Columbia's interview guide lists hotels in the 200-300 range. I don't know about anyone else, but that seems a little high to me. All I need is a decent toilet, a working shower, and no insects or stains on the sheets. Where can I stay for cheap? Also, what is a good place to look for airline tickets? I think JetBlue has pretty good prices, about 300 roundtrip and it goes to JFK, but not La Guardia. I'm pretty much baffled by all these things, as I haven't travelled much and NYC is so big and complex looking. (for lack of better wording) Is there a way to find information on NYC shuttle services online? Do I tip the taxi driver? (We don't use taxis in this part of the country =P) I try to do things on my own and be knowledgeable about a lot of things, but this kind of thing I admit to being completely clueless about. Thank you for reading; thank you further should you offer positive advice or information in my aid.