I'm sorry to have caught this so late, but the APA regretfully announces that they have failed to secure an overflow hotel for the Eastern meetings.
So, all you job seekers who, quite sensibly, were waiting to make travel arrangements until you discovered whether you had any interviews (and thus any reason to travel to New York City over the Holidays): If you're lucky enough to have interviews at the Eastern, you're on your own for a hotel! Thankfully, the APA has provided a list of nearby hotels. Enjoy the criminal booking rates!
[Snark alert...] I think the APA should increase is dues to help pay for the wonderful new hosting of the same old pathetic webshite, the classic, 1970s-style production that is Jobs for Philosophers, and the uncommon level of expertise they bring to their primary task of organizing three major professional meetings. They really deserve our support.
**Rare Non-Snarky Serious Query**: Is there any non-awkward and reliable way to organize an effort to connect lodgingless job-seekers with folks who have rooms (and available floor / cot space) at the conference hotel? I suspect there will be many people alone in double-sized rooms... At the very least, departments should be organizing this kind of thing for their people.