Save Money in New York City
May 1, 2013
It turns out that UNIQLO is taking over Target Free Fridays at the MoMA and renaming it (what do you know) UNIQLO Free Friday Nights! The new sponsorship begins this Friday May 3rd at 4pm and the first 1,000 guests to arrive will receive a free UNIQLO tote bag! We updated our list to include UNIQLO along with Target free events around the city.
April 17, 2013
We updated our list of Pay-What-You-Wish attractions in NYC. There are days and times throughout the month when you can get into some of the city's more expensive attractions, for next to nothing. Hit up the Bronx Zoo, or maybe Guggenheim and pay whatever you wish!
April 12, 2013
Spring is in the air (kind of). Soon the weather will be perfect to hit up some of the city's amazing open air markets. Grab fresh veggies at a green market or a new shirt at a flea. We've updated our open air market list to help you get started.
March 30, 2013
To help us engage with you, we added comments to the ends of each of our articles and lists. Let us know what you are thinking and chat with other visitors!
March 1, 2013
We updated and added to our list of free gym passes in NYC. Blink Fitness is now offering free one day trials. Not to mention gym memberships starting at just $15 per month.
February 17, 2013
Have you seen Lincoln yet? This Sunday the 17th and Monday the 18th you can see this amazing film at AMC theaters across the city for just $5 with this coupon. Print it out or show it on your smartphone to the box office. The offer is good at participating locations only, so call ahead to make sure the AMC theater of your choice accepts the coupon (almost all do).
January 16, 2013
We've added a Facebook "like" a Twitter "Tweet" and other share buttons to the tops of each of our articles/pages. Please like us if you like us.
The Swim and Health Club at Waterside is having an Open House this Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 8pm. This is a brand new club. Stop by for a workout, to swim in their pool or take a free Yoga or Tai Chi class. Contact the club directly for more information.
January 11, 2013
Restaurant Week is back! Starting this Monday the 14th, grab yourself a 3-course lunch for $25 or dinner for $38 at some of the city's best restaurants!
January 2, 2013
Happy New Year from all of us at Cheap in the City! To help you get started on that New Year's resolution to get fit, we've updated and added to our now massive list of Free Gym Passes in NYC. Spend over two full months trying out all of these amazing New York City gyms, and all for free!
December 6, 2012
We've updated our list of Target Free Events around NYC with new times, locations, dates and info. Get in to some of the city's most expensive exhibits for free, courtesy of Target.
November 8, 2012
This Saturday November 10th between noon and 4pm Central Park will be hosting the first annual Jazz & Colors. All across the park in 30 locations you'll find 30 jazz bands "using the setlist to paint the aural landscape in their own style." The weather is predicted to be amazing, so come on out and check out the autumn leaves while taking in some great jazz. See you there.
October 19, 2012
The Greenwich-Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce will be bringing the second annual Chelsea Bazaar to 18th Street this Saturday between 11am and 6pm. The bazaar includes free trick-or-treating for the kids as well as free FITNESS CLASSES for all ages. Don't miss it.
October 5, 2012
We added the Y to our list of NYC gyms that offer free gym passes. Check out our list and work out at some of the city's most exclusive sports clubs for nothing at all!
October 2, 2012
We updated our list of cheap (and not so cheap) transportation options for getting to and from JFK Airport. Fares are up across the board, but there are still some cheap options available.
September 13, 2012
Don't miss the German-American Steuben Parade this Saturday September 16th from 67th Street to 86th Street on 5th Ave! The parade starts at 11:30 am and is followed by BEER DRINKING and WURST EATING in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield (tickets are $15 at the gate).
September 1, 2012
Congratulations to Meredith from Greenwich Village in Manhattan for winning two-dozen Magnolia cupcakes (a $72.00 value) via our email newsletter! Such prizes are only available to our email newsletter subscribers.
August 9, 2012
We have a new list of cheap or free Pilates in NYC. Choose from free small group mat classes to one-on-one personal training on the Reformer.
August 3, 2012
Don't forget that Summer Streets starts this Saturday! On Saturday August 4, 11 and 18th the city will shut down seven miles of streets, from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge!
Free activites include a zip line, a rock climbing wall and urban art. Or just enjoy biking or rollerblading down the streets of NYC without the worry of being run over by a cab! The city will also hand out free bicycle helmets.
July 24, 2012
We've updated our step-by-step instructions and tips on booking a NYC hotel room by bidding. I've booked many 4 - 5 star hotels in Manhattan for $80 - $100 per night by bidding on a room. The same rooms were going for $350+ on the hotels' websites.
If you are planning to visit the city or have friends planning a trip, you may want to try it out. Sure beats a hostel or friends crashing in your 300 sq foot apartment.
July 13, 2012
We've added locations and updated dates/times on our list of cheap and free yoga classes throughout NYC. Get your om on.
July 9, 2012
Restaurant Week is back, and it is bad! This time we have twenty days of cheap eats in the city. Grab a 3 course prix fixe dinner at some of the city's best restaurants for only $35. Runs from July 16th - August 10th.
June 30, 2012
Thanks to our friends at Rooftop Films, we have even more free summer movies in the city! It doesn't matter which borough you are in, there is something for everyone. We've updated our list of free summer movies in the city.
June 28, 2012
June 6, 2012
Spring/Summer is the perfect time to take a tour of the city. We've updated our list of free tours in NYC.
May 23, 2012
And even more summer updates! We've updated our list of free summer movies in NYC for 2012. Everything from Money Ball to Pee Wee's Big Adventure.
May 18, 2012
More summer updates! We've updated our list of free summer concerts in NYC for the 2012 season.
May 17, 2012
We've updated out list of free gym passes in NYC. Get over a month of access to some of the city's best gyms, free!
May 16, 2012
Summer is right around the corner and things get hot in the city. To help you stay cool, we've updated our list of free pools in the city. A newly restored, MASSIVE 37,950 square foot pool will open in Williamsburg on June 28th.
May 11, 2012
The free IKEA Express Water Taxi to Redhook Brooklyn has a new pickup/drop off location on East 35th Street! Take a free cruise past the Statue of Liberty, courtesy of IKEA.
May 3, 2012
Check out our new list of over twenty free TV show tapings that take place in NYC. We have plenty of advice on just how to land tickets to some of the city's most popular shows including Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, David Letterman and the Colbert Report.