We have just booked flights to NY (JFK) for the first week in April for a week. I am madly trying to read everything and the tight budget article is really good and I guess firstly I need to find somewhere to stay. We would like a central location, near the tourist sites but anything remotely reasonable either has terrible reviews and I've read to avoid Airbnb although we have used them successfully in Australia.
So far, I've seen the Pod which seems to be within budget at around $165 a night. Can anyone suggest any alternatives and which 'pod' is in the better location? Also, is a week too long in NY, we have only ever been to Philly and Vegas. Would we be better spending some time elsewhere, any nice day trips?