Things to do in new York absolutely free
Author: Lera Koptseva
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Millions of tourists annually visit the Big Apple. It is an inexhaustible gold mine for those who want to make money, isn’t it? However, new York is not greedy and continues to delight visitors — children and adults, travelling alone and in company — free entertainment…
The Met is a landmark for the city Museum in the Eastern part of Central Park is so huge that you have to try very hard not to miss anything during a visit. Museum treasures distributed in the galleries: here are collected the masterpieces of the Ancient world (Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Northern and southern Africa), as well as contemporary American art. And, of course, painting and sculpture by European masters, from Rembrandt and Vermeer to van Gogh and Picasso.
The Museum presents a remarkable collection of musical instruments, clothing, weapons and armor from different times and peoples. In summer, enjoy the roof garden: there is a stunning view of the Park from rising above the horizon of the city. Day and weekend the Museum is usually crowded with visitors. So come here early in the morning or in the late afternoon on weekdays. From March 2018 for the input will have to pay. But! For residents it will remain free.
Where: 1000 Fifth Ave., 10028.
Cost: $25. For visitors 65 and over is $17. For students — $12. For children under 12 years stay free of charge.
Since the nineteenth century Rabbit island — a favorite place of recreation for new Yorkers. So, select the hours on the road, sit on the southern subway train F, D, N or Q towards Coney island, going to wander through the historic lanes and ride on the roller coaster Cyclone (part of the upgraded Luna Park).
The Atlantic coast is not as attractive as the other new York beaches, but in summer it is well equipped and always ready to receive guests. And they will come — friendly atmosphere will attract.
You can go to the circus to the Museum of Coney island to see the fire eaters, giants on stilts and much more. In the charming MCU Park, near Boardwalk baseball team Brooklyn Cyclones. And in the summer on Fridays firework displays.
To eat one of the best pizzas in new York in Totonno”s (1524 Neptune Ave.).
Where: the Peninsula South of the Belt Parkway and West of Ocean Parkway.
Island with an area of 172 acres (69.6 ha) South of the Brooklyn bridge was opened for visiting in summer 2009. Since this is one of the most popular natural areas for residents and guests of the city. From may to October you can reach it by ferry from the Battery Maritime Building (10 South St.) in Manhattan or from the Brooklyn bridge in DUMBO. Bikes, beach, manicured lawns and a walking trail around the perimeter is a good choice for meditative walks and afternoon picnics with views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the statue of Liberty. On the island many food trucks and grocery stores. Miss also do not have one here gives place to another. Find more Jazz Age Lawn Party.
Where: governors island, 10004.
In the Western part of Central Park is a Grand Museum of natural wonders. Looking at the cat in the main atrium of the giant model of a blue whale life-size, and fallen from the sky huge rocks in the hall of meteorites, believe you really are in another world! Halls dedicated to birds and ocean life, demonstrate the incredible diversity of Earth’s biosphere, from the deserts of Africa to the tropical forests of South America. In the hall of reptiles and amphibians — poison frogs, a Galapagos giant tortoise, and a pair of Komodo dragons weighing under a ton, were brought from Indonesia in 1926. On weekends and in the summer, when the students ‘ vacation, everything here is chock full. So the best time to visit the Museum is early morning or late evening on weekdays.
Where: Central Park West at 79th St., 10024.
The crossroads of the world. The most visited place on earth. Wild heart of new York. The cacophony of noise and light, the host of the people, scurrying to and fro all day. Starts from junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue between West 42nd and West 47th Streets in Midtown. When new York say that the city never sleeps, I mean times square. Come here for the New year (except you here be more than a million people) — see how at midnight from the roof of One Times Square skyscraper descends a giant ball of time.
Where: 42nd St. at Broadway, 10036.
Suspension bridge with a length of 1595 ft (486 m), which connects Manhattan with Brooklyn over the East river, was completed in 1883 and today is a symbol of the city along with the Empire State Building. To walk in him — walk or bike — ride on the main street near the city hall of Manhattan.
This beautifully landscaped Park stretches along the restored railway line through 24 quarters — from Gansevoort Street in the South to 34th Street, near Hudson in Western Manhattan. From the lower streets to the Park there are 10 stairs. Sitting on a bench among trees and wild bushes, you can spend hours looking at the river. And you can leisurely stroll while enjoying the beauty of the High Line. Or watch the traffic from the glazed amphitheatre on 18th Street, on 10th Avenue. By the way, this is the perfect place to watch the sunset!
Where: Gansevoort St to 30th St., 10011.
