After much searching and discussion we settled on The Marmara Manhattan as the base for the five of us (Wife, me + 3 sons - 16, 25 & 29). What a great decision, our 2 bed-roomed apartment was fantastic, brilliantly equipped, well presented and a view of the Empire State building from our bedroom and the lounge. The Marmara is out of the city but a 10 minute walk gets you to the subway and 20 minutes gets you to Central Park. It was great to feel you were in a neighbourhood full of Americans rather than all tourists. A meal at Nicks (just over the road) is essential both for the great food but also to mix with the locals. Yes, there is work outside the hotel until 2016 but it wasn't that bad - work starts at 7 but isn't that bad (we like to sleep with the window open and didn't find it too bad). Anyway, you only have a few days so get up and make the most of this fantastic city. Thank you New York and thank you Marmara - you gave us a fantastic time. Get a New York pass, worth every cent as long as you use it as much as you can.