1) Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s great exercise whether you’re walking, jogging, rollerblading, biking, etc. It’s also beautiful. 2) Eating at Grimaldi’s (Just under the Brooklyn Bridge). If you go during off hours, the wait isn’t too long, and it’s ALWAYS worth the wait. It’s my favorite place to eat pizza in NYC. 3) Bryant Park. Skating is great in the winter since it’s free if you bring your own skates. There is also great film series and concerts in the summer time. 4) Visit a Museum. It’s free for CUNY students. 5) Parks. Central Park and Prospect part are great places to go if you want to get out of the city but you can’t. If you’re far enough from its perimeter, a park can be a great place to relax. If you’re by Prospect Park, Park Slope is a great place to explore and find good food. 6) Fall for Dance. It’s a great show for only $10. Even those who don’t like dance or theater come out surprised at how much they enjoyed it. 7) Bowery Poetry Club. Seven Dollar Slam on Tuesdays at 7!! Very entertaining and always full! 8 ) Highline. Beautiful things happen to abandon train lines! 9) Chicken & Rice. If you’re ever craving street food late at night in Manhattan go to 53rd and 6th. 10) Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Gorgeous all year round.