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duelingdragons

Hmm.. so where can I sleep for free in the city?

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I'll be coming up in December for the C/R test, but I don't want to pay primo $$ for a hotel, nor do I want to spend $20 on a dirty hostel..

 

I was thinking of just sleeping in JFK. I'm flying up early Saturday morning and leaving Sunday afternoon...

 

I figured I could just sleep on a bench somewhere in JFK. Haha... any ideas? I don't think I would get bothered because I won't look like a bum, I'll look like a regular traveler with a backpack and such..

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Costs $2...

 

;)

 

Not if no one is watching :D Though on a serious note. Why not come Friday, get a cheap motel and leave Sunday? There is no set time as to when the exam will be given on December 6th. Why risk it?

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You MAY be able to get away with it at Penn Station. Once I was at Penn Station at 4 a.m. and it was deserted. There were about a dozen people in the entire terminal. However, by the NJ Transit concourse there were people who looked like Amtrak travelers who were sleeping. They weren't bothered by anyone.

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I've waited at nyp many times overnight. It isn't fun. To wait in the waiting areas you'll need a ticket. I suggest going to the sites i linked and finding a place that doesnt involve looking like a bum & is far safer than ny train station. If you end up going there anyways don't forget to wander around the platforms, it's one other thing you can do for free. :D

 

- A

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There's really no such thing as a cheap motel in NYC.. and if there is, its probably a tenemant.

 

There's no dress code for the test, is there? I mean, jeans is good right? Also, its usually in the morning time, right?

 

I'm actually flying in late Friday night, I just checked.

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Not sure as to the time. They will mail everyone the location and time of the exam 10 days from the date of exam.

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Its hard to imagine that they would have the test late on a Saturday...

 

Anyone know how long it is? There's a big football game that I don't want to miss that starts at 3:30 that Saturday. Lol... =)

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Its hard to imagine that they would have the test late on a Saturday...

 

Anyone know how long it is? There's a big football game that I don't want to miss that starts at 3:30 that Saturday. Lol... =)

Could be a few hours.

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Hostels are totally fine & manhattan is filled with them.

 

- A

 

Agreed. Look up the Jazz organization of hostels. Way better than sleeping in the subway, unless you enjoy the adventure of risk:p

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Many years ago i fell asleep on a bus that went to CS depot. They left me alone & i woke up confused at 2 am & walked over to the (7). Some of the people working at the depot chuckled at me and asked if i had pleasant dreams. :D :D

 

Now, if you fall asleep on a train that gets parked in a yard, you might want to think about calling MTA if you got a cell phone and asking them to come get you. They usually check the train though.

 

- A

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Many years ago i fell asleep on a bus that went to CS depot. They left me alone & i woke up confused at 2 am & walked over to the (7). Some of the people working at the depot chuckled at me and asked if i had pleasant dreams. :):)

 

Now, if you fall asleep on a train that gets parked in a yard, you might want to think about calling MTA if you got a cell phone and asking them to come get you. They usually check the train though.

 

- A

 

I once had a co-worker tell me that he once fell asleep on the subway in Brooklyn,missed his stop and when the subway pulled into the last stop a cop woke him up and escorted him outside the station,lol. This happened overnight,but he wasn't a bum he just overslept.

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1. The Homeless Shelter

2. Anywhere in the street

3. Any park

 

I think the last place he would want to sleep in is at a homeless shelter,besides don't they do intake first,etc before admitting you?

 

Somebody that lives in Florida is going to sleep in the street or in a park overnight in December in NYC? c'mon,lol.

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One Word:

 

Uptown =P

 

 

and if u wanna sleep on the train.......... well go ahead, but make sure you add hobo smell to u, to keep peeps away from you. o and have a camaera around, cuz your butt wil be in a yard

 

ANd if that fails well Bus, but the B/O will kick ya out, cuz its break time for them........ And finally MNRR/LIRR, go in the rest room, keep i occupied and u can stay in there with the toilet smell, while people gotta knock :) LOL jk..

:)

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I once had a co-worker tell me that he once fell asleep on the subway in Brooklyn,missed his stop and when the subway pulled into the last stop a cop woke him up and escorted him outside the station,lol. This happened overnight,but he wasn't a bum he just overslept.

___________________________________________________

1. The Homeless Shelter

2. Anywhere in the street

3. Any park

 

I think the last place he would want to sleep in is at a homeless shelter,besides don't they do intake first,etc before admitting you?

 

Somebody that lives in Florida is going to sleep in the street or in a park overnight in December in NYC? c'mon,lol.

 

Lol man, just kiddin'. :)

You got any good friends in the city? Ask them to let you in for a night.

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Off topic. I never could understand why NYC cant have low cost motels like "Motel 6' " "econo lodge' etc at least in the outerboros. Places like around Yankee Stadium and Coney Island for instance would be perfect locations for them.

 

As far as a 'cheap hotel' at or in Manhattan next to impossible. Only option maybe is to sleep at those so called 'wet sheet' motels where rooms are available for short stay such as St Marks hotel in East Village, a few in Bushwick Brooklyn near the "L" line.

I think it's $50 for 2-3 hour stay.

 

Negative about those 'hot sheet' motels is that majority of the customers are either drug dealers/users, prostutuies, or male/female couple meeting at a nearby bar or club staying for 'one night stands' aka :o'adult fun.'

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