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I'm planning a trip to NYC for my first MacWorld Expo in New York this July, and I'd appreciate any advice from people who have gone before as far as Hotels are concerned. I'm looking for a good Hotel in the area, within walking distance, ideally, not too expensive, but not too... grungy either.

Any recomendations?

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post #2 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by scadboy:
<strong>I'm planning a trip to NYC for my first MacWorld Expo in New York this July, and I'd appreciate any advice from people who have gone before as far as Hotels are concerned. I'm looking for a good Hotel in the area, within walking distance, ideally, not too expensive, but not too... grungy either.

Any recomendations?

ciao,

michael</strong><hr></blockquote>

the rates that macwolrd expo itself offers you for the surrounding hotels are actually quite good and the hotels are very nice and they have bus service to and from them. it's probably just best to go through them.

this is going to be the first macworld expo NY I miss since 1998

Anyone know if the Apple HQ satelite feed is open to the public?
post #3 of 14
Well, most of the hotels are many blocks away from the Javits. In SF there are about a half dozen hotels within two blocks from the Moscone. In any case, you can usually find decent rates online. Check <a href="http://www.marriott.com" target="_blank">www.marriott.com</a> (they own Holiday Inn, etc). They have rooms at the Marquis in Times Square for about $200/night, and I've got a room reserved for ~$150/night through a corporate rate.

Call some of the big hotel companies like Hilton or Marriott and ask for a corporate rate for &lt;insert Fortune 100 company name here&gt;. Some of them have actual corporate account numbers, but last time I booked with Marriott, they didn't ask for one, and were happy to volunteer about five companies they had rates for whilst searching for mine.

They don't check credentials when you check in, they don't ask you to fax anything on a letterhead. Works out great

I'll be staying at the Marriott in Times Square, you should drop by
post #4 of 14
[quote]this is going to be the first macworld expo NY I miss since 1998 <hr></blockquote>

:eek:

Say it isn't so applenut! I had fun at the front of the line last year watching you make a fool of yourself on national tv.

Seriously, why aren't you going? What could be more important than Macworld to applenut? :confused:

As for hotels, I generally stay at the Mayflower Hotel. 2 years ago, they were on the Macworld Bus route, but last year, they weren't. It's right near Columbus Circle across from Central Park. It's a very nice hotel, I like going there.

My other advice would be to stay away from the Days Inn. That place was horrible, and my brother even found a rusty needle in the bathroom. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

Check the Macworld site for more hotels any way. I'm sure most are pretty good.
post #5 of 14
A former SCAD boy here.... When I went to MYNY 2 years ago I wore my ragged SCAD T-shirt (graduated in '97).... good way to meet old college chums... though you're probably not graduated yet so you don't have old chums yet

How is the mac presence @ scad these days? I mean Os wise.... is OsX used a lot yet? I think SCAD and OsX would go together very well. Man I wish I was going there now.... that Lucent optical network they put in must be sweet.... no more zip discs...
post #6 of 14
[quote]<strong>my brother even found a rusty needle in the bathroom. </strong><hr></blockquote>


My Needle! You found it! Cool! Please send it back to me, I will pay shipping.
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post #7 of 14
hey havanas,

know you were talking to scadboy, but i go there too. we're not on OS X yet. the chair of graphic design told me that everything would be OS X, in our department, in the fall. who knows about the other slackers.
post #8 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
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:eek:

Say it isn't so applenut! I had fun at the front of the line last year watching you make a fool of yourself on national tv.

Seriously, why aren't you going? What could be more important than Macworld to applenut? :confused:
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I'm leaving June 22 for Stanford University Summer Session. Get back August 18. Therefore no MWNY

it looks like you may have a shot at first online this time Then again, my brother will likely still go.

That's why I asked how the satelite feed at Cupertino works. I know they show it in the cafe there but I'm not sure if its open to the public. If not I'll watch from the Apple Store.
post #9 of 14
Can't help you any but your title made me think. My first macworld was when i was 7 years old (i think). I've been to at least one show every year since. I'm 18 now.

Those will be some of my strongest childhood memories. : )

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post #10 of 14
I stayed in the Pennsylvania Hotel which is across from MSG. Learn from my mistake and don't. It was kind of a dump, but it was cheap. Check out cheaprooms.com for more.

I've been to the last 3 MWSF and last year's MWNY. I like SF better than NY, but both are great fun and great places. MWSF is always larger.

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post #11 of 14
Some tips from someone who went to their first Macworld last July (me):

1. There is a hotel about 4 blocks away. it is called the New Yorker. They have discounts if you belong to a user group. Not the fanciest place, but I got a room for $129!

2. Bring good shoes. You WILL do a lot of walking.

3. Don't plan on taking a cab anywhere. Traffic in the area is slower than walking.

4. Don't be afraid of the subway. It isn't as scary as it sounds.

5. Don't eat at the food court at Javits. The food is real bad and extremely (and I mean EXTREMELY) overpriced. Get something at a Deli.

6. Bring a backpack. You don't want to be carrying everything you pick up.

7. Wear an Apple shirt at all times. You WILL run into mac guys all over the city that week, and it might help you to get directions/suggestions.

8. If you go to the keynote, get there early! I got there at 6:30 and I still sat in the back. The earlier the better.

9. Make friends. Mac people are the friendliest in the world. You almost have to punch us to get us mean. You may meet up with someone important or cool in the line for the keynote. (I met a guy who owns a mac shop in Sweden (or someplace like that)).

10. Have fun! How often do you get to be around 60,000 mac fanatics?
post #12 of 14
[quote]6. Bring a backpack. You don't want to be carrying everything you pick up.<hr></blockquote>

Good luck with that. Now that you can't bring a bag into a ballpark, do you think they'll let people bring a ton of bags into the convention center?

I hope they will let people bring bags as long as they check them beforehand, but I doubt they'll let people do it this year.
post #13 of 14
I wish I could go!! Something always comes up around MWNY time
post #14 of 14
[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
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Good luck with that. Now that you can't bring a bag into a ballpark, do you think they'll let people bring a ton of bags into the convention center?

I hope they will let people bring bags as long as they check them beforehand, but I doubt they'll let people do it this year.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I totally forgot about that. Especially in New York. I was there pre Sept 11, so that thought escaped my mind.
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