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Things To Do In New York City For Under 10 Dollars

Our Guide of great "things to do" for under $10 in New York City


New York Transit Museum in New York CityOkay, so you're looking for something to do, and you've got a few bucks in your pocket. But there's nothing to do in New York City for just a few dollars, right? Wrong!

Our Things To Do For Under $10 guide will get you hip to some of the great ways to spend your time in the Big Apple for a 10-spot or less. That's right, there are many fun things to do out there in New York City for cheap - if you know where to look. Our List of Things to Do for under $10

Whether you like to admire great architecture, or prefer to check out a new movie that was just released in the theater, NYC has something to offer for everybody at an affordable price.

Some of the city's most interesting museums cost less than $10, like the New York Transit Museum, which is actually located in an old train station in Brooklyn! And while you're in that borough, you can also admire the impressive collection (and the handsome building itself) at the Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Parkway, also under 10 bucks.

New York City awaits - so grab your Alexander Hamiltons and go!


Big Apple Greeters 1 Centre Street, 212-669-8159
Tour New York with a resident who shares your interests through the city's highly successful Big Apple Greeters program, for free!

Bryant Park Between 5th and 6th Avenues, from 40th to 42nd Streets
Enjoy free concerts, outdoor movies, and other special events in midtown's bustling Bryant Park.

Chinatown Canal and Mott Streets
Have a bowl of noodles in Chinatown, and explore the thriving district of exotic shops and restaurants along Canal and Mott Streets (it'll cost about $5 for the noodles).


Cathedral of St. John the Divine 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, 212-316-7540
See the World's largest (when finished) Gothic Cathedral, St. John the Divine, near Columbia University, and explore its Biblical garden and children's sculpture garden. Tours available for $6.

General Grant National Memorial 122nd Street at Riverside Drive, 212-666-1640
Find out who's buried in Grant's Tomb, and see exhibitions focusing on the Civil War and the life of General Ulysses S. Grant.


AMC Loews Movie Theaters Various locations
At AMC Loews theaters throughout NYC, you can catch a movie for $6 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and some holidays if you go before noon.

Don't Tell Mama 343 West 46th Street, 212-757-0788
Hang out in the piano bar in this lively Restaurant Row establishment, where the pianist leads everybody in showtune sing-a-longs and the wait staff take frequent breaks to belt out Broadway and pop hits. There is a two drink minimum, but no cover charge.

Lasker Skating Rink North side of Central Park; enter at 110th Street and Lenox Ave, 212-439-6900
In winter, you can glide the ice at this Central Park rink ($6.50 adults, $3.50 children, $2.25 seniors; skate rentals $5.50).


Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, 718-638-5000
Explore the mysteries of ancient Egypt at the Brooklyn Museum's world class collection of Egyptian art and artifacts ($10 adults, $6 students/seniors, children under 12 free).

National Museum of the American Indian U.S. Custom House, One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700
Dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of Native American culture, this museum has free admission and is located on the northeast corner of Battery Park.

New York Transit Museum Located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights, 718-694-1600
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 ($6 adults, $4 children and seniors; seniors free on Wednesday).