Top 10 Free Things to Do in NYC

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Hotels, Broadway shows, restaurant meals...just walking out the door in New York can cost you a small fortune. But with a little energy and (in some cases) advance planning, there are a number of things you can do in the city that don't cost a cent, from theater in Central Park, to outdoor movies in the shadow of the majestic New York Public Library, to a breezy ride on the Staten Island Ferry (a great view of the Statue of Liberty is a bonus). Close your wallet and open your mind to enjoy the best of free New York City.

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New York Public Library

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Location:

Fifth Avenue
(between 40th and 42nd streets)
New York City, NY 10016

Phone:

+1 212 930 0800


Grand Central Terminal

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Location:

87 East 42nd Street
42nd St. at Park Ave
New York City, NY 99723

Phone:

+1 212 340 3404


Bryant Park

Location:

42nd Street
Behind the New York Public Library, at Sixth Ave. btwn 40th and 42nd sts
New York City, NY 10110

Phone:

+1 212 768 4242


Battery Park

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Location:

State Street
Battery Place
New York City, NY 10280

Phone:

+1 212 344 3491


Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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Location:

90 Orchard Street
(at Delancey Street)
New York City, NY 10002

Phone:

+1 212 431 0233 / +1 212 431 0714


Brooklyn Heights Promenade

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Location:

Brooklyn Heights
Between Montague Street and Middagh Street
New York City, NY 11201

Phone:

+1 718 965 8900


Shakespeare in the Park

Location:

81 Central Park West
Delacorte Theater
New York City, NY 10023

Phone:

+1 212 260 2400 (Box Office)


Staten Island Ferry

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Location:

1 Bay Street
Departs from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal at the southern tip of Manhattan
New York City, NY 10301

Phone:

+1 718 390 5253


Brooklyn Bridge

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Location:

Off South Street Viaduct
Park Row, near Municipal Building
New York City, NY 11201

Phone:

212 484 1200 (Tourist information)


Central Park

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Location:

Central Park Driveway
The Central Park Conservancy
New York City, NY 10022

Phone:

+1 212 310 6600


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