I was recently lucky enough to spend a month in New York through a house sitting arrangement. Whilst not everyone has this opportunity, New York does not have to cost a fortune to visit. Here are my top free things to do in New York!
MOMA, (The Museum of Modern Art) has free entry on a Friday evening from 4pm to 8pm. The queues are usually long but move quickly. MOMA has many works of art by famous artists including ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh shown below. It is well worth a visit for art enthusiasts.
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is a beautiful church that is free to enter, although you may leave a donation if you like. It has magnificent stain glass windows and sometimes hosts interesting art exhibitions.
The New York Public Library is a beautiful building both inside and out. Free one-hour tours of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays. You can wander around yourself during opening hours.
The streets are like one big open air gallery with interesting graffiti and street art everywhere.
A walk over the Brooklyn Bridge is a must. The views back to Downtown Manhattan are well worth it.
Walk through The Chelsea Market, an old biscuit factory that now houses bakeries, cafes, and boutique shops.
Stroll on The High Line, an old elevated railway line that has been cleverly converted into a public park.
Check out this website for more ideas about free things to do in New York City.