So I'm heading to Manhattan and wish to be in Times Square, Midtown West or Central Park South districts.... what are your thoughts on Priceline for this time period, impossible or are there any secrets? I've tried a number of bids so far, differing dates and splitting the stay, have even tried 2.5* and still no avail (I know it's a far period ahead of me but given it's peak season I thought it made sense). Have tried up to $330 + 10 bonus cash 4* and $175 + 10 for 2.5* and nothing. The calendar of wins for last year didn't give me too much confidence either (only a handful of wins over this period). Should I potentially look at Hotwire instead or just suck it up and pony up the cash for a retail raping from our hotel friends?