Would like to stay in New York City in September/October for a long weekend and then drive to the Long Island area for a couple of days. Any suggestions on where to stay in New York City? There are so many properties and I've never been to New York City. We plan on going to Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, World Trade Center site, Broadway play and we are foodies. Any suggestions for hotels and restaurants? Also, how about the Long Island area? I realize if I want to stay near the ocean, there may not be any Marriott hotels close. We also want to visit some wineries and the Hamptons area. Help.