5 Things to do in NYC less than $5

By Ricki Sofer · 7 months ago

Published on Wednesday, July 05, 2023

1. The Roosevelt Island Tramway the 4 minute ride, which offers spectacular views to its passengers, has been praised in the New York Times as "the most exciting view in New York City!" It costs a mere $2.75 each way! Enjoy the view! 

 Link : https://rioc.ny.gov/302/Tram


2. Take the NYC Ferry - Download the app, buy a ticket online, & go around east river & under the 3 bridges in a ferry for $4 ! The ferry is super nice you can sit on the second floor & enjoy the most beautiful view ! * This is not the ferry you take to the statue of liberty 

Link: https://www.ferry.nyc/


3.  Little Island - a new public park, located in Hudson River Park, where all New Yorkers and visitors can experience nature and art in a unique urban oasis on the Hudson River, it’s a beautiful work of art & very unique to NYC. A MUST.

Link: https://littleisland.org/


4.  Governor Island - Take a short Ferry from Wall Street & less than 20 min you are there! Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, where they have houses of governors from the 1900!  It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. You can see a clear view of Manhattan & Statue of liberty! You can go around the island & get free bike rental from 10:00-12:00 everyday except weekend and holidays. DON’T MISS OUT!

Link: https://www.govisland.com/


5. Coney Island - Just a short subway ride away! Enjoy the beautiful boardwalk, spectacular sunsets and an amazing luna park (not free) . Coney island opened in 1903 on the prior site of Sea Lion park & its innovative design revolutionized the concept of what amusement parks could offer. 

Link: https://lunaparknyc.com/


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