Sometimes hotels and hostels don’t fit the bill in the Big Apple—even literally; if you’d prefer some extra personal space while visiting New York City, especially if you want a kitchen to cook your own food instead of going out to eat at expensive restaurants, then renting an apartment can be a welcome alternative. Here are some tips to ponder before booking:Location, location, location. Manhattan is a big island—but transportation in NYC is super easy and extensive. The farther out you go, the cheaper the prices are (for just about everything), but being ‘far out’ doesn’t mean too much when subway rides are only a few bucks and when the MTA takes you just about anywhere you need to go.
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