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Anyone know of a convent in The Big Apple that offers tourists reasonable prices?

 
 
Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 06:02 pm
I heard of this in a conversation a few years back but I do not know how many years back and who I spoke to . . . or even where!
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firefly
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 07:17 pm
@plainoldme,
Seen At 11: Convent Living Offers Affordable Housing Option In NYC
May 23, 2014
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/05/23/seen-at-11-convent-living-offers-affordable-housing-option-in-nyc/

The convents seem to have age limits--I think St Mary's is 40.
Sacred Heart Residence
432 W. 20th St., Manhattan
(212) 929-5790
Rents rooms to women ages 18-30. Located in Chelsea.

St. Agnes Residence
237 w. 74th St., Manhattan
(212) 874-1361 Fax (212)249-4336
Located on Upper West Side. Single room – 3 people share bathroom - $425 month, Single room , 1 bathroom $475. per month. 3 -4 month waiting list

St. Mary Residence
255 E. 72nd St., Manhattan
New York, NY 10021
(212) 249-6850
Located on Upper East Side very close to main campus. Rents rooms at current rate of $184. per week or more. (Send SASE in order to receive application.) ([email protected])
http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/livingathunter/living-at-hunter-1/alternative_housing


You might also consider a dorm room in a university in NYC
http://www.universityrooms.com/en/city/newyork/home

Another possibility might be a hostel.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60763-d121994-Reviews-Hostelling_International_New_York-New_York_City_New_York.html
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 07:27 pm
@firefly,
I usually stay at the Seafarers International Hostel (SIHNYC) while in Manhattan. It contains the last working mission to the harbour of the New York. Great folks there. Clean, central and affordable. If you have a mariner's union card it is crazy cheap. Quite a few older fellas there living out their retirement years.
plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 08:40 pm
@firefly,
We are looking for a tourist thing -- a night, probably two -- because we're going to see Helen Mirren on Broadway next spring.

But I forgot about hostels! We're all over 60 so this could be great! Thanks for the tips.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 08:43 pm
@ehBeth,
That place looks very nice! The rooms were as good or better than the chain motel I stayed in in Lenox, MA about a month ago. I think my friends will be excited.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 08:52 pm
@plainoldme,
Walter Hinteler stayed there with a group of us during one visit, and Joe from Chicago stayed there with some of his friends as well.

Not posh but very nice. One block from the W Hotel at literally 1/3 or 1/4 of the cost.

I like that it is just a block from Union Square and the buses and subway system.

The street it's on (13th or 14th) has been renamed Lee Strasberg Way for the one block east of Union Square. His school is on that block.

Walking distance to the Strand Bookstore.

It's got location Smile
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Tue 22 Jul, 2014 08:54 pm
@plainoldme,
If you're going with a group, try to book together and request that everyone is on the same floor. On one trip, we had 1 double room and 3 singles on one floor. That gave us 3 toilets, 3 showers, and 6 sinks for 4 people. It worked out quite well and really affordably.
margo
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jul, 2014 03:15 pm
Noting this! Trip coming up and NYC hotel prices are truly scary!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jul, 2014 09:18 pm
@margo,
http://www.sihnyc.org/

just did a search for November

single room with shared bath (separate shower and toilet rooms shared with max of 2 others), sink and fridge in room is $89

the same room with a rollaway cot for second person is $109

a double room (2 twin beds) with private bath and fridge is $149

really an amazing rate for Manhattan

you do need to book ahead - sometimes large Lutheran church groups come in and take most of the place up - they're in town to do missionary work in the harbour
margo
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jul, 2014 12:28 am
@ehBeth,
Not until April. Smile
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 02:03 pm
@ehBeth,
Beth -- That's smart.

I just stayed at a hostel in the Adirondacks. I didn't mind the shower down the hall but people who weren't early risers had to endure cold showers.

Thanks for the tip!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 5 Aug, 2014 02:10 pm
@plainoldme,
That reminds my of my stay at the new york ymca on 64th (or adjacent). The water temps rose depending on the time. That was then, and the place was under renovation. I whine about it in my two page a2k diary, http://able2know.org/topic/37775-1

I'd consider going there again, now. Location great. But, I also listen to ehBeth..
plainoldme
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 08:49 am
@ossobuco,
Yep! EhBeth won't steer you off the road. This sounds like a good deal. I have stayed at Y's. One was in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the other in Chicago but that was so long ago that I have little to no memory of either place. I would say since I have no negative memories -- which we hang on to longer -- that both must have been fine.
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margo
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 01:48 pm
I've taken Bethie's advice...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 10 Aug, 2014 02:50 pm
@margo,
I'm getting excited for you, Margo.

POM, I've not looked back re your dates - have you been and gone, or not there yet?
margo
 
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Reply Mon 11 Aug, 2014 02:31 pm
Plenty of time. April May 2015
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Tue 12 Aug, 2014 10:17 pm
@ossobuco,
We're going to try to see Helen Mirren in The Queen which will have a very limited run on Broadway. The tickets alone will prob amount to a month's salary.
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