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New York: Best affordable hotels in popular neighborhoods

New York: Best affordable hotels in popular neighborhoods

It’s no secret that hotel rooms in New York are expensive, but there are deals to be had if you know where to look. And these deals are not limited to far-flung locations or flea-bag motels. In fact, even in the city’s most popular areas, you can find nice accommodations that won’t break the bank—and » Read more

New York: 6 under-the-radar (and free) parks to explore

New York: 6 under-the-radar (and free) parks to explore

The early planners of New York understood the necessity of green spaces in their burgeoning metropolis, and it takes little more than a lazy summer afternoon in Central Park’s Sheep Meadow to know that they were right. From the wilds of the High Line to the urban oasis of Bryant Park, New York offers green spaces » Read more

New York: 7 hidden spots that won’t cost you a dime to visit

New York: 7 hidden spots that won’t cost you a dime to visit

From the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building, New York shouts its greatness in glitzy, larger-than-life flair. But beyond the bright lights of Broadway and behind the beautiful buildings lurk some of the city’s greatest treasures, just waiting for someone to stumble upon and enjoy them. Here are seven hidden NYC spots you » Read more

6 cheapo reasons to visit New York in the fall

6 cheapo reasons to visit New York in the fall

Autumn in New York really is as magical as the song makes it out to be. When the sweat of summer washes away, the air is crisp, the leaves are spectacular and there’s a sort of leisurely feel to the shortening days. All this makes fall the most coveted (and expensive) time to visit, right? Wrong. » Read more

New York is Times Square and 6 other myths busted

New York is Times Square and 6 other myths busted

Over the past few months, EuroCheapo correspondents have been debunking common myths about Paris (no, not everyone is rude), London (not all polite), Barcelona (not all friendly) and Amsterdam (not all high), so I figured it was time to do a little New York myth-busting too. Like any, well, mythical city, New York is the » Read more

New York: A winter (and wallet-friendly) travel survival guide

New York: A winter (and wallet-friendly) travel survival guide

When it comes to hotel deals in New York, winter is a hard season to beat. And yet winter can be the most expensive time to visit in a number of other ways. Let me explain: Exploring New York, especially on the cheap, involves a lot of outdoor time—a stroll through Central Park, myriad free summer extravaganzas, » Read more

$100 hotel rooms during New York’s January 2014 Hotel Week. Where’s the best deal?

$100 hotel rooms during New York’s January 2014 Hotel Week. Where’s the best deal?

Planning to come to New York for the holidays? You might want to push back your dates a week or two, as more than a dozen central Manhattan hotels will offer rooms for $100 a night as part of “Hotel Week 2014.” The promotion covers rooms booked for stays between January 3-12, 2014. What’s the » Read more

5 haunted (and free!) New York City spots

5 haunted (and free!) New York City spots

I’m not one to run out and see the latest horror movie, and screaming my way through a haunted house isn’t really my thing. But I do consider myself something of an amateur ghost hunter. I’m not talking seances and paranormal equipment. It’s just that I dig ghost stories—their history, their lore, the cool places » Read more

Read Up! The Best Indie Bookstores in New York City

Read Up! The Best Indie Bookstores in New York City

September always puts me in a bookish state of mind. It’s something about the back-to-school buzz and the first crisp edges of fall that make me want to cozy up with a good book. Or duck into a good bookstore. In the age of Amazon, a good bookstore is hard to find. Mom-and-pop and big-box » Read more

NYC: How to Make the Most of Your Night at the Theater

NYC: How to Make the Most of Your Night at the Theater

If you’ve ever seen the full price of Broadway tickets in New York City, you may still remember the shock. The good news is that with all kinds of ticket discounts and show options, you rarely need to drop top dollar for an exceptional experience. No matter how much you spend, though, it’s always a » Read more

New York Unchained: Budget-friendly, non-chain hotels near Times Square

New York Unchained: Budget-friendly, non-chain hotels near Times Square

A few weeks ago, my sister brought her family out to visit me, and as the children had never been to New York before, she decided that the Marriott Marquis would be a fun place to stay. Situated directly on Times Square the Marquis is a glittery, if anonymous, behemoth, always buzzing with activity (and always very crowded). It is a fine » Read more

Head Off Broadway for Great Shows and Cheaper Tickets

Head Off Broadway for Great Shows and Cheaper Tickets

A few aficionados may quibble on London’s West End, but ask most people in the know and you’ll quickly discover that New York City is the world center for theater. Stand in Times Square on any Friday night and there are literally hundreds of performances taking place on stages in every direction. That’s why no » Read more

