By Terry Trucco
It’s cold, snowy and dark. Why would anyone want to come to New York in January and February?
Because it’s cheap. And oddly friendly. The city’s dearest restaurants are thrilled to give you a table (sometimes). You can score tickets to any Broadway show you want. And if the snow and fog subside, this is a splendid time to take in the view from the top of the Empire State Building without standing in line for hours.
Besides, you can’t go ice skating in Central Park — or at The Standard hotel — in May.
You can’t get a room at the Paramount, One UN and the SoHo Grand for much under $300 or $400 in May either, but I just found late January rooms for $104, $135 and $239 respectively.
This is the ideal time to check into that hotel you’ve always wanted to call your own for a night — the one with the sybaritic comforts, hip vibe or spectacular views — but abstained so as not to take out a second mortgage. (more…)