New York is known to be the United States’ most expensive metropolis; it is also one of the world’s most expensive cities. However, this does not mean that getting something for free in the city is next to impossible. In fact, with just a little research, tourists will find several things in New York that can be enjoyed free of charge. Here are some of them:
Staten Island Ferry Ride
Thousands of commuters use the Staten Island Ferry everyday to get a closer view of the Statue of Liberty as well as of the Ellis Island, the lower Manhattan Skyline, and the New York Harbor. And because it’s for free, you do not have to worry spending a single cent to enjoy these attractions.
Sunday gospel services in New York are free. Although they can be found all throughout the city, Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and the Brooklyn Tabernacle in Brooklyn are perfect for those who want some soul-stirring.
Although most museums in the city charge for admission fees, there are still a number that admits everyone for free. Two of these museums are the Federal Hall National Memorial and the National Museum of the American Indian.
West 4th Street Basketball Courts
For basketball buffs, the basketball courts in West 4th Street and Sixth Avenue are free for everybody. You can either catch a game or take part in the games.
New York may prove to be expensive each day of your stay in the city but knowing what things are for free and where to get them in the Big Apple will give you so much savings.