We are not coordinating lodging, but here are some suggestions.
New York City lodging is very expensive. You are not likely to
find a normal hotel room on Manhattan for 1 person for less than $1,000
total for the 5-7 nights around the conference.
We have found kayak.com
to be comprehensive and thorough; we recommend using the filters on the
left side of the page to restrict the price range, the property type
(hotels vs hostels), the star rating, and/or the review score ("okay"
is usually only barely ok). Another good source or ratings and reviews
Inexpensive Manhattan hotels often have bathrooms in the hallway,
shared with other rooms; and many hotel search engines now list beds in
dormitories along with normal hotel rooms, even in 3-star and 4-star
hotels. Check what you're getting and avoid unpleasant surprises.
When you book, check if the refundable rate is reasonable: prices go up
and down a lot, so you could find a better deal later. If you do book
at a refundable rate, check for better options several times within 14,
7, 2, 1 days before the arrival.
IF WE'VE OFFERED TO PAY FOR YOUR LODGING, FOLLOW EMAILED INSTRUCTIONS!
Further: many parts of Queens and Brooklyn are safe and pleasant and easily accessible by subway, and much less expensive.
Share: a normal hotel room on Manhattan for 2 people for less than $2,000 total is very likely.
Airbnb.com: rent a
room or a small apartment for half the price of a hotel. In our
experience, places with 10 or more good reviews are quite pleasant.
Combine all of these, and you can be comfortable for well under
$350/person in, for example, a 2-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn for $700