What to do for free in New York

From this article you will learn What to see in New York on the 3rd day:

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The third day can begin with further examination. lower manhattan, where literally a cluster of interesting places.

Hudson River Embankment

The starting point can serve Pier 25 (pire 25). A walk along the waterfront is worthy of attention, if only because it offers a wonderful view of Manhattan and the city of Jersey, which lies on the opposite bank.

Along the waterfront, there are several famous buildings that are known to everyone.

World Financial Center

This glass-metal giant, to be honest, is amazing. It is very interesting to look at the shelter of American financial giants, such as American Express.

By the way, everything is very democratic here: there is an opportunity to be completely free in Winter Garden (in winter it is very useful, because it is warm and cozy there, even palm trees grow).

World Trade Center

Famous WTC, which in 2001 suffered a sad fate. It was destroyed by a terrorist attack. On September 11, New York lost its two highest skyscrapers – the Twin Towers. In 2002, the construction of a new complex began. Now the most notable and famous is Freedom Tower, completed recently.

Ground Zero

The complex is dedicated to the events of September 11, 2001. Ground Zero, including National Memorial (Memorial 9/11) and September 11 Museum.

What to do for free in New York

Memorials are two pools at the site of the Twin Towers. They are two huge pits of black color, on the edges of which water flows down. Along the perimeter of the pools there are plates with the names of the dead. In general, the atmosphere is a bit depressing.

You can also look at “Surviving Tree” (SurvivorTree), which survived all the bad weather.

Entrance to the complex is free, but offerings are welcome (the recommended amount of donations is 5-10 dollars). At the entrance, all things are checked and forced to pass through a metal detector.

After a survey of trade and financial centers, I suggest you take the subway and get to Union Square, where to go wandering around Broadway.

What to do for free in New York

Broadway (Broadway)

Legendary Broadway street, passing through almost the whole of Manhattan. It is very convenient to use it as a support thread, on which sights are strung. That is, having gone left and right, you still have to return to Broadway. There are really many sights along it, some more significant, some less, I will read the entire list.

Metronome (Metronome)

Located on the building next to Union Square. As conceived by the author is a symbol of the frantic rhythm of the city, life in which does not stop for a second. On the clock you can see how much time is now and how much is left until the end of the day. At certain moments, this structure also emits steam. In general, an interesting idea.

Building "Iron" (Flatiron Building)

A well-known and beloved building resembling an iron. Its trick is that if you look at it from a certain angle, it seems completely flat and thin.

Madison Square Park

There are a lot of parks, squares and public gardens in New York, I will not describe them all, I will simply designate that they exist. You can look at each, you can skip everything or look selectively.

Herald Square (Herald Square)

Quite miniature, but you won’t miss it, it lies right on the way. It seemed to me that Americans love to eat here, for the conditions are available: tables, chairs, everything is as it should be.

Shopping centers

If you are interested in shopping centers in New York, the doors are open for you. Manhattan mall (at 32nd Street) and Macy’s (on 34th street).

Macy’s is one of the oldest and largest US shopping centers. Shown in its place already since 1902. Even so, it’s curious to look into it. Seven floors of all sorts of things – a real paradise for shopaholics.

Pennsylvania Station or Penn Station

Just a train station, but who are curious, can look in, see what the Americans are leaving for Manhattan in the suburbs. Penn station considered one of the most congested stations in the world. Although it is used by a huge number of people, architects did not bother to work on beauty and grace.

Located between 31st and 33rd streets (in general, all the attractions are marked on the map, which can be found at the end of the article).

New York Post (US Post Office)

Close to the train station new york post office. It also does not constitute anything too remarkable, but tourists drop in, because it seems that everything in America is not like ours.

Madame Tussauds New York Museum

I think this the Wax Museum Does not need advertising, everyone knows about it. Here you will find the most famous stars from Merlin Monroe to Lady Gaga.

I’ll say right away that I didn’t go to him, so I can’t share my first-hand impressions. I think the spectacle is very entertaining, but still an amateur (I am not one of those).

Address: 234 West 42nd Street (between 7th / 8th Avenues)

Entrance fee (without NewYorkPass): for adults – $ 39, for children – $ 29.

