New York City Things to Do - All Free!

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1. Walk the City
For those in good shape with comfortable shoes, nothing can be more rewarding
than simply walking the streets of this great city.  You can take in the sights,
sounds, and energy of the city by walking through different areas of Manhattan.
A good suggested walking tour would be to start at Rockefeller Center and walk
down Broadway through the Theatre District to Times Square.  For those who
want to get away from the hectic pace of the city, a leisurely stroll through Central
Park (the oasis in the middle of the city) might be on your agenda.

2. Attend the Taping of the David Letterman show
David Letterman tapes at the Ed Sullivan theatre at 1697 Broadway in the heart
of the theatre district.  You can go to www.cbs.com to request tickets but be sure
you order tickets way in advance of the taping.  If you are unable to get tickets
for Letterman, there are also other TV shows that tape in New York and are free
to attend.  They include Conan O'brien,  Saturday Night Live, and the Regis and
Kelly show.

3. Take the Staten Island Ferry
The Staten Island ferry is the most popular way Staten Islanders get to Manhattan.
One reason it is so popular is because the New York City subway does not go
out to Staten Island.  Another reason for its popularity is that it's FREE (now
that's a real New York deal!).  Connecting St. George Terminal in Staten Island
to Whitehall Terminal in lower Manhattan, the Ferry transports 19 million people
annually across the 5.2 mile stretch. This is also the cheapest and most convenient
way of getting an up close view of the Statue of Liberty.

4. Bronx Tour Trolley
This free trolley will take you on a tour through the heart of the Bronx with stops at
the Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Gardens, and Arthur Avenue, which many
native New Yorkers consider the true Little Italy.  Take this tour to get a real
flavor of what the Bronx is about.

5. Take in a Museum
You can see Art for free in New York at many museums.  Some museums are
always free, others have suggested contributions, and others have certain free
hours during the week.  A few of the museums that are free every day include
the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Guggenheim Museum
Soho, Museum of American Folk Art, and the Whitney Museum of American
Folk Art.