You don’t have to go all out to have a good time in New York. All you really need are four good friends and a tasty cosmo, right?
Since my friends and I have visited NYC many times before, we stayed away from the hot-spots such as Times Square (shudder—I was there for ’08 New Years), and instead did low-key things like picnicking in Central Park and wandering the Village.
I am pleased to announce that while we did a lot of shopping in lovely Soho boutiques, I only spent money on restaurants, cab rides, subway tickets, and I stayed within my $100 budget! One restaurant we went to was especially kind to the wallet—Cooper 35 where the chips are free and the cocktails are $4 a piece. It’s on the East Village, serves mainly Asian cuisine and is a hot-spot for NYU students. After arriving in the city after a 4-hour bus ride, it was the perfect place to go. Saturday evening was fairly warm and so we sat on the screened in patio at B-Bar. Equally as good with a little more atmosphere, but the drinks were sadly $10-13 each. Overall, it was a fabulous girl’s weekend.
Here’s the damage:
Cab ride: $13
Cooper 35: $20
Subway pass: $9
Groceries for brunch: $12
Total = $84