I'll be in NYC Friday - Wednesday this coming week, attending a conference at John Jay College M-W. I'm trying to keep the cost down for accommodations in the city, maybe around $160/night. Being a lone female I also don't want to compromise safety or cleanliness. Is that unrealistic? I am thinking the first couple of days I could stay in a less expensive area and see one part of the city and for the conference (Mon & Tues nts) my budget could go up a little and stay in midtown/Manhattan area.I have a small per diem to use for Mon & Tues night. Comments?