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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

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’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 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

New York: A guide to tipping for foreign tourists

New York: A guide to tipping for foreign tourists

New York business owners and workers consider foreign tourists notoriously bad tippers. To be fair, many tourists are visiting from countries that don’t expect substantial tipping. And face it, eating, drinking, traveling and getting beautiful in New York is already pretty expensive, even without the gratuity thrown in at the end. Although tipping can stretch » Read more

Free Wi-Fi in New York: Where to go online for free

Free Wi-Fi in New York: Where to go online for free

Most visitors to New York these days bring along a laptop or a smartphone, handy for checking emails, finding things to do, and calling home on Skype. The trouble is, using these devices can be pricey, considering what many hotels charge to use their Wi-Fi. But never fear, the Cheapos are here, with a list » 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

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