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New York: Fall farmers’ markets outside Manhattan

New York: Fall farmers’ markets outside Manhattan

By Desiree Browne in New York— The summer tourists have gone home and most of the weird, simmering smells have dissipated. Why not fall in love with New York this autumn by shopping for seasonal fare at the city’s outdoor farmers’ markets, some of which offer free activities? Of course, you could head straight to » Read more

New York: Where to find clean public bathrooms

New York: Where to find clean public bathrooms

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Glamorous it is not, but today we’re talking about toilets in New York City. On a recent trip, a friend teased me for taking every opportunity to use the restroom: before we left the house, when we walked through a historic building, upon leaving a restaurant… But during our » Read more

New York: The 3 best dumpling shops in Chinatown

New York: The 3 best dumpling shops in Chinatown

By Craig Nelson in New York— For the ultimate culinary adventure, nothing beats eating your way through New York’s Chinatown. Not only is it good for your stomach (at least most of the time), it also works wonders on your wallet. Here’s the only challenge: with hundreds of places to choose from, how can a » Read more

New York Bakeries: The great cupcake taste-off

New York Bakeries: The great cupcake taste-off

By Suzanne Russso in New York— We’ve heard the odd rumor that the cupcake is on its way out, but it doesn’t seem like New York is edging out those bites of happiness-with-sprinkles-on-top any time soon. In fact, new cupcake shops just keep popping up, which introduces the sweet freak’s dilemma: Where to get your » Read more

New York: The best movie theaters for foreign films

New York: The best movie theaters for foreign films

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Over the past few weeks, they’ve been filming a new movie just around the corner from EuroCheapo offices here in New York. Yes, we freely admit that we’ve craned our necks, when passing, for a glimpse of Robert Deniro. We also admit to a certain amount of pride in » Read more

Brooklyn Books: 5 independent bookstores to check out

Brooklyn Books: 5 independent bookstores to check out

By Sarah Amandolare in Brooklyn— It’s no secret that Brooklyn is well stocked with trendy shops and hipster eateries, but the borough also offers a wide array of fine independent bookstores. Here are five of my favorites, from DUMBO to Greenpoint: Related: Our 10 favorite independent bookstores in New York City WORD 126 Franklin Street » Read more

Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Where to eat, drink and shop

Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Where to eat, drink and shop

By Sarah Amandolare in Brooklyn— Do you enjoy strolling on a full belly? Maybe you’re drawn to warm doughnuts or fluffy pierogis, washed down with strong coffee or an icy pint? In Greenpoint, North Brooklyn’s Polish enclave, such casual delicacies are abundant. It’s unnecessary to arrive with a plan in this neighborhood, located just a » Read more

New York TV Shows: Free tickets to late-night tapings

New York TV Shows: Free tickets to late-night tapings

By Suzanne Russo in New York— You visit with them regularly, perhaps even nightly. They entertain you, keep you company on your travels, sometimes lull you to sleep. These are the magic, ubiquitous folks we call the personalities of late night, of course, and you can visit many of them in person in (where else?) » Read more

New York: A downtown Irish pub crawl

New York: A downtown Irish pub crawl

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Ah, March. You signify spring and longer days—and St. Patrick’s Day. And here in New York we love our Irish holiday almost as much as we love our Irish bars (and the Irish booze that’s served in them). And so, Cheapos, we bring you a downtown Irish pub crawl, » Read more

Warm up with New York’s best hot chocolate

Warm up with New York’s best hot chocolate

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Winter. Gusty, chilly, bone-numbing winter—this writer is not a big fan. Don’t get me wrong: Those first frosty days are magical, the snow beautiful. But this time of year, I’ve about had it with the crazy wind tunnels created by those incredible buildings I love so much. In New York, » Read more

Finding authentic European treats in New York

Finding authentic European treats in New York

By Nicole Puhl in New York— Remember that amazing tiramisu you had in Rome? How about that chocolate éclair in Paris? Given New York’s international nature, you don’t have to hop a plane across the pond to rediscover your favorite international sweets. There are plenty of sweet shops around the city to satisfy a traveler’s » Read more

Free museums in New York: A calendar for every day of the week

Free museums in New York: A calendar for every day of the week

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Regular admission to the MoMA: $20. An adult ticket to the Guggenheim: $18. A calendar of free hours at New York’s favorite museums: priceless. Hang on to your hats, Cheapos. Follow our list and you can spend an entire week in New York museums without forking out a cent » Read more

