Hamilton, Eurasier (1 y/o), W 4th & Macdougal St., New York, NY • “He didn’t lift his leg for the first eight months – we think on account of him being raised by two women. He’s a mama’s boy times two.”
Guess who I just had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with! I literally walked right past him and he was gracious enough to let me take his picture when I said I was a huge fan. MacDougal St, Greenwich Village NYC. 2/1/16
Mimi, Foxhound/Heeler mix (2 y/o), 8th & Macdougal St., New York, NY • “We were just disgraced out of the dog run because she wouldn’t stop barking. We take her upstate, and when we let her out of the car to run through the field, she smiles like no one’s business.”
Hi NYE, I'm having the pleasure of visiting the city in May. Do you have any ideas of what I can do in the city with a 100 dollar a day budget?
There is TONS you can do on a $100 a day! I will give you a sample itinerary and then let my followers make some additional suggestions:
First and foremost, get a MetroCard and download a subway map onto your smartphone (or get a subway map). You can put as much or as little money on your MetroCard, but this is your key to the city, so make sure you put a sufficient amount on it.
Take a walk in Central Park (FREE): Central Park is Manhattan’s main nature hub, but gives you access to the beautiful Upper East and West sides, in addition to Harlem and Central Park South, which is littered with shops and gives direct access to 5th Avenue. Although walking these distances may seem insurmountable, I suggest getting lost and visiting some of its major landmarks (e.g. the Great Lawn, Shakespeare’s Garden, and Strawberry Fields).
When walking through the park, if you end up on the east side, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (FREE). Although they have “suggested” donations, you do not have to give any money to get in to the museum.
After going to the Met, you can grab a hotdog at one of the vendors stationed outside the museum. A typical New York City hotdog can cost anywhere from $2 to $5 (which is overpriced, IMO) depending on where you are.
If you end up on the west side, I suggest finding your way over to Harlem, where you can see beautiful Morningside Park and just west of that is Columbia University (FREE). Explore the campus and pop into the bookstore on Broadway and 114th St.
If you end up on the south side of Central Park, walk downtown to 42nd St. and 5th Avenue, where you will find the grand entrance of the New York Public Library’s main branch(FREE, unless you choose to view one of its exhibits). There is a coffee shop inside and its architectural presence - inside and outside - is sublime.
Then, to avoid the rest of midtown, I would suggest walking to Grand Central Station: view the inside and then take the 6 train downtown to Astor Place. Head east to St. Mark’s Place. Here, you will find a cornucopia of cheap food: Gran Sichuan, Mamoun’s Felafel and The Dumpling Man. A typical meal for two people at Gran Sichuan costs about $17, not including tip, and Mamoun’s felafel sandwiches cost $3.50. Mamoun’s also has a location on MacDougal St., closer to N.Y.U. and Washington Square Park: on nice, warm evenings it is great to buy a felafel sandwich and then eat it in the park with some friends. Lastly, I can’t remember how much The Dumpling Man costs, but it is rather inexpensive.
I hope this will inspire you a bit! Safe travels and I hope you have a glorious experience in city!
That being said, do any of my followers have any other suggestions?