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NYC On a Budget in 2023 (How to Do It On the Cheap)

NYC On a Budget in 2023 (How to Do It On the Cheap)

Due to its expensive reputation, you may be wondering if it’s impossible to do NYC on a budget. The reality is, though it certainly can be very pricey, affordably visiting NYC is well within the realm of possibility.  With some money-saving tips and insight into the most affordable things to do in New York, you…

21 Best Things to Do in Central Park (in 2023)

21 Best Things to Do in Central Park (in 2023)

One of the most affordable activities in legendarily expensive New York City is to find things to do in Central Park.  In the park, you’ll find activities that can keep kids busy all afternoon, lowkey spots to hang out alone and read a book, and romantic date activities for a Saturday evening.  When I lived…

15 Best New York City Neighborhoods (in 2023)

15 Best New York City Neighborhoods (in 2023)

Curious about the best New York neighborhoods? NYC neighborhoods are geographically close to each other but still very distinct. It’s one of the things that makes New York City unlike anywhere else on the planet. Of course, finding the perfect neighborhood for you depends on what exactly you’re looking for. After living in New York…

Best Time to Visit New York City in 2023 (By a Local)

Best Time to Visit New York City in 2023 (By a Local)

The best time to visit New York City is from April to June and September to early November when the weather is best and the crowds aren’t as big. Summer and winter may also be good times to visit depending on your planned activities and budget.  There are many factors to consider when planning the…

Where to Stay in New York City (12 Best Places, By a Local)

Where to Stay in New York City (12 Best Places, By a Local)

Deciding where to stay in New York City (especially for the first time) can be challenging. The sheer number of neighborhoods and boroughs can be overwhelming and stressful to navigate, and you’ll have to take your budget and travel style into account before you start planning. I’ve been a New York City local for almost…