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East River Ferry

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This post is about the East River Ferry service including information about tickets, schedules, routes and what there is to see along each route.  At just $2.75 per ticket, this is the cheapest boat ride in NYC – except for the free Staten Island Ferry, which is a New York City must-do!

 

 


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The ferry is a great alternative to get from one destination to another and has many advantages. It is faster than the subway (in most cases), it is certainly a much more pleasant ride than the subway, and believe it or not, it is the same price as the subway.

In this post, you will find information on how to buy tickets, prices and other useful tips about riding the ferry. We’ve also detailed the different routes and what there is to do at each stop along those routes.  Read more »

Top Things to Do in New York in May

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This post is about things to do in NYC in May, including a top 10 list as well as sections on free, family-friendly and nighttime things to do, updated for 2018. See our full listings of pay-what-you-wish walking tours by clicking here, and check our definitive Things to Do in NYC  guide.

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Which New York Bus Tours Are Best?

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This post reviews and compares the various different bus tour options available to you in NYC, including hop-on-hop-off, fully guided, themed and night tours. So, which New York bus tour is best?  TIP:  Many of the bus tours mentioned below are included in one form or another with the New York tourist passes.

 

New York Bus Tours

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Katz's Deli Where Harry Met Sally

Lower East Side Things To Do and See

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This post is a guide to things to do in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, with a self-guided tour and tips on places to eat, hear music and shop.   Not only does this classic enclave feature many legendary establishments from its past, but it has also emerged into one of the most desirable places in the world to live and play.  

 

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The Bushwick Collective – A Street Art Gallery

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This post explains the Bushwick Collective, NYC’s most prolific neighborhood for street art and graffiti, and how to reach it. Check out our pay-what-you-like New York Graffiti and Street Art Tour (tour video below). 

 

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New York Brooklyn Bridge

Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge

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The aim of this post is to help you plan for walking across the Brooklyn Bridge – how to get to it, where to start, when to go, what else there is to do around the bridge. Be sure to consider our daily guided tour and our GPS-enabled audio tour of the Brooklyn Bridge.   

 

 

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Best Hostels in New York

15 Ways to Find Cheap Accommodation in New York City

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This post lists 15 ideas for finding cheap hotels and other accommodations for your trip to NYC.  You might think that finding cheap hotels in New York City can be nearly impossible.  However, believe it or not, it’s possible to find great New York budget accommodation in a comfortable, clean room in a prime location.  Check out our lists of tips to help you find an affordable place to stay during your next trip to NYC.  And if you are planning on exploring the city, be sure to check out our pay-what-you-wish walking tours.

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NYC Subway Guide

Navigating the NYC Subway (Beginner’s Guide)

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This is a how-to post for using the NYC subway system.  Navigating the New York Subway system can be very daunting. However, you should have no fear.  We’ve put together these helpful hints to help make the whole process easier.  You could also watch this video with the same information.   Check out our blog post on which New York City Subway MetroCard to buy and which NYC subway app is best.

 

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The Staten Island Ferry – A Free New York Harbor Cruise

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This post is a guide to taking the Staten Island Ferry, a free ferry.  We share insider tips such as the best time to take the ferry and where to stand for the best views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan.  This is #2 on our top 10 free things to do in NYC.

New York Shopping outlet

How to Get to Woodbury Commons by Bus, Train and Car

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This post has all the details on how to get to Woodbury Commons Outlet by bus, train and by car, including special deals and discounts on transportation. Find discounts of 50% or more at over 200 stores selling apparel, footwear, luggage, jewelry, housewares, handbags and so much more! Be sure to read our guide on NYC on a budget.

Money Saving Tips
What is Woodbury Commons
Take a Bus
Take the Train
Rent a Car
Other Shopping Outlets & Malls

 

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