Holden, from The Catcher in the Rye, decides to go to New York City before going home. He has recently been kicked out of Pency. He knows that he cannot stay at Pency; he must leave by Wednesday. So, after his fight with Stradlater, Holden decides that he will leave that very evening and go to New York City. Holden decides that what he needs is to go to the City, get a cheap hotel room, and "take it easy" until he goes home on Wednesday. Holden does not want to go home before Wednesday in hopes that the letter kicking him out of school might arrive before he gets home. He wants his parents to have the news of his removal from the school "till they got it and thoroughly digested it and all".
He plans to go to new york city, in hopes his letter of expulsion would reach home before he comes back and that his parents will have time to calm down.
He goes to nyc to a hotel