Anyone have any reference from this Hotel??
Thanks in advance.
this is a simple hotel in a very non-upscale but safe neighborhood between the eastern part of Greenwich Village - Soho and Alphabet City. If under say $180 a night it is a decent buy if not compelling. Check out what I am sure are a lot of reviews on tripadvisor.com.
being a native NYer and growing up in the East Village, I would never have thought of going inside of this place..
but judging from the outside, (for whatever that's worth)
it has made some big improvements in the past few years..
much like the neighborhood it is in.
The East Village only 10 years ago was a drug infested mess..
St. Marks Place, though the beatnik mecca, housed an enormous inpatient drug-rehab until maybe 3 years ago.. Now that rehab is a Chipotle and a supercuts..
The St. Marks Hotel used to be , and I'm sure sometimes still is ( from some of the clientelle still hanging around) a crack-ho-tel..
A place women who had sex for drugs would bring their tricks..
and a place where kids/people from the better areas who came downtown
to buy heroin would rent a room out to get stoned in, while still being close to their supplier if they (when they) needed another fix..
The type of place that you'd imagine a ring of cigarette burns on the carpet around the bed from the junkies nodding out while doped.
But now, it looks like a quaint little city hotel.
$180, though, I'd probally spring the extra $20-45 and get a bit better of a place... if I was staying for a week or more, I'd get a sublet in the east village.
newyork.craigslist.org (for sublets)
thesohotel.com (a renovated middle of the range hotel with a great local)
hojo.com (Houston and Chrystie.. cheap,though cookie cutter hojo accomodations)
Hey, let us know how it goes~
And if you do wind up staying in the St. Marks Hotel,
at least you could say you stayed in the place where the famous Dope Sick Love was filmed!
I'm going to the city in about a week. For Valentine's Day, My friend and I are taking our girlfriends out to eat. I need to know a nice romantic resteraunt preferably near Time Square. Cost isn't that big of a deal but I would like to spend about 80-100 bucks per couple. If you know of a good place, I would appreciate it if you could hook me up. Thanks!
Try Connely's on 42 street. The food is great, but the staff there really make the place work. They know how to treat lovers of any age. We are in our 60's.
Also go to Chowhoundd's Manhattan message board above and ask question.
Check out Rosie O'Grady's.....it's an awesome steak/seafood type place with very reasonable prices.....great food....
my husband travels to Manhattan several times a month, and we also used to live in this area in college......we know the area well.....take comfort in knowing no matter where you eat near Times Square, you will get great food and an even better atmosphere!
here's the website:
however, if I were you I'd make a decision QUICK......finding reservations on Valentine's Day is tough...finding reservations for Valentine's Day in Times Square can be impossible! Make a decision and CALL IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!
The Mark in The Mark Hotel will be 80-100 without drinks. It is a place all visiting chefs go to eat.
If you want romantic and want to stay within midtown/Times Sq., here are some good choices:
321 W. 46th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)
Italian in a romantic townhouse on Restaurant Row
414 W. 42nd St. (bet. 9th & 10th Aves.)
very "Parisienne" atmosphere, and the owner is Jean-Claude Baker, son of Josephine Baker herself.
365 W. 46th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.)
Russian, described as "opulent as Old St. Petersburg"
630 9th Ave. (at 45th St.)
The Rainbow Room
30 Rockefeller Plaza, 65th fl. (bet. 49th & 50th Sts.)
A little north of Times Square, but if you want romance, this is it. (Not cheap!)
Agree with JabberJen - I had to remind my husband to call last Friday and he ended up on the phone for over an hour, calling dozens of places.
We ended up with a reservation at Sel et Poivre, never been there before, but they still had seats and we are price-sensitive.
Cafe Un, Deux Trois on East 43rd street is lovely.
Hello my dear VTers.
After living in this wonderful city almost three years, I am now moving out. Tomorrow (Saturday) is my last day in the Big Apple and I'd like to be a tourist, just for one day.
So here we go, I NEED YOUR HELP! What would you do, where would you go. I think I've seen every corner of NYC but maybe I missed some? Suggestions?
It might be over your budget but you should try having dinner at The Mark hotel. It is a little known restaurant that all chefs eat at when going to NY.
Thanks Griff, it's a nice idea. But where would you go during the day?
Whenever I have this dilemma of what I should do on my last day in a particular city, I have always had a hard time since there are many things to choose from. So instead of picking a specific thing, alot of times I drive around and let the good memories of what I had done come back to my memory.
So, how about taking one of them Big Apple Bus sightseeing tours. As you get driven around you'll recall specific memories as you see particular landmarks.
And what about seeing all of NYC from top of the Empire State Building during sunset as you make a promise to yourself to return someday.
Good luck in where ever you go and whatever you do after NYC. And I'll see you around in VT ; and hopefully in a VT meeting when you come back to NYC as a visitor / tourist.
Bus sightseeing sounds a good idea, maybe I'll do that.
Empire State Building is great too, but I did it just a month ago.
Thank you guys for your great suggestions.
Have you enjoyed the clubs yet? How about the Blue Note? Website has discounted VIP tix; http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/index.shtml
or, on the other extreme, you might want to try CBGB's, where punk rockers Debbie Harry and others got started, either way, at least you get to see/hear the fat lady sing!
I had a great day with my friend Hadas. In the morning we went to the Cloisters and stayed there until 2pm, then we had a dinner at "Angels" on second Ave. followed by a walk on Broadway down to the Union Square.
Thank you all for your wonderful suggestions. New York will always be the city I love the most.
I'm leaving to the airport in less then half an hour heading to Tel Aviv.
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