The Best Free Things to Do in NYC

Whether you live here or you are just traveling through, you've probably heard that NYC has a reputation of eating up your money. But as a certified cheapskate who is certainly not swimming in a stream of dollar bills, I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way! It's more than…

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Is It Worth Visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in the Winter?

My objective this weekend was to see if it was actually worth going to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden during the winter time. The short answer is yes, it certainly is. However, you should keep in mind before you go that it's not going to be the lush green wonderland that it is during the warmer…

Next Stop: 1936! Tips for Taking a Ride on the Holiday Nostalgia Train

Ah, the Holiday Nostalgia Train rides! The only time of year when people are actually excited to board an MTA train. Every Sunday in December the MTA and the New York Transit Museum put their vintage fleet of 1930s trains back in service and allow the public to take a ride down memory lane for…

Here’s How To Make the Most of Your Life in NYC

I know, I know: After 8+ hours of soul-crushing, lifeforce-draining work, all you want to do is go home, kick your feet up, and spend the rest of the night in front of a screen. And I also know the shorter days and colder weather makes this especially more tempting. But I’m here to remind…

Spending the Day at Green-Wood Cemetery: A Surprising NYC Fall Must-Do

This week I crossed off the first item on my Fall Bucket List: I visited Green-Wood Cemetery. Was it creepy? At times. Would I do it again? Definitely. First of all, why spend the day in Green-Wood Cemetery? Isn’t that disrespectful? Actually, no. Spending the day in Green-Wood is a NYC tradition which dates back…

How to Make the Most of Fall: An NYC Fall Bucket List

With the chill in the air, it’s finally beginning to feel like autumn in NYC! It’s tempting to take one long look at the leaves changing colors and then huddle in my room for the next six months but there’s so much more to autumn than that. So in the spirit of having one last…

Brooklyn Museum, Pay What You Wish, NYC Museum Free Days

Free Museums in NYC: The Best Things in Life are Free.99

Let me start off by saying that museums are cultural institutions that are worthy of our money. But this is New York and for some of us, after rent and MetroCards, there isn’t a lot of money to go around. Does that mean that going to museums can’t be a poor man’s pastime? Not at…

The Problem with NYC Museums: My Experience at Night at the Museums

Maybe it’s the nerd in me, but I’m always hype when Night at the Museums rolls around. No, I’m not talking about the Ben Stiller movie, although I wouldn’t pass it up if it were showing on tv; this particular Night at the Museums I’m talking about is the one night of the year when…