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Where To Stay and Eat in New York City

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Where to stay in New York

New York City is the city that never sleeps, but you need to get some rest from it at some point. So where do you stay when in New York City?

The living cost, especially rent expenses, is still rocketing sky high in New York City.

When it comes to finding cheap accommodation, be aware that what's considered affordable in New York City may not be reasonable for your pocket.

New York is famous for its skyscrapers. A large number of them host various hotels, from five-star to funky ones or those with affordable packages.

Four Season Hotel: if you've children, you might want to book a room in this kid-friendly hotel because guests under 18 can stay for free. The New York City Four Season Hotel provides its family guests with coloring books, a video lending library, and welcome gifts for children

Soho Grand Hotel: travelers visiting New York with their pets will love the Soho Grand Hotel and its pet-friendly policy. If you don't have a furry friend or can't bring yours with you during your stay, the Soho Grand Hotel will place a bowl with a Goldfish in your bedroom for the night.

Affinia 50 Suites: this hotel has no trouble landing a Top 10 spot in any survey about New York City's best hotels. Previously known as the Plaza 50 Suites, this hotel is a no-fuss-comfort-zone for tourists looking for basic accommodations for a reasonable price. Spacious suites furnished with kitchenettes are also available.

Millennium Time Square Hotel: the Millennium Time Square Hotel is an affiliate with the Hilton Hotel chain. Despite the affiliation with the famous brand, the prices are reasonable for a New York City accommodation. It is a pet-friendly hotel with a restaurant, meeting room, and fitness center.

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Where to eat for cheap in New York

While finding a cheap place to stay in New York might be a challenge, it is definitely easier to find a huge variety of food for a few bucks.

There are probably more nations represented in the dining choices of New York than any other city in the world. Dining on the budget in the Big Apple isn't nearly as hard as you may think.

Gray's Papaya has the best hot dogs in town. It can be found both in Midtown 612 8th Avenue (40th) and Uptown 2090 Broadway (72nd). Where else can you get a Frank for 1$ (Midtown shop)? A must-try combined with their tropical drinks. Be aware that the place has only a few seats or you can eat standing at the counter.

Rainbow Falafel is the best place where to get a falafel. Falafel is a Middle Eastern food, a deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas or fava beans with spices. The ball gets placed into a pita with tomato, lettuce, and tahini. The price for a falafel sandwich? Only $3.50!

The Soul Spot in Brooklyn is a soul food and Caribbean restaurant that offers many traditional Sunday dinner southern dishes such as fried catfish, fried chicken, and BBQ beef ribs. It won the New York Press recognition for "Best in Comfort Food, Manhattan" and the "Best Comfort Chicken."

The Shanghai Dumpling House offers incredible xiao long bao, Shanghai soup dumplings characterized by their thin skins and filled with rich gravy. Six pork dumplings come for $4.75, not bad for a quick lunch in one of the best Chinese dumpling soups in New York.

Last but not least, Bareburgers offers a large variety of hamburgers, combos, sides, and greens. But the best one? Their "BE MY BURGER." This burger gives you the chance to create your own sandwich from the bun to the sauces for just $10! You read it right; you get to choose the bread, toppings, and patty. Meats are free-range, pasture-raised, antibiotic, gluten, and hormone-free.

Wherever you look, New York offers some cheap eating opportunities without having to compromise on the food quality. You will still have plenty of money to spend on the many amenities the city has to offer.

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