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New York City - Things To Do For Under $10 Guide

A guide of things to do in New York City for under $10

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Here Are The Bargain Ways Under $10 To Have Fun All Year Round In New York City.

Bargains Under $10(Some prices may be different to our article due to inflation):

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  2. Get the big picture--a panoramic view of New York City - from the Observation Deck at the Empire State Building ($4 adults, $2 children, 212-736-3100)
  3. Have a bowl of noodles in Chinatown, and explore the thriving district of exotic shops and restaurants along Canal and Mott Streets (about $4 for the noodles).
  4. Experience New York's maritime past at the South Street Seaport, a living history museums that also boasts upscale shops and restaurants (browsing is free, museum admission $6 adults, $4 seniors/students, $3 children, 212-SEA-PORT).
  5. Watch millions of years of the earth's existence unfold at the American Museum of Natural History, including the world's most exciting, extensive dinosaur halls ($6 adults, $4 students/seniors, $3 children, 212-769-5100).
  6. Bask in the serenity of the medieval Cloisters (a satellite of the Metropolitan Museum of Art) at Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan ($7 adults, $3.50 students/seniors, children free, 212-923-3700).
  7. Explore the mysteries of ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum's world class collection of Egyptian art and artifacts ($4 adults, $2 students, $1.50 seniors, 718-638-5000).
  8. Enjoy workshops, lectures and exhibitions on natural and cultural history at the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences ($2.50 adults, $1.50 students/children/seniors, 718-727-1135), or go back in time at the Historic Richmond Town Restoration ($4 adults, $2.50 seniors and students, under 6 free, 718-351-1611). Get there on the world-famous Staten Island Ferry, which is free, and includes spectacular views of New York Harbor and the lower Manhattan skyline (718-390-5253).
  9. Catch the subway to the New York Transit Museum, set in a scenic 1930s station, where you can learn the history of the city's famous public transportation system ($3 adults, $1.50 children and seniors, 718-330-3060).
  10. Learn about America's "melting pot" heritage at the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Immigration Museum (Admission and ferry ride $7 adults, $6 seniors, $3 children under 17, 212-269-5755).
  11. Muse on the finest contemporary painting, sculpture and installations at the Museum of Modern Art ($8 adults, $5 students/seniors, children under 16 free; pay-what-you-wish Thursdays and Fridays from 5.30-8.30 p.m., 212-708-9480).
  12. See the city like the locals do on two scenic city bus rides: the M5 from Greenwich Village to Riverside Drive, passing Chelsea, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center and Central Park South; and the M4 from Madison Avenue through Harlem to the Cloisters ($1.50, schedules and information 718-330-1234).
  13. See exquisite collections housed in a jewel of historic architecture at the Pierpont Morgan Library ($5 adults, $3 students/children/seniors, 212-685-0008).
  14. See history in the making on guided, multilingual tours of the United Nations ($6.50 adults, $4.50 college students and seniors, $3.50 children and students, 212-963-7713).
  15. Roam endless galleries showcasing the world's most extraordinary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (suggested donation: $7 adults, $3.50 students/seniors, children under 12 free, 212-879-5500).
  16. Enjoy enduring images from the history of American media at the Museum of Television & Radio ($6 adults, $4 students, $3 children/members, 212-621-6600).
  17. Challenge your senses at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where you can see masterpieces of 20th century art housed in Frank Lloyd Wright's astounding spiral structure ($7 adults, $4 students/seniors, children free, pay-what-you-wish Fridays from 6-8 p.m., 212-423-3500).
  18. Don a special headset for the world's most advanced 3-D movies, shown on a screen more than eight stories high, at the Sony IMAX Theatre (admission $9 adults, $6 children 12 and under, $7.50 seniors, 212-336-5000).
  19. Catch a fish in the newly stocked Harlem Meer (pond) at the north end of Central Park (fishing poles provided, 212-794-6564). Or rent a rowboat for a scenic paddle in the shadow of Manhattan's magnificent skyscrapers ($10 an hour, 212-517-2233); or glide the ice at the Wollman Skating Rink in winter ($6.50 adults, $3 children, skate rentals $3.25, 212-517-4800).
  20. Experience animal attraction at Wildlife Conservation Parks in Central Park ($2.50 adults, $1.25 students and seniors, 50 cents children 2-12, 212-861-6030), the Bronx ($6.75 adults, $3 seniors and children 2-12, 718-367-1010), Prospect Park in Brooklyn ($2.50 adults, $1.25 students and seniors, 50 cents children, 718-399-7339), and the New York Aquarium at Coney Island ($6.75 adults, $3 seniors and children 2-12, 718-265-FISH).