Just use your common sense. Try to travel in groups if you can, stay away from suspicious looking dark allies, etc. Just be smart and you'll be safe, and you will probably have fun too!
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Why is everyone saying this is a good idea? This seems strange to me. I don't know anyone would has or would do this. Don't you guys watch the news anymore?
I've done it on occasion but not through Craigslist. CouchSurfing - Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch At A Time is great.
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