There’s something special about NY. Is it the city itself or the people? For us so far the people win hands down. Surprisingly we have found such positive energy and generosity. NY people rock. When we didn’t have ANY quarts to get on a bus, people chipped together to pay my $2.75 fare, so I wouldn’t have to get off, for not having change. Not just 1 person, but 3 people!!! I’ve had a lady offer the kids her shawl when the kids were chattering teeth on the subway, because of the really cold AC...I have a list. It goes on.
Today was all about downtown Manhattan. This is at Time Square. On the way to the free 6-8pm session at Manhattan Museum of Childhood!
We have tried to keep New York affordable, because seriously, money can leak out of your bank account.
So far travelling off peak on the subway from Mount Vernon has cost us $11 per day. Super affordable.
The number 5 train took us all the way to Brooklyn, yesterday, where we changed once at the Barclay Center, to stop off at Prospect Park, where we played in the park for free, splashed at La Frek Sprinkler Pool. If you planned it you could spend a whole day here with the younger kids. The squeals can be heard for miles. There is also the option to boat and hire a range of bikes. A tandom rider, set you back $24 per hour. Not bad!
We actually only stayed for an hour or two, before we hit the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Smaller than the Manhattan Children’s Museum, but a good, 1-3 hours of fun, depending on your children. It was super busy, but the mayhem added to the fun!
We packed snacks and water on both days and the kids grazed away throughout, although we splashed on some Gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies for $6 dollars.
Anyway. Total spends for travel and activities for 2 days sightseeing is $23.
Extras: $35 (gifts, cookies, juice and chips)
We are going to hit up Governors Island tomorrow for the child led playground and general walking about taking in the island sites.