6 Super-Well-Priced Activities to Do All Around NYC
Loup’s Danielle Ribner is a firm believer that living the good life doesn’t have to cost a milli—and that’s reflected in her line of richly textured, impeccably cut clothes that won’t make your debit card break a sweat and in her outta office activities. Over more than a decade spent living in NYC, Danielle’s honed a master list of ways to recharge—all for less than the cost of a movie and a bucket of stale popcorn.
DIY AN OUTDOOR BREAKFAST NOOK
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“Everyone knows that NYC bodega egg sandwiches are the best in the world—plus they’re under $5! I get mine with a $2 iced coffee, take it to Fort Greene Park, and enjoy the morning. I find even taking 20 minutes to myself in the morning changes the tone of the entire day.”
PRETEND YOU OWN BOAT (AND A PRIVATE ISLAND)
“The fact that the ferry to Governors Island only costs $2 makes this place the perfect mini afternoon vacation. It’s so quiet and beautiful, especially during the week, when you feel like you’ve traveled back in time and have a little island to yourself. Remember to bring a picnic and a good book.”
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH UNAFFORDABLE ART
“My absolute favorite thing to do in the city is take an afternoon to walk around the Metropolitan Museum of Art. And since there is only a recommended admission fee, you can really give what you have. Nothing is better than getting lost surrounded by the best art in the world.”
BOOK A MINI MASSAGE
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“After running around town getting the collections finished, I gift myself with a foot massage at Golden Yan Foot Spa in Soho. It’s intense, wonderful, and totally reasonably priced—30 minutes is only $20.”
COLLECT SOME FREE INSPIRATION (AND PARTY INVITES)
“When I start my design process each season, I love to visit art galleries around the city, especially in Chelsea and the Lower East Side. Sometimes I’ll grab a friend and head to the openings on Thursday nights for some great people watching and free wine.”
BUY THE NEXT ROUND
“My favorite bar in the city, Bonnie Vee, also happens to have the most beautiful garden and an amazing happy hour. It always feels decadent to escape the city with a bespoke cocktail and lush greenery.”