I know a lot of you guys & gals out there are beating the doors down looking for work, including various Union Halls in NYC metro area.
A number of you out there have asked to crash at my apartment in NYC while job hunting: no can do, hectic with wife & 3 kiddos.
BUT if a mariner ever needs a good CHEAP place to stay in NYC (right in my neighborhood incidentally) go to Seafarers International Hotel http://www.sihnyc.org/; the staff tell me US$50 for a single mariner (bring MMC or documents to prove status). It is very well located in a great neighborhood right near Union Square, Manhattan, & easy to get anywhere in the metro area via public transportation.
Best bet is bus, train, or plane to city; leave car outside city, it’s just an added expense you won’t need.
be sure to PM me and we’ll meet for a cup of coffee & a sea story.<!-- / message -->