View Full Version : Going to NYC next week...
08-07-2003, 09:35 AM
I have an interview with an investment bank. I am flying up on my own dime, just to show I am willing to take names and kick butt.
The place is on madison ave. Where should I fly into, where should I stay. I need someplace relatively cheap, but a decent place.
08-07-2003, 10:20 AM
Fly into JFK or LaGuardia, you can take buses or Subways from there to the city to save money. A cab will cost you buku bucks. I have the best luck finding hotels online on the discount sites, but if you really want to save money, stay at a holiday inn or equivalent outside of manhattan. You'll find lots of 'em near the airports.
The only thing that sucks about that is you'll be a good distance from the city. It's a trade-off.
BTW, madison ave is pretty central, so wherever you stay, you'll be able to get there pretty fast by subway or cab. If you elect to stay in the city, pick a hotel anywhere below 100th street. After that it starts to get shady.
Let me know if you need more info...
08-07-2003, 10:26 AM
I am now looking at flying up on thurs and coming back on thurs. It sucks because I have never been to NYC. However, I do not have the luxury of copious amounts of cash. I might spend the extra bucks and just have a cab take me from the airport to where I need to go, just so I dont get lost.
I traveled to germany when I was 16, alone. However, this is a bit more time constrained.
08-07-2003, 11:33 AM
Same day in-and-out. How bad is the airfare? A Saturday stay-over may bring the airfare to a price point where you can justify a few days in the city. Unless, of course, you're using FFM's or points -- then it's just the 20k-25k in points or miles.
08-07-2003, 11:44 AM
Through Spirit the ticket is $280, which is only about $70 more than a saturday stay. Staying at a hotel in NYC is anywhere from 90-200 per night (expedia prices), depending on when and where. I could go outside the city, as was suggested by a friend of mine, but then I would have to travel in, out, then to the airport and such, too much time wasted, and a lot of money.
If I had more money, I would surely stay more than a day. However, I am a poor graduated graduate student sending 30 resumes out per day.
I am trying to line up another interview for the same day, which is going to make the day even worse, but I want to maximize my time there.
Wall street here I come...hopefully.
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