Re: Thinking of coming into town for the Mets series
Usually teams stay at The Westin. Some stay at the Hyatt. Downtown hotels can be had on priceline- just don't select anything under 3 stars or you cold end up a little too far north.
I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.