May 21st, Priceline: $80 for the Hampton Inn, Soho. Given that we’re talking a week before Memorial Day, and the average reviewer gives this one 4 stars: trust me, NY tourism has not recovered. (In DC this time of year, $80 would only get you those former homeless-shelter-type hotels off New York Ave, several blocks from public transit… in areas you probably don’t want to be walking at night…. There, or maybe Turmont.)
Semi-related, since I’ll be out for a while, and am a little ahead of PG’s output (while trying to stay about a month behind), may briefly go to short ebook rations. I’ll let you know next week.
/Probably could have gotten a better deal for the 21st, but I’ve found when Priceline does that “up your bid by $20 and find a room right now” thing… it’s generally worth it.