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Midtown NYC on a Budget - great suggestions/ideas here

Midtown NYC on a Budget - great suggestions/ideas here

Old Dec 18th, 2011, 11:39 AM
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Midtown NYC on a Budget - great suggestions/ideas here

For those heading to NYC and trying to stretch your $$$, check this out. Some specific suggestions and other good ideas from a reliable "frugal" blogger and NYTimes regular. He has lots of frugal ideas for other cities as well, but he lives in NY and knows his stuff!

http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes....et/?ref=travel
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Old Dec 18th, 2011, 01:42 PM
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Thanks!

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Nice article for the tourist. Better yet, check out the comments for more tips

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Old Dec 18th, 2011, 03:50 PM
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A lot of the comments are solid, some should be taken with caution as the posters reliability "might" be less certain than to author's blog.
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I think the go downtown idea is a good one - but go uptown is just as good an idea - esp if you head to the upper west side - from 70's up to Columbia and even further.'

Tons of reliable not expensive hotels, many dozens of inexpensive restaurants of almost every possible ethnicity and great public transit.
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It is weird that Upper West Side ids left out, isn't it?
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Good article. The author is saying a lot of the stuff that is said on this board - despite the continual criticisms.

"The best way to save money in Midtown is to spend more time downtown — advice many a New Yorker has foisted upon visiting friends. But I spend enough time in other people’s cities to know that certain zones get tagged as tourist traps for a reason: they have attractions worth seeing. Such is the case in the heart of Manhattan."
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