I am returning home for thanksgiving and am doing so by bus.
I have bought my ticket and apparently my bus will arrive at the New York city port authority Bus terminal ( 625 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018) at 1:00am sadly. I will have my laptop bag and a over the shoulder luggage bag on me.
I could either spend money and wait in the bus terminal for another 1h or so to wait for a bus(20$) to an area close to home(rather not disclose where home is) and then pay 50$ for a taxi home, arriving at 3-4am.
OR: I could spend time in NYC from 1am until the morning buses(7~9am) run directly to my home (20$) and take a taxi home(5-10$).
I have done the first option(expensive taxi) about twice now and was wondering if there would be a cheaper, "better" way to spend time(1am- 9am) near NYC bearing the factors of:
-not wanting to spend over 70$(unless you justified)
-being able to bring my luggage(1 laptop bag and 1 over the shoulder bag)
-safe places?( I am a shut in(a bit of a "hikikomori"), and have only been in a bar once or twice, I have heard parks are dangerous as are dark alleyways.)