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Relax in NYC: On the Cheap

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A September 2005 trip to New York by IsabelleTravels

Quote: There are so many ways to spend money in New York, but I wanted to share some ways to minimize the money spent and still have a relaxing time.

Relax in NYC: On the Cheap

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I have visited New York with various amounts of money in my bank account. I know anyone who goes to NYC can easily find ways to spend money, I just wanted to add some options on how to go there and not spend as much money. Walking around and taking pictures is an easy way to save your money. As is visiting any of Ray's Famous Pizza shops or one of the corner hot dog stands. These all make sense to the budget conscience. I wanted to highlight some of the activities that are maybe not as obvious. I know there are hundreds of ways to stay cheap in NYC, and I can only offer a few.You Must:...Read More

Cosmopolitan Hotel

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Affordable hotel in a great location of New York City that is clean and has a private bathroom?!? SIGN ME UP!Why I love this hotelI've stayed in several areas around New York and I love all of the areas and hotels I have stayed at. But, there is something about this Tribeca hotel that makes it the place I go back to whenever I go back to New York. I think it probably has something to do with the fact that I can stay there and still afford to SEE New York. I have never paid more than $150 and in return I get a comfortable, clean hotel. LocationIt is located at the Chambers Street subway station stop off the 9 train. And I mean, RIGHT off the Subway Stat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 10, 2006

Cosmopolitan Hotel
95 West Broadway
New York, New York 10007
(212) 566-1900

Bar None

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New York City has many choices for having a great evening with friends. If your friends are between jobs or you just aren't interested in being part of some trendy scene, but you still want to have a great time - go to Bar None. MONEY First, there was no cover. I don't know for sure if it's like that every night, but the Wednesday night we went it was free. The drinks-cheap. I know I drank a lot. I know I bought a lot of people drinks. I even bought strangers drinks. When I woke up the next day and checked my bank account, there was still money in it. That's a great sign. DRINKS Yes, the drinks are cheap. They are also very good. I don't spend money on drinks if they a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2006

Bar None
98 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10003
(212) 777-6663

South Street Seaport and Seaport Museum

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Attraction | "South Street Seaport "

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I know what you are probably thinking. How can someone consider the South Street Seaport a relaxing, cheap option in NYC? Well, allow me a moment to explain.What is South Street Seaport?South Street Seaport is filled with history and is now a tourist destination. Tourists came here because the area is home to some of New York cities oldest buildings. Renovations have encouraged more tourist visits because there is now a mall, restaurants, museums, and boat tours. Besides the mall, it is reminiscent of Old New York. The added value of South Street Seaport is that there are street performers and its on the East River location makes it an ideal place to catch the Brookly...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 17, 2006

South Street Seaport and Seaport Museum
Fulton & South Streets, Pier 17
New York, New York 10038
(212) 732-8257

Statue of Liberty

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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated to the US from France in 1886. Its copper skin is 1/8 inch thick and has turned green through the years due to oxidation. In order to understand how large the Statue is, Lady Liberty's eyes are 2 feet in diameter and the book she carries is 2 stories tall. There are a variety of ways you can see the Statue of Liberty. You can request a window seat on your flight and look at it from above. You can go to Battery Park and catch a glimpse of it from far away. You can take the Staten Island Ferry or you can do the Statue of Liberty tour.Battery Park is easy eno...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 20, 2006

Statue of Liberty
Liberty Island
New York, New York 10004
(212) 363-3200

Fat Black Pussycat

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The Fat Black Pussycat is a more trendy option that is also economical. The Scene For those interested in the historical aspect of the club, the front room is the place to go. It is rumored that Bob Dylan wrote Blowin' in the Wind here. There are pictures from the past on the walls. I barely remember this room, it was nice. My experience led me past the front room to the very dimly lit lounge. The lounge was a perfect place for me and about 10 other people to sit on large velvet couches and chairs surrounding a table. I didn't even know if the place was crowded because we felt so cozy in our little group. The music was relaxing which made the whole mood comfortable. The l...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 22, 2006

Fat Black Pussycat
130 West 3rd Street
New York, New York
(212) 533-4790