Offbeat things to do in NYC on a medium budget
To go to New York and not witness a street performance is a cultural crime. You will have ample opportunities to get some great pictures as well.
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New York has enough street musicians to people-and entertain-a convention hall. Their fare is gratis-and sometimes worth even less. Yet a few rate an earing and eying-among them, the Wretched Refuse, a conglomerate of nine fine instrumentalists who specialize in asphalt bluegrass. Sugar Blue, a black harmonica player who plies his tunes in Greenwich Village, may be the best itinerant musician in New York. Around Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, less prominent and more indigent fiddlers than those indoors make Brahms burst in midair, usually by tuning their violins up a tone to make the sound more brilliant.
The Nation: Offbeat New York - TIME (Source: TIME)
Head to Sir Walter Scott's statue at 72nd Street inside Central Park. Jeff Sherdian, perhaps the most iconic of all New York's street legends, performs here. Certainly one of the wittiest of his kind.
Seer (Source: Alan Strakey)
New York Times describes this as "The most exciting view in New York City". You should not miss it then should you? Roosevelt Island Tram is the only aerial commuting tram in the country.
From the hustle bustle of midtown Manhattan take this tram to calm and quiet of Roosevelt Island. There is no much to do there though. So it would be a good idea to get a round-trip ticket instead of an one way. However if you plan to spend some more time on the island, there is a red bus that takes you on a tour of the island for only 25 cents!
On your way you will reach the highest point at 250 feet above East River.
Where To Take the Tram:
Tramplaza is at 59th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan.
$2.25 Each way, $4 round-trip
Every 15 minutes from 6.00 AM to 2.30 AM.
For tram information, call 832-4543, Ext. 1
Tram 1 (Source: Doug Letterman)
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