Forum Post: RE: Logistics on Housing
Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 6, 2011, 11:21 p.m. EST by anonymous
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Hey, fellow citizens!
For people who have recommended just sleeping in the streets or parks, that's an unsafe idea for many people, particularly young women such as myself or people who are older, or who have a disability. I think we need to keep this protest open to all sorts of people, not just strong, fast, young activist guys who are okay with sleeping on the streets and all.
Just wanted to follow up on this topic, especially since I and my BF have already committed to going (flight tickets and everything), and nowhere to sleep for the days before the event. We had some friends who offered their couch to us, but then changed their minds for unrelated reasons. Hotel rooms cost too much, and hostels are basically all full. Anyways, just in general I didn't see any information on housing beyond that initial post. Thoughts?
P.S. If you or anyone you know would be willing to house us for the days leading up to the event, we could pay you, and/or offer labor or some kind of trade? We are very trustworthy, nice, clean, responsible, etc.
If you are female, and do not have a male with you, and you have a small amount of money to spend (by NYC standards) there is a dorm for women in midtown called the Webster (West 34th between 9th and 10th). You have to contact them in advance so I would do that now if you seriously want a place to sleep that you know will be safe. The nightly rate, which is about $85, includes a hot breakfast. They have strict rules about male visitors (can't go past the parlor on the 1st floor); you have to leave your room key at the desk when you go out, etc. If you are going to NYC to party and cause trouble this is not the place for you. They typically rent rooms to women who are in the city for work-related visits, so when you call you might not be successful if you explain that you are coming for a protest. I thought it was worth posting this for any women who are going.
im sure sleeping a park will be safe if your there with a few hundred fellow protesters...not that you should count on that, but more than likely you will run into many others, including females, in the same situation.
craigslist you can give a four loko and a hj for a couch
There is no way you clowns will be allowed to sleep in parks in NYC - the parks close at dusk. That is the law. Don't expect to be treated kindly if you do.
Its a unwritten policy that if you blow an NYPD, they will let you sleep in the park
try couchsurfing.com though it may be hard to find a couch in ny on such short notice. you may have more luck if you search for an older host or a host outside manhattan/nyc.