NYC Budget Brigade: New York Cost List

We all know New York can get a little costly. To better prepare you
for the impending dent in your wallet here is a general cost list for
popular NYC commodities.

Single-use MetroCard -$2
Taxi flat fare between JFK Airport and Manhattan -$45 plus bridge/tunnel tolls and tip
Staten Island Ferry -free
Met Museum -$20
Museum of Modern Art -$20
Guggenheim Museum -$18
American Museum of Natural History -$15
Whitney Museum -$15
Bronx Zoo -$15
Empire State Building -$18.45
Top of the Rock -$20
“Wicked” on Broadway, orchestra level – $12o.00 to $250.00
Puccini’s La Rondine at Met Opera, prime orchestra – $175
NY Knicks, three levels up from court – $99.50
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – $19.50
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex – $28.18
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum – $35
Ripley’s Odditorium – $24.99
Sports Museum of America – $16
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry – $18
Circle Line full-island tour – $31
Gray Line “Manhattan Comprehensive” bus tour – $91
Rockefeller Center Ice Rink – $15.50 to $19, plus $9 skate rental
United Nations tour – $12.50
Grimaldi’s whole cheese pizza – $15.20
Carnegie Deli pastrami sandwich – $17.95
Per Se chef’s tasting menu – $275
Gray’s Papaya recession special – $4.45
Magnolia Bakery cupcake – $2.50

New York City: Top 10 Tourist Attractions

The big apple boasts big dreams and is one of the top tourist destinations in America. From retail therapy, architectural prowess and cultural immersion New York has got it all; including the Yankees (sorry Boston). Check out the Top 10 New York City tourist attractions!

The Empire State Building

This ominous National Historic Landmark soars more than a quarter of a mile into the atmosphere above the heart of Manhattan. Located on the 86th floor, 1,050 feet (320 meters) above the city’s bustling streets, the Observatory offers panoramic views from within a glass enclosed pavilion and from the surrounding open-air promenade. You can skip the ticket lines by purchasing admission online. The Statue of Liberty

Located on the 12 acre Liberty Island the Statue of Liberty stands 151 ft. above the harbor and has served as an international symbol of peace, democracy and freedom. If you’re prepared to climb the 354 narrow step winding staircase, be sure to get there early because long lines can mean longer waits. Grand Central Terminal

Massive rennovations from the terminals opening in 1913 have turned Central into much more than a hub for transportation. Now home to an assortment of shops, eateries and other event including the Grand Central Holiday Fair is must see. Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, is known for its Christmas tree, ice skating, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, Radio City Music Hall and numerous shopping and dining opportunities. Rockefeller Center is a great destination for visitors any time of year. Ellis Island Immigration Museum

The Ellis Island Immigration Museum offers visitors a fascinating look into the immigrant experience. Interactive exhibits, walking tours and movies reveal the hardships and challenges faced by immigrants passing through Ellis Island. Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a free ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island, used by commuters and tourists wanting a view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty. American Museum of Natural History

Since opening to the public in 1869, the American Museum of Natural History has evolved and grown. In addition to the Rose Center planetarium and regular exhibits, the American Museum of Natural History hosts a revolving series of new exhibits, so there is always something new to see. Central Park

Central Park has offered a welcome escape from the concrete jungle of New York City for over 150 years. Take a walk, a boat ride or just enjoy a picnic in Central Park and discover for yourself why Central Park is so popular. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Over 2 million works of art from around the world and throughout history are housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an iconic art museum that is well worth a visit. The Museum of Modern Art

Founded in 1929 as the first museum dedicated entirely to contemporary art, the MoMA is host to an impressive collection of modern artistic efforts. From painting and sculpture to film and architecture, the Museum of Modern Art’s diverse collection has something for everyone.