Take a bite out of the Big Applenot your budget! Free Music: Classical music, jazz quartets, and cuttingedge bands. Free Speech: Alist plays, quickwitted comedy, and readings. Free Food: The best happy hours, plus where to score delectabledirtcheap eatsfrom burgers to BYOB Thai to pretheater Peruvian. Free Films: Outdoors and indoors, from indies to cult faves. Free Classes: Take a morning tai chi class, learn to identify a good cabernet, or find out how to start your own business. Free (or Almost) Accommodations: Apartment rentals, couchsurfing, and lowcost (yet surprisingly posh!) hotels. "In the land of $49 burgers and $1,000anight hotel rooms, author Ethan Wolff shows that the adventurous budgettraveler can still do the Big Apple in style. Written forresidents as well as visitors, this guide has plenty of goodclear maps and a chapter of free and cheap itineraries."
San Francisco Chronicle "Great info . . . This irreverent insiders guide gets points for flagging overrated attractions."
The Washington Post "[Makes] one of the most expensive cities in the world accessible to those of us with champagne tastes and beer budgets."
Ethan Wolff is a fourth–generation New Yorker. How he happened to grow up in Virginia is a complete mystery to him. He lives in the heart of the Bargain District on the Lower East Side.