New York City on a Budget: 10 Great Things to Do That Won’t Break the Bank

n-NEW-YORK-TOURIST-large570New York City is an amazing place. I’ve been smitten ever since my first visit and it’s a love affair that continues.

It’s a city that offers so much. It’s also a city that can easily break your budget! NYC living doesn’t always equal cheap living. However, there is plenty to do for free or relatively inexpensively in the city that might not make it into some of the guidebooks.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite ways to spend time well (but cheaply) while in the Big Apple that you may enjoy as well if you ever visit. Continue reading “New York City on a Budget: 10 Great Things to Do That Won’t Break the Bank”

NYC Pedicab Fares Eyed By City Council After Tourists Charged $442 For A Ride

NEW YORK — Even in an era of $500 hotel rooms and $18 cocktails, the $442 that a Texas family paid for a ride in a New York City pedicab has become notorious.

The outrageous fare made headlines in the city’s tabloids over the summer, and since then, officials have been pushing for a simplified pricing structure so tourists don’t get taken for a ride. Continue reading “NYC Pedicab Fares Eyed By City Council After Tourists Charged $442 For A Ride”

‘Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces’ shows the city from above

Aerial photographer Alex MacLean documents the changing roofscapes of the Big Apple in a new book. See how New Yorkers take advantage of space in the sky.

Windsor Tower, in Tudor City, is featured in “Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces” by Alex MacLean.

Forget Central Park. Some of the most plentiful outdoor space in New York City is above our heads. Continue reading “‘Up on the Roof: New York’s Hidden Skyline Spaces’ shows the city from above”