Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 12:00:19 -0500
From: Michael Newman mnewman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CUNY.CAMPUS.MCI.NET
I missed out on the earlier part of the this lunch discussion--compulsive
deleting, but I've lived in NY off and on for years, and I would never
dream of spending $50 for lunch even in a large group, even in midtown
Manhattan. NY is a cheap city to eat in, I swear, as long as you don't
limit yourself to certain types of food in specific areas. Besides to get
interesting dialects, your best off outside of expensive places. On the
other hand, they may not be English.
Since I'm not looking for a room, I haven't been paying attention to the
location, but if it's at the Hilton, Sheraton, or Marriot, there are any
number of reasonably priced places 3 blocks west on 9th Ave, some more
expensive Italian, and less expensive (though rather divey appearing)
Dominican or other Latin American types. Of course these are smaller.
Then there are a variety of Brazilian and Japanese around in the $25 range.
It depends on the number of people, and how far they will want to go. If
people want to switch from Lunch to Dinner, it would be easy to go to
Chinatown, even for a large crowd. There are some enormous restaurants;
you could easily fit the whole convention, with room for the LSA. There
also might be suitably sized places in Harlem; I think Sylvia's has a
Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics
Dept. of Linguistics and Communications Disorders
mn24[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]is6.nyu.edu