Known as Moscow on the Hudson, this waterfront district in the suburb of Brooklyn became home for 150 thousand immigrants from Russia and Ukraine. To the beach in summer come to sunbathe young girls, and the local grandmother defile past the old men playing on the playgrounds of chess. Russian shops and restaurants, there are dozens, each installed sign — in Cyrillic. Home storage of sausage, salmon, and other smoked meats can be topped up at store M&I International Foods, and to have lunch with a kebab of lamb, caviar and vodka at legendary Tatiana directly on the main promenade.
Where: South of Belt Parkway, between Ocean Parkway and West End Avenue.
The Museum, built in the 1930-ies in the Park, Fort Tryon, collected exclusive collection of medieval art. Tapestries, statues, stained glass Windows and ornate inlaid metal products — a total of more than 5 thousand exhibits! Walk along the stone corridors of the building, reminiscent of a medieval Abbey, listening to the echo of his own steps — suddenly you will meet Tyrion from “Game of thrones”? In the warm season, take a tour of the gardens of the Museum. And after a walk to Haute cuisine at the restaurant New Leaf.
Where: 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, 10040.
Chinatown — one of the most populous and growing areas of the city. Fish markets, candy stores, montevideu with noodles, fortune tellers, and street vendors of handbags, watches, accessories and perfume… in short, a trip to Chinatown is a hoot! For a sweet look at the Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory on 65 Bayard Street.
Where: West of the Lower East side, South of Little Italy and on both sides of Canal Street.
Although the European roots of Little Italy are viewed not so clearly as before, the flavor and energy is still reminded of them. Fashion boutiques and espresso bars on Mott Street, Elizabeth Street and Mulberry Street are interspersed with pizzerias still know how to cook a proper tomato sauce, and bars with appetizers of shellfish according to ancient recipes. Here you have historical landmark operating since 1910 family DiPalo Dairy (200 Grand Street), where you can buy a variety of imported cheeses, salami and olive oil.
Where: East of Lafayette, North of Canal, West of Bowery, South of Spring Streets.
It is located West of 10th Avenue between 18th and 30th Streets below the Park on the High Line. Today this once-crowded residential area — a refuge for more than 100 private galleries. So go aimlessly, turn in the most unexpected places, knock at the closed door. Among the famous galleries: Steven Kasher (521 W 23rd), specializing in artistic and journalistic photos, Jim Kempner Fine Art (501 W 23rd) and of course, Gagosian Gallery (522 W 21st St.), known for his conceptual pieces.
Where: West 10th Ave. between 18th and 30th St.
Green zone new York city is 843 acres (341 hectares) in the heart of Manhattan. Almost every movie filmed in the Big Apple, there is footage of Central Park.
There’s a zoo here, 2 rink, a reservoir, a theatre, miles of trails, huge fields, perfect for picnics and ball games. And, as they say, at least but not at last — the romantic Loeb Boathouse restaurant. In winter, join the skaters on the Wollman Rink, in spring and summer to an improvised game of baseball, just South from Sheep Meadow. Take a boat ride on the lake or just read The New Yorker under a tree on a big lawn. And follow the information on the planned free concerts, games and other cultural activities of the festival, SummerStage.
Where: North of 59th St., South of 110th St., and between 5th Avenue and the Western part of Central Park.
New York loves abbreviations: Nolita, SoHo, Tribeca. DUMBO stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (“down on the Manhattan bridge”), although in reality it is located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge. A cool area is paved with antique brick streets on the East river in Brooklyn, occupy the galleries, restaurants, furniture stores and antique shops. Shubui on Water Street offers the biggest selection of Japanese Antiques on the East coast. A Journey on Front Street — modern furniture and fabrics. Finished with shopping, go to the new Brooklyn bridge Park, lying directly on the river: the view of Manhattan from there is stunning!
Where: between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, Brooklyn.
If you liked Central Park, rate the another work of Frederick law Olmsted Park Brooklyn Calvert Vaux, the design of which the architect was completed in 1873. On 585 acres (236,7 ha) there was a place for the forest, zoo, lakes, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, Jogging and Bicycle paths, and Bandshellwhere summer music festival Celebrate Brooklyn are eminent speakers.
If during your visit to new York covered with snow, buy a sled and come ride on the slopes! But if it will be warm — rent a boat to explore the 55 acres of the waterfront.
Address: Grand Army Plaza, Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215.
This elegant 80-storey building on Columbus circle (southwest corner of Central Park) is a luxury retail, office and residential complex. In the twin towers connected by a greenhouse atrium work CNN Studios, Michelin-starred restaurants, a lounge, Stone Rose , and the Lincoln Center jazz nights. There are a lot of luxury boutiques: the goods for the house Williams-Sonoma, luxury cosmetics, Sephora, jewelry, Fiori D, exclusive gifts and accessories by Davidoff.
Where: 10 Columbus Circle, 10019.
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