|Even if you really don't want to be a Yuppie, |
you will enjoy a penthouse overlooking Central Park.
| ||All you have to do is to get in touch with the race director or the organizers of the running event and to tell him/them that you are looking for a homestay when you pass through the city. |
Also you can say that it's not only to keep your expenses to a minimum but also to discover a new city and to meet people on a personal basis. It will work, there is no question about it. Make sure you offer to reciprocate, it will be greatly appreciated.
An alternative is to put an ad in the international Herald Tribune "looking for a swap apartment when I pass through the Big Apple..." not really free but almost (about 50 bucks).
| ||The Plaza Hotel is mirrored in the windows of the Play-boy Club (59th Street).|
If your Visa Card can handle the hit, check into this swanky hotel, like Kevin starring in the movie Home Alone 2 : you will be given a red-carpet-treatment.