For my last stay in NYC I had to do all the preparations alone. It was actually my first stay there and I flew in because of a job interview, but I thought to myself “Well, I’m here, I might as well stay a little longer and get to know the city!”. Everybody, that has been to NYC, knows, that New York is really expensive. I had luck and was able to find a cheap hotel through http://new-york.hotelscheap.org/ and I stayed in Midtown Manhattan. That was my best vacation there. I’ll later try to upload some photos from that time.