Feb 282017
Free museum admission for granndparents

Grandparents get FREE admission, along with the grandkids, every Wednesday at the Staten Island Children’s Museum. It’s one of the few freebies anywhere in the U.S. specifically for grandparents, and we wish there were more. Grandparents and grandkids can explore Read More

Feb 282017
NYC Waldorf-Astoria closes today

  It’s the end of an era. The fabled Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue closes forever today, to be turned into multi-million-dollar condos by its new owners, the Chinese company Anbang. Public spaces like the glittering ballroom and restaurants like Read More

Feb 272017
Shake Shack free burger deal expires 2/28

You have until tomorrow to get a FREE burger at Shake Shack.  What a deal – download an app, get a free burger.  Shake Shack has been celebrating release of its first-ever mobile ordering app by offering a FREE ShackBurger Read More

Feb 272017
Saturday Night Live: how to get tickets

Saturday Night Live is having its best ratings in years, thanks to current news headlines. Tickets to the TV show tapings are FREE, but difficult to get. If you want to be in the audience for an upcoming show, here’s Read More

Feb 262017
Where to celebrate Mardi Gras in NYC

Let the good times roll. There’s plenty of Louisiana-style fun in NYC this week at special Carnival-related food and music events, and year-round at New Orleans-style restaurants.  Here are our four picks: Tonight, Feb. 26th Let’s Zydeco – C. J. Read More

Feb 252017
NYC free: food tastings at GCT

Grand Central’s popular “Taste of the Terminal” with FREE tastings from its restaurants and cafes returns next week with a new name and new format. It’s moved from pop-up booths on the main concourse to the downstairs food court level, Read More

Feb 242017
NYC free and cheap weekend guide Feb. 24-26, 2017

More than a dozen FREE and cheap things to do this last weekend of February 2017. The NYCOTC free and cheap weekend guide is always $25 or less so you can enjoy NYC on the cheap with no apologies and Read More

Feb 242017
Airfaire deal: $65 NY to Ireland & Scotland

Fly from New York to Ireland and Scotland for just $65.  A deal this good either is a scam or there’s a catch. It’s not a scam. The airfare deal is from no-frills carrier Norwegian Air.  The catch is that Read More

Feb 232017
Night at the Museum sleepovers 2017

Book tickets now for the popular Night at the Museum sleepover for kids at the American Museum of Natural History for dates in 2017, because places sell out. Happily, there are spaces left for this weekend, Feb. 25/26. The AMNH Read More

Feb 232017
Black History Month TV shows in NYC

Celebrate the end of Black History Month with a day of  pioneering and influential TV programs featuring African-American performers and the Black experience, on Sunday, Feb. 26th at the Paley Center for Media in Midtown (and also at the museum Read More

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