Additional ways for you to explore and enjoy New York City without having to spend a lot of money, provided by Time Out New York.
Once the ice rink at Rockefeller Center(30 Rockefeller Plaza between 49th and 50th Sts; 212-332-7654, therinkatrockcenter.com) opens, on October 9, visit during lunchtime to take advantage of preholiday skating for $5 (+ $8 for skate rentals). Mon–Thu 11:30am–1pm; through Nov 4
See great theater for under a buck
On Sundays, shows at Soho Rep(46 Walker St between Broadway and Church St; 212-352-3101, sohorep.org), one of our favorite Off Broadway theaters, cost 99¢. Just make sure you stay up to speed on when they go on sale; considering that performances are typically $30, these tix understandably disappear fast.
Stretch it out
The price of yoga in NYC can cause more stress then the practice relieves, but weekly Community Classes at Integral Yoga Institute of New York(227 W 13th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves; 212-929-0585, iyiny.org; $5) won’t break the bank. A beginners’ class is offered on Saturdays (6:15–7:45pm), with experienced beginners catered to on Tuesdays (9:15–10:45am) and advanced stretchers on Wednesdays (6:15–7:45pm), all for the same price. The institute will even provide you with a mat, and there’s no need to preregister.
Catch live music in Williamsburg
Every night, lively crowds and worldly grooves turn Zebulon(258 Wythe Ave between Metropolitan Ave and North 3rd St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-218-6934, zebuloncafeconcert.com; 9pm; by donation) into a sophisticated party spot, where you can expect everything from indie’s finest doing a solo gig to a dude bashing a drum while careening through the crowd.