There's Plenty of Room in Manhattan For the Fourth of July
If you're up in the Northeast and you're still thinking about a quickie vacay for the Fourth, we've got pretty good news for you: there's plenty of room at the inn. Or, like, all the inns. And they're pretty decently cheap, too.
Gild Hall (though they charge egregious amounts of money for lame Internet connections) is right down by the seaport and since you shouldn't be working on a holiday weekend anyway, you shouldn't need the WiFi. A quick look on Quikbook shows that it's going for $136 a night (which is not bad) if you book the nights of the 3rd, 4th and 5th.