Gallery: 6 Green (and Free) Summer Things to Do in NYC!


Why spend a hard-earned $20 on a picturesque boatride around the city when you can take one for a song? Most New Yorkers don't know this but the Staten Island Ferry is completely free and you can see the same famous sights - like the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan - as you would on a paid tour from its fabled decks. Not only will you be able to tweet to your friends that you're on the SI Ferry, you'll also be able to say that you visited Staten Island - a feat that even many of the best-traveled New Yorkers cannot lay claim to.

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  1. gloria bijou August 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Can I get HALF PRICE Tickets or discount tickets for the Met Museum on 5th Ave? I am a Senior Cit taking Teen Girls Thank you gloria

  2. brkln July 28, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Actually, Cooper Hewitt is closed for renovation until Fall of 2013 with only it’s garden open. It’s next exhibit (at the U.N.) is in October of 2011.

  3. Brkln July 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Your museum information is a bit out of date: The Forbes Gallery sold off their Faberge eggs years ago – back to Russian billionaires I understand, and the Cooper Hewitt museum is closed until October 2011.