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You Might Want To Enjoy These Places In New York For Free

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

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Who in any part of the world has not seen this before: ‘NYC,’ especially on shirts and other clothing. Well, you could call it “nice,” but when capitalized as an acronym, it means ‘New York City.’

NYC is known by many, consciously and subliminally with all its hype and life. Many are those that even believe it I solely the destination for the rich and economically wealthy. Here, at Melanin Travels Magic (MTM), we seek to tell you how to explore and enjoy NYC without breaking the bank. For this reason, we provide you with five priceless locations in New York that you can visit with little or no cost at all.

1. The High Line:

Be connected to the very science wonders on whose toil cities and nations are built, the railways. The High Line is a distinguishably elevated park that runs from 35thStreet all the way through to the St. John’s Freight Terminal. Initiated by ‘Friends of the High Line’ in thelate 90s, the High Line offers breathtaking views of the Hudson River, as well as historic monuments and beautiful green fields. The park is open year-round and is absolutely free to visitors.

2. The Brooklyn Bridge:

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect example of the New York City experience. Maybe you have already walked it a lot of times in the movies. So next time you are in New York, this is another feature of the city you can have at no monetary price at all. From the bridge, stunning views of the East River and the Manhattan skyline  are sure. You can also explore Brooklyn Bridge Park at the end of the bridge for even more scenic views and free events.

3. Central Park:

As the name suggest, it is the centre of the city just like the heart is the centre of man. How could you possibly visit New York without posing at the central Park for the grams? This iconic park is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling to New York City. The park covers a whooping 840 acres of green space, walking paths, lakes, and stunning views of the city’s skyline. Iconic landmarks, such as the Bethesda Fountain and the Central Park Zoo are bonuses for he who visits the park.

4. The New York Public Library:

The New York Public Library is not just for the book lovers, but the social media lovers as well. The gorgeous library in Mid-town Manhattan. For both tourists and locals, the library's is a ‘no-money-to-see’ public space for all to visit. In the library, the iconic Rose Main Reading Room is a must-sit-in place for you. Interestingly, there are many free exhibitions and events hosted throughout the year at the library.

5. The Staten Island Ferry:

The Statue of Liberty is not the only close view the ferry offers. You get to see the vast face of New York as though looking at it on a big screen you get closer to the Ellis Island on this free ferry ride. The ride takes about25 minutes each way and takes off from the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan. The Staten Island Ferry is also a popular spot for sunset viewing. You definitely want to do a live broadcast on IG on this ride.

New York City is a city that offers many free attractions to its visitors. You might want to zoom into the Central Park on the High Line; You might want to relax with a book in your hand in the library; before coming to depart, you might want to greet the statue of liberty and see the entire New Your skyline from the Ellis Island courtesy the Staten Island Ferry.

From natural parks to stunning city views, there is so much to explore in NYC that won't cost you a penny. So, plan your visit to New York City today with us and don't forget to add these free places to your bucket list for New York.

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