Tuesday, March 4, 2008

SES - NY posts line-up. New York continues to grow

If there's one place in the country that isn't feeling too much pain in Real Estate or other markets, it's New York City.

There's still building permits, building, and gobs of tech companies continuing to converge on the city as the Internet, Media and Wall Street develop more and more in common.

Search Engine Strategies comes to New York from March 17-19th.

One look at the sponsors and speakers and it become apparent that this could be the most heavily attended SES-NY ever.

Keeping in mind, that last year, there were more than a few people hanging out in the hall, on the floor, with laptops ... Hopefully this year, they'll be a more easy-to-follow and extensive layout.

Some tips (from an ex-New Yorker?).....
Use mass-transit or limo service from the airport if at all possible. If you get stuck in traffic uptown (or wherever), you might (will) regret it.

For those of you driving, some of the tolls have just, this past weekend, gone up. A trip across the George Washington Bridge now costs you 8 bucks (you read that right)....and parking in that part of the city could run $40-$80. Keep some cash on hand?

If you've never been to New York, make sure to register. I'm not entirely objective here, but visiting NY really is a fascinating experience, especially if you can squeeze a few extra days in for a show, shopping or site seeing, not to mention one of the largest varieties of restaurants in the world.

No hotel?. Book early .... and don't go into sticker shock. Like I said, New York is back!

Finally, in the event you're totally 'green' on the east coast, three major airports service the city plus one a little further away. JFK, LaGuardia (LGA), and Newark (EWR). About an hour and a half away, now part of the Port Authority system is Stewart International (SWF).

Need more info? Lots at the Port Authority website here .