7 Ways to Save on Broadway Tickets

7 Ways to Save on Broadway Tickets

You’re headed to New York and heard all about that spectacular show with huge stars on Broadway. Figuring no trip to New York is truly complete without a trip to the theater — and you’d be right about that — you rush online to buy tickets, pull up the prices and — boom! — get » Read more

Rooftop Bars in New York with the Best Drink Deals

Rooftop Bars in New York with the Best Drink Deals

In a city where space is at a premium, the rooftop bar is as much necessity as it is a treat. But oh, what a treat. It’s nearly impossible to argue with the blissful combination that is city views, sparkling sun and drink in hand. All that said, luxury comes with a price, and many » Read more

New York: A tale of two Chelsea hotels

New York: A tale of two Chelsea hotels

It is a pretty neighborhood. It is a fun neighborhood. And when it comes to New York hotels, Chelsea has a lot to offer. On these leafy lanes, among historic brownstones and trendy eateries, myriad hotels await travelers of all personalities and budgets. Chelsea offers everything from basic hostels to efficient hotels to sweet B&Bs, and on a » Read more

New York: Summer 2013 free events calendar

New York: Summer 2013 free events calendar

There’s no season we love more than summer in New York, because for every minute we spend melting on the subway platform, there are many blissful moments of fun (and free!) revelry. Good moods abound, and parks and streets radiate the buzz that is summer in the city. Here, 25 free events in New York City » Read more

New York: A guide to getting free Shakespeare in the Park tickets

New York: A guide to getting free Shakespeare in the Park tickets

They start lining up in the purple light of early morning, with their coffees and their bagels and their blankets. By 10 a.m. the line snakes down along the path, well into the park, and the wait goes on… And so begins the beloved New York tradition that is Shakespeare in the Park. History of » Read more

New York: Our favorite free outdoor art and budget art hotels

New York: Our favorite free outdoor art and budget art hotels

The bright (literally) side to the soggy spring through which we in New York  have been wading is that pretty is now a-bloomin’ all around the city. When the rains finally subside, New Yorkers will rush out en masse to picnic, play and relax, lured not only by fragrant florals but by a wide range » Read more

New York’s citibike program: Tips and one big glitch in the system to avoid

New York’s citibike program: Tips and one big glitch in the system to avoid

It’s been one week since New York debuted its citibike bike-share program for annual subscribers and one day since tourists (and curious locals) have been able to purchase 24-hour and one-week passes for the program. Here at EuroCheapo, we’ve been big proponents of bike-share programs throughout Europe for years, notably in Paris, London, Rome, and » Read more

New York: Help us find new budget hotels!

New York: Help us find new budget hotels!

The other night I had that odd yet ubiquitous New York experience: I saw a building I’ve never noticed before. Ever. Even though its lovely and old, and I’ve probably walked by it a hundred times. Turns out said building, an elegant all-white number, is the soon-to-open Hyatt Union Square. I learned that it promises to » Read more

New York City Subway: Which type of MetroCard is right for you?

New York City Subway: Which type of MetroCard is right for you?

Last week, a (not so) funny thing happened on the way to work. When I went to renew my 30-day MetroCard, the usual $104 fare had gone up to $112, as part of the subway and bus fare increases that went into effect on March 3, 2013. Many “straphangers” are incensed about yet another fare » Read more

NYC: Cheapo guides to SoHo and the East Village

NYC: Cheapo guides to SoHo and the East Village

Let’s face it: Keeping it cheap in New York City can be a real challenge for many visitors. With so many neighborhoods to navigate, unlimited dining options, and shops open day and night, it can be overwhelming. That’s why we’re happy to introduce a new series: EuroCheapo’s Budget Neighborhood Guides to New York, starting with » Read more

New York City: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

New York City: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

Neighborhoods matter in New York. When choosing a place to stay, don’t ignore neighborhood for the sake of price. It is a vastly different Manhattan from the Upper West Side to the East Village, so look to strike a balance between price and location. Be (somewhat) close to where you want to visit, and the » Read more

New York: 6 cafes, bars and chocolatiers to warm you up this winter

New York: 6 cafes, bars and chocolatiers to warm you up this winter

It’s easy to shy away from New York City during the cold months of January and February. While temperatures are low and days are often gray, these months are also home to some of the cheapest hotel rates of the year. Stretch your budget by visiting during the depth of winter, and keep warm with » Read more

New York City: 5 Budget hotels for the holidays

New York City: 5 Budget hotels for the holidays

The holiday season is an enchanting time to visit New York, as lights twinkle throughout town, store windows draw crowds to Fifth Avenue, and the Rockettes line up and kick at Radio City. And we won’t even mention the shopping opportunities. Indeed, these and (many) more reasons draw multitudes of tourists to New York in » Read more

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