Category Archives: Free in NYC

Just Because the Dinosaurs are Old Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Have Cool Gadgets

Getting around any museum in New York can be tough—not everyone can be as easy as a giant one-way spiral. But for those of you without an apprehension about technology, a couple museums are making it easier. The brain trust … Continue reading

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Video of the Day: Winners of Our Daily Show Contest

Unless you have been hiding under a rock the last week and completely avoided our Twitter and Facebook bombardments, along with shoutouts from the both the Spectator and Bwog, we held a little contest to see who would be awesome … Continue reading

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Out of the Theater and into the Sun: Broadway in Bryant Park

If you are like me, you know the many problems you can run into if you want to go to a Broadway show. First of all, you are shelling out big money (unless you choose one of the shows offered on … Continue reading

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Contest! Win Tickets to the Daily Show’s SummerStage Performance Through Twitter!

Hey Everyone! Do you like The Daily Show as much as we do? Do you want to see a free stand-up comedy performance featuring your favorite Daily Show characters? And I’m talking about Lewis Black,  John Oliver,  Rory Albanese, and … Continue reading

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Cruisin’ on Governors Island

When I’m at home in Ontario in the summer, I ride my bike everywhere. Most of the time, I’d rather ride my bike than drive; the freedom and mobility you have on a bike is something that a car just … Continue reading

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‘The Merchant of Venice’ Gets Very Serious in Public Theater Production

A truth must be told before a review can unfold: I have issues with The Merchant of Venice as a text. One might gasp at the mere thought of questioning the quality of a text by William Shakespeare, or even … Continue reading

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Better Than Subway Mariachi: Piano Man Changes Street Music

Our culture has changed tremendously about how we approach street art—only a decade ago, street art was considered vandalism and looked with disdain. However, now with the cult of Banksy to street music as an organized event, street art is … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in the Park Line LiveBlog!

Find out the plan here. FINAL POST: 2:30PM (One and a half hours after ticket giveaway, five and a half hours till show)—The final moments of waiting for tickets for Shakespeare in the Park are sudden and quick. It’s not … Continue reading

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The Cost of Free Shakespeare

Summer in New York City brings a number of great traditions that citizens can always get excited for: The Museum Mile Festival, Gay Pride Week, and Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. However, one of the most famed traditions, which offers … Continue reading

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The Key to the City

I have a key to the city—do you? What do you think of when you hear the phrase “the Key to the City?” Foreign dignitaries? Important political leaders? Local heroes? (I personally think of the scene in Bye Bye Birdie … Continue reading

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