I've been to New York several times but it was always with my parents who arranged everything, so I really don't know the layout of the city and prices. (I have travelled extensively, but it has always been arranged by my parents or with a travel agent). I'm sure it's quite easy, but I just don't know about prices. Last time I went to NY was about 5 years ago, so I was about 14. I'm back now with some friends. We want to buy some stuff we can't find in Montreal. I'm mainly going because I want to shop in the Givenchy and Ferragamo boutiques. I like their clothes and you can't really get it here. For hotel's I'm looking at about $500 a night. My parents and I have stayed at the Waldorf which I liked, the Plaza - I threw up on my bed hahaha, the Ritz (there are two apparently... it was the one by central park), this very shady place in Queens that we quickly left when we discovered cigarette burns everywhere, and a place called The Pierre (that place tried too hard to look like Versaille). I can't really ask my parents because they're not supposed to know that I'm going. I'm missing a family event to go (I really don't want to be there). So basically I'd like a nice room, close to the boutiques and if possible not too far from Juilliard and Mannes. I'm going there to play for some people. I really have no idea about the layout of New York so that would be helpful. Also, do you guys know how to get on talk show audiences? My friends and I have always wanted to go on Conan or something like that and yell a lot. Finally, where are the nice clubs in NYC? Remember we're from Montreal so we're quite spoiled in that regard. If any Montrealers are on here, we're looking for places like Time, Buenna Notte, or Globe. O, and a really cool dive bar would be fun too... like $2 drinks and tons of "hoes". Thanks for any help.