Really, I can write up a budget itinerary easily for a NYC trip. I go to the same places a lot, but NYC pretty easy to navigate compared to other cities, so adding in places like the wax museum or gallery hopping in Chelsea would be more than easy to do. Still, people need to start saying where they want to go. Hotels and such, I can help do research in the general area and give girls a place to stay for the week, but you guys will have to do booking and such yourselves. There's a Red Roof Inn in the Edison area that's nice(it's a very safe suburban area), and I'd personally recommend not booking a hotel in the city itself as they get really expensive, but apart from that, I can't tell you much more than the internet itself can tell you. I'm personally offering a roof over the head of any girls who are going(which I don't expect to be over a handful since...there's probably like 2 girls that are actually going, amirite?XD), and becoming something of a tour guide, as well as writing up a potential itinerary.
In other words, anyone interested will have to plan and pay for their trip to NYC and hotels THEMSELVES(because each person is coming from somewhere different through different travel methods, and everyone has a different line they draw for budget vs. comfort), though I will help answer any questions or help look up anything you might need as I have traveled before and know people who travel on budgets.
My suggestion is that if you're really interested in going on this trip, start discussing what you want to do in NYC, and name specific places you want to go to. I'll add them to a list, look up the locations, and plan the most efficient route for a day to day schedule. Don't forget to add where you want to eat, too. I'll try to have an estimate for total expenses and write down any entrance fees or whatnot.
I've noticed some discussion about disliking airplanes, but there's the option of buses and, as Ginny mentioned, Amtrak. I personally have had little trouble with Amtrak myself. I tend to get motion sickness on long rides, but I never had a problem on the train, even on an overnight one(had some wicked awesome dreams on an overnight train, too8D). As for buses, it really depends. I recommend not booking a ticket for a weekend ride, since it'll probably get crowded, and you don't want some old guy drooling and snoring on your shoulder the whole way. Personally, I recommend taking the train. Trains tend to be a little more comfortable and spacious for long distance travel in my opinion.
I guess I'll make a forum for this, since there's a lot of topics to discuss. Give me a few days.:3