We are coming from Australia to spend Christmas in NY. We are trying to keep the budget down and wondering where to stay. We really want to experience the NY scene and have thought about staying in Brooklyn and travelling in. My question is, is saving a bit of money worth the travel in or is it better to just wear the cost and stay in the CBD? If so, are there cheaper areas? We don't know much about it so happy to take all suggestions (whether it is a bit out of the city or not).