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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: Buy a cupcake and save on “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” tickets

New York: Buy a cupcake and save on “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” tickets

As the weather gets colder and New York gears up for the holiday season, we’re daydreaming about sugary treats and high-kicking entertainment. We were happy, then, when we learned that two of our favorite city traditions are pairing up to offer a sweet deal. Magnolia Bakery (the cupcake boutique made famous in “Sex and the City”) has joined » Read more

New York Tip: Sit Courtside at the US Open for $23!

New York Tip: Sit Courtside at the US Open for $23!

The annual US Open tennis tournament is one of our favorite sporting events in New York City. We love the nighttime lights. We love the rowdy crowds. We love the celebrity sightings. Heck, we even love taking the 7 train to Queens! But most of all, we love watching it all from courtside seats that » 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 summertime events

New York Tip: Free summertime events

New York never sleeps. OK, sometimes we take the occassional midsummer nap. But, for the most part, the city sparkles and goes into high kicks even when it’s sweltering and balmy in July and August.  The Big Apple also likes to kick up a whole lotta free offerings throughout the summer, and this includes hundreds of » 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: Why we love McSorley’s Old Ale House

New York: Why we love McSorley’s Old Ale House

McSorley’s Old Ale House in New York’s East Village is hardly a hidden gem. Given its status as New York’s “oldest continuously operated saloon,” most guidebooks recommend a visit and the weekend lines tend to trail out the front door. And if you visit during peak hours you’ll have a hard time finding a spot to sit, » Read more

New York Cheap Eat: Our favorite street food

New York Cheap Eat: Our favorite street food

It’s not always easy to find cheap eats in bustling cities like New York. Thankfully, the Big Apple does benefit from some of the least pricey and easiest-to-find fare. All you have to do is hit the streets! Here’s a little bit about our favorite vendor, to get your appetite started: Soho street meat Cheapo note: » Read more

New York cheap souvenir: I (heart) NY t-shirts

New York cheap souvenir: I (heart) NY t-shirts

The “I (heart) NY” tee is a global phenomenon. Walk through any major European city and you’re bound to see one, two, or ten of the tees, known for their block lettering and bright red heart. For good reason, too. Nothing translates into “cheap souvenir” like buying five New York shirts for just $10! We (heart) souvenirs Created pro bono in 1977 » Read more

New York City: Kayak on the Hudson for free

When planning your trip to New York, it’s easy to forget to pack your bathing suit. (After all, not many affordable hotels are blessed with swimming pools.) However, the city’s Downtown Boathouse offers kayak rides in the Hudson River throughout the summer and fall… for free! The all-volunteer boathouse has been getting New Yorkers (and visitors) into the Hudson for » Read more

New York City Freebie: “Today Show” Summer Concerts & Coldplay

New York City Freebie: “Today Show” Summer Concerts & Coldplay

New York City is full of freebies — especially during the summer. From free IKEA sunset cruises to the Bryant Park film series, there’s an endless variety of free activities. One well-known freebie that we’d never experienced is the Today Show’s “Summer Concert Series” at Rockefeller Center. During the summer months, world-famous singers perform free outdoor concerts on » Read more

New York’s IKEA: Dinner and a “cruise” for $6.99

Cheapo’s traveling to (or living in) New York City, take note: On Wednesday, June 18, the city’s first IKEA opened in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn. It’s notable (and controversial) for many reasons, but right now we’d like to focus on the budget travel implications of the new store. The store offers a free water taxi service » 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

New York: Free tickets to TV shows

New York: Free tickets to TV shows

New York calls itself the “media capital of the world” for good reason: countless newspapers, magazines, television networks, film studios, and communications companies are based in the Big Apple. Many popular American television shows are taped in the city, and several are broadcast live—often with the city’s pedestrians passing by in the background. Here are three of our favorite ways » Read more

Ask the Cheapos: Booking 25 rooms in New York City

Ask the Cheapos: Booking 25 rooms in New York City

Q: My wife and I are planning our daughter’s wedding in New York City this fall. We’ll have about fifty people traveling to the city for the occasion. Should I book 25 rooms myself or ask everyone to be in charge of their own reservation? – Steve K, Bellevue, Ohio A: Good question, Steve! Planning » Read more