rounds up the best free or cheap things to do in NYC

NYC's 1,700 parks are free to visit

"Rent a bike for a fun way to explore them, especially the big ones like Central Park, Prospect Park, and Hudson River Park"

Some museums have free days and hours

"Even major ones — the Guggenheim is free on select Saturdays and the last admision slot is free every Monday at the 9/11 Museum"

"A walk across this New York icon will only cost you some energy, and the views are priceless too"

Brooklyn Bridge is toll-free and brings you to another NYC borough

See the Statue of Liberty for free

"A free cruise with great views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty? Hop on the Staten Island Ferry "

Go inside Grand Central Terminal 

"WOW — buzzing, beautiful, this station is one of NY's most-visited attractions, and you don't need a ticket"

Catch the Midnight Moment

"At 11:57 PM, a free-to-see art show takes over Times Square's screens"

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