Since I fly to
Naturally, this is largely in jest, but until yesterday, we weren’t exactly sure where we were going to be spending each night. Keeping costs low is paramount to the philosophy of this trip, and anyone who has ever visited www.hotels.com and searched for a cheap NYC hotel room knows that frankly, they don’t exist. Furthermore, hotels don't generally provide the kind of interesting experiences we are hoping to have. Staying with friends was a possibility, but one of our rules was that even a stranger to New York should be able to complete this trip, and a stranger wouldn't have friends to stay with. Hostels were an option we considered, but they proved difficult to find outside of
So, we thought about what other options we had. While we fully appreciate the tremendous efforts of
We did have some success, and yesterday, we nailed down our one remaining night courtesy of a kind and enthusiastic member of the couch-surfing community at www.couchsurfing.com. In the end, the generous folks at an interesting variety of establishments were cool enough to let us stay with them, despite the fact that we will almost certainly smell like sweaty orangutans upon arrival. Our accommodations will therefore be as follows:
Day 1 – A church in Bay Ridge
Day 2 – A Jewish center near
Day 3 – Couchsurfing in
Day 4 – Society for Ethical Culture in Riverdale
Some of these descriptions have been left intentionally vague until we find out whether or not our hosts want their names to be public.
In summary, lodging = $0.