By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: My family is planning on going to New York City for the May 24/07 long weekend. Could you please suggest resources listing reasonable accommodations and reasonable places to eat in Manhattan?

A: For details on low cost hotels and restaurants, log onto the official web site for New York City Tourism, Once there, you’ll find there is a helpful online guidebook you can access at

There are plenty of suggestions on activities, attractions and tours around the city. Theatre lovers especially love getting the great deals available for Broadway and off-Broadway productions at last minute ticket companies like the Theater Development Fund (TDF),, which operates two discount booths in NYC, Times Square and the South Street Seaport Booth. Watch for the big red lettered TKTS sign.

With dozens of productions on sale every day, you’ll find there’s something for everyone. According to NYC and Company’s manager of communications Sharri Harper, the Times Square Booth sells day-of-performance tickets only while the South Street Seaport location sells tickets to evening performances on the day of the performance, and matinee tickets the day before.

For ticket purchases, TKTS accepts only cash, traveler’s cheques or TKTS gift certificates. Ticket availability is dependent on inventory and changes throughout the day.


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