Getting around New York cheap:
New York has a great public transport system. Unlike other cities, the metro system works all night and is not divided into zones – a $ 2.00 ticket can take you to the street or to any other district. A cheap way to travel by metro is Metrocard for a day or week. A day ticket costs USD 7 or USD 24 per week ticket and provides unlimited use of the subway and local buses (but not express). The best place to buy a Metrocard card is the computerized kiosks located at most stations. These kiosks allow you to pay by debit or credit card, as well as cash.
You can also use your Metrocard card on Manhattan buses, and although they are not always the fastest, they can give you a great view of the city. Catch the M1,2,3 or 4 bus at 106th Street and 5th Avenue at Upper Eastside and travel to the center along Central Park. Along 5th Avenue you will have great views of the park and some of the most beautiful residential buildings in the city.
~ Cheap New York:
When planning a trip to New York, the choice of hostels can be overwhelming. All recommended hostels are great and have something else to offer. Think about what is important to you and choose the one that best suits your style. We especially like:
* Wanderers Inn East – Located on Manhattan's Upper Eastside, this is a great place to lay your head while in town. This hostel is located in a converted tenement house in a safe neighborhood that gives the traveler the feeling of being a real New Yorker. The hostel offers both dormitory and private rooms. Dormitory rooms cost from USD 26, and private rooms from USD 75. The free self-service breakfast here is also a great convenience.
* Chelsea International Hostel – this hostel is located on a quiet street near the city center. Although no free breakfast is offered, there is a kitchen and free pizza on Wednesday
nights There is also a nice courtyard where you can meet other travelers. Dormitory rooms without a bathroom cost USD 28 per night, and dormitory rooms with a bathroom USD 32. Private rooms are available for $ 70 per night.
~ Free things to do in New York:
* Staten Island Ferry – For a great view of the Statue of Liberty, take Staten Island Ferry from
Lower Manhattan to Staten Island. To get the best view, go to one of the outer decks of the ferry. The ferry is free and you will be able to interact with real New Yorkers. Take the subway to South Ferry or Whitehall Street to get the easiest access to the ferry.
* Central Park – Central Park is a huge oasis in the middle of Manhattan. This is relaxing
Set out from the city for a walk in various parts of the park. There are many paths to explore with a picturesque view of the luxury residential buildings next to the park.
* Coney Island – This famous and historic board walk is located in Brooklyn
summer months. Check out some of the famous side shows, old rides, original Nathan hot dogs and the Totonno pizzeria.