How to Find Discounts on Broadway Theater Tickets

How to Find Discounts on Broadway Theater Tickets

By Nicole Puhl in New York— Seeing a Broadway or Off-Broadway show in New York is something tourists and locals equally enjoy. It’s no secret that Broadway attracts the best performance talent from all over the world, and consequently ticket prices have soared as celebrities started headlining shows and stage effects reached a new pinnacle. » Read more

New York: The Christmas Lights of Dyker Heights

New York: The Christmas Lights of Dyker Heights

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Full confession: While I do love the holiday windows I wrote about last week, the crowds that go along with them put me a little bit on edge (okay, maybe a lot on edge). That said, one can’t help but get swept up in the holiday spirit in New » Read more

Secrets to Seeing New York’s Best Christmas Windows

Secrets to Seeing New York’s Best Christmas Windows

By Suzanne Russo in New York— There are few cities that do the holidays like New York does the holidays (and we’re not even biased). Whether it’s the trees on Park Avenue that become a parade of gleaming white or Radio City Music Hall all done up with its enormous tree of lights (and its long-legged » Read more

The Best Outdoor Holiday Markets in New York

The Best Outdoor Holiday Markets in New York

The holidays are upon us and New York City is abuzz with hurried shoppers and jubilant tourists enjoying the winter decor. With the city’s holiday transformation also comes the temporary transformation of city squares and spaces into pop-up holiday marts. These little boutiques are great for last-minute shoppers and those looking for unique gifts and » Read more

5 Cheapo Music Venues in New York City

5 Cheapo Music Venues in New York City

By Alisha Miranda in New York— New York City is a hub for music lovers of all tastes. The city’s neighborhoods have streets lined with venues offering live music every night of the week. So whether you’re looking for a rock show or a jazz club, you won’t have trouble finding the right place. Manhattan » Read more

New York: Where to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

New York: Where to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Macy’s is the second largest consumer of helium in the nation (behind the U.S. government). What’s a retail store doing with all that hot air? Supplying us with a Thanksgiving tradition, that’s what. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with its characteristic enormous balloons, is nearly as ubiquitous in homes » Read more

The Best Ice Skating in New York City

The Best Ice Skating in New York City

By Nicole Puhl in New York— As the winter chill finds its way into New York there are few outdoor activities worth braving the frosty elements, and ice-skating is one of them. NYC is home to multiple skating rinks for appropriately ringing in the holiday season with an icy spin (or fall!) around the rink » Read more

New York: Small museums that shouldn’t be overlooked

New York: Small museums that shouldn’t be overlooked

By Suzanne Russo in New York— The Guggenheim is an incredible building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The American Museum of Natural History has that huge dinosaur. And the Met is… well, the Met. All amazing and worth visiting. But with iconic museums come hefty prices. Plus, New York is home to many smaller museums » Read more

New York: The best bars with games

New York: The best bars with games

By Nicole Puhl in New York— With football season fully underway in New York, many sports fans flock to bars several nights each week to watch college and professional teams fight for glory. Though simply watching sporting events has its appeal, New York is home to many game bars that allow you to showcase your » Read more

New York: Cheap tickets and discounts to classical music concerts

New York: Cheap tickets and discounts to classical music concerts

By Desiree Browne in New York— With temperatures dropping in New York, free outdoor concerts are going into hibernation. No need to fear, however, as you can still land free or discounted tickets to world-class music throughout the city. Here’s a quick overview of where audiophiles can enjoy classical music on a shoestring budget: Carnegie » Read more

Free Haunted Walking Tour of New York

Free Haunted Walking Tour of New York

By Suzanne Russo in New York— Autumn is in the air, and that means as many pumpkin-flavored taste treats as there are colors of falling leaves. But it also means one of my favorite holidays of the year. No, I don’t just love Halloween for the costume parties, I’m also partial to the scarier, haunted side of » Read more

New York: Five Delicious (and Cheap) Brunch Spots

New York: Five Delicious (and Cheap) Brunch Spots

Ah, brunch. Here in Gotham this midday meal is as beloved a weekly ritual as the Sunday New York Times. But, as with all rituals, there is a proper way to do brunch. Your recipe for the perfect New York brunch goes something like this: a sprinkling of ambiance mixed with a dash of patience » Read more

New York Day Trip: The wine country of North Fork, Long Island

New York Day Trip: The wine country of North Fork, Long Island

Your superfluous New York fact of the week, Cheapos: There are more than 130 wine bars in Manhattan. Add the restaurants on every corner, block and alley—each with its own wine list as long as the line at the Empire State Building—and it’s safe to say that, well, New Yorkers are fans of vino. But » Read more