I'm planning on going to New York in the spring. Can anyone recommend the best place to stay downtown? I want to stay as close to Random House as possible. I am planning on attending an event there and I don't want to get lost and miss it like I did last time. Last time I could only afford a place in Queens. I tried taking the subway but I got completely lost and my phone was no help because it drained as soon as I got into Manhattan. I would like to avoid that this time.