New York City on the Cheap


The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. The Capital of the World. Center of the Universe. With all these appellations given to New York City, it must be on the bucket list of many people, both Americans and non-Americans. Unfortunately, the price of a New York City vacation and tour can be as high as the new One World Trade Center. That is, if you do not know where to look.

The first place to look into is how to get to New York. For those living in neighboring states, a bus ride is the cheapest way to go. You can find discount buses that are clean and comfortable on the Net, with some even featuring Wi-Fi. Trains are also an option, although long distance train travel can prove to be more expensive than flying. Riding a bus or train coming to the big city gives you the advantage of not having to pay for parking garages that are prohibitively expensive, not to mention having to deal with the near-impossible task of parking in New York City streets.

Once in New York, you’ll need a place to crash. There is a site called whose members offer their couches, floors, or spare bedrooms free for their traveling members. Membership is global but in New York, there are about 4,000 of them. Check out their site before leaving. Apart from a free place to sleep, they can probably offer you great advice on how to see their city.

If you would rather pay for the privilege of sleeping in someone else’s home, visit They offer the same kind of sleeping arrangements as the CouchSurfing members, except that you get to pay a minimal fee.

Eating in New York can be pretty stiff if you like to eat in posh restaurants. Many New Yorkers, however, will tell you that the best way to experience local culture and food is to look for cheap eats, because that is what most of them eat. Just look around the corner and if you see people queuing at a food stand, join them. A visit to Chinatown is probably the ultimate in saving on food, yet Chinese dishes are known to be delicious and scrumptious.

A place to sleep in and to eat often make up to bulk of a tourist’s expenses. With the above options, you can probably extend your stay in New York City for a few more sleepless nights.

The Five Boroughs of New York City

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It is rather difficult to come up with a common definition of “borough” as it means different things to different peoples. In New Jersey, it means a self-governing incorporated town, while in Alaska it is a civil division of the state, much like a county in most other states. In New York City, a borough is one of its five administrative divisions. The five are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and Queens.

Modern New York City was formed in 1898 when Manhattan and the Bronx (which were cities within New York county at the time) were consolidated with the independent city of Brooklyn along with several municipalities in Kings County. Adjacent areas were incorporated as well. Areas in the western portion of Queens County became Queens Borough, while the whole of Richmond County was included in the consolidation as Staten Island Borough. Eventually, the Bronx County would be carved out of the County of New York. The area of Queens County left over from the formation of Queens Borough, would later be established as Nassau County. Owing to these developments, the five boroughs of New York City are now coextensive with their counties, as follows: New York County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens County, Queens, Bronx County, Bronx, Staten Island, Richmond County, and Kings County.

When these boroughs were formed, all county, city, and town governments within the geographical area were dissolved. Governance was centralized in a government headed by a mayor as the executive and a unicameral legislative council consisting of 51 members.

The boroughs, for their part, are represented by a borough president but there is no legislative body. They have their own borough hall, except that Manhattan does not call it a borough hall but the Manhattan Municipal Building.

The president, however, has minimal executive powers. Indeed, many observers see the office as largely ceremonial. However, they do have the opportunity to provide advice to the Mayor on matters relating to their respective boroughs particularly on land use and their budgets. They have a small discretionary fund for borough projects, and they can create and chair Community Boards.

Since the New York City boroughs are also counties, they elect their own district attorney. They also get to elect judges, but once elected, the judges can serve anywhere within the city.


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