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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

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

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

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

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 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

New York: 7 free outdoor adventures

New York: 7 free outdoor adventures

It’s officially September, Cheapos, and that means summer’s over. But summer fun doesn’t have to be. There are a couple months of nice weather left—with more comfortable temperatures than the scorching last few months. And we in Cheapoland (New York, that is) intend to cram in as many (free) out of doors activities as we » Read more

New York: Free ferries to historic Governors Island

New York: Free ferries to historic Governors Island

It’s balmy here in New York City and we’re dreaming of breezy bike rides and picnics in idyllic settings. Time for a trip to historic Governors Island, the small island located 800 yards from Manhattan in New York Harbor. Read on to find out how to get there (for free!) and what fun awaits. A » Read more

New York Tip: Free bookstore walking tours

New York Tip: Free bookstore walking tours

New York is a city filled with glitz, glamour, and lots of independent bookstores. Why not top off your trip here with a tour of one, two, or a bunch of the city’s most beloved book nooks? Here are a few ideas to get you started. May days Garth Hallberg, a writer at The Millions » Read more

New York: Cheapo “Sex and the City” tour

New York: Cheapo “Sex and the City” tour

The scene at Magnolia Bakery, May 29th at 5 p.m. The “Sex and the City” movie opens nationwide this weekend. So, we got to thinking… “What would Cheapo Bradshaw* do?” Sweet stop Carrie would wait in line for 45 minutes to indulge her sweet tooth with a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery in the West Village. Cheapo Bradshaw would started by a » Read more