New York Hotel Rates Fall 26%; Steepest Drop in U.S.
$224 a night! That's still not as good as the rate the city is paying for that Crown Heights nondo-turned-homeless-shelter ($90 a night). Why, a fella may as well become a hobo. In desperation we tried a midtown dump we thought we could lowball -- the Hotel Pennsylvania -- but the cheapest rate we could get was $152. Not bad, but for 30 days that's $4,561. Of course, if you've been married 50 years or more you can get a huge break, but, number one, if you were that old we'd fall asleep waiting for the reservation agent to pick up, and number two, if we were married 50 years or more we'd be living in a goddamn house and wouldn't be wondering about this. Oh well, there's always the Luxe Guesthouse in Greenpoint.