This week I went into New York City (or “the city” is all you need to say if you’re coming from Northern New Jersey) to sell some of my vinyl records at Chelsea Market. I decided to walk the High Line (see link below for more info) and ended up meeting a German tourist who was in town to explore the city for a week.
After we talked for a bit, he lamented that he only had a week to experience New York. He said that one week was not enough, but that the time that he had was a lot compared to his friends, who usually only schedule three days for exploring New York because it is so expensive.
As someone who grew up in New York, I know that it can be outrageously expensive, but there are ways to prepare for your trip that will allow you to get the most out of your money and still see everything (including Museums and monuments) and have a great time.
That’s what this week’s podcast is about! Below are the podcast notes to help you find more in depth information on the things that I mention, and if I can answer any additional questions for you, please let me know!
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PODCAST NOTES FOR TBP 0009 New York City – Make Your Trip Less Expensive
HI Hostel in Harlem/Upper West Side:
I didn’t mention this in the podcast, but my favorite cheap (but yummy) meals in the city are at Dojos on 4th street, and for breakfast I have always loved the pushcarts that make egg sandwiches (if I can find one). Also, check out MenuPages to find an inexpensive restaurant in the neighborhood. You can also use Yelp and Where.
Where app on iTunes and Android
Food trucks are different than pushcarts, and often more expensive, but here is the link to find food trucks which is trendy right now: http://nyctruckfood.com/
GET INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVITIES THAT FIT YOUR BUDGET:
New York Press:
Time Out New York:
Website with Information about Free Stuff to do in New York:
New York Podcast that I refer to in my podcast: The Bowery Boys
I couldn’t find a link to the podcast on their website so you should just do a search in iTunes if you want to find them.
OTHER THINGS I MENTIONED ABOUT NEW YORK IN THE PODCAST:
New York City High Line:
Cathedral of St. John the Divine:
Update 8/16/13: Just found another link on free things to do in New York City.