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can anyone advise ive got to book a hotel there this weekend? :)
or if you want somewhere really cheap, Chinatown.
Lower East Side.
williamsburg or upper west manhattan (there are cheap and expensive places here so you can keep budget and hang out in cool places)
Well, Williamsburg is a bit further out but worth checking out, yes.
near union square which was great and really cheap and was stuck between times square and the lower east side, so it was best of both worlds for me.
OR they have a sister hotel called hotel 30 (or something like that) which is a bit closer to times square and equally cheap.
, or East Village, or whatever you want to call it. I've just spent the last two weeks there on 1st Avenue and it was great. Loads of great bars and small music venues - i mananged to catch Thurston Moore playing a place the size of my bathroom for roughly a fiver. Win!
in/around bowery and the east village.
Which was pretty cool.
It's from $40 dollars a night for a room.
to those advocating the east village. west village is way better.
It doesn't really make that much difference if you are in east or west village manhattan is really not that big anyway and cabs are very cheap as well. Just don't stay in times square as it horrible.
Also check out this website : http://www.boweryballroom.com/
this is where you see good bands for next to nothing, seeing Dizzee Rascal next friday for £10 which is a bargain if you like that sort of thing
or lower east side
but williamsburg is best. it's just great restaurants and great record shops.
STATTEN ISLAND MOTHERFUCKER
in all seriousness though, it sounds dangerous there
I actually went over there not long after I arrived because of my obsession with Wu-Tang and not a good place late at night for a british white boy!
best areas for me. i love the upper west side, it's cool. williamsburg is a good place but i'm not sure if you should stay there if it's your first time.
as it is in brooklyn maybe a little futher away then you would like to be