Operation mode: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu from 10:00 to 20:00, Fri, Sbb from 10:00 to 22:00.

New York Public Library (New York Public Library)

On the other side of Broadway, too, scattered many interesting. For example, New York Public Library. Usually, libraries are associated with something boring and not very beautiful, where you can only walk on tiptoes, and talk in whispers. In this library, too, it is not customary to raise your voice, but I can say one thing – it is gorgeous, especially the reading room. No wonder that this particular library is one of the most famous in the world.

Grand Central Terminal

One of the buildings that constantly flashes in the films, where someone sees off or meets someone. I think you should not miss it, as the station is impressive.

Chrysler Building (Chrysler Building)

One time Chrysler Building was the tallest building in New York, until the title passed to the Empire State Building.

Its main distinctive feature is a knob ending in a spire. By the way, this nipple looks very beautiful with the ESB in the dark.

Times Square (Times Square)

And again, Broadway led us to the Crossroads of the Worlds, only this time during the day. During the day, at dusk and at night, Times Square looks completely different.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Huge and beautiful, both outside and inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral give the desired moments of rest. What is the beauty of the churches, so it is that they can sit quietly and take a breath.

By the way, this is the largest Catholic church in the USA, built in neo-gothic style.

Museum of Modern Art (Museum of Modern Art or MoMA)

If you still have the strength and desire, you can go to Modern Art Museum. Its name speaks for itself: within the walls of the museum you will find works by modern authors in various techniques and on various topics. If you are an amateur admirer of installations with hidden meanings, the works of Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh and Warhol are right here.

The museum has six floors, but it is not very big, if you hurry, then in a couple of hours you can see everything quickly.

Address: 11 West 53rd St.

How to get there by subway: train E or M to 5th Ave./53rd St., train B, D or F to 47th-50th streets / Rockefeller Center.

Entrance fee (without CityPass): for adults –25 $, for children and adolescents up to 16 years old – free of charge (accompanied by adults).

Operation mode: Saturday-Thursday from 10:30 to 17:30, Friday from 10:30 to 20:00.

Notes: on Friday from 16:00 to 20:00 admission is free, so there can be huge crowds of visitors. From Monday to Thursday after 3:30 pm there are fewer people in the museum.

Columbus Circle

Columbus circle – one of the most famous squares in Manhattan, we can say that this is a New York zero kilometer. I think at this point the next remarkable day can be considered complete.

Enjoy your walks in New York, dear readers!

Sheboldasik and Andrews

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New York City Attractions Map

All useful technical information (map of New York with landmarks, subway map) you will find in the article about the first day in New York.

Accommodation in New York (Airbnb, hotels)

I will not describe a lot of hotel aggregators, about which everyone knows, and I’d rather share the option that helped us personally find accommodation in New York at an affordable price. We found a room for $ 50 in Manhattan on the Airbnb website:

This was our first experience with this service, but as it turned out, not the last. What is Airbnb? Quick registration, convenient search, security guarantees and a lot of housing options from local residents (rooms, apartments, houses, villas and

Or refer to the most appropriate sections of the site:

What to do for free in New York

Clicking on the last link will take you to the section where all the housing options offered on Airbnb in the States will be collected. There you can enter in the upper left corner the name of the city that you are interested in, and get a sample of housing on it, plus you can "to play" with other parameters, in order to select the most suitable options for personal requests (picture increases):

Details about the work of the Airbnb service and the booking procedure, as well as a bonus of $ 20 on the first reservation (for unregistered users), look in my article for instructions. There are reviews and links to specific rooms and apartments that Andrewix and I rented.

If you are used to book hotel rooms, help sites like

In addition, there is our general article – How to find accommodation on a trip, which can also be useful.

Good to know

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  • Independently obtaining a US visa (our experience)
  • Our route across the USA – cities and national parks + map
  • 16 Tips to Finding Cheap Flights
  • 14 pros and cons of renting accommodation with Airbnb
  • Accommodation in New York: how to rent a room or apartment in Manhattan for $ 50
  • Travel insurance in the USA (company comparison)
  • Tripinsurance Promo Code – Travel Insurance Discount

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