☞ NYC Couch Requests (Offer or Request a Couch here) ☜
This group is for hosts in NYC looking for guests, and for people visiting NYC who want to couchsurf. You can post here about a trip to NYC on any future date within the next few months.
There is also a different Last Minute Couch Requests NYC group for last minute requests only.
The last minute group is for requests in the next 7 days, so that more urgent last-minute requests don't get drowned in loads of not so urgent ones.
Please read the safety tips for surfing and hosting in general: Solo couchsurfers.
For GCRs you should also consider, that you might add a security risk if you accept hosting offers, that are NOT sent to you via CS - so neither as a reply in "your" GCR thread nor by a personal CS mail to you. Like if you give your mobile phone number in your post and then get those hosting offers via text message only, all safety features, that the CS web site provides are obviously lost then!
Also don't forget, that while you have little control over which CS hosts offer you their couch you still have full control over whose offer you eventually accept - and thus you should make this decision as deliberately as you would otherwise choose potential hosts to send an IndividualCouchRequest to.
Finally some tips for your GroupCouchRequest's THREAD'S TITLE - and more...:
Titles containing the main information tend to be more successful then general titles like "I need a couch" or "Can somebody host 2 Italian girls" or "A couch anyone?".
Something like: "CouchRequest for 3 CS'ers (1 girls, 2 guys) for 2 nights from Mon, 22 August till Wednesday, 24 August" seem to work better!
ALSO consider, that for GCRs it might be even more helpful, to have a well-written text (with all basic information like number of people, number of nights, exact dates - as well as some personal information about yourself and your trip to New York...). And since so many CS'ers have this thing for full profiles, giving them what they want will also do no harm;-)
GOT COUCH? Please let all know!:
Once you've found a host, please post so in "your" GCR thread, to save other hosts time.
GCRs are NOT NECESSARILY MORE PROMISING THAN ICRs!!!
There are still many hosts, who prefer to only reply to personal ICRs and don't even read GCRs posted here.
Also: GCR's have been defamed for long as something bad (and CS'ers who like to use them as lazy and "freeloaders") by group moderators who misuse their "position" to promote their own personal opinions by deceivingly presenting them as some kind of official CS policies on "their" groups' description and guidelines.
We're trying to revert that maldevelopment - but it's not gonna happen overnight.
So just don't put too much hope into this seemingly "easy and promising" way to find a host and always keep a plan